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Freetail Raspberry Ananke
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2009) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1865) - 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 (1731) - 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 (1289) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1250) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
A - pours glowing copperish red with zero head and zero lacing. S - mmm. Nice funky sour. Tart red berries, lactic tartness and cheese funk to the max. Notes of honey, lemon juice, brown sugar, buttery notes, bees wax. FUNKY! M - nice dry sour. Medium body with a nice solid palate. T - funk. This tastes like funk. Nice cheese and barnyard funk. Pineapple juice, Tart under ripe berries, Lemon juice and brown sugar on the palate. End is yogurt, cheese funk, dough and tart green apple. O - nice funky sour raspberry goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle sample from "hannont". Colour...slight cloudy, light ruby with no head. Nose...pronounced raspberry with vinegar notes too. Palate...a quick burst of perfumey raspberry and then the fruit trails off and gets replaced with a generalised acetic flavour. There’s yeasty bits and and lingering tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle share at Hunahpu’s Day. I thought I had had this at the brewery before, but maybe not. Tart but not overly sour. Raspberry isn’t overpowering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
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


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