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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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3.9
madsberg (11762) - 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
Desverger (11091) - 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.

4.2
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Thirdeye11 on the GABF party bus! Dark brown pour, light brown head. Aroma of cherries, plums, leather, cocoa powder, lactic tartness, some light woody smells. Flavor is rich and full bodied, sour, cherries, wine barrels, red wine, sour grapes...fine brew!

3.5
adnielsen (10601) - 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
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
651mL thanks to Huhzubendah. Pours a clear, deep cola ruby. Weak, tan foam. Nose is oud bruin, chocolate, red wine, oak, savory smoked tomato, black pepper/Shiraz. Taste is spicy, lactic, peppery red wine, oak. Palate is lactic, citric, lime. I’m a sucker for oud bruin, my favorite style.

3.7
arminjewell (9584) - 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.

3.9
douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle share on the brewbus by Thirdeye11 I believe. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is massive cherries, oak, caramel, candy, big barrel. A sweet favor with lots of tart elements, cherries, toasted malts, figs, some sweeter spirit (not sure what this was aged in), and lingering sour fruit. Very nice.

3.6
SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
soured Red Rooster, fantastic! .. . sweet leather and cold malts, tart bread .. . is a mild brown sour, is a very interesting beer, i think a year or two would be nice .. . . knuckledusters!

3.9
radagast83 (8006) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle provided by Huhzubendah. Thanks! Poured a ruby color with a wispy white head. Aroma was slightly tart, with some sweet, but still pretty tart notes. A pretty drinkable and enjoyable brew. Liked this one a lot.

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.


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