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Bandito - Freetail Brewing Company

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BanditoBandito

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BA SCORE
88
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 43
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

100 bottles

Texas Wild Ale
Bandito is a sour red aged in retired wine barrels from Dry Comal Creek Vineyards.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 05-22-2011)
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Overlord:
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a very generous Torino.

Pours a light brown with an inch or so of light tan head.

Smells, and tastes, lightly of unidentifiable acidic/fruit sourness, a bit of funk (just a hint), and a surprisingly mineral-esque zesty finish.

Nicely carbonated. Accessible. A gentle introduction. I'm curious what the base beer is.

Overlord, Jun 29, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a sour version of Outlaw McCaw.

On tap during the recent bottle release of Bandito and Woodicus. This was one of five sours on tap at the event.

The beer pours a copper orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee along with some sour cherry notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get some juicy sour cherries along with a little bit of funk. There is also some nice toffee and caramel notes in the beer. The beer is very dry and easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

Mora2000, May 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mhenson42, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tylermains, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mobius387, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

nickhiller, Nov 16, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

jmarsh123, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Theortiz01, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

MinorThreat, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Stum-pub, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

texasclimber, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Not a super intense nose, but what's there is good. Moderate tartness with some nice fruit notes. I get pears, apples, and a touch of white grape. A little bit of sweetness and a very mild grassy funk.

T: The flavor has a bit more substance to it, thankfully. Decent acidity and funk with lemon, light fruits and some wet straw and grass. A touch musty and a nice pear and apple flavors.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Another beer that might be a good "beginner" sour. Not overly impressive, but good.

womencantsail, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of champ103
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Dajtai007 for hooking me up with a bottle.

A: Pours a dark reddish/brown color. Nearly opaque. At first a two finger beige head forms, but quickly recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Light lace is left behind.
S: Tart and acidic fruits. Kind of a nondescript fruity aroma. Tartness is nice, but not enough. I wish more wood and vinous character would come out.
T: Follows the nose with a very simple tart fruity flavor. Some sweetness, and a strange kind of tobacco leaf flavor lingers. Again, I wish there was more of a barrel presents here.
M/D: A medium body that is well carbonated, crisp, and clean. Easy to drink. I will finish this without a problem.

I do like this, another well done beer from Freetail. Though I would really like some more wood and barrel character to come out. Still, very much worth a try.

champ103, Jun 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Sarge3130, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bbadger, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

raffy313, Oct 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

ajzy, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

TxUltraRunner, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

beerwolf77, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Schrobblehead, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of BarrytheBear
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle....of a 100 bottle release. Split with Milwaukeeclassic while sweating Darren Sproles vs. Tony Gonzales for all the fantasy marbles.

Pours copper with yellow highlights at the edges when held to the light. Coverage is a thin white skim and lacing is limited.

Smells similar to a Flanders with a pronounced red wine acidity.

Light on the tongue: red wine and mildly acedic vinegar notes. Finish is very dry and mostly clean, with a faint trail of lingering funk.

Carbonation is on the lower end of moderate, with miniscule bubbles appearing sporadically and lethargically.

Overall, this was an enjoyable, albeit fairly restrained, wild. I am grateful for the opportunity at such a limited bottling.

BarrytheBear, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BeerHunter76, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by ottovon, this was poured from a bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. Only 100 bottles of this brush honey-made beer were brewed.

Burnt umber, vary hazy. The half-finger head of light tan is fizzy, leaving craggy mountains of lace.

Bright, softly tart nose. Balsamic, deeply sweet caramel, some cherries.

The cherry syrup notes are calmer in the flavor, but there’s more balsamic and added reminders of lemon peel and brown sugar. Moderately tart.

Extremely light carbonation in a soft, medium body.

I do so love the taste of rare, but this beer would be pretty good even if they had made 10,000 bottles. Mild sourness, soft inoffensive flavors. Good stuff.

Phelps, Sep 15, 2011
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Bandito from Freetail Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.