Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by Greg (thanks!). Ananke and Raspberry ananke tasted side-by-side. From rough notes.
Ananke - pours gold, hazy; light body, soft carb; sour, musty, cereal grains. Nod goes to raspberry here, but definitely nice.
Raspberry - pours an attractive red-pink; huge fruity raspberry nose, smells like candy (cotton candy meets jolly rancher). Some cherry as well. Very nice.
Experiment_Ale (439) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at C&G with everyone. Pours raspberry lemonade red with no head. Aroma us sharp tart note, same as Ananke. Taste is sour tart acidic tasty but sharp. Not much fruit or raspberry. Finish is lasting and really sour. Very nice sour.
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright raspberries in the nose with some funky sourness and wheat. Gorgeous body is deep pink with a scant head. Flavor is excellent. Nice, young tartness that should increase with age given how well regular Ananke ages. Big, vinous raspberry notes are fresh on the palate with a puckering sourness. Crisp mouthfeel, well-carbonated, dry but not taxing on the tongue. An excellent job by Freetail--exactly what I wanted from a ’berried version of this beer.