BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
This second release of only about 700 bottles in 22oz this year is a pleasant surprise. It pours a hazy sunshine color and has a sour nose. This is their base beer for the other sours they do. This is more reminisent of a gueze than any flavored sour beers. To me it reminds me of lemonade a bit. Very sessionable sour and especially for the hot summer days coming up in austin
SudsMcDuff (8492) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Due to our tight fiscal situation, we regret to inform you we are still going to have to close your station. Good luck in Sherbourne, John. And give your men my best. Sincerely, Governor Fuckhead Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2012
bottle share at hill farmstead, this one is amazing. I love the wine grapy charactersitics a wine barrel aging gives sour beers. Great beer for my first Texan Beer! jcartamdg (3535) - 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.
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dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, brett, sweet tarts, light lemon, and a touch of vinous notes. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a touch of haze and a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with moderate tart citrus. The finish has moderate tart lemon, light sweet tarts, brett, and very faint white. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, super tasty and something I could drink all day.
Ananke pours an attractively hazy body with a deep goldenrod color. Carbonation is thin and builds little more than a slim ring of foam at the top of the glass. Excellent aroma delivers tart lemon zest & wine-barrel oak. The wood smells dry and slightly funky, but citrus fruit is the highlight here. Sweet melon, dry grass, and bread crust provide a nice backdrop for the sourness.
The wine barrels make their presence felt most in the flavor of Ananke, hitting the front of the palate with dry, wooden tannins. Sour lemon and unripened white grapes quickly follow suit, laying down a nice puckering sourness. Slight graininess in the finish with tropical fruits and musty oak. Mouthfeel is crisp and slick on the tongue, with a low carbonation level and juicy finish. Ananke might taste dry, but the body is quite juicy and refreshing, making this Wild Ale one of the more drinkable versions of the style I’ve come across. Quite the unique beer, but I’d expect nothing less from Freetail. Definitely worth the trip to San Antonio... darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle courtesy of 50Belair. Pours a goldenrod yellow, clear with little head. Nose is white grapes, sour funk. Rather nice. Bracingly sour but not overly so with a light effervescent body. Somewhat like Cascade The Vine. Lot of barrel flavor. This is a terrific sour. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Hazy yellow ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is both funky and fruity – old cheese intermingled with whispers of vanilla, lemon zest and white grapes. Medium-bodied and oily with mild carbonation. The flavor is sour and fruity with light yeasty bitterness and a hint of butter. Tart, tangy, mildly bitter finish. Kudos to 50belair for sharing his bottle of this gem!