Peche'cus | Freetail Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jamescain on 11-28-2011

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Photo of rudzud
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing. 2013 vintage

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light halo 4.25 (x .05 = .213)

S - Aromas of the usual sour blonde base, light malts, tart sour acidic notes, very faint wine barrel notes. The peach is nearly non-existent, more genetic sour stone fruit. 3.25 (x .2 = .65)

T - Taste is quite sour, with nice lambic notes and nice vanilla from the barrels, good wine too. Like the peach is really, really soft and faint. It's tasty but really soft on the peaches, more generic stone fruit really. 4 (x .45 = 1.8)

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, which is appropriate for the style. Solid 4 (x .1 = .4)

O - Overall this beer, while good, was rather disappointing due to the lack of peaches on both the nose and taste. Really glad to try it though 3.5 (x .2 = .7)

Total Rating Score: 3.76
Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Big thanks to TimDisaster (reddit) for this one, should be awesome! Shared with rudzud.

Light fizzy head, fades very quickly, hazy murky peach color. 4

Nose very tart sour funk, lots of lambic like funk and sour fruity notes, peach is light though, little peach skin and juice, rind funk and Brett like funk., big vanilla toasty barrel too, and generic stone fruit. 4.25

Taste brings more lambic notes, sour fruit, grainy bready Brett L funk, into big barrel, tons of toasty oak and little vanilla, etc. Light generic stone fruit, little peach, more flesh and skin of stone fruit, little yeasty bready funk. Finish is dry bready yeasty, lots more toasty oak, little flemmy, very light stone fruit. 4

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, little flemmy little acidity. 4

Overall great base lambic and great toasty oak barrel, but no peach!375

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, peach, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with peach and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty but quite sour peach presence.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow body. Small white head that becomes a very thin collar.

Smell - Peach and a little bit of vanilla. Wheat. Lemon acidity. Some oak.

Taste - Peach is less intense. More grain and strong sourness. Lemony. A little oak.

Mouthfeel - Very light and well carbonated. Kinda spritzy.

Overall - Very enjoyable if uncomplex.

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Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Daniel at cottonwood! Thank you sir!

white head. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Flavor profile: a lot is sourness. Acidic and tart. Lots of fresh peaches. Has a wheat base. Some lemon citrus and a touch of spice. Some funkiness.

Mouthfeel: tart and clean. Light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, awesome sour! Very drinkable. The peach flavors were great.

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Photo of champ103
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

A: Pours a bright and gorgeous hazed golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention, and some patchy lace is left behind.
S: Fresh, fleshy peaches. A little tannin like with some fruit skins. Tart, acidic lemon. The acidity and amazing fruit aroma work perfectly together.
T: Follows the nose. Big fleshy, peach skin, tannin like flavors. The juicy peach is incredibly fresh and vibrant. Tart and acidic, with a bit of biscuity malt in the back. Amazing.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. A puckering, dry, tartness sucks in the checks and makes me want to keep coming back for more. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. So easy and enjoyable to drink. Everything works perfectly here.

One of the best I have had in Texas. Just an all around well done Wild Ale, and a wonderful experience.

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Photo of starkmarvelo
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Freetail Peche'cus

A- on tap. Bright hazy yellow with a creamy looking 1/2 finger white head. Really looks like a Lemon Meringue pie.

S- tart aromas, lemon, sour grape, some soft peach. A little bit of funk. Smells like Ananke. Awesome smelling wild ale.

T- this stuff is amazing. Sour peaches right off the bat, followed by that wild ale funk. Notes of lemon, sour green grape, straw, and champagne tartness.

M- nice medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Highly drinkable. I can drink this all day long.

O- this beer is truly excellent. Reminds me of Ananke with additions of sour peaches. This needs to be bottled. Very refreshing and looks beautiful vibrant and bright.

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Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer of Tejas 2012 beer, err, business trip, $5.50 for 12 oz. goblet, 6.6.12.

Nary any head, a thin ring around edge and a small island of small bubbles on top of yellowish gold very hazy body, no visible carbonation. Fruity nose, peach and peels no seeds, not overly sweet aromas, a bit of funk, light moist hay but not to a James Brown funk type level. Taste is a nice balance of tart and mild sourness balanced by sweetness of fruit, hops not very prominent, a bit of floralness. Mouthfeel medium, slight bit of stickiness though a rather dry finish interesting. The beer that changed my mind about Freetail, very intriguing, too bad I couldn't work my way through the Tower of Sours. Came back the next day and it was all gone, glad I was able to try this, The Usual Suspects would have enjoyed this.

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Photo of jamescain
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel aged version of Witicus with wild yeast and peaches added.

Appearance: Pours a hazy whitish-yellow with a small lacing of head that fades to a thin ring around the center.

Aroma: The first smell made my mouth water, lacto sourness, green apples, citrus, a hint of peach, orange and a touch of oak.

Taste: Sour and tart up front with notes of sour apples and citrus with a slight oak/ kettle corn flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation and a lingering sour finish with a touch of kettle corn.

Overall: Excellent beer and one of the best I've had from Freetail. I'll have to get back to try some more before it's all gone

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Peche'cus from Freetail Brewing Company
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