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RATINGS: 99   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (378) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Straw golden with minimal head. Nice acidic sour ale with tons of real quality funk. Bright and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
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.

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 (4133) - 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 (6417) - Lansing, 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 (5855) - 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 (3879) - 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 (3283) - 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.


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