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Porto Gallito - Freetail Brewing Company

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very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 29
Gots: 11 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012)
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4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

SpeedwayJim, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

fredmugs, Apr 29, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Seanniek91, Apr 29, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Rifugium, Apr 21, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

harrymel, Apr 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

thagr81us, Mar 28, 2013
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Porto Gallito from Freetail Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.