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:
No notes at this time.

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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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 23
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a chocolate brown color with ruby port highlights; an inch of tan foam stacks on top of the liquid, leaving a smattering of dots and dashes around the tulip glass

Smell: Lactic sourness complements the berry, cherry and grape notes

Taste: Blackberries, cherries and grapes dominate the opening, with the lactic sourness building through the middle; underneath the tart flavors is a subtle undertone of fortified port, though the sweetness really doesn't come through in a meaningful way; in the finish, the oak joins the profile though there is quite a bit of puckering sourness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Unlike a lot of dark sours, this beer doesn't overwhelm with caramel malt flavors (which often fail to work well with the sour flavors); I am really impressed by the way the flavors complement each other, with the port barrel adding a distinctly different tone

Thanks, Phoenix2443, for the opportunity

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Photo of oline73
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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep red/dark burgundy color ale with a average size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of oak and vinous notes with light acidic notes. Taste is a nice mix between some port notes with light woody notes and some vinous notes. Acidity level is quite balanced with a nice level of tart notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice sour ale with good overall balance.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at a recent Philly 'burbs bottle share.

Ruby-brown pour, with a small, sturdy cap of off-white foam; moderate retention and lacing. Berry aroma, lactic and slight acetic notes. On the palate, vinous notes, cherry and cranberry, tart and acetic, but manageable, earth and mineral, with some of the caramel malts coming through in a minor way. Medium body, moderate (maybe slightly high) carbonation. Nothing groundbreaking, but a solid and enjoyable wild ale overall.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Thanks to both twiggamortis420 and wagenvolks for the hookups here!

So...something along the lines of "Port Cock"... Okay. This stuff pours a deep mahogany topped by a finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises tart black grapes (couldn't tell you if they were Porto grapes or not), red wine (something akin to a Malbec), and some musty oak in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of cranberry. Everything is decidedly tart here, though somehow not enough to cause intestinal issues in the morning for a lesser man. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a tasty sour, one that seems like a one-note song, but one that doesn't grow quite as tiresome as such musical entrees.

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is reddish amber hued with an inch of foamy beige head. The aroma offers red wine, tannins, oak, acetic yeast, port, currants. Smells nice. The flavor follows suit, offering nice complexity and balance. A nice tart finish with alcohol content well disguised. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A delightful beer to sip and savor.

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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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit and cherries, as well as some toffee malt. The flavor is quite funky, with some leather notes to go along with some barnyard funk. I also get some tart cherries and tart grapes, as well as a hint of sweetness from the toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown and ruddy in appearance, super thin 1/7" tan head. Great aroma, dark fruit, charred malt, coffee from the malt and toffee notes. Complex.

Taste, a good amount of acetic acid, vinegar like aspect pairing with darker malt. Full on carbonation, alcohol noticeable, dark cherry and dark fruit bitterness as well as tartness.

An interesting and unique enough beer. Closes up drying. Would bang again at the right price. Wouldn't chase.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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