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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


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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9219) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Bottle... darkguardian’s & biggsbowler’s West Palm Beach Birthday Bash!... This beer rocks!... Hazy dirty-orange pour with a miniscule, fleeting, creamy, white head. The aromatics are fruity and sour - raspberries and other red, acidic berries and fruits. Light to medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor furnishes big notes of sour raspberries, blackberries and red currants. Finishes fruity, stupid tart and then it dries out. World class beer provided by a world class guy, 50belair!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reddish pour, pink head. Loads of tart berries, yogurt, light lemony notes, some really welcomed oak flavors. This was quite enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1208) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2689) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2012 bottle shared with my brother on Christmas. Hazy reddish-pink pour with a white head. The aroma has some tart raspberries as well as some oak and big seedy raspberry notes. The flavor has some juicy, seedy raspberry notes. There is a good bit of tartness as well as some light oak and wine-like character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pour out of bottle, slightly hazy reddish pour with thin pinkish head, aroma brought juicy raspberries with the seeds, slight lemon, oak, hints of vanilla, biscuit in there to balance, slight funky notes as well. Taste had a mix of sweet raspberry, jam, and seeds into some slight oak, vinegar, hints of lemon, lactic as well, slight oak, finishing fairly tart, slightly sweet. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2145) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1017) - 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 (1033) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1984) - 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.


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