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Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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AnankeAnanke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 227
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 247
Gots: 34 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-12-2010)
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Reviews by Dreadnaught33:
Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden straw color on the brew, ring of bone white head. Some lacing with a swirl.

The smell seems heavy on the Brett and wine, not much oak or tartness present. Funky, straw malt little bit of lemon zest as well. The taste follows suit but with an extra layer of sweetness and a bit of a wisp of sour in the aftertaste. A very dry and falls off with a sweet tart sort if powdery sweet sour. Lemongrass as well. Feel is ok, a bit watery and leaves a lemony sort of tartness on the tongue.

Overall good but not amazing. Little disappointing for me.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is not too sour - I get some wheat and grain notes, with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of what I was expecting. I get some lactic tartness, as well as some sour wheat and lemon notes. I also get some oak-aged notes, as well as some subtle white wine character and some biscuit malt. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, xpimptastikx!

Light, clear orange and light copper in color with a small white head.

Some mild tart character in the aroma, along with a touch of funk, some peach and white fruit notes, and some earth.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with a nice and light combination of tartness and funk, along with white fruit and a bit of lemon.

Thin to medium bodied with high carbonation.

Very drinkable. Very tasty.

Photo of Soonami
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of jeonseh
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - Lemon, lactic acid and wheat in the nose. Light orange citrus and oak as well

T - Tart lemon, light sour sweet tarts. Light vinegar presence as well that gives it a sharp edge. It has a slight funky, oaky orange citrus that reminds me slightly of juicy..

M - Light carbonation that give the beer a soft feeling. Dry finish

O - A good light sour that is a bit muted overall. It is definitely refreshing and could see myself really enjoying it on a hot TX day.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of lnashsig
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to John Speights for bringing this one back from San Antonio and the generosity to hook me up with a couple bottles. BA's from Houston are awesomely cool dudes that I'm proud to know.

Beer #5 from the #brewsandbaseball challenge! Still playing catchup!

Poured from bottle into 512 farmhouse glass. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange (closer to yellow, sunshine appearance) color, small carbonation bubbles are visible streaming up from the sides of the glass. Smell- sour cherries, salt, some citrus notes, reminiscent of gueuze aroma. Taste- puckering sour cherries with a really nice sugary tart follow through. Some citrusy lemon rind sourness as well. Mouthfeel is tight carbonation and finish is dry. This is a fantastic sour, for the 6.5% abv, there is no presence of it, and it is a great example of the style. What I don't get that I was expecting is a vinous quality- the sour cherries are the predominant flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Daniel for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Lost Abbey tulip. Classy, gorgeous label.

A: Standard pour yields a 1 finger semi-fine white head with moderate retention. Dissipates down to a thin wisp of white with a thick white layer around the edge of the glass. Beer is a clean, clear goldenrod. Lacing is patchy and patterned with good stick.

S: Nose is aromatic and outstanding. Wine barrels come through crisp. Tart white grapes and lemons tickle the nostrils and muted Brett funkiness in the back lends aromas of band-aid and cobweb. Bit of clove and other spice notes also. Not the most complex or funky but very clean and appetizing.

T: Opens tart white grape skin and pulp and lemon and Brett funkiness in the back. Tartness builds and dries just a bit towards the middle. Yeasty, Brett characteristics come through more. Band-aid, lemon, and yeast at the finish which is very clean. Near no aftertaste.

M: Light bodied and amply carbonated. Lively and bubbly in the mouth. Puckering upfront and dries slightly towards the end. Oily and silky sliding down. Clean finish with just a slightly saliva-y aftertaste.

D: This is one of those beers where you open your last one and you think shit... well now I have to get more... I have no choice. A very very under-the-radar American Wild Ale... this is every bit as good as the hyped Veritas series or Russian River sours. Simply a fantastic beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale. Slightly hazy. Light yellow and a few wisps.

Smell - Oaky. A bucket of white wine. Some malts. Lots of vanilla.

Taste - Grainy and sour at the same time. Lemon sour. White wine all over. Light fruits.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Grainy. Nice acidity.

Overall - Simple but flavorful.

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.