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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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. ¡VIVA 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Pours ruby red and cloudy with a pink head. Smells of tarte fruit, lactic sour, some funky hints. Taste is hard to describe. It’s a pear/cherry taste with some velvety underlying tartness and an acidic finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Had on tap at Freetail and a few times in bottle, aging one for a few years to see where it goes.. . Pours a crazy cherry red.. . decent foam, light spits of lacing .. . tart.. . flavours of cherry, wet hay, fake powdered sugar cherry koolaid( you known, prison style ), cherry skin, and what i’m guessing to be prickly pear .. . a milder sour, but enjoyable i really dug, especially from the the ’special edition’ 30ml bottle, you got me right- an amazing beer and I know one thing...We find that crazy typewriter, we’ll find our kidnapper..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Smells like a pickle. Tastes like a pickle. Where’s my pork sandwich? Great beer! Clear color with no opacity!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
Thanks to Eric... A great color of magenta, reminds me of CCB Pilot Series Dragon Passionfruit. A great super pink head, forms a great ring, awesome... The aroma is light funk with floral and herbal cactus notes. Really interesting.... The taste is a sweeter than I imagined, sugared flower water with some cactus juice, light tart raspberry finish... This is pretty outstanding, would love to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle, huge thanks to Caleb. Crazy pink/magenta dark rose, with white head. Aroma has big notes of bleu cheese, cactus, cheese, funk, acetic apples, berries. Taste has awesome tart berry, cactus, pear, and apple notes, with some big green apple vinegar notes in the middle, with a big dry sour in the finish that is funky, dry, and perfect. Really delicious, and very unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Lightly hazy, electric rose ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is both fruity, acidic and funky – horse blanket, cherries and strawberries. Light to medium-bodied with intermediate carbonation. The flavor is sour and very sessionable. Fruity and nicely acidic – watermelon Jolly Rancher comes to mind. Finishes very tart, fruity, and then mildly dry. World class bottle of beer split with me by 50belair. Thanks, Matt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear pale watermelon jolly rancher color pour with a fleeting white head. Aromas of barnyard and ass. A little watery with fantastic funk, watermelon jolly rancher, and strawberry flavors. Light and refreshing. A great job by the kids from San Antonio..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle at a tasting at James’ place. Pours a beautiful ruby red grapefruit color, mostly clear, with a soft thin pink head. Soft fruit, berries, goji berry, light tartness. Lactic on the nose. Gently carbonated, lovely fuzzy berry notes, nice acid. Apparently there’s prickly pear in here. Nice. Great flavor, a wonderful amount of subtlety. Lingering acidity with a touch of funk. Absolutely beautiful. Like a wonderful imperial Berliner Weiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bomber at CL release, what the hell is going on with this color its like magnetic pink rose peddles man. Really out there and fitting cause this beer is just full of surprises. Figured this koolaid beer was gonna be a straight up fruit beer but not so much. Funk y cheery notes, light skins and pit. A hint of oak with some spicy prickly pear notes. Really sublime sad i didn’t take better notes.

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