Prickly Pear Ate | Freetail Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jamescain on 11-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Mora2000
3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub shortly after the La Muerta bottle release.

Like all of the Freetail prickly pear beers, this one pours a pinkish red color with a small white head. A very odd looking beer. The aroma is heavy on the prickly pear with some light tartness mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of pickled cactus notes, as well as a little bit of sweetness from the cactus and some tartness from the base beer. The fruit makes the tartness more subdued than in regular Ate’, which I think makes this beer not as enjoyable. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Overall, this beer is just weird, but I am glad I got to try it.

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Photo of jamescain
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Pours a clear bright pink with a light pink-whitish head about a centimeter thick that slowly fades to a thin ring around the center.

Aroma: Sour acidic notes with subtle prickly pear aroma. Spicy and earthy with a hint of funk.

Taste: Lactic acid, tart with most of the flavor dominated by the prickly pear.

Mouthfeel: Tart up front with a sour, slightly astringent finish.

Overall: I prefer the regular Ate, I think this one had too much prickly pear for me.

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Prickly Pear Ate from Freetail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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