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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Witicus Double Rye Ale aged in a retired wine barrel from Llano Estacado and the natural flora from their West Texas vineyards. The combination of tart acidity, citrus and chamomile culminates in a blend of tropical fruit notes, pineapple and hints of vanilla.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at Freetail. Hazy yellow with light creamy white head. Aroma is fruit punch and vanilla with a touch of sour. Medium carbonation. Flavor is pineapple, vanilla and lemon. A little sour and a little sweet...a perfect balance. Very refreshing and enjoyable! My favorite sour at Freetail so far!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Gold with a white head. Yeast, funky, tart, dry, and basement. Easy palate, super sour, acidic, tart, funky, and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The aroma holds tangy citrus and honey. Medium sweet flavor with rich sour fruits, strong acetic burn, booze, light raspberry. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sharp sour finish with some salty sweat, a mix of acetic and booze burn, nips of acetone, some old berries, wood. Aggressive. Not very well balanced; unrefined. Lacks class and grace.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, shared at the satellite 10K tasting CBC Clerko, 19/08/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head that thins to a covering and edgework. Nose is tangy orange, straw, tangerine, dank wood notes, vanilla essence, yuzu sherbet, light must. Taste comprises light acidity, tangy apricot, fruit balsams, woody rinse, wine BA effect, funky. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy citric finish. Solid BA sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Hazed golden colour small white head. Aroma is sour, funky, horsey, musty with some sweetness. Flavour is big puckering sour, apple granny smith, nice stuff. Palate is really clean puckering, sour. Big clean bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7406) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to Thomas. It pours cloudy orange with a small white head. The nose is big wood, earth, musty, damp oak, leaf, vanilla and marshmallow. The taste is crisp, tart, kumquat, orange peel, tangerine, sherbet, light acidity, wood, good mouth-pucker and white wine with a crisp, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty delicious, but the acidity gets to you after a while.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3237) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle shared at Natifest by alexsdad06. Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is wood, vanilla, and dried fruits. The taste is mildly tart. Fizzy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5829) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bomber to taster at NatiFest (shared by alexsdad06). Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart, funky, fruity, and vinous with a touch of spice. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6946) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle tasted at Natifest. Mostly clear golden color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice moderate sour taste. Light sweet. Good bright pale tropical fruit aroma, light spice, some oak. Mild funk. Nice enjoyable bright refreshing sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
In short: A complex, fruity and flowery-perfumy blonde ale with a great rural character. Lovely.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed with some age one it (more than one year old). Bottle sent to me by drunkenpolack, thanks a lot Dave.
The look: Shining dark-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is rural funk (musty, musk, horse blanket) along with scented countryside flowers, chamomile, tropical fruits. In mouth the beer has a nice chewy-doughy texture with soft bubbles. Taste has plenty of tropical, apricots and exotic fruits, very nice complex fruitiness here. This complex fruity flavor blends very well with the fun flowery-perfumy flavors. A medium presence of woody white wine barrels. No tannins here. This Sour/Wild Ale (current ratebeer style) is really not that wild and certainly not sour. This beer is drinkable to the point of being sessionable, my 22oz was more than easy to drink, I could have kept going on that stuff all night. A very interesting creation, I’m having a hard-time finding the right words to describe it, and it is not often nowadays that I find an excellent beer that takes me to new territories. A truly original beer. Not to say my life lacks excitement but this was the most pleasant surprise I had since I found an extra McNugget in my value meal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3880) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
poured a cloudy yellow color with aromas of vinegar, lemons, funk, citrus and some light oak. flavors match the aromas, funk, and citrus, what could go wrong?


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