Witicus Double Rye Wit
Freetail Brewing Company

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From:
Freetail Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 8.35%
Ratings:
113
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 06, 2020
Added:
Nov 30, 2009
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  17
SCORE
88
Very Good
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3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 06, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

A yellow-orange brew that smells of coriander, lemon, orange and other faint spice. Beer bread, more coriander and orange, grapefruit and gum on the palate. Pretty complex. Light to medium with a touch of alcohol.

A damn good outing form a brewery I plan to get more familiar with.

Jul 20, 2017
 
3.97 by rorjets from Connecticut on Jan 13, 2017
 
3.81 by Tiernan from Texas on Jan 11, 2017
 
3.64 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Sep 30, 2016
 
4 by archero from Texas on Aug 29, 2016
 
4.06 by sd123 from Georgia on Aug 05, 2016
 
4.25 by delgotit99 from Indiana on Jun 03, 2016
 
3.75 by thatche2 from Georgia on Apr 24, 2016
 
3.71 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Feb 20, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by vickersspitfire from Texas

Bottled on 12/12/2014!
Appearance: Pours out a nice murky and light golden color, filled with carbonation and topped off with a white bubbly head. Medium lacing.
Smell: Light floral smells mixed in with light citrus fruit and lots of berries. There’s a mild bready aroma too.
Taste: Sweet and fruity overall, (the fruits are mild) , spices mixed in with peaches, apricot and persimmon.
Mouthfeel: Crips, light to medium bodied, lots of carbonation.
Overall: This is a nice crisp, rye ale, very easy to drink and very enjoyable. This one aged well.

Feb 17, 2016
 
4.12 by Eziel from Ohio on Feb 05, 2016
 
4.19 by simplejj81 from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Myotus from Texas

Poured at 47°F from a 22oz bottle (07Dec15) into a stange. Consumed on 03Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth after 1 minute and 20 seconds. Dark straw yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and high in quantity. Lacing is moderate is thin and moderate in quantity.
SMELL: Strong aromas of equally sour and spicy rye entangle with mild aromas of wheat, chamomile, and lemony zest. Hints of peaches, apricots, mangos, and papaya are also present.
TASTE: Strong flavors of spicy and sour rye enter initially and ar immediately followed by strong chamomile flavors and subtle mango, peach, papaya, and apricot flavors. Mild wheat and lemony zest flavors enter lastly along with hints of bitter hops as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. Highly carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes crisp.
NOTE: Only my second Rye Beer. This was deliciously brewed under the assumption that you like the spicy/sour characteristics of rye.

Feb 04, 2016
 
4 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Jan 17, 2016
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3.07/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jim_TX

Funky

Jan 08, 2016
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3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Unique take on a wit, both with the malt and with the higher abv which does pack a boozy punch. Lots of tree fruits, sweet malt, and somewhat funky brett.

Dec 24, 2015
 
3.5 by GRG1313 from California on Oct 11, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i have very often dreamed of making a rye wit, but have never gotten around to it. this is the first one i have seen at a commercial level i think, and its execution is fabulous. i was lucky to just land a big haul of texas beer, which i am excited to drink through during the weeks to come, but this one couldnt wait. looks the part, hazy and pale, evidently a very pale rye malt was used as opposed to some of the higher SRM types. the nose is clearly belgian, but it seems more than just wit yeast. it almost has a little barnyard thing going on that brings out the spice of the rye really well. this is also one of those seemingly rare occasions where more alcohol actually is needed for whats going on. the rye needs the wheat, and the depth of flavors need slower consumption for understanding and appreciation, and the warming finish provides that. i pick up quite a bit of citrus in it too, lemons mostly, maybe some orange peel, but i dont get any coriander at all, the usual additive for the style. its not without being a little herbal too though, maybe from the yeast its tough to say. in the end, the rye malt makes the witbier really something to behold. its not way outside the box, its still real approachable, but its a very inventive take on a tiring style. well done by freetail!

Sep 30, 2015
 
3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Sep 13, 2015
 
4 by Jame515 from Texas on Sep 05, 2015
 
4.31 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Aug 30, 2015
 
4 by IrishColonial from Texas on Aug 28, 2015
 
3.98 by wethorseblanket from California on Aug 22, 2015
 
3.91 by CSO from Illinois on Aug 11, 2015
 
4.17 by brett606 from Texas on Jul 26, 2015
 
4.26 by spaceycasey from Texas on Jul 19, 2015
 
4.06 by pnelting from Texas on Jul 07, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by trebbates from Texas

WOW! Very impressed with this wit. My first beer from Freetail. I picked this up from Spec in New Braunfels and after several misfires from several other local brewers I was a little nervous. I smell pineapple-piña colada?? when I first smelled it. My taste was honey and cinnamon. I will try and pick up as many of these as I can before I leave.

Jun 20, 2015
 
4.25 by Smanke from Texas on Jun 19, 2015
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sabre311 from Texas

I like the mild hint of orange zest it seems to take some of the bite. Really an enjoyable beer.

Jun 17, 2015
 
3.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2015
 
3.5 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2015
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by OrestesMethuon from Montana

The rye character is—happily—much more pronounced than with Freetail's rye-inflected "single wit". Not much of a nose, but very nice flaxen-cream color and extremely welcoming turbidity, which remains even after the solid head dissipates. Nice bite; less sour than the regular Rye Wit, with creamy banana flavors tinged by orange flower and rind, alongside a subtle grains-of-paradise pepperiness that rides astride of the galloping rye. Small dings for being a bit too sweet, which is exacerbated by the otherwise pleasant creaminess of taste and texture.

May 12, 2015
 
3.63 by Ryno3031 from Texas on May 09, 2015
 
3.96 by 22Blue from Kansas on Apr 29, 2015
 
3.75 by Leschber from Texas on Apr 25, 2015
 
4.02 by donspublic from Texas on Apr 14, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by KTCamm from New Jersey

4/1...pours hazy cloudy yellow, light ring of white foam. Lemon rind nose. Smooth wheaty taste, some citrus mixed in. Some rind. Good mouthfeel, tasty.

Apr 11, 2015
 
4.02 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Apr 11, 2015
Witicus Double Rye Wit from Freetail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 113 ratings