Freetail Raspberry Ananke
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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. We present to you this batch, with raspberries added in the secondary tank. Stin ijiasas! Ingredients: Pilsen & acidulated malts; raw wheat; flaked rye; Perle hops; top-fermenting yeast; wild yeast & bacteria; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; raspberries; love

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber. Poured a striking shade of light reddish-amber with a short, pink-tinted beige head. The aroma picked up fresh raspberry seeds and meat paired with vinegar, sour oak, and a bit of fruity Brett.. smelled like it was going to be very sour.. very nice. The flavor opened sour with raspberry-infused vinegar and oak.. more meaty berries, assorted light fruit skins (and sour raspberry seeds), and a bit of sour wheat on the middle.. finished very sour with raspberry seeds, vinegar, and complementary funk. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. much more sour than anticipated.. got caught up in a few places, but overall a very good brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This one poured a nice red color, with a white head. Aroma was of red wine, raspberries, graina nd light metallic notes. Flavor was medium tart raspberries, light tannins, grain and some off seedy flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
bottle share at BW - pre-hill farmstead 3rd anniversary. hazy red-pinkish with a minimal head. raspberry puree, very fruity yet tart, vinous and oak, again those fatty chardonnay grapes, grass and herbs, light cheesy notes, light acidity. average carbonation, light body - oily, nice fruity tart citric finish. more balance than ananke base. and as enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by Seth and his crew at Hill Farmstead pre-3rd anniversary bottle share. Hazy red with pink reflects, small off-white/pinkish head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of raspberries, chardonnay, cherries, fruit tartness, light funk and oak. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately to heavily tart with raspberries & other red fruits, chardonnay and oak. Mouthfeel is dry and winey. Medium body. Mouth puckering. Very good raspberry Sour Ale. I preferred it to the regular Ananke (also shared by Seth). Really tart. Really good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at share in Vt, pours murky grapefruit color with light head and lacing. Butter oak, white wine, rich raspberry fruit puree, funk, and heavy raspberry cheesecake. Medium to fuller bodied. This is unbelievably good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours a clear ruby and medium frothy pink head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is strong rasberry and funk. Thin mouthfeel with strong rasberry flavor, light sourness and nice tart finish. Easy to drink, a very impressive one off of the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
Strong blast of raspberries right off the bat. Smells like freshly crushed fruit. Puckering sourness and acidity through and through. The modestly funky Ananke base serves as an excellent vessel here as the fruit really pops. Couldn't be more proud that an American-style framboise this good came from my hometown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle share at Hunahpu’s Day. I thought I had had this at the brewery before, but maybe not. Tart but not overly sour. Raspberry isn’t overpowering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1678) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
Chilled brown bottle, JStax at tasting, poured into a tulip. Pours red with pinkish head. Medium lacing, low carbonation, and tart raspberry. Taste is raspberry and some tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from brewpub..Pour is redish pink with very thin white head that fades..Nose is fresh raspberries, sweetness, wine, bugs..Taste is nice and tart, clean sweetness, stone fruit,wine..Nice sweet and tart palate

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