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The Bruery The Wanderer

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Wandering into a serendipitous meeting in Boonville led to the forging of a relationship between City Beer Store and The Bruery and a beer collaboration worth celebrating. Cheers to five years! Suitable for aging up to five years if cellared around 55F (13C). Ideal serving temperature is 50F (10C). Please pour carefully, leaving the sediment behind in the bottle. Best served in a tuilp or wine glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2014
750mL bottle. This lived up to its name, as the beer tried to escape after I opened it. The aroma picked up dusty cellar, sour cherries, and leather topped by light pie spices, more cherry, and assertive floral notes.. very interesting. The flavor found tart cherries and oak barrel on the tip of the tongue, with strong, slightly boozy vinous notes following.. cherry zest and red wine barrel laced throughout.. more tart than sour on the finish, and very dry. Medium-bodied with more filling carbonation than expected.. very tart and very dry overall.. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1413) - Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Cloudy brown with a thick, persistent foam. Aroma of brown sugars, light fruit, wood, and a touch of vanilla. Tart dark cherry blows up the taste buds and fades into smooth dark fruits. Love that this beer is not too sweet. Finish is flavorful and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, dense, & slightly red-tinted copper, brown-ish body with a beige head that fizzles out to a small collar instantly. Aroma of mild tart, acidic cherry skins, berries, lemon flesh, lactic acid, mild yogurt, vinous oak, & a hint of booziness that shines through. Smells tart as hell. Tastes tart as hell. Acetic sourness, mild vinegar, lemon, lactic acid, cherry skin, vinous grapes, faint raspberry seediness. Sharp oak & dry, acidic finish with a mild acetic burn going down. A very nice sour for sourheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8911) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Murky amber pour. Tart / sour dark fruit and cherry. Wood comes out. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of dark fruit skins and vinegar. Flavor was similar, teeth ripping ascetic acid, vinegar and fruit. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3851) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Le côté vineux est en symbiose avec l’armada de fruits juteux. Un brett bien gras et sauvage fait le lien vers le bois et l’acidité est dosé avec flair. Buvabilité confiturée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 2013 Vintage
Tasted on 9/27/14 from a capped 750mL bottle, huge thanks to Churnt-up for sharing. Pours hazy burnt orange with a thin tan head that leaves a thin color of lace. The nose is a bit of dark caramel malt with a ton of blackberry and cherry, plenty of coconut and vanilla oak influence. The flavor is the lightly sweet malt and tons of oak influence, very sour funk, and fresh, natural blackberry and cherry. The body is medium and tannic with just above average carbonation and a long funky sour, and very fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5037) - Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of tart cherries, light vinegar, a touch of stinky foot, and some light fruit. Flavors matched the aromas, less the feet notes. Decent cherries come through, solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1591) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
A big want that I’m glad the Bruery made. Bottle thanks to Chris! A: Cloudy, murky brown body. Creme colored head. Decent lacing. N: Oak, cherry, vinegar, acetone, tobacco, blackberry, cabernet grape, lemon, and what I swear is cocoa. T: Intensely sour. Maybe a hint of sweetness, but that’s a big maybe. M: Moderate carb. Medium body; touch of oiliness. O: Seems like Oude Tart with a hint of blackberry juice. It just doesn’t blow my mind, and I’d much rather have BW XII.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Very sour. Noticeable cherry tart fruit.. Not really funky. Dry sour flavorful. Pretty good.

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