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RATINGS: 97   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
bottle shared by kevin at post HF ann party tasting. lotta white grapes, clean lactic yogurt sourness. some light grass and herbs. dry. 5% abv? refreshing to see. tasty, clean, enjoyable white wine grape sour beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2012
bottle share at hill farmstead, this one is amazing. I love the wine grapy charactersitics a wine barrel aging gives sour beers. Great beer for my first Texan Beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Tap flight at the brewery. Pretty standard golden sour. Light golden pour. Pineapple with a moderly tart funkiness. Dry finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LostHops287 (18) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours a light golden color. Light tartness to it. Big malty backend Overall not bad but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2012 version in bomber. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is lemons, bret yeasts (?). Taste is bret yeast, acidic and moderate citrus. Tangy and tart but not supremely dry. Slight alcohol flavors. Leaves lots of flavor behind. I like this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
This second release of only about 700 bottles in 22oz this year is a pleasant surprise. It pours a hazy sunshine color and has a sour nose. This is their base beer for the other sours they do. This is more reminisent of a gueze than any flavored sour beers. To me it reminds me of lemonade a bit. Very sessionable sour and especially for the hot summer days coming up in austin

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/14/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over. The beer itself is a pale champagne yellow with a scarce white head that fades pretty much right away. The aroma is strong at first but fades a little bit. Slight tartness, citrus rind, a little bit of funk, and some white grape. A bit of funk in the back. Ananke is mostly sour, not much funk in the flavor. Tart green apple, some white grape and some lemon zest comes on stronger as the sip progresses. Overall a fairly mellow flavor. The carbonation is a bit light, as is the body. The tartness is on the light side, leading to only a light salivation with each sip. My sense is that Freetail stayed a bit conservative with their first sour. It was good, but more delicate than the aggressive sour style I like.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours cloudy lemon golden with a small white head. The aroma is wild yeast aroma. The flavor is light lemony tart that is pretty smooth on the palate on a good body. The palate ends smoothly with no tart or sour bite.


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