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Porto Gallito - Freetail Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-24-2012)
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Photo of jmarsh123
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky dark red/mahogany with a decent sized tan head leaving some retention and lacing.

Lots of bold cherry aroma. Dark fruits and some nice sourness. Vinous oaky port notes as well with a bit of vinegar.

This is delectable. Big dark fruit flavors along with an intense sourness that features more vinegar than the nose although at a good level. Big port notes complement the base. Very acidic and all flavors go well together.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Tartness and oak linger on the palate.

One of my more pleasant beer surprises recently. Great tartness along with port characteristics. Not incredibly complex, but what is there melds perfectly. Very glad to have tried this one.

jmarsh123, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev 0%

jaasen64, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

DonFrap, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hanzo, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

LambicKing, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from tasting on 11/16. thanks to mike for sharing this brew.

a - brown with a maroon tint. thin watery look.

s - nice tart smell. some cherry...don't get any port.

t - really tasty. brown ale with cherry and a nice barrel glazing. great tart with some sour egginess in there.

m - easy drinking. soft tartness.

o - overall really nice all around.

cosmicevan, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of tut2528
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a huge thanks to Fatbeats18 for this one! greatly appreciated this!

A: pours an extremely dark red/purple that is nearly brown in color, very nice carbonation and creates about 1/2 fingers worth of light tan head formation. Suprised on how dark this body is and swirling the glass creates a quick fizz.

S: wow, this is awesome. big tart cherries, black berries and raspberries are extremely well balanced with one another. these are complemented by big port-wine body with the oak lying in the background. some vinegar comes through and quite inviting. And just smelling this the first time got my mouth taste buds fired up.

T: a bit more vinegar comes through here, as does the port-wine characters. the acidic fruits are still very well present but not as prominent in my opinion as the nose suggested. the oak again is subtle and sits quite nicely with the entire brew.

M: medium bodied, full of carbonation, creates immense salivation, slight vinegar and acidic after taste is left on the palate. (wish that the tart fruits lingered a bit longer)

O: a very solid brew all the way around. its a fantastic representation for the style and has moderate complexity. I admit that I'm still relatively new to this style of beer, but I'm already hooked. The port-wine characteristic in this one really shines through more so than other wild ale's that i've tried, which i really thought was appealing.

thanks again Fatbeats18!!!

tut2528, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

cfh64, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

hiphopj5, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dumptruck81, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

coreyfmcdonald, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev 0%

BeerHunter76, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev 0%

Texasfan549, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

H0rnedFr0gs, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of starkmarvelo
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Freetail Porto Gallito

A- pour dark dirty brown with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. No lacing.

S-Leather, cherries, tartness

T-leather flavors, ripe plums, mild tartness with a toffee/leathery finish with faint port flavor and oak character.

M-medium mouthfeel, good amount of fizzy carbonation. Lingering leathery notes.

O- very easy drinking. Not too tart, not too sweet. Good carbonation. I could drink this all day long. Good.

starkmarvelo, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#BOTG 161! 1 more to go. Thanks to my buddy Will (Canandianghetto) for getting this one for me from Freetail. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse glass. This one gushed when I popped the bottle, but settles down once it got in the glass. It pours a dark mahagony brown/red color, creamy head remains on the top of the beer, off white color. Smell- band aid funk, tart cherries, strawberries. Taste- up front it is not sour. Some mellow cherry notes, maybe some funk. Not much richness that I was expecting from the smell. At the end I get a tart lacto sourness, but it is subdued, around the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue. I have a feeling that this will develop more over time and become more sour. Its an easy drinker for 7%, but I do wish it had more complexity. This is good, not great, but has potential.

lnashsig, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of DRyan
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Chocolate cloudy brown with very light tan head that recedes quickly and leaves some lacing
S: Funk and citrus undertones, definitely a sour
T: Sour right up front and dominant, with some citrus and a malty underbelly
M: thin and lively, the carbonation is spritzy
D: certainly a sipper of a beer, very nice sour but pungent

DRyan, Sep 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

wagenvolks, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25%

tjkinate, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

bbadger, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of duff247
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

duff247, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jheezee, Aug 14, 2012
Porto Gallito from Freetail Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.