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Bandito - Freetail Brewing Company

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very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 42
Gots: 10 | 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.
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 16
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz, first batch
Freetail glassware

A: Hazy reddish brown. Half finger of light tan head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Sticky lacing.

S: Oak. Cherry. Balsamic. Sour funk. Wood. Dryness. Lots of wood. Very wine like.

T: Sharp tartness up front. Doesn't murder you. Oak for sure. Tart cherries. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied but very easy drinking. Thinner medium.

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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.

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Bandito from Freetail Brewing Company
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