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Wanderland Sierra Nevada Brewing Review

Overall Score: 5.1 Wanderland is a nectarine ale that’s fruit-forward with low hops and a 7.5% ABV. It’s an interesting combination that Sierra Nevada doesn’t quite pull off.

Details

  • Price (6pack): $13
  • Style: Fruit Ale (25 IBU)
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing
  • Location: Chico, CA and Mills River, NC

Brewery Insights: Wanderland is a 2021 seasonal nectarine ale with bold hops and a burst of citrus flavors. This is a juicy ale that’s best enjoyed while relaxing. It leverages Crystal, Mosaic, and Azacca hops.

Review

Overall Score: 5.1

Wanderland looks awful with a light golden color. The 7.5% ABV is high for a fruit ale, so it will likely struggle to reach a defined audience. Consumers purchasing fruit ales seek lower alcohol content and those searching for a higher ABV, often don’t want a fruit-forward beer. The taste results are mixed; there’s moderate nectarine flavors that dominate the palate with limited hops. It’s an average ale that won’t receive praise from many, but it’s not a terrible experience. If the characteristics sound appealing, you’ll enjoy this more than us.

Degenerate Discussion

Wanderland leaves you wondering what the fuck they were thinking. A high ABV combined with a fruit ale is a confusing mixture that seems to target exactly no one. This is like giving an Alaskan ice in the winter; they’re going to throw it in your face and scream expletives (we’ll let your mind wander on the words they’re yelling – see what we did there?) The worst part about Wanderland is it’s not complete shit; so it saves a few points on the score and it could be divine to 39 people. Good luck if you’re one of those 39, and cheers Degenerates!

Listings

You can find Wanderland on the following Degenerate listings:

  • Ale Beer Reviews
  • California Reviews

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