Brettanolocator | Freetail Brewing Company

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jamescain on 11-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
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3
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The folks at Freetail call this a “Hopplebock with brett.” Does that mean it’s a dopplebock that’s also hoppy—and funky? Not sure that any of these apply, or rather, they combine to defy description.

This pours a cloudy amber-burgundy color. It has a very tart aroma to it, noticeable from the get go. It tastes lip-puckeringly tart, more savory than sweet. Such an interesting, distinct, engaging flavor. I’m not sure I’ve ever had anything quite like it. Delicious! Really enjoyable.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a white head. The aroma has some nice dark fruit notes, as well as quite a bit of toffee and wheat. There is also some nice funk and leather notes from the brett, which go well with the other notes.

The flavor is a little bit different. I still get a lot of funk and leather notes from the brettanomyces, which are accentuated with some orange citrus notes. There is also some toffee and a light amount of sourness in the flavor. The beer is fairly dry overall and very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of joshuacavett
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was sampled on draft at Freetail. It was incredibly oaky with a slight funk. Darker color than most wilds & almost a deep English dark mild color. Carbonation was amazing and sits on the tongue very nicely. I got a growler of this to go because I loved it so much. Highly recommend!!!

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Photo of jamescain
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Pours a murky brown with yellow hues and a thin off white head that fades to a spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel malt, toffee, figs, dark fruit, candi fruit, and plumbs.

Taste: The taste in no way is related to the aroma. The taste is really earth and musty, with a slight onion taste. Slightly sour on the finish, but pretty sweet overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: This is one of the more interesting beer's i've experienced. The aroma was so different from the taste it was surprising.

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Brettanolocator from Freetail Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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