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

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RATINGS: 162   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) - Winters, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3392) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (3082) - Hsselby, 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5103) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8393) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival. Aroma of dark fruits, toasted malt, oak, wine and light sour funk. Similar flavor, adding a light sourness. Medium body. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6264) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Brownish red color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, wood, nuts. Taste of cherries, tart skins, wood, light vinegar, strong sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7104) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with tan head, Sweet and tart cherries, tart fruit, oak and wine aromas. Super tart flavors, oak, cherries, sour fruit and wine tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6005) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Shared 750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit and berries. Taste is tart cherries, berries, and a bit of vinegar. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6759) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a hazy amber topped with a small head. Nose is berries cherries some tartness and a light sweetness. Taste is more of the cherries a nice Berry note some blue and black ..tartness along with a little sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Medium-bodied and funky. Tons of sour blue fruit here that is balanced and lingers long with earthy barnyard and spice notes.


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