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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 ales 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, barnyard and brett. Sweet, fruity and dry to peppery brett. Mild citric to light acidic. Lingering fruity and brett finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
cloudy yellow, small white head. aroma is sour, well balaced. flavor is sour, slighly sort of bretty, sort of apple like notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2011 Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a tiny white head. Sweet and tart fruity aroma. Medium body, yeasty with some medicinal notes and a sophisticated Chardonnay-like tartness. Strange cardamom notes. Baking yeast. Interesting, but clearly an "inexperienced " Sour. 150311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour. Funk and fruit nose. Light and sour with refreshing white grape flavors. Good stuff....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Big thanks to ericandersnavy for the share. Pours a light straw yellow with a white head. Nose is lemon, citrus, yeast, slight vinous quality, hints of brett: pineapple?, and some tartness. Flavor is very light and pleasant: citrus, lemon, pinot, some bugs, a hint of pineapple brett, a not too heavy on carbonation. Very enjoyable sour- I drink a das boot of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle This beer rocks! Hazy yellow ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is both funky and fruity old cheese intermingled with whispers of vanilla, lemon zest and white grapes. Medium-bodied and oily with mild carbonation. The flavor is sour and fruity with light yeasty bitterness and a hint of butter. Tart, tangy, mildly bitter finish. Kudos to 50belair for sharing his bottle of this gem!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle courtesy of 50Belair. Pours a goldenrod yellow, clear with little head. Nose is white grapes, sour funk. Rather nice. Bracingly sour but not overly so with a light effervescent body. Somewhat like Cascade The Vine. Lot of barrel flavor. This is a terrific sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2010 vintage, 12oz bottle received in a recent trade with BelgianBeerGal. Thanks again Amy! Pours a cloudy golden honey yellow color with a one finger foamy white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Visible carbonation bubbling up. Funky, earthy aroma with lots of barrel character and dry bret effervescence. Lots of earthy oak with faint vanilla and a prominent wine presence in the nose. Im not sure what kind of barrels they used but based on the color and aroma it must be a crisp white wine. Maybe chardonnay? Hints of crisp light fruit, mostly apple but also vinous with a strong grape, light raisin character. Medium bodied with a good balance of tart sourness, earthy funk, oaky wine barrel character, dry bret and crisp light fruit. Slightly puckering up front but not too funky, sour or acidic with a very prominent vinous wine barrel presence. Earthy with oak tannis and hints of apple, grape and light raisin as well as a silky buttery presence that adds complexity and helps the mouthfeel. Im also picking up some subtle honey that adds a bit more sweetness. Slight dry finish. This beer is very well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink. Its not intensely sour or abrasive with a very nice wine barrel flavor that I really enjoy. Im looking forward to trying more wild ales from Freetail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours cloudy golden apricot. Nose of grape skin, apricot seed, sweet and tart fruits, and musky basement aromas. Taste is apple core, mildly sweet apricot and grape skin followed by tart fermented kiwi and yeast. Very nice well balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12193) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from EricAndersNavy, thanks! Blonde, head disappears almost immediately. Vinous aroma with oak and traubenzucker. Soft tart flavor with citrus, oak. traubenzucker and melon. Thinnish, but very well balanced.

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