DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Freetail bottle release. Aroma is sour, slightly floral and slightly sweet. Appearance is an absolutely gorgeous ruby red with a pinkish bubbly head and delicate lacing. Medium carbonation. Taste is sour and fruity with hints of rose, lavender, berries and grapes. Smooth and easy to drink. Absolutely does not taste like it’s 6.9% ABV so be careful! One of my Freetail favs for sure!
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2. Had this fresh, and now ~9 months old. Surprisingly lost a bit of red hue since then. Hmmmm.
Fruity prickly pear dances like nobody's watching. Deliciously juicy, a little sour, watermelon galore! A tad reminiscent of of watermelon Jolly Ranchers.
Unique among Amercan sours. Wish I had more than one bottle left.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a cloudy ruby with medium frothy pink head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is sour fruit and vinegar. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and oak with tart finish. A very impressive sour ale from Freetail.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, thanks to the Boise guys. Notes of celery, fruity, watermelon rind, vegetal, watermelon on the finish. Interesting, it has a nice personality.
Sledutah (3626) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by the Boise guys
Appearance: Hazy pink with a small pink head, no lacing
Aroma: Tart, sweet fruit and watermelon
Taste: Tart fruit with a dry finish
Very nicely done.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the 4/13 tasting. Pours an amazing color, pinkish hues with a small white head. A rich nose that really reminded me of a jolly rancher, probably watermelon. The flavor was so unique I don’t know much about cacti: sweet watermelon-like flavors, very juicy, loads of sweetness some oak. Damn nice.
MikeJslc (630) - USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby-peach, hazy. thin head. Aroma lightly acidic, some lemon, watermelon. Flavor has pronounced watermelon, celery, lightly tart and acidic, finishes with a clean zing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Godofthecellar (488) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
nimbleprop (3864) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.