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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Legend has it that long ago, before the Aztecs, the god Quetz chose the Tadarida bat to care for and proliferate the fruit of Opuntia—the tuna, or prickly pear. Since then Fortuna Roja—the red-crested vanguard—has warded the little fruit from feasting predator insects and carried its pollen across countries and continents as the cacti have travelled from their source in ancient Tenochtitlan. This stunningly bright-hued beer is our homage to the efforts of the Fortuna Roja, its intense tartness curbed only by the fullness imparted by the tunas during its long torpor in oaken barrels. ˇVIVA FORTUNA ROJA! Ingredients: Pilsen & acidulated malts, raw wheat, flaked rye; Texas prickly pears; Perle hops; top-fermenting yeast; wild yeast & bacteria; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; love


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (2052) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a light pink with no head. Aroma of vinegar, pear and cherries. Taste follows, light and slightly sweet. Subtle and delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
GABF 2012. Multiples pours over the first two days. Pours a clear pink appearance with a pink head. Juicy watermelon jolly rancher aroma and flavor. Fairly tart, but this impeccably tasted like a fucking jolly rancher. Kind of cool.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Generously shared by brystmar over lunch. Batch two. Poured a pink jolly rancher color with a sweet and sour smell. Taste was sour, sweet pear with a watermelon jolly rancher finish. This is my first try at freetail and am left with One of the most unique flavor profiles i have tasted in a beer. Would def like to see what a few yrs of aging does to this one

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (5088) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2011
22oz bottle pours a hazy, grapefruit pink color with one ring of white head. Nose is weird, rhubarb jam, bread and butter pickles, dill, watermelon. Flavor is the same, dill pickles, vegetables, cucumbers, carrot, vinegar. It’s like drinking pickled rhubarb. Acidic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Rubay amber pour with a thin white head. Grassy watermelon, loam, and hints of cider dominate. Very candy like throughout. In a word: Watermelon Jolly Rancher. Medium palate, high levels of carbonation and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to nimbleprop. Hazy ruby/orange pour. Nose is quite vegetive, but the flavor brings more nice watermelon, grass, manure, and sour Warheads. Quite crisp, effervescent palate, still very sweet. Not bad, but not awesome.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle shared by nimbleprop. Pours clear strawberry with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is watermelon, strawberry, wet grass, light straw malt and low hops. Flavor is fruity, seedy, grassy, light malt, low bitterness, lemon, and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
transparent ruby grapefruit, thin white large bubbles ring. Nose is tangy, sharp fruit with grapefruit, light egg and salt. Flavor is sweeter, more juice through finish, odd salty sardine notes in nose with warmth. Fruity, light, sweeter but pleasantly sour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
651mL thanks to nimbleprop. The pour is a glowing, hazy rose. Small white head. Nose is 100% dill pickle with the aceto vinegar, dill, mustard seed, everything! Uncanny. Taste is mild cherry, bit acetic vinegar character. Mild graininess and mash. Eh- not a big fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Cherry and kosher pickle nose. Sour fruit and light dill pickles. It’s not terrible or anything, just very odd.


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