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Freetail Porto Gallito
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RATINGS: 42   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2025) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar and wine. Taste follows with a finish of port. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle- Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is sweet chocolate,cherry, fruits, tartness, barrel, alcohol..Taste is nice cherry, chocolate, barrel, tartness, refreshing, fruit..silky palate;

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Deep amber brew, slight head. Nose is slightly sour with dark fruit, oak, and leather. Lively and full bodied - flavor is cherry, wood, vinous. Delicious TX brewed sour, glad I grabbed a couple to age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1533) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bomber purchased at Freetail. Dark hazy brown with a very small head. Nose is huge tartness cherries, tartness-nice and inviting. Taste is the same with lots of tartness, very dry, Nice base of cherries (?) and lots of tanginess tart. Delicious and a great representation of the Belgian Rodenbach style-well done Freetail!

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1480) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1421) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark and barrely; dates and other dark fruits blend with a strong port wine kick. Healthy amount of sourness before finishing oaky and dry. Another tasty sour from Freetail.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1101) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours like a nice black cup of joe in color with a bit of a soapy head. Slight aroma of soil and clay. Nice tangy sour on the palate that finishes dry. Overall a solid brew...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Tap flight at the brewery. Brown colored pour with a red hue and a medium lacing white head. Aroma of lightly aged balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar. Taste is slightly sour but not at all funky or overpowering. Reminiscent of a less sweet Duchesse De Bourgone. Clean finish. A refreshing sour and good for noobs to the style. Bartender says this must have mellowed because it was really sour a month and a half ago. Well done.


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