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Freetail Raspberry Ananke
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3225) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1595) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
had on tap and later from bottle .. . pours a ruby red .. . mild foam .. . raspberries, tart frozen strawberries, tart berry skin, and bobby’s fruit pie .. . full mouth, this is one of freetails best .. . . word to your mother! .. who is a very nice lady, give her my regards!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Tim; shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours raspberry red. Nose and taste of raspberry -seeds and all-, lactose, milk acid, oak and light vinous notes. Well balanced moderate tartness. Dryish finish. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2240) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a hazed ruby garnet with a thin white head. Big fat raspberries and soft acidic funk on the nose. Medium bodied, lots of musky raspberries, tart acid and subtle sweetness. Amazingly balanced, soft raspberry, long gentle acid. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2090) - 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


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