Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle shared with my brother on Christmas. Hazy reddish-pink pour with a white head. The aroma has some tart raspberries as well as some oak and big seedy raspberry notes. The flavor has some juicy, seedy raspberry notes. There is a good bit of tartness as well as some light oak and wine-like character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Delicious.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!