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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2805) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
22 ounce bottle thanks to errl. Thanks! Pours a translucent red with no head. Fruity, bright raspberry comes through in the aroma along with a solid tartness. Clean and fruity with a soft tartness in the finish. Really nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle shared by main man Josh. 2012 vintage. Reddish orange pour with a white head. Raspberry aromas. Tart and acidic raspberries with white grape undercurrents. Good body, good balance, and good mouthfeel. A very nice sour from the kids in San Antonio...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a hazed ruby garnet with a thin white head. Big fat raspberries and soft acidic funk on the nose. Medium bodied, lots of musky raspberries, tart acid and subtle sweetness. Amazingly balanced, soft raspberry, long gentle acid. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (7904) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Tim; shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours raspberry red. Nose and taste of raspberry -seeds and all-, lactose, milk acid, oak and light vinous notes. Well balanced moderate tartness. Dryish finish. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Big thanks to cfh64 for the bottle. 22 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. 2012 release. A: Pours clear ruby color with no discernable head. Light frothiness around the edges, but nothing special. S: A lot more funk than acticipated. A little cheesy with some raspberry freshness. There is a mild tartness on the backend with a little wine grape aspect to it. T: Tart raspberry upfront with an almost sweet tart candy like middle. Oaky and red wine-esque in the finish. Mild funk in the periphery, but taste was all about the fruit. M: Light bodied with a prickly carbonation level to break tarness. Pretty drinkable. O: The duality of the nose was something. Very funky in the nose, not as much in the taste and vice versa for the raspberry. I enjoyed this beer, but would have liked a little more balance between the nose and taste. Serving type: bottle

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chad. Thanks, dude! Shared with the Destihl Crew. Pours a richly berry hued gentle hazed body. Frothy pink head dies to a loose film, well carbonated body with some rich crimson glow and hues. Aromas offer white wine, fuzzy white peach and tangerine, white grape and melon. Gentle raspberry fruit and skin, some funky brett, lactic acid, and gentle sweetness. Good funk, richer sour fruit element and rich barrel nose. Initial is a bit sour, raspberry elements really sour it front and center, good sourness, lemons and grapefruit, gentle white grape, melon. Firm brett, well carbonated. Coriander and orange peel from the base, gentle tartness and funk hit the backend and dry out the palate. Finish is tart, raspberry and lemon, white grape, lactic acid. Dry, a bit bretty, nice carbonation. Rich fruity nose and oak, gentle spice. Great nose, nice sour light body. Really nice, a more firm sourness, raspberry skin and good sourness, smaller body, vibrant sour flavors without getting acedic in any sort of the nature. Tasty and fun offering that really works well. More complex, some more body and further along than the regular Ananke I had last year which was a bit thin and lacking complexity outside of the nose. Big improvement.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
bottle. lightly hazed brick red body with a shallow film of a white head and no lasting retention. medium to heavy oak with strong acetobacter and lactic acid aroma and flavor; mild to medium dryness and tart raspberry pulp flavoring with a strongly salivating acidity and a vitamin-like, chalky yeast residue left in the finish. overall it’s pretty well rounded, very quenching and satisfying washing of the tongue with the acid. nicely done. thanks Alan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled on tap at GABF 2012. Pours a pinkish color with white head. Tart, raspberry, sour flavors. Interesting beer, I would love to try again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
had on tap and later from bottle .. . pours a ruby red .. . mild foam .. . raspberries, tart frozen strawberries, tart berry skin, and bobby’s fruit pie .. . full mouth, this is one of freetails best .. . . word to your mother! .. who is a very nice lady, give her my regards!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a bright red with no head, aroma of raspberries, very fruity and sweet. Taste follows, fruity and acidic. Nice sour! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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