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Figgy Wood'n - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4
pDev: 6.25%
Wants: 24
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamescain on 07-23-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. I am always happy to try a new sour from Freetail.

The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has some nice fig notes, as well as some toffee and a light amount of tartness. A unique aroma that I have not experienced before.

The flavor has a lot of tart fig notes, as well as some sweetness from the brown sugar and some toffee malt. There is also a light vinegar component in the flavor. The fig notes blend very well with the sour and sweet notes and make this beer very enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to dave for sharing this at our last tasting!!

22oz bottle poured into a bruery snifter. 1 of 80 bottles.

pours out a murky reddish brown color with a small ring of off white head, didnt last long. no real lace or retention.

a very off aroma. big plastic and bandaid, thats about it...

wow, the taste is a huge turn around. pretty much no plastic or bandaid, lots of bretty sour pie cherry, tart with slight undertones of plum (fig) and a bit vinious.

medium bodied, quite tart and sour.

i was kind of perplexed by this beer. the aroma was really off, but the taste was really quite nice.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A rare one, let's make it an even ten. so-so sour. A sour aroma. The taste is cherry, its sour, but there was lots of plastic band aid. Fruity and ineteesting getting through that legitimate off-flavour of plastic band aid, according to that brewer dude i shared the bottle with.

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: ruby or garnet red, bubbles circling the edge, some sudsy lacing
S: dark cherries, dates, Fig Newtons
T: sour cherries, biscuity finish
M: sharp and crispy
O: had this on tap and didn't think much of it, but this one was fantastic out of the bottle. I'm going to let my other two age a bit.

Photo of bmwats
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from the tap into a tulip.

a: cloudy amber hue. slight, foamy white head. leaves some sticky lacing behind as it settles.

s: fermented raspberry, cherry, and just a hint of grainy wheat.

t: raspberry, raisin, and a little Italian spice.

m: sweet start, bitter finish. great balance.

d: mmm....

atmosphere is good. really nice cloudy amber hue with a fair head and some nice lacing. nose is simple but strong... fruity and sweet, but now cloying. flavor is nice and sour. not too sweet, not too biting. overall, this is a really good quaff.

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

Pours sort of murky dark amber in color with a small head. Intense fruit aroma. Tons of sweet figs, almost a bit like a Fig Newton. Some sweet malt is also present with only minimal to moderate tartness. A few other dark fruit aromas in there. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the pleasantness of the aroma, but still good. A bit simple and a bit sweet, not really much tartness. But, there still is some nice fig flavor.

Photo of champ103
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to bigreen for sharing a growler.

A: The growler opens with a loud pop, a sign of a well poured growler. The color is a slightly hazy reddish/brown color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Tart fruits up front and center. Cherries, apples, raisins. Very nice.
T: So much more complex here. Tart apple skins, and grapes. White whine and oak. An awesome fruity flavor with chocolate covered cherries. Some toasted and caramel malts as well. Excellent.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. So crisp, clean, and dry. Very refreshing. Incredibly easy to drink. I can drink this all day.

This is excellent. I am so glad I was able to try this. It will not disappoint, and worlds away from the base beer. Something I highly recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of elNopalero
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my notes:
Pours an auburn-brown/tan. Surprisingly cloudy. I say surprising because it’s a sour, and it’s barrel-aged. The beer shows tight carbonation, with compact bubbles. There’s a nice, pleasing aroma that comes through with the sour notes. A sharp sourness on the palate. It’s chewy, not overwhelmingly so but enough to notice. Tartness lingers as it warms.

Photo of GregMcQ
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle. Thin lacing; just enough head. The aroma is very interesting... a balance of malt and barnyard; almost picking up some currant. Taste is great... not at all overdone with too much 'wild'; but enough to make it a really nice wild ale. I like this one!

Photo of jamescain
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer at Freetail. This is their Figgy Puddin' aged in Barrels.

Appearance: Light brown with reddish hues, a thin white lacing over the top of the beer and a ring around the side that clings to the glass.

Aroma: Plums, sour cherries, oak, must, vanilla, and sweet malt round out the aroma with a nice acidity coming though.

Taste: Sour up front, with hints of plums and figs, and a sweet malty backbone breaking through.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with slightly elevated carbonation, personally I would have preferred a little less carbonation. There was a nice lingering sour finish.

Overall: Very good beer. I was not really a fan of the regular version, but the sour version was very good. I could see myself drinking this often. Here's to hoping we see bottles of it someday.

Photo of jl28r1
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of sliverX
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of craytonic
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'11. Muchos gracias xpimptastikx

A: Mahogany brown with orange, cherry, and candied apple notes. High clarity. Barely any khaki head to speak of.

S: Quite a cornicopia of uniqueness going on here. Pine, musk, mint jelly, hickory, brown sugar, figs, early morning pastry bakery, cinnamon apple pie, candied apricots, just an insinuation of funk, and only on the secondary as detailed from the bottle. Makes for a very interesting presentation, there's nothing remotely like this combination of elements I've come across in a beer.

T: Pretty nuanced here- starts benign and rises sharply yet smoothly to a tart, funky zenith, sprinkled with jabs of brown sugar and belgian yeast built body that a merely whispers through the streamlined AWA end product. Very nice integration overall.

M: Fair enough- not very drying. low, yet persistent carbonation (which works very well given the maltier body), light on residual sugar, by no means cloying.

O: Interesting brew that I probably could have smelled all day and continued to come up with an inexhaustible list of things I thought I was smelling. Glad to try another excellent Freetail offering.

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Figgy Wood'n from Freetail Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.