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Freetail Raspberry Ananke
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2218) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2100) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle through trade! Pour has a deep red raspberry color and a fizzle of white head. Aroma has big ripe raspberry, light acidity, berry seeds, and a nice touch of wine barrels. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor kicks the base beer up a bit, light tart acidity, berry seeds, oak, raspberry, and a lingering finish. Overall it is a nice fresh berry sour.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (1850) - 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1739) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1715) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1664) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1507) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1312) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1112) - 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.


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