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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
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, 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.

3.9
emacgee (4711) - 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.

3.9
slowrunner77 (13179) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Sour red reminiscent of a slightly duller Oude Tart, with the aging in port barrels giving it a nice acidity and a little extra sweetness and oak. Finish is just ok, but it’s a solid sour..."

3.9
madsberg (11798) - 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.

3.8
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
(draught) cloudy brown, medium tab head with fine bubbles. Nose of tart cranberry and other berries, cream, wet wood. Taste of tart cranberry, light raisin/fig, complex and tart. Medium body, tart linger, nice carbonation level.

3.8
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On draft for GABF 2012. Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and an off-white head. Nose is cherry, oak, tartness, red grapes, and vinous fruit. Flavor is similar: malt, vinous tartness, oak, cherries, and red grapes. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.

3.8
jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar and wine. Taste follows with a finish of port. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at RealTail 2012. Pours a cloudy amber with a small creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is vinegar sour fruit and oak. Thin mouthfeel with a strong tart and light malt and funk. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very good sour ale from Freetail.

3.8
Boutip (6627) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep red/dark burgundy color ale with a average size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of oak and vinous notes with light acidic notes. Taste is a nice mix between some port notes with light woody notes and some vinous notes. Acidity level is quite balanced with a nice level of tart notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice sour ale with good overall balance.

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks Huhzubendah. Medium beige head atop crystal clear dark brown/garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, fairly sour, some lemon/orange, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, Brett, some lemon, light wood. Medium body, low carbonation, some acidity.


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