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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: 41
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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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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bauermj, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cfh64, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

t0rin0, Oct 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

texasclimber, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tylermains, Sep 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

coreyfmcdonald, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kjkinsey, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

AndyD, Mar 10, 2012
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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

beerwolf77, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BeerHunter76, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

djrn2, Nov 29, 2011
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Texasfan549, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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imperialking, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

nickhiller, Nov 16, 2011
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Schrobblehead, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bbadger, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

pwsoldier, Nov 14, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

kbutler1, Oct 24, 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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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to cwolffman for sending this!

A: ruby-orange with a light brown head.

S: some sweetness. light fruit. lactic acid, strawberries and some straw. hints of oak and wine.

T: light tartness, berries, and straw. oak and vanilla with some light vinous notes.

M: thin and carbed.

O: a great beer. subtle and easy drinking. wish i had more of this.

ottovon, Sep 12, 2011
Bandito from Freetail Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.