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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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4.3
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Deep brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of tart cherry, wood, plums, brown sugar, and vinous. Taste is of red wine, tart raspberries, cherry, blackberry, wood, vanilla, and quite tart. Dry and delicious.

4.3
Ratman197 (15364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bomber poured a cl;ear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of port, caramel, oak, light coconut and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of port, caramel, oak, light vanilla and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering port finish.

4.2
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of vinous, caramel, cherry, cranberry, and minerals. Flavor of vinous, light sour cherries, caramel, earth, chocolate, and raisins.

4.2
daknole (11402) - 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!

4.2
GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 3 Nov 2012 -- On tap at the Dia de la Muerta release party at the Brewery! Great Sour. It’s important to note that Freetail produced the first sours that I tried. I’ve come a long way.

4.1
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, decent light tan head, and dark. The smell is wood, tart, fruit, tang, wild, funk, and nice wine like character. The taste is tangy, wood, fruits, funk, nice rounded complexity. Good feel.

4.1
bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, 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
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.

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Dixonian (1657) - 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.


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