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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
light & refreshing, tart, slight sulfur, vinous aroma. nice wine character; the grapes aren’t too assertive or sharp. I can see how this would be a great base beer to play around with for blending. Easy-drinker, could put a few of this one away.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Big thanks to Terminus for picking this gem up for me. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has bugginess, chardonnay, dry fruitiness, spice, light minerals, nice sourness and some vinegar. Medium / light body that is husky and buggy with some minor semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with white grapes, chardonnay, vanilla, light oak, sourness and nice smooth melding of the flavors. The finish has even more wine presence, some vinegar, funk and bugs. Really nicely done sour ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy yellow pour with thin to no head, aroma has notes of lemon, yeasty bread, hints of vanilla, touch of chardonnay, hints of oak and slight spice notes, nice smelling. Taste is a nice mix of mouth puckering lemon and lactic notes, some nice oak, sweet white grape and chardonnay, hints of earth, touch of slight earth and a hint of clean vanilla, finishing fairly tart and refreshing. Could drink a lot of this, very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is not too sour - I get some wheat and grain notes, with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of what I was expecting. I get some lactic tartness, as well as some sour wheat and lemon notes. I also get some oak-aged notes, as well as some subtle white wine character and some biscuit malt. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small off white head. The aroma is sour fruit and cherry. Thin mouthfeel with a strong sour fruit and nice lingering tart finish. Easy to drink a very impressive sour ale from Freetail.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Tap at brewpub may 2012-pours hazy lite orange with no head. nose is wierd-lots of lemon, berries, and almost a woody coconut note-must be from the barrel aging. flavors are lite sour, lite tar yet shape in its delivery. hits the palate very nicely. pretty lemony and lite berry flavor. very nice cool looking brew as well. One of the best sours from the sampler. WIll revisit this rating from the bottle i have as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Freetail ananke. 22oz bottle. Courtesy of mar... Pours a wheaty lemony light brown hue and topped with a fluffy feathery white head... Aroma of lactic acid semi-bright vinegar. Lemon and white grapes, grapefruit citrus notes. Refreshing after the initial acidic bite... Flavors are a continuation of the same with a grapefruit white wine influence. Just shy of medium bodied. Nice after the initial bite. Reminds me of Cuvee de Castleton actually. Really drinkable 8/4/8/4/15

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Jeff- thanks again, Jeff! 2012 vintage. Pours a pale, hazy yellow-gold with no head. Aroma of white grapes, lemon, herbs, funk, oak, lactic tartness, and yogurt. The flavor is pretty much the same but even cleaner and nicer. Light-bodied, with a tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. And sessionable!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle 75 cl, tnx to Kan. Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white rim of head. Aroma is sour acidy fruity honey stable. Flavor is a darn sour blowin your face in the beginning, getting more fruity slightly bitter sustaining the sour turnig more sweet with saliva and gerting more fry sour character towards the end. Finishes with sour dryish and fruity aftetaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle shared by someone at the Hill Farmstead second anniversary party. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Light herbal notes, musk and toast, soft acid. Medium bodied, musk, sweetness, acid. Gentle lactic qualities. Long musk, touch of acid. Musk on the finish, long and funky.


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