Bandito - Freetail Brewing Company

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BanditoBandito

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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 70
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 4.27%
Wants: 40
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 05-22-2011

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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 70
Reviews by Overlord:
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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (329 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +8%
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. (534 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (644 characters)

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3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
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. (841 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Bandito from Freetail Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.