Freetail Raspberry Ananke
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (4270) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4096) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3975) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2012 Bottle, bomber. split 2 ways at fridge temp and allowed to warm. red-pinkesh hues. Nose is bright fruit, minor fecal matter, a hint of tang soda and broken dreams. Taste is nice. very dry, semi-sweet finish. not a huge burst of raspberry but this is quite old now. hint of balsamic, great mouthfeel. has a nice backbone with spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3485) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3030) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2732) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2655) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Bitter Raspberries, Sour Mash T: Bitter Raspberries, Cranberries, Sour Mash M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour Overall, pretty decent raspberry sour...not much beyond but shouldn’t be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (2616) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Hazy, deep orange colour with a thin, white head. Sour aroma with raspberries, citrus and spices. Taste is lightly sour. Medium body with a creamy texture. Finishes sour with raspberries and fruit juices. Nice Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2525) - 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

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