Porto Gallito | Freetail Brewing Company

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83 Ratings
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Porto GallitoPorto Gallito
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:
24
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber pours a dark brown color with a frothy cap of tan head. Retention is average but the lacing is wall-ish and superb.

Nose is tart and lacto-esque with some sweet hints of dark berries and blackened sugar. Maybe a light port wine character, but not as influential as I would have thought...probably would not notice it if you didn’t know it was there.

Mmm, very smooth lacto tartness on this one, if that makes any sense. Rolls just fine from berry-sour to cocoa-grainy malt and finishes with a sharp twang and bubbly carbonation. Damn, this is really tasty, I wish I had bought a few more now. Usually not a big fan of the darker sours, but this one has less roast and overall malt heft than most. The port barrel treatment seems to have complimented the lacto extremely well in this case. Very, very good beer. Kinda flies under the radar (no bat-pun intended), but damn, I am digging the shit out of this one.

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky dark red/mahogany with a decent sized tan head leaving some retention and lacing.

Lots of bold cherry aroma. Dark fruits and some nice sourness. Vinous oaky port notes as well with a bit of vinegar.

This is delectable. Big dark fruit flavors along with an intense sourness that features more vinegar than the nose although at a good level. Big port notes complement the base. Very acidic and all flavors go well together.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Tartness and oak linger on the palate.

One of my more pleasant beer surprises recently. Great tartness along with port characteristics. Not incredibly complex, but what is there melds perfectly. Very glad to have tried this one.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from tasting on 11/16. thanks to mike for sharing this brew.

a - brown with a maroon tint. thin watery look.

s - nice tart smell. some cherry...don't get any port.

t - really tasty. brown ale with cherry and a nice barrel glazing. great tart with some sour egginess in there.

m - easy drinking. soft tartness.

o - overall really nice all around.

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Photo of tut2528
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a huge thanks to Fatbeats18 for this one! greatly appreciated this!

A: pours an extremely dark red/purple that is nearly brown in color, very nice carbonation and creates about 1/2 fingers worth of light tan head formation. Suprised on how dark this body is and swirling the glass creates a quick fizz.

S: wow, this is awesome. big tart cherries, black berries and raspberries are extremely well balanced with one another. these are complemented by big port-wine body with the oak lying in the background. some vinegar comes through and quite inviting. And just smelling this the first time got my mouth taste buds fired up.

T: a bit more vinegar comes through here, as does the port-wine characters. the acidic fruits are still very well present but not as prominent in my opinion as the nose suggested. the oak again is subtle and sits quite nicely with the entire brew.

M: medium bodied, full of carbonation, creates immense salivation, slight vinegar and acidic after taste is left on the palate. (wish that the tart fruits lingered a bit longer)

O: a very solid brew all the way around. its a fantastic representation for the style and has moderate complexity. I admit that I'm still relatively new to this style of beer, but I'm already hooked. The port-wine characteristic in this one really shines through more so than other wild ale's that i've tried, which i really thought was appealing.

thanks again Fatbeats18!!!

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of starkmarvelo
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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3.68/5  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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4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Chocolate cloudy brown with very light tan head that recedes quickly and leaves some lacing
S: Funk and citrus undertones, definitely a sour
T: Sour right up front and dominant, with some citrus and a malty underbelly
M: thin and lively, the carbonation is spritzy
D: certainly a sipper of a beer, very nice sour but pungent

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