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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Wild Ale.
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. Ingredients: Pilsen & acidulated malts; raw wheat; flaked rye; Perle hops; top-fermenting yeast; wild yeast & bacteria; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; love

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3.7
Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with some light oak also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with some sour notes and oak also perceptible and well balanced acidity which is not overly dominant. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing spectacular about his beer but well brewed overall with good balance and limited acidity.

4.3
jcartamdg (3522) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a hazy orange gold with no head. Aroma of funk, oak vinegar and citrus. Taste is funky and sour with oak up front but finishes fruity citrus and peaches. Very nice, better than the raspberry variant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Citric, grassy on the palate with plenty more lemon zest in the nose. Tangy, tart, delicious, imminently sessionable. More lactic than most of its American sour brethren. Great base for the fruited versions, and Ananke itself should age nicely.

3.6
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Not as good as the raspberry but def a nice acidic brew with hints of the wine barrel.

3.7
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Freetail. The look is cloudy, thin light white head, light yellow color. The smell is tart, lemon, cleaning solution, sour, nice, funk. The taste is slight funk, tart, fruit, lemon, lactic, and nice.

3.8
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Cloudy yellow with a faint white head. Aroma is of hay, straw, tart lemon, light funk. Taste is tart, lemon, refreshing, orange. Dry.

4.2
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Straw golden with minimal head. Nice acidic sour ale with tons of real quality funk. Bright and dry.

3.9
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in Portsmouth tulip. From the most recent release. Bottle courtesy of Carleton (SpdKilz). Thanks buddy! A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a quick dissolving white foam head. It shrinks to a thing ring and some light whisps. S: Mild tart lemon with some light funk and a little pale wheat and malt combination. T: Some mild tartness up front with some lemon grass, a little bitter fruit rind and a touch of sourness on the finish. M: Light bodied with smooth carbonation and a refreshing mouthfeel. O: Very easy drinking wild ale. Not in your face at all and goes down easy. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-15-2012

3.8
Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Multiple pours at GABF ’12. Appearance is hazy lemon with a big bright white head. Super funky smell, bleu cheese, wax, a touch of urine and wood. Taste is funky, much like the smell, with additional notes of lemon zest, citric acid, tannin, white grapes, and peach, ending medium sour. Medium body with high carbonation. Well-made sour.

4.1
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
In short: A funky blond ale with complex refreshing fruitiness. Excellent
How: Bottle 22oz, shared with friends under the Vermont stars
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose is superb funky white wine barrels with fresh tropical fruits, if you like your barrel aged beers on the wild side you will love this aroma. Taste has a complex fruitiness, refreshing tropical and exotic fruits, a banana-ish wheaty sensation (not sure if this is wheat-based), a good presence of bright funk, some very woody white wine. Sourness level is in the mild-medium range with a medium acidity level. This Sour/Wild Ale is more on the ‘Wild’ side than on the ‘Sour’ side. Excellent beer that came out of nowhere to me, deserves more love and some hype. This is a great beer that Texans beer lovers can be proud of, but somehow only about a dozen people from Texas have rated it, not many people but still, that’s almost 3,600 pounds of ratebeerians.


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