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RealTail Collaboration 2011 (with Real Ale) | Freetail Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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4 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States
freetailbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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No notes at this time.

Added by elNopalero on 08-31-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
pDev:
9.11%
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of duff247
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jamescain
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tasting glass at RealTail II

Appearance: Cloudy golden-orange with a thin white head that fades into a ring around the side of the glass.

Aroma: Citrus and orange notes with some subtle spices probably a product of the yeast strain.

Taste: Earthy and yeasty, good, but lacking the complexity you would hope from their description.

Mouthfeel: Light body with medium carbonation, very easy to drink and refreshing.

Overall: I really couldn't pick out the contribution from the spices or the nopalitos. It basically seemed like a variation of their double wit.

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Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Billed as a “Double wit brewed with nopalitos, spices, agave nectar and a special yeast blend” (from the Freetail facebook page).

From my notes: Beer comes across as a wit brewed with lemon peel, coriander, salt and other spices? [At the time I had no idea what was in it!] Pours cloudy, yeasty, and a nice golden color. Full aroma—active, yeasty esters dominate. Definitely reminds me of a Belgian wit. Interesting aftertaste. Full mouthfeel, nice finish—the salt definitely comes through. Eminently drinkable for the season.

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RealTail Collaboration 2011 (with Real Ale) from Freetail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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