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Porto Gallito - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 29
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012)
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Nebraska

5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-16-2012 02:36:28 | More by tjkinate
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2014 00:11:59 | More by TX-Badger
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-30-2013 17:20:33 | More by wreckem8010
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California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-25-2013 05:02:03 | More by moonknight31
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

10-08-2013 03:50:53 | More by noisefights
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-24-2013 03:41:58 | More by Jspriest
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19%

09-22-2013 01:44:54 | More by TxUltraRunner
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DRBiser

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-05-2013 12:19:57 | More by DRBiser
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-26-2013 23:15:05 | More by ncaudle
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2013 01:58:43 | More by GreatBloomer
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -19%

07-08-2013 03:44:42 | More by Zbeetleman
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 02:47:57 | More by AngusOg
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 02:09:20 | More by MaseFace
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 02:00:16 | More by HopsMatt
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jl28r1

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-21-2013 21:14:44 | More by jl28r1
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber into Torst stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger frothy cream colored head with poor retention. Beer is a dark, almost opaque brown-mahogany. Lacing is spotty, stringy and sparse with minimal stick. Pretty average overall.

Nose is tart plum, prunes and ascetic acid. A slight oakiness in the background with a sprinkle of burnt malt. Rather clean with great aromaticity. I like it.

Opens sweet and tart plum and prunes. Good acidity in the middle with more dark fruit, oak, leather, some farmhouse funk, and a mild sweetness. End is some burnt malt and tartness. Aftertaste of dark fruit and ascetic acid. Pretty simple but very good.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down aggressive, carbonated, and messy. Finishes pretty mellow with a light, lingering, dry aftertaste. Really enhances the flavor.

A very solid but simple beer overall. Light, aggressive mouthfeel accentuates the tart, acidic fruit flavor. Definitely worth a try. One of the better dark sours I've had.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:57:11 | More by SpeedwayJim
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -19%

04-29-2013 11:01:29 | More by fredmugs
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from a wax sealed bomber into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip. Served just below cellar temps.

Appearance- Dark tawny/brown color with one finger of off-white bubbly head sticking around the top of the beer. Very dark, can't see through it at all.

Smell- Definantly port grapes up front. They're sweet grapes, with very little acidic aromas. Closely following the grape, is cherries and oak. Mild lemon/vinager at the end.

Taste- This is a very layered beer. First I get some mildly tart cherries, but they're followed quickly by sweet and tart (at the same time) grapes. Finish has tons of port flavors. I taste the boozy sweet port, but I get no booze heat. Finishes sweet, smooth, and extremely clean with no harsh acidity.

Mouthfeel- Very full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Good viscosity and relatively easy drinkability.

Overall- I thought that this was a nice barrel aged wild ale that had various layers in both aroma and smell, but I wanted the body to be a bit more bubbly and light. Maybe the 7.2% had to do with the heavier body. All the same, this was a nice treat from Texas.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:56:42 | More by Seanniek91
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at a recent Philly 'burbs bottle share.

Ruby-brown pour, with a small, sturdy cap of off-white foam; moderate retention and lacing. Berry aroma, lactic and slight acetic notes. On the palate, vinous notes, cherry and cranberry, tart and acetic, but manageable, earth and mineral, with some of the caramel malts coming through in a minor way. Medium body, moderate (maybe slightly high) carbonation. Nothing groundbreaking, but a solid and enjoyable wild ale overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 10:21:52 | More by Rifugium
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harrymel

Washington

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Freetail sour....

Pours a dark, weak coffee brown with a fine sheet of light tan foam. Smells like tart, dark grape juices, some currant, a little oak, some leather and balsamico. Lovely nose. Nice and sour with cherry, grape, and raisin. Some oak, some sugar, a little bit of tobacco leaf. Light bodied balanced well with the slight sweetness and medium carb with a watering finish. I really, really enjoyed this beer. Would love to have more.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 04:31:26 | More by harrymel
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks goes out to BeerBuddy2122 for sending me this one as part of a past trade! Shared this one at one of our Random Sunday Tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep ruby red brown with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, fruit, sour, dark fruit, earth, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, fruit, tart, sour, dark chocolate, earth, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I went into this one not really knowing what to expect. However, what I found was actually not too bad. There was a nice touch of balance going on with the earthy/roasty notes along with the tart and funky notes. The barrel definitely also made its presence known throughout each sip with the nice notes of wood and fruit. A really well done brew that I would definitely enjoy having again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 14:40:06 | More by thagr81us
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joel66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

03-22-2013 02:22:04 | More by joel66
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Porto Gallito from Freetail Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.