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Freetail Ale - Freetail Brewing Company

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Freetail AleFreetail Ale

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-20-2009)
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Reviews by jdense:
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

$2.50 a pint during Tuesday special, 4.19.11.

One finger white head, quick dissipation with good lacing. Light amber body, several sporadic rising trails of carbonation.Not much going on in the nose, perhaps because the beer was served too cold. Taste is dominated by caramel and crystal malts which threw some cherry-ish esters on back end, not a lot of hops, a bit floral, definitely malt forward. Mouthfeel is medium, decent effervescence leading to a fairly dry finish. Pretty sessionable, a good beer to start the evening, though the lack of hop presence in the taste was a bit detracting.

jdense, May 01, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Freetail and Real Ale barrel-aged festival.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is strong on the toffee malts. The flavor is a little bit different. I get notes of piney and grassy hops along with some toffee malt. The hop bitterness and malty sweetness is very well balanced in this beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in the outskirts of San Antonio.

Clear deep amber color with a durable off-white head that leaves fine lacing.

Aroma: sweet and simple.

Flavor: loaded with caramel and roasted grains, it also has a surprising chocolate tone.

Feel: light-medium body and near medium carbonation. .

O: modestly above average for style.

chinchill, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

javlin624, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jheezee, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JamLand, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

tourdot, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

gtermi, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ExaltedNecrosis, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass a somewhat hazy medium copper color with the beer filled nearly to the brim (argh), so pretty much foamless.

Clean, nutty and slightly burnt toast aroma with a noticeable amount of sweetness in there...almost like pancake batter.

Toasty malts and a fair amount of hops make this a decently bitter brew with a biscuity and brazil nut feel to it. Not an overly huge fan of toasty amber ales, but this one is stylistically well brewed. It is nice and creamy feeling with a good malt/hop balance. Not bad at all, I think this is their flagship beer, and one of their more sessionable beers.

twiggamortis420, Jul 12, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JGlitz87, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ilikebeer03, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mayhewbc, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

crobinso, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of bmwats
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: light amber. pours about a qtr finger bubbly white head. nice ring forms around the rim. some nice beer ring lacing.

s: butterscotch and baked bread.

t: a little bitter and pungent combination with a nice flavor of freshly baked Italian bread.

m: woody, pungent aftertaste lingers a bit.

d: not much resistance, but a good drinking beer.

bmwats, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of FrizWhiz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

FrizWhiz, May 15, 2013
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking beer, plenty of head with huge sheets of terrific lacing that coated the sides of my glass. Amber in color and mosstly clear.

Smell was complex, with a good blend of caramel malts and a hoppy bite.

Taste was quite bold and tasty, especially for a red ale. There was a blend of caramel and crystal malts, along with some fruitiness, and a moderate hops bitterness.

Feel was pretty light bodied and very easy to drink with a decent bitterness in the aftertastes.

Overall it was yet another tasty brew from Freetail, can I have another!

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of champ103
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange/reddish color. A one finger white head forms, with some nice sticky lace.
S: Piny and grassy hops with a light bitterness. A very good balance of toasted caramel and toffee malt. Sweet and a light fruity aroma.
T: Again, a good balance of sweet caramel and toffee malt with piny and grassy hops.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp, smooth, and dry. Very easy to drink. I can quaff this all day.

Another hit from this brewpub. Excellent balance. Very flavorful. A great everyday beer.

champ103, Mar 21, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18%

bbadger, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

erwityk, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Radome, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

cjtwigger, Feb 12, 2012
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Freetail Ale from Freetail Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.