The Bruery The Wanderer

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Shared bottle with Timfoolery at City Beer in San Francisco. This was cherries and raspberries all the way. It was a solid brew, but not as sour as I was expecting.


3.5
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2017
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2017 shared. Dark amber/brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, vinegar, oak. Tastes of dark fruit, oak, caramel, slight tartness. Light body with a dry finish.

3.7
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Apricot and sour plum. Pours hazy amber with ok head and lacing. Tangy finish. Pretty good for Bruery like they finally controlled their syrup machine. Tap at Snally.

3.9
kraddel (8731) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2017
Pours dark unclear redbrown. Small white head. Smell is rich fruity , dry, oak, bit funky. Taste is very dry, oak, sour, sharp and a strong vinegary/lactic sourness in the end (no overkill ) nice. Best sour i’ve had from the bruery. Fruit is still there,but obviously faded a bit.

4.4
Cybercat (6013) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours barely translucent mahogany with a thin head. Aroma delivers tart dark fruit, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor features tart dark fruit, chocolate, roast malt, caramel and woody hop notes. Mouthfeel presents good fizz and body. Je suis la vagabonde!

4.2
psydtamales (43) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Batch 2. Bottled 3/2/2016. A bit more acidic than I’d prefer but you can still taste all the different parts of this beer. Just a nice hint of bourbon & oak, dark berries, slightly tannic, cellared at room temp & it’s still tasting great.

4.2
dogfish120love (1339) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Batch 1 at City Beer. Pours a dark rust or burnt orange in a dark bar. Aroma is vinegar, oak and blackberry with a cherry and bourbon? finish. Moderately sour, with a sweet finish. Has held up incredibly well

3.9
ansalon (4102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours muddy brown with almost no head. Aromas of cherries, almonds, oak, red apples, farmhouse. Taste is fruity with oak character and slight vanilla notes. Mouthfeel is dry and tart with moderate carbonation.

3.8
kryon (3801) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours murky dark rose hip with minimal head Aromas typically sour red brown style Taste has tart notes of sour cherries, oak, burned caramel

4.3
superspak (5877) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/2/2016. Pours lightly hazy dark reddish orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge sour cherry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, currant, red grape, raisin, plum, fig, leather, pepper, hay, straw, funk, oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light bourbon/vanilla, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, wine barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, currant, red grape, raisin, plum, fig, leather, pepper, hay, straw, funk, oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light bourbon/vanilla, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/lactic sourness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry. berries, red wine, dark fruit, leather, pepper, hay, straw, funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, wine barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/sourness balance. Lightly puckering but not astringent on acidity/tannins. Moderate dryness from acidity/tannins, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and fairly creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is an incredible fruited sour ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, wine barrel, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite this high acidity/tannins. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.4
onceblind (10297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2016
2013 version. Dark Amber and slightly hazy under a foamy light tan head. Lovely dark tart nose with berries, currant, and woody and dark sourness. Crisp and beautiful cherries and currant on the flavor, tart sourness, woody funk and a crisp semisweet berry undercurrent. Delightful. 


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