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Freetail Bandito

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What was formerly Oulawed has been pirated! McCaw’s secret booty was laid back late last summer in retired Dry Comal Creek wood. The cache stashed, the Outlaw dashed out and the Bandito cashed in with a deliciously dry, slightly sour red ale still with a malt backbone, wisps of brush honey and the unmitigated funk of a Texas Wild Ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13041) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle shared during the Grand Tasting of RBWG 2015. Pours mostly clear amber-gold with a creamy tan head. Moderately acetic, with notes of tangy berries, moist wood and rindy orange. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Tangy finish with more acetic bite, light salty sweat, tart berries, light alcohol bump. Nice overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1200) - Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
At RBWG. Great bottle art. Dark brown pour. Sour cherry, some barrel vanilla, pretty heavy malt too for a sour. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of light sour caramel, soured wood, honey and sour cherry. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG 2015! Pours a clear golden copper with thin white head. Aroma of dark fruit and sweet cherry over lactic sourness. Taste follows with a hint of vanilla and acetic tartness overlying, wow sour. I really liked this.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14478) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle at RBWG 2015 in Tampa, Grand Tasting. Deep hazy maroon color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is very sour and acetic, a bit rough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
22 oz. bottle shared in 2012 with Tmoney99 from notes. Pours a hazy deep reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour cherry, some orange citrus, acetic acid, honey, caramel, some funk, interesting, but not quite a standout for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Deep, brilliant reddish brown colored pour. Small off-white head. Little splotches hang out after it falls. Aroma is a nice mix of sour and malt. Taste is the same with a bit of sweetness to balance out the sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is murky brown pour with a small tan head and good lacing. Huge acidic aroma - peachy, oaky, caramelly, bready , tannic, red wine, and lacto. Taste is peachy, green apples, pears, lemony, acidic, oaky, lemon notes, caramel, and bready, with a big sour finish. Medium body with high carboantion. Pretty sour stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
A - pours a strawberry prune juice brown with a tiny ring of white head. S - smells like a sour brown. And... Some strawberry notes, cheap pink wine, brown sugar, art red berries and cherries, leather and tobacco. Light lemon juice. M - sharp bitter tartness up front, flat sweet middle and a dry end. T - interesting combo of grassy bitterness and sharp sour brown. This tastes a bit like a seedy bran muffin. But with Acetic right up front and lemon juice. The palate rolls to the tobacco, canned cherries and underripe berries with brown sugar to a malty almost robotussin palate. End it bitter grasses, astringent and mineral water. O - good but a bit astringent/cough syrupy/bitter. 3.2

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2372) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma: Mild Strawberry, Mild Red Wine, Mildly Funky Appearance: Reddish/Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Bready Funk, Mild Strawberry, Mild Bread Pudding Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Funky


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