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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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American Wild Ale.
And lo, before the brewers of Freetail stood two freshly emptied Port barrels, calling to be filled and their potential realized. “To ze lab!” proclaimed staff Astrophysicist Dr. Klaus von Brandenburgen. For hours the brew team and Klaus brainstormed before it dawned on them that Klaus actually knows little to nothing about recipe formulation. “Das Leben ist wie ein Kinderhemd--kurz und beschissen. I am physicist,” said Klaus as he walked away. Left to their own devices, the brew team developed Double Red Rooster, which eventually went into barrels and transformed into this tawny, rich brew with hints of tartness. Es ist noch nicht aller Tage Abend. Ingredients: 2-Row, crystal, melanoidin, special B, chocolate and honey malts; peak alpha hops; top-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; last-minute inspiration.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma of sour cherries. A dark brown pour with mostly diminishing off-white head. The taste is medium sour - sour cherries, port wine notes. Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Crisp. Overall, enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2021) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Dark, amber colour with a lighter tint. Lightly tanned head. Sour aroma with lemons, wood, fruits. Taste is sour. Some acetone. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes sour with lemons. More acetone. Lovely paint thinner - I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Deep dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sourness, berries, light vinegar, barrel, tart, . Flavour. Sourness, berries, tart, vague sweetness, vinegar, barrel. medium to full bodied. ends sour and citric with loads of berries. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - dark brown pour with thin beige head. Aroma and taste is grassy, floral and vegetable notes, sour on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (726) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a clear, orangey brown with a rich, creamy and lacing beige cappuchinoish head. Tart balsamico aroma, combined with some sweet vanilla oak. Medium-bodied, caramel initially but then a complex tart red wine balsamico note sets in. Not bad if not the most complex of its sort. 081114

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Sour red reminiscent of a slightly duller Oude Tart, with the aging in port barrels giving it a nice acidity and a little extra sweetness and oak. Finish is just ok, but it’s a solid sour..."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a darker brown color with off-white head. Funk, caramel malt, and some dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bomber poured a cl;ear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of port, caramel, oak, light coconut and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of port, caramel, oak, light vanilla and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering port finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
My first Freetail sour.... Pours a dark, weak coffee brown with a fine sheet of light tan foam. Smells like tart, dark grape juices, some currant, a little oak, some leather and balsamico. Lovely nose. Nice and sour with cherry, grape, and raisin. Some oak, some sugar, a little bit of tobacco leaf. Light bodied balanced well with the slight sweetness and medium carb with a watering finish. I really, really enjoyed this beer. Would love to have more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Dave for the pour! Clear dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tart fruits, hints of oak, slight vinegar, hints of caramel. Taste is a mix of tart fruit, mixed caramel, toffee, touch of oak, slight caramel, finishing fairly tart, slightly bitter. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s apartment, courtesy of skycracksopen. Thanks Dave! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Acetic, black cherry, funky, lightly vinous, citrusy aroma. Oaky, fairly tart, black cherry, light caramel, woody flavor. Not to fucken hard to drink.


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