Pours with a nice foam that has typical fleeting head of a sour.
Aroma is simple but deeper wafts quickly show off complexity. Tart berry, oak, bourbon, and acidic.
Taste follows the nose. Berry acidic tartness with oak and bourbon.
Light body with a spritzy carbonation. Somewhat dry.
This is an amazing offering. The blend of sour, bourbon and oak is fantastic: each is pleasantly balanced. My only regret is not getting the bigger bottle. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, August 05, 2018 at 13:04:10
Tasted: Saturday, August 04, 2018
$10.99 for 375 ml bottle
One fine body…
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The Wanderer is a special blend of oak aged ales that we made with Craig and Beth from San Francisco’s City Beer Store. Blending a mix of sour ales and our anniversary ale the base of this beer has a delightfully sour tinge on top of a hearty malt backbone. To add to the flavor, Craig and Beth selected blackberries and bing cherries to be added to the ale adding to its already fruity complexity. This ale went on to win the silver medal for wood & barrel aged sour fruited ales at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival.