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Woodicus - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 7.29%
Wants: 81
Gots: 16 | 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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warbird07

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-21-2011 15:31:03 | More by warbird07
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

05-22-2011 04:29:38 | More by Mora2000
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

11-29-2011 13:53:55 | More by acurtis
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2014 02:34:58 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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mhenson42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-22-2013 17:36:55 | More by mhenson42
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2014 23:27:49 | More by Gonzoillini
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-17-2013 02:55:36 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2013 18:52:40 | More by Eighty
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Dajtai007

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-24-2013 14:10:23 | More by Dajtai007
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mgr78704

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-21-2014 08:31:27 | More by mgr78704
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

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!

07-17-2011 20:49:26 | More by twiggamortis420
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-27-2013 18:51:18 | More by MinorThreat
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sendsilk

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-04-2014 00:37:12 | More by sendsilk
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-09-2014 04:27:11 | More by bcp5296d
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-10-2014 17:06:45 | More by greenspointexas
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

10-02-2011 19:34:31 | More by Thorpe429
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2014 07:48:15 | More by Kurmaraja
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-07-2012 05:04:58 | More by drewone
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

06-29-2011 03:15:09 | More by womencantsail
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champ103

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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.

06-14-2011 00:09:22 | More by champ103
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

08-09-2013 19:29:30 | More by doucmehu
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-03-2014 02:31:02 | More by mychalg9
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bbadger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-22-2012 02:10:00 | More by bbadger
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raffy313

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-22-2012 00:59:55 | More by raffy313
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brystmar

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

09-24-2013 02:47:35 | More by brystmar
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Woodicus from Freetail Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.