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Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

218 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 218
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 243
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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2.5/5  rDev -41%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41%

claytong, May 27, 2012
Photo of crusian
2.63/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

bottle from raffy313, thanks man, I appreciate you hauling it up.

smell is a lot of brett, with some vineger underlays, with some citrus protruding from it.
taste is disappointing, there is some brett, that fades into lacto... but, honestly... that seems to be about it. they don't really meld together well. they seem to clash. carbonation is great, but this just seems like they tossed as much "wild" yeast into it to see what happened. I didn't think it worked out well.
I think a lot of the ratings might be a bit homerism, I try desperately not to do this. it is very refreshing, though...

crusian, Apr 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Soonami, Jan 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

roodie, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Khazadum, Apr 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

drewone, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

bsuedekum, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of jrallen34
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

jrallen34, Nov 18, 2010
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3.56/5  rDev -16%

IrishColonial, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of craytonic
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: CLear yellow-straw with a touch of amber, very small head with little lacing.

Smell: Gym and sock funkiness with lemon sourness and a biscuit malt backbone

Taste: There seems to be a white grape element to it, also the aforementioned gym/sock funk and biscuity malt. I would assume some sort of wine barrel aging and there is a bit of oak. Very Crisp.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is a bit high

Drinkability: Good first shot, needs some work. They need to develop this, perhaps even start blending different years.

craytonic, Jan 11, 2011
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.

Appearance: The beer itself is a pale champagne yellow with a scarce white head that fades pretty much right away.

Smell: The aroma is strong at first but fades a little bit. Slight tartness, citrus rind, a little bit of funk, and some white grape. A bit of funk in the back.

Taste: The flavor is mostly sour, not much funk in the flavor. Tart green apple, some white grape and some lemon zest comes on stronger as the sip progresses. Overall a fairly mellow flavor.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a bit light, as is the body. The tartness is on the light side, leading to only a light salivation with each sip.

Overall: My sense is that Freetail stayed a bit conservative with their first sour. It was good, but more delicate than the aggressive sour style I like.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

hooliganlife, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with some light oak also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with some sour notes and oak also perceptible and well balanced acidity which is not overly dominant. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing spectacular about his beer but well brewed overall with good balance and limited acidity.

Phyl21ca, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Craig.

Appearance: Pale and cloudy straw blond with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Looks like a Belgian wit.

Smell: Yeasty, spicy, phenolic. Some lacto presence, mild lemony sourness, a lot of pineapple. Kind of smells like pineapple icecream, actually.

Palate: Light bodied bordering on thin, with a ton of sweet and tart pineapple flavor. Tastes better than it smells. Has some witbier characteristics - phenolic and spicy, very lactic, a little peppery. Finish is fruity and lactic but very short.

Overall: Really pretty good - comes off as a mildly sour witbier to me. Enjoyable but not great.

largadeer, May 18, 2012
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AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
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djrn2, Apr 29, 2012
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beersis81, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

RuckusDu, Dec 17, 2013
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.

Dreadnaught33, Apr 01, 2014
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Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.