Outlaw McCaw | Freetail Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by champ103 on 09-15-2010

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of FosterJM
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1704th Review on BA
Bottle to Speiglau Wheat Glass

App- A big amber red color with browns and reds mixed in. A huge puffy frothy 3 finger white head. A good amount of cling and lace in the glass as well.

Smell- I'm still not sure what I was smelling. Was a red/amber but off. Had a huge malty, spritzy soda water like effervescent aroma. Was a bit grassy and spicy. Just unique to me.

Taste- I didn't get into this one. It was grassy and piney and a bit of an off spice flavor. Was more akin to a malty amber and just had an off flavor for me.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium carbonation. Residual grassy and herbs.

Drink- This one just wasn't for me. Probably wont come back to this.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma has some grass and toffee, but not too much else. The flavor is a little more complex. I get some sugar and honey notes, as well as some grass and toffee. The beer is fairly sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of gford217
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber #79/84, bottled 9/6/2010.

Bottle overflows with tan foam, pours a hazy amber body with a big bubbly head that recedes to a clump of foam on top and leaves little lacing.

Aroma is sweet bananas and cocoa with belgian yeast and a faint tartness. Some bread and spicy/sweet honey in the background as well.

The taste is better than the aroma And has a more pronounced caramel and chocolate malt backbone with the bananas and honey mixing in. The finish is spicy and slightly dry and warming.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and seriously carbonated giving it an almost effervescent feel.

This is certainly an interesting take on the style with the honey and light tartness adding something different. Decent stuff.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber bottled on 09/06/10, numbered 39 of 84. Pours a hazed amber color with a fluffy, tan foam. Retention is ok and lacing decent.

Nose is sweet taffy with a toasty edge. Yeasty cloves and some bubblegum come out as it warms. Pretty nice and pleasant, like an Amber Ale and Dunkelweizen hybrid.

Lots of bubblegum, sweet candy and a yeasty wheat tang. Decent hoppy bitterness on the finish. Toasted malt is an odd, but tasty addition to the flavor profile. Wouldnt mind a bit more creamy body, but overall I am very happy with this beer, will have no problem polishing this bomber off by myself. Gets better as the bottle goes along, and is downright tasty as fuck the last glass or two. Let this one warm up to around 50-55 before drinking.

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Photo of jamie2dope
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks go out to Daniel aka stopbarking for sending me this new one from Freetail. The beer pours out a nice hazy ruby color, with a very healthy amount of frothy white heading. Nose has some fresh grains, mainly the Vienna malt poking through, a bit of citrus fruit, not much on the wheat end. More of the same flavor wise, with the rye coming through well. It says on their site that there is Texas brush fire honey here too, which i suppose I get a hint of. The mouthfeel leaves a bit to be desired in that it is pretty thin and watery. The drinkability is not bad, with a decent amount of flavor keeping things interesting in the long run. Overall this brew is halfway decent, but nothing that I would look to try again. They definitely get a nod from me for doing so much experimenting though. Cheers

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Photo of champ103
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a crazy concoction that defies definition. A red wheat ale with Vienna malts, oats, rye, and Texas brush honey. So, American Dark Wheat is the closest thing I can think of for this.

A: Pours a very nice hazy reddish/brown color. A large beige head rises to over two fingers with good retention. Some patchy lace is left behind.
S: Big bready malts and some husky wheat which is nice. Though a bit astringent and metallic. A very light, kind of nondescript, fruitiness lingers.
T: Sweet toasted malts of caramel. Also a honey like sweetness, which makes sense. The sweetness is well balanced with a dry bread/biscuit flavor. Almost cracker like. Husky wheat as well.
M/D: A medium body with good carbonation. A little on the thin side. Easy to drink. I will finish the bottle in no time.

Another interesting beer from Freetail. I enjoy it, but it does not rank up with their best. Very much worth a try though.

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Outlaw McCaw from Freetail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 17 ratings