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RealTail Collaboration 2012 (with Real Ale) - Freetail Brewing Company

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RealTail Collaboration 2012 (with Real Ale)RealTail Collaboration 2012 (with Real Ale)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-17-2012)
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GRG1313

California

2/5  rDev -40.1%

10-31-2013 18:03:31 | More by GRG1313
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.18/5  rDev -34.7%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber. Overflows from the bottle. Thin collar.

Smell - Peppers. Some caramel. Green spicy pepper aroma.

Taste - Grainy. Spicy. Pepper flavor. I just don't like it. Green vegetal finish.

Mouthfeel - Spicy. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I almost never enjoy pepper beers but this is pretty bad.

05-21-2013 01:51:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-15-2013 21:18:18 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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drewone

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

10-18-2013 06:54:20 | More by drewone
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

06-06-2013 18:59:00 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Myst

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

10-15-2012 21:21:44 | More by Myst
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -15.3%

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears a ruby amber color with a finger of khaki head. Some spotty fingers of lace stick to the glass and a swirl revives a finger back to the surface quite effortlessly.

The smell includes a sweetness of raisins and caramel malt almost like brown sugar. Some earthy cinnamon spice along with something like nutmeg and pepper. A little mineral and carbonic quality emerges across the back.

The flavor includes raisins and caramel sweetness almost toasty grainy flavors coupled with toffee and chocolate grain. A fruity hint and spice like nutmeg and cinnamon are present before the earthy spice of pepper. This brew gets a little warming from the peppers and the aftertaste is somewhat salty like a gose.

This is a medium bodied brew with a lower to moderate amount of carbonation. It is very spicy with an awkward amount of contrasting sweetness. It is an interesting offering that sounds good when reading the label but overally really didnt translate well at all in the flavor.

01-02-2013 14:00:56 | More by stakem
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.84/5  rDev -15%

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of chocolate malt notes with some cinnamon and some pepper notes thought no heat is discernable. Taste is a mix between some cinnamon and chocolate malt with light nutty flavour and some pepper notes are also discernable though well balanced in the whole mix. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but I guess the pepper notes in beer is not something that I am really seeking out.

03-11-2013 18:43:27 | More by Phyl21ca
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-01-2013 16:54:06 | More by ucsbmullet
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ncaudle

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-26-2013 23:13:40 | More by ncaudle
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vissai

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-03-2013 16:40:35 | More by vissai
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ReyG006

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-27-2013 23:39:57 | More by ReyG006
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

10-01-2012 00:47:35 | More by t0rin0
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cosmicevan

New York

3.08/5  rDev -7.8%

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

a - poured brown with dark core and a thin white head.

s - nutmeg brown ale. some spices and pepperiness.

t - initial response is exactly what someone else said, "like the inside of a balloon" with rubberiness and lots of spices. some pumpkin but super peppery and spicy, a bit too much for my (and the others at the tasting) taste buds.

m - spicy. too much going on.

o - overal, drinkable, but not tonight. too much going on and too much spiciness...i didn't finish my pour neither did anyone else at the tasting.

11-18-2012 03:27:11 | More by cosmicevan
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with salty and earthy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with odd aromas and flavors that make this one not too enjoyable.

10-01-2013 04:16:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-11-2014 04:05:25 | More by Big_Dave
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-18-2012 22:05:26 | More by acurtis
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-07-2012 17:03:09 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-30-2012 04:52:32 | More by duceswild
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-22-2013 07:25:05 | More by MattSweatshirt
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-08-2012 06:49:10 | More by DrLaFollette
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%

Big thanks goes out to kjkinsey for sending me this one as an extra in a very recent trade! Gusher! Served from bottle into a COAST Willi. Poured a massively dark browb red-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, chile peppers, ancho, earth, cherry, and subtle tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, ancho, chile pepper, earth, earth hop, and very subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with very high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. When I first opened this one and had it gush on me, I was rather concerned. When I smelled the beer that was on my hand I was really concerned that this one might be infected. The aroma did unfortunately give off subtle hints of infection which I really hated to see. The flavor only had a very minimal note of it with some nice ancho chile notes. I would recommend any chile beer fan out there try this one at least once and hope that you don't get any of the 'off' notes that I did.

01-17-2013 22:30:43 | More by thagr81us
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

10-20-2012 18:11:00 | More by dumptruck81
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-22-2012 01:02:53 | More by bbadger
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

10-16-2012 17:43:30 | More by jacewg
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RealTail Collaboration 2012 (with Real Ale) from Freetail Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.