Porto Gallito | Freetail Brewing Company

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83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mora2000 on 07-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#BOTG 161! 1 more to go. Thanks to my buddy Will (Canandianghetto) for getting this one for me from Freetail. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse glass. This one gushed when I popped the bottle, but settles down once it got in the glass. It pours a dark mahagony brown/red color, creamy head remains on the top of the beer, off white color. Smell- band aid funk, tart cherries, strawberries. Taste- up front it is not sour. Some mellow cherry notes, maybe some funk. Not much richness that I was expecting from the smell. At the end I get a tart lacto sourness, but it is subdued, around the back of my mouth and sides of my tongue. I have a feeling that this will develop more over time and become more sour. Its an easy drinker for 7%, but I do wish it had more complexity. This is good, not great, but has potential.

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3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears an amber color with red hints around the edges and tab cap that retains decent. A swirl brings about a finger back to the surface.

The smell is vinous and tangy with a bit of vinegar. Mildly fruity alcohol inclusion. Some minerals and funky cheese round out the nose.

The taste is vinegar with fruit and herbal hops. A modest inclusion of alcohol is noted. Almost a salty to savory aftertaste with a hint of soy sauce oxidation lingers in the mouth.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is unique and overall fairly easy drinking. Unique and worth a try but nothing terribly exciting.

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3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Freetail Porto Gallito

A- pour dark dirty brown with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. No lacing.

S-Leather, cherries, tartness

T-leather flavors, ripe plums, mild tartness with a toffee/leathery finish with faint port flavor and oak character.

M-medium mouthfeel, good amount of fizzy carbonation. Lingering leathery notes.

O- very easy drinking. Not too tart, not too sweet. Good carbonation. I could drink this all day long. Good.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks goes out to BeerBuddy2122 for sending me this one as part of a past trade! Shared this one at one of our Random Sunday Tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep ruby red brown with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, fruit, sour, dark fruit, earth, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, fruit, tart, sour, dark chocolate, earth, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I went into this one not really knowing what to expect. However, what I found was actually not too bad. There was a nice touch of balance going on with the earthy/roasty notes along with the tart and funky notes. The barrel definitely also made its presence known throughout each sip with the nice notes of wood and fruit. A really well done brew that I would definitely enjoy having again in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a reddish brown/dark amber color with a ring of off white head that goes away.

Smell: There is a dark sour funk that reminds me a bit of red berries. I'm also getting a sweet component that reminds me of brown sugar.

Taste: This one is quite tart up front with a good amount of sweet brown sugar malt to balance things out. There is some vinegar and a red berry like tartness. The finish is tart.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with just a hint of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Dark sours aren't my favorite, but I thought this one was pretty good. I'd have more if someone offered.

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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 12.25.12

A - Pours a brown with a fizzy one inch light brown head that fades slowly.

S - Oaky, acidic, and wine-like.

T - Tart, woody acid, port wine.

D - Decent carbonation and a medium body.

O - Fizzy and tart with lots of barrel characteristics and som port residue. I enjoyed it.

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Porto Gallito from Freetail Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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