Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
(A)- Pours a hazy goldenrod yellow color. Some white froth and lace formed.
(S)- A funky lemon rind and funky Brett characters. A bit acidic with some subtle dry oak.
(T)- A nice combo of bone dry funk combined with tart lemon peel. Its not overly complex, but very harmonious besides.
(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. I really like the simple combo of dry but acidic lemon rind and a funky Brett oakiness. At the same time being very crisp and refreshing too.
(O)- Definitely not a full-bodied beer, but a PERFECT summer beer. Hugely crisp and refreshing, but still light, dry, and funky too.
09-27-2012 13:43:13 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
07-24-2012 22:18:35 | More by Mora2000
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
Acquired via trade
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.
03-09-2013 21:00:28 | More by ehammond1
4.01/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
08-16-2013 21:38:29 | More by jeonseh
4.28/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
04-14-2012 01:34:39 | More by lnashsig
4.55/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
12-27-2010 22:21:13 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.6/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
06-10-2013 01:53:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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