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Bandito - Freetail Brewing Company

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BanditoBandito

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BA SCORE
88
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 41
Gots: 11 | 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: 56 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-01-2012 00:31:40 | More by t0rin0
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texasclimber

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

09-18-2012 02:29:58 | More by texasclimber
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tylermains

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-08-2012 18:53:20 | More by tylermains
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-21-2012 20:08:45 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-14-2012 01:05:36 | More by kjkinsey
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AndyD

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-10-2012 18:39:43 | More by AndyD
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 05:01:36 | More by BarrytheBear
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-07-2011 03:08:56 | More by beerwolf77
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2011 04:09:39 | More by BeerHunter76
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-29-2011 13:53:30 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-29-2011 00:25:42 | More by djrn2
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-20-2011 22:53:55 | More by Texasfan549
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-20-2011 16:08:22 | More by DoctorB2B
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-17-2011 23:09:22 | More by imperialking
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2011 19:23:38 | More by nickhiller
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Schrobblehead

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-15-2011 19:17:14 | More by Schrobblehead
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-15-2011 00:42:14 | More by bbadger
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pwsoldier

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 20:07:36 | More by pwsoldier
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:09:53 | More by kbutler1
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Phelps

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 21:58:24 | More by Phelps
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ottovon

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 04:02:36 | More by ottovon
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jamescain

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Deep orange-red with a thin white head that fades into a ring around the glass.

Aroma: Sour cherries, oak, grapefruit, citrus and acidity.

Taste: Sour all the way through with grapefruit, citrus, and cherry notes.

Mouthfeel: If I had anything negative to say it would be that I feel it's a touch over carbonated and It kind of takes away from the body and the taste of the beer. Dry acidic finish.

Overall: This is probably my second favorite sour they have made to date. It's complex, sour and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 16:17:48 | More by jamescain
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elNopalero

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my notes: Pours ruddy, auburn-colored. Initial impression is that its very tart, very acidic, harsh, almost. Tart nose and tart palate. There’s a sharpness to this that is balanced by the carbonation. It’s a sour, but as it warms it surprises with a wonderful sweetness that develops. Wow!

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 19:19:57 | More by elNopalero
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HopHead84

California

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6/26/2011

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 05:16:07 | More by HopHead84
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Overlord

California

3.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 03:06:30 | More by Overlord
Bandito from Freetail Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.