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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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American Wild Ale.
Rarely released in its purest form, Ananke is the backbone of our wild ale program, a base beer used for blending and fruit infusion. Named for the ancient Greek Goddess of inevitability and personification of destiny, necessity & fate, Ananke helps bring order to an otherwise chaotic universe. Such as her namesake, this delicately sour ale’s presence is felt throughout all of our barrel-aged beers. Ingredients: Pilsen & acidulated malts; raw wheat; flaked rye; Perle hops; top-fermenting yeast; wild yeast & bacteria; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; love

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale reddish color with a small white head. Has a fruity funky raspberry aroma. Fruity malty slightly tart raspberry flavor. Has a fruity slightly tart raspberry woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, pale straw-yellow body with a foamy, slightly soapy white head that reduces to a bubbly collar in no-time. Aroma of sweaty funk, brettanomyces, sour lemon, mild acetic acid, lightly vinous white grapes, stone fruit skin sharpness, musty hay, & some sweaty feet. Sour, funky. Flavor has a lovely sweet-tart & lemony sourness up front; lacto yeast, brett, horsey funk, underripe stone fruits, white grapes. Some dripping wet oak towards the back-end; finishing with a strong, nearly puckering sourness & a lingering bit of lemons, barnyard, & sweaty hay. Smooth, crisp mouth feel. Wow! What an awesome sour ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5347) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, brett, sweet tarts, light lemon, and a touch of vinous notes. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a touch of haze and a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with moderate tart citrus. The finish has moderate tart lemon, light sweet tarts, brett, and very faint white. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, super tasty and something I could drink all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours unclear yellow-gold with a foamy white head. The aroma holds rich lemon, light funk, popcorn, sweat. Light sweet flavor with bracing tart lemons, white pepper, cereal, pale wood. Light bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Strongly acidic on the finish with cleansing lemon, soft funky edges, light bitter straw. Bracing and a bit burning with the high acidity. A bit rough around the edges and perhaps a touch young. Fair overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle, shared at the satellite 10K tasting CBC Clerko, 19/08/14. Hazed orange golden with a decent off white head that dissipates then retains. Nose is tangy citric rinds, lemon peel, funky vibes, tarte peach, straw, mellow dank wood. Taste comprises tarte melon, dank wood vibes, funk, light barnyard, mandarin, tangy apricot, tropical fruit notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy fruit rinse in the close. Nice sour, fairly easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Aroma is big funky, baby diaper, bile. Hazed golden straw colour with a small halo of white. Flavour is tart fruit, grape, grainy, apricot, and white peach. Palate is is tart and quite puckering, moderate carbonation. Lingering clean tart fruit with a funk edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 Bottle thanks to Thomas. It pours cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. The nose is earthy, funky, wood, lactic, wood, hay, sour fruits and tangfastics. The taste is tart, lactic, good mouth-pucker, lactic, sour green apple, sherbet, lemony, funky, light acidity, sour candy and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather soft and very drinkable. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Smell raspberry tart. Clear cranberry juice pour. Taste sour raspberry. sweet tart flavor. Dry. Thin body light carb. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1703) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Tartness, light fruit, and some raw wheat notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2789) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Dreadnaught33. Thanks Jonathan! This is my second time enjoying this beer. The beer is a hazy, golden straw hue with a small ring of pure white head. The aroma brings funk, lemon, white wine, hay, sweet tarts. Sour with some tangy citrus notes. A touch of oak with some nice brett presence. Light to medium in body with a puckering finish. Pretty tasty.

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