Freetail Raspberry Ananke
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8795) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2771) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On draft for GABF 2012. Pours a hazy pink-yellow with a white head. Nose is tart raspberries, some oak, light funk, and some vinous tartness. Flavor is similar with a burst of berries in a house of vinegar, sour, tart fruit, vinous qualities, and bits of oak. Light to medium in body and a nice sour overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear pink reddish color ale with a large foamy head with some average retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh wild raspberry with some tart notes and light acidic edge is really nice. Taste is a super nice mix between some fresh raspberry with limited amount of sweetness but just enough to cut through some of the acidic notes with some tart and light oak notes also well discernable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Really well brewed with perfect addition of raspberry and some vinous notes well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Fairly tart. Decent sourness. Zippy crisp fruity. I really like this one. 650 ml bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear pale pink body with a medium off-white/cream head. Aroma of raspberry jam, wood, horse blanket, and subtle leather notes. Flavor of raspberry, pedio, white grapes, and lacto with a moderately dry wood finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Multiple pours at GABF ’12. Appearance is deep copper with a light pink tint and a small white head. Another funky aroma from Freetail; cheesy, waxy, woody, a touch of tannin, and urine with some raspberries rounding out the back-end. Taste is not quite as funky, sour fruits, raspberry, some strawberry, oak, grapeskin, with light earthy and waxy notes. Medium body with high carbonation. Another great sour from Freetail and I really appreciate the quality these guys are putting out. Well-done!

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