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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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4.1
harrymel (1551) - 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
arminjewell (9669) - East 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
cubs (10635) - 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.

3.8
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at Armin’s, courtesy of Dave. Thanks Man!!! Pour is deep brown with a slight red tint and a brown head; decent lacing. Sweet tarty, green apples, pears, light funk, urine, citrus, lemon peel, and biscuity aroma. Taste is dark fruity, grapey, grapefruit, plums, prunes, raspberries, blackberries, somewhat waxy, funky, and tangy witha big sour finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Nice sour!

3.7
mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is light vinegar, tart, sour, wood, and sweet. Great on the palate, sour, tart, acidic, wood, delicious.

3.6
llcooldave (1217) - 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...

3.5
JStax (6504) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
22 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a darker copper with no head of foam. The aroma is sour and tannic with big vanilla and oak notes coming through. Not hugely sour, but there is a slight tartness here.

3.9
emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
Thanks JCB. Pours a soft mahogany brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Lots of dark fruit and vinous notes in the nose, oaky with a light caramel-like sweetness and slight cherry notes. Very nice/round acidity with a lots of dark fruit and a touch of sweetness in the flavor. Light medium bodied.

3.8
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle shared at Dark Lord Day (Munster, IN). Pours a deep brown ruby pour, great hazy dark body, some brown ruby glow on the edges. Frothy tannish head atop dies to a firm film, laces ok. Aromas are sour fruit, some cherries, some apples, oak and port barrel. Distinct red wine character with some vanilla, balsamic and cherries. A touch of biscuit. Lactic acidity. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more subtle than the powerful nose. Balsamic and cherries, red wine and oak, some biscuit and lactic acidity. Cherries, balsamic, vinegar. Middle is a bit more mellow, nice sourness and cherries, red wine, some biscuit and brown malts. Wet oak, balsamic and gentle carmelization. Backend is dry and sour, nice barrel, red wine and cherries. Finish is a touch carmelized, balsamic, oaky. This beer reallt settles down. A bit of a bigger body but I think the flavors are nice (though much more tame than the nose let on), well integrated. Nice sourness, cherries, and wine/oak character. Pretty nice. Probably not for everyone.

4
Errl (2442) - 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;


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