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Bandito - Freetail Brewing Company

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very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 42
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:
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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3.15/5  rDev -20.7%

Bottle. Thanks to Caleb. Pours a slightly murky copper red mahagony color with a collared white head. Cherry and some slight oak notes in the nose. Very mild aroma. Light mouthfeel with a little more carbonation that I would have liked. Slight tart cherry note that then trails off. Some bitterness in the end. Dry. Overall, it was ok.

10-24-2011 01:09:53 | More by kbutler1
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-13-2014 14:39:36 | More by ajzy
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

11-04-2013 15:32:12 | More by dkw0063
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-21-2012 20:08:45 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of champ103


3.45/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

06-13-2011 20:50:49 | More by champ103
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-14-2013 20:34:19 | More by greenspointexas
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-22-2014 23:53:42 | More by Sarge3130
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-15-2011 00:42:14 | More by bbadger
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-22-2013 01:33:37 | More by TxUltraRunner
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-01-2012 00:31:40 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-17-2014 17:17:09 | More by BMart
Photo of HopHead84


3.6/5  rDev -9.3%


Thanks Bobby. 100 bottles, whahooh!!!

A: Reddish orange with a small white head.

S: Grape, vanilla, a little tartness with some lactic notes. Perhaps some berry. Pretty mellow. Light vinegar presence.

T: Lightly tart with lactic dark fruit notes. A little oak and vanilla. Mellow flavor as well. Sourness is mostly clean, but there's a little mustiness accompanying the fruit and lactic notes.

M: Smooth and creamy mouthful. Slightly sticky. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An enjoyable, easy drinking sour. Restrained and no super strong attributes, but I can't really fault it and I find myself nodding my head and thinking, "I could have another glass of this if the opportunity presented itself." There's no acetone. That's a good thing.

07-01-2011 05:16:07 | More by HopHead84
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-29-2011 13:53:30 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-28-2013 16:14:56 | More by MinorThreat
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-16-2014 07:58:45 | More by Stum-pub
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

09-15-2011 21:58:24 | More by Phelps
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-22-2013 04:02:18 | More by Dicers
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-30-2013 18:54:11 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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3.81/5  rDev -4%

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour and tart mat and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very wood but only mildly sour in the flavor.

10-13-2013 18:27:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of womencantsail


3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

06-27-2011 17:21:30 | More by womencantsail
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

06-29-2011 03:06:30 | More by Overlord
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-22-2013 17:38:40 | More by mhenson42
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-08-2012 18:53:20 | More by tylermains
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-20-2014 12:55:27 | More by mobius387
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2011 19:23:38 | More by nickhiller
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Bandito from Freetail Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.