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Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

212 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 212
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 245
Gots: 36 | 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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11-17-2011 14:58:37 | More by jhimstedt
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Texas

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Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Decided to cap off my night with this gem, Really a very fine example of the style and of barrel aging and aside from that it came highly recommended, so to be honest how could I resist right? Served chilled into a white birch glass, this one was consumed on 11/01/2010.

The pour is a very light yellow in color, light haze to it with a nice and full head of white on top that really has some legs to it as it coats the entire inside of the glass and sticks to just about every that it possibly can before settling down to a still respectable two inches that stayed throughout the session.

Aroma is tart apples right off the bat, very crisp and clean with a nice sour grape coming through as it warms. But then I take the first sip and its over. Clean, clear, crisp and perfectly balanced, it simply stole the show for me. A great hit of sour and funk right at the front, lots of bright fruit flavors, really just a wonderful job here at bringing it all together I have to say. Clean apples, grapes, light grains, a touch of peach are all wonderfully prominent here as well as a light touch of barrel flavor that barely peaks its head up long enough for you to notice. Such a light, crisp and well carbonated body yielded a wonderfully balanced and even feel that left a crisp, dry flavor on the palate that instantly had me looking for more.

Overall it was sublime, one of the best offerings from anyone I have had in a long time. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 01:14:51 | More by mikesgroove
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Texas

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Texas

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spaceycasey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap 9/12, fortunately it was still on tap - keg blew moments after I got my serving. Served in a 12 oz snifter.

A - hazy golden with small white head that quickly disappears, but leaves fair amount of lazing. Scott was behind the bar and explained that the keg tapped was the last filled when emptying the barrel, and the appearance of future tappings/bottles should be more clear.

S - Sour lacto character up front, but not dominating. Citrus, tart green apple, corriander, light oak. Wonderfully fragrant.

T - Like heaven in my mouth? As previous mentioned, wit characters come through. Grainy wheat, citrus, lactobacillus, tart jolly rancher. Wonderful.

M - Maybe my favorite part. Extremely delicate and soft on the pallate with just the perfect amount of mouth-puckering tartness.

D - I love sours, but with all of them eventually the acidity limits the drinkability. I didn't feel this one was too acidic as to make it hard to drink more than one. The $8 price tag might, however.

Overall, another wonderful beer by Freetail. Maybe their best yet up with BA OBR and La Muerta. Good things happening in Texas. Can't wait until bottle release day!

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2010 13:46:55 | More by spaceycasey
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Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.