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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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2.9
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
355mL thanks to drowland. Pours a hazy light yellow with white bubbles- no head formation. Nose is doughy, mild urea sting, lemon, sour apricot, small pickle/acetic acid. Apricot plus pickle.... Taste is tart moving to bland but mouthwatering acetic. Small malty graininess, big dough character. Finishes buttery. Very weird. Nothing offensive...nothing cohesive.

3.6
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
11/11/11. 12oz bottle courtesy ericandersnavy. Somewhat faint aroma of wood and fruitiness, but also a touch of medicinal plastic. Slightly tart, sweet malty flavor with light fruits and a touch of alcohol. Not bad!

3.6
Ungstrup (37574) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of wood, brettanomyces, and malt. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of brettanomyces, wood, malt, and lemons. The body is light.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
’10-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-12oz bottle- pours a white ring for a head and cloudy straw/yellow color. Aroma is yeast-bret, tart, light fruit-white grape. Taste is yeast-bret, acidic/tart-lemon, light malt, bread, wood, light fruit-white grape. Clean/easy.

3.6
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of atxdelivery. Thanks! My first step into the world of Freetail. Pours a hazy dulled pineapple hue, some darker gold glow and straw, well hazed, with a tiny brighter white ring of a head atop, stays that way with minimal lacing. Aromas are interesting and fairly potent, preaching a healthy white wine aroma up front, lots of fuzzy peach, Granny Smith Apples, grapefruit, and honeysuckle. Some honeydew melon, sour lemons as decent kick of lactic acid kicks into play, some yogurt, vanilla and oak, with light dusty brett and a huge smacking pineapple essence. Coriander, papaya and mango sprinkle in. This smells right up my alley, if not a bit light on sourness. Initial is a lighter bodied beer, a bit light on carbonation and body. Offering some bready malts that are soaked in white wine. Straw, white grapes, grapefruit and cool melon fruit. Wet oak, vanilla, a faint buttery oak essence. With some lemons, light lactic acid, some dry bretty dust on the back and further in some soft cheesey funk picks up. Still, a white wine essence and the fruity vibrance of a Pinot Grigio seem to take the center stage. A bit underbodied with peaches and pineapple, melon, and decent citrus complimenting just a light bubbling of carbonation and some decent lemony lactic acid, preaching a decent to smaller sourness. I’d like to see this develop more in the barrel. As it is, I really dig the aroma and the taste is nice but needs more body and depth of wild yeast. The appearance and carbonation are lacking. Overall, powerful aroma, quite drinkable, but needs more time/development to let the wild yeast take over (Perhaps it needed more fermentables for said yeast?). Nice, the faults don’t break it, but also don’t elevate it above the middle of the pack. The aroma is my favorite in recent memory of many a beer. Witbier base?

3.9
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a murky bright yellow with white fizzy white head. Aroma tart, Brett, citrus, tart wheat. Flavor is much the same....tasty!!!!!

3.7
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of citrus, dry malt, lactic. Tastes minerally and citrussy with some grassy elements and a dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.7
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to the guy who always comes through for a taste of this one. I owe you yet again, Eric! Served at the Jackie O’s One Funky Afternoon release in my SAVOR snifter. Pours a light apricot-peach color with a bit of haze and a white head. Light lacing. The nose is really nice and light. Mild tartness with a bit of peach. Some acidity lingering in the background. Lactic character is mild in the nose but comes out more in the flavor, which is almost like an American-inspired berliner. Light peach and other stone fruits along with a hint of wheat. Light, crisp, and refreshing body that is slightly acidic. Overall, quite enjoyable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-13-2011

3.3
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle provided by Kan...Pours a light gold peach with a light white head, ok spotty lacing, poor retention...Aroma that is very wine like, dry, apple, grape skin, and yeast, not very sour...The taste and feel are also dry and wine like but sour. I’m not a huge fan of the taste or carbonation level. Either needs to be more or less wine like.

3.5
Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Thirdeye11 poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of lemon, biscuit, light barnyard and some light lactic notes. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon and light barnyard with a smooth dry lingering tart funky finish.


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