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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5960) - 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 (3589) - 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?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of a recent Tampa Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a white head. Nose is citrus, oak, lemon, vinegar, and some light fruit with sourness. Flavor is similar- citrus, oak, lemon, vinegar, and light fruit combined with a nice burst of sour. Light to medium in body and a nice sour overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1891) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a translucent gold with no head. Aroma of vinegar, oak, and lemons. Taste is sour, lemons, oak and vinegar. Very sour, very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1999) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma: Dry Yeast, Chardonnay, Dry Tropical Fruit Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Dry Chardonnay, Hay, Apricots Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draught clear medium gold, fine white bubbles. Noise of vanilla, pineapple, stone fruit, light acetone. Taste of acetone, vinegar, bourbon, vanilla, very tasty stone fruit. Needs some refinement for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at Freetail mega release. Pours orange dark. Aroma is sour sour. Taste is sour brown super tart.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Tap at the brewpub Yellow and hazy. Huge citrus and sour nose. Delicious sour and citric flavors that are well balanced and very drinkable. Superb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at RealTail 2012. Pours a cloudy orange with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is a strong tart and sour fruit with light vanila malt. Hides alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very impressive sour ale from Freetail.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Draught. Nose is big beautiful sour and funk. Cloudy gold. Small head. Flavor is full, rich sourness with earthy funk. Fruit and leather. Very full bodied.


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