brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Citric, grassy on the palate with plenty more lemon zest in the nose. Tangy, tart, delicious, imminently sessionable. More lactic than most of its American sour brethren. Great base for the fruited versions, and Ananke itself should age nicely.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as good as the raspberry but def a nice acidic brew with hints of the wine barrel.
travita (4578) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Freetail. The look is cloudy, thin light white head, light yellow color. The smell is tart, lemon, cleaning solution, sour, nice, funk. The taste is slight funk, tart, fruit, lemon, lactic, and nice.
jkwalking05 (4370) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with a faint white head. Aroma is of hay, straw, tart lemon, light funk. Taste is tart, lemon, refreshing, orange. Dry.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straw golden with minimal head. Nice acidic sour ale with tons of real quality funk. Bright and dry.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in Portsmouth tulip. From the most recent release. Bottle courtesy of Carleton (SpdKilz). Thanks buddy!
A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a quick dissolving white foam head. It shrinks to a thing ring and some light whisps.
S: Mild tart lemon with some light funk and a little pale wheat and malt combination.
T: Some mild tartness up front with some lemon grass, a little bitter fruit rind and a touch of sourness on the finish.
M: Light bodied with smooth carbonation and a refreshing mouthfeel.
O: Very easy drinking wild ale. Not in your face at all and goes down easy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-15-2012
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Multiple pours at GABF ’12. Appearance is hazy lemon with a big bright white head. Super funky smell, bleu cheese, wax, a touch of urine and wood. Taste is funky, much like the smell, with additional notes of lemon zest, citric acid, tannin, white grapes, and peach, ending medium sour. Medium body with high carbonation. Well-made sour.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A funky blond ale with complex refreshing fruitiness. Excellent
How: Bottle 22oz, shared with friends under the Vermont stars
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is superb funky white wine barrels with fresh tropical fruits, if you like your barrel aged beers on the wild side you will love this aroma. Taste has a complex fruitiness, refreshing tropical and exotic fruits, a banana-ish wheaty sensation (not sure if this is wheat-based), a good presence of bright funk, some very woody white wine. Sourness level is in the mild-medium range with a medium acidity level. This Sour/Wild Ale is more on the ‘Wild’ side than on the ‘Sour’ side. Excellent beer that came out of nowhere to me, deserves more love and some hype. This is a great beer that Texans beer lovers can be proud of, but somehow only about a dozen people from Texas have rated it, not many people but still, that’s almost 3,600 pounds of ratebeerians.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.