BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
SudsMcDuff (7072) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Due to our tight fiscal situation, we regret to inform you we are still going to have to close your station. Good luck in Sherbourne, John. And give your men my best. Sincerely, Governor Fuckhead
Ernesto987 (4802) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy orange gold with no head. Aroma of funk, oak vinegar and citrus. Taste is funky and sour with oak up front but finishes fruity citrus and peaches. Very nice, better than the raspberry variant.
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Pailhead (5800) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, brett, sweet tarts, light lemon, and a touch of vinous notes. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a touch of haze and a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with moderate tart citrus. The finish has moderate tart lemon, light sweet tarts, brett, and very faint white. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, super tasty and something I could drink all day.
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ananke pours an attractively hazy body with a deep goldenrod color. Carbonation is thin and builds little more than a slim ring of foam at the top of the glass. Excellent aroma delivers tart lemon zest & wine-barrel oak. The wood smells dry and slightly funky, but citrus fruit is the highlight here. Sweet melon, dry grass, and bread crust provide a nice backdrop for the sourness.
The wine barrels make their presence felt most in the flavor of Ananke, hitting the front of the palate with dry, wooden tannins. Sour lemon and unripened white grapes quickly follow suit, laying down a nice puckering sourness. Slight graininess in the finish with tropical fruits and musty oak. Mouthfeel is crisp and slick on the tongue, with a low carbonation level and juicy finish. Ananke might taste dry, but the body is quite juicy and refreshing, making this Wild Ale one of the more drinkable versions of the style I’ve come across. Quite the unique beer, but I’d expect nothing less from Freetail. Definitely worth the trip to San Antonio...
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hopscotch (10184) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.