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Freetail Bandito

 (RETIRED)
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47
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.


DarkBeerChick's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at Freetail. Sweet/sour with a slight peppery-ness in the aroma. Hazy brownish copper with minimal head. Medium carbonation. Flavor is sour fruit with touches of yummy maltiness. Very good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Amber red pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Leather and cherries on the aroma, slight acetic bite, vanilla. Light flavor, caramel heavy, some tartness, leather, cherry, vanilla. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6275) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
On tap at Freetail. Pours a dark orange with small off white head. The aroma is strong oak and dark fruit. Thin mouth, oak, cherry skin, vanilla, lingering dry finish, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is funky, dark fruit, toffee, woody, light spice. Taste comprises mellow tarte fruit, funk, earthy, light spice, soured prunes, light yeast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close wih light acidic tones. Ok sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14430) - 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 (1591) - 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 (11061) - , 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 (2986) - 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 (16434) - 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 (7107) - 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 (2673) - 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.


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