Woodicus - Freetail Brewing Company

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.76%
Wants: 87
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Witicus Double Rye Ale aged in a retired wine barrel from Llano Estacado and the natural flora from their West Texas vineyards

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 05-22-2011)
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Reviews by Phelps:
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woodicus is Freetail’s double rye wit, Witicus, aged in a retired wine barrel from Llano Estacado and fermented using the natural flora from their vineyards. This 2011 vintage is only one of only 100 bottles, which means I’m majorly indebted to ottovon for bringing this rarity. Poured into a tulip.

Cloudy wheat-orange. A thin, silky head fizzles away to nothing in seconds.

A blend of funk and the tropics in the nose. A little red apple, cinnamon and oak.

Tastes like mulled cider. Red apple, cinnamon and nutmeg blend at first, followed by a flash of vinegar and more apple chip sweetness at the swallow.

Medium-light body with fairly high carbonation, a touch of silky fizz. Clean finish; no hint of booze.

Good stuff, and spicier than expected. The bottle doesn’t say whether spices were added, but I’d be shocked if they weren’t. Very nice.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is Witicus Double Rye soured and aged in wine barrels.


On tap at the brewpub during the bottle release. There were 100 bottles of this beer released. One of five sours on tap at Freetail during the bottle release.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat with some tart lemons mixed in. The beer smells fairly sour. The flavor is more complex. I get some brett notes as well as some sour lemons, wheat, cherry and vanilla notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sour from a great brewpub.

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber pours a lightly hazed gold color with a small cap of bubbly white head. Decent lacing.

Nose is right up there with some of the best American sours...tart bacteria and soft malted grains with white wine written all over it. Coriander and citrus come out as it warms a bit.

Muy interesante...like an orange dreamsicle dipped in champagne! Soft and citric with a sharp, almost cheddary bite. Not getting much (if any) brett, which might have sent this beast through the roof. Peach yogurt in its creaminess and tart fruit...very light-colored fruit flavors. Rye is mostly absent, though it might add to the depth of various malted grains. White wine and sourness are, by themselves, pretty mild but they combine for a great intense and unique flavor profile. This might be my favorite Freetail sour that I have had so far...tasty stuff!

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Huhzubendah. Served in a snifter.

Pours a clear golden-peach color with a decent white head. Touch of lacing as it falls plus a bit of a collar. The nose brings some spicy rye with some light stone-fruit character. There is a bit of lactic sourness there. Flavor has more stone fruit plus some spicy rye. Light touch of oak plus a bit of sourness. Body is rather heavy and chewy for a sour, but it works quite well. Bit of spice. Quite tasty. Glad to try this.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a hazy golden-amber/orange color with a tall white head.

S: A nice tartness to the nose with plenty of lemon and lemon zest. There's a bit of wine and grape to it. Surprisingly still quite sweet and malty. A bit of honey and vanilla and some grass.

T: The flavor has a strong vanilla and maple note to it which I wasn't expecting. Lots of different light and tart fruits such as apples, pears, and lemons. Still some honey and malt flavor and a nice bit of oak.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: I thought this was a really nice beer overall. I liked the base version quite a bit too.

Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another thanks to Dajtai007 for hooking me up with a bottle.

A: Pours a very hazy golden/orange color. A bubbly white head rises to over a finger with a vigorous poor. Then the foam recedes to a small ring. Not much lace is left behind.
S: Wood and vanilla up front and center, this dominates until this warms up. The tartness is very light, and almost no acidity. Though apples and pears really come out as this warms up. Toasted malt, bread and biscuit. Very nice.
T: Like the nose this is very reserved at first. Though as this breaths and warms up lots of complexities come out. The tartness is a bit more prevalent with lots of apples, pears, even cherries. There is a sweetness of vanilla and cinnamon with some wood/barrel flavors. Big toasted malts of bread and biscuit in the finish.
M/D: A medium body that is a little under carbonated. I wish it was a bit more crisp and clean. I am having no problems finishing this. Very enjoyable.

Another great offering by Freetail. Really enjoyable. This is not the masterpiece that the base beer is, but I love it none the less. Very unique and something I would recommend.

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Woodicus from Freetail Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.