Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company
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2.63/5 rDev -38%
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...
04-22-2012 06:26:19 | More by crusian
3.53/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
11-18-2010 17:36:10 | More by jrallen34
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -15.6%
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.
01-11-2011 04:11:03 | More by craytonic
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
3.6/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
12-14-2011 01:05:07 | More by KickInTheChalice
3.75/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
02-08-2013 20:11:56 | More by Phyl21ca
3.75/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
05-18-2012 04:56:57 | More by largadeer
District of Columbia
3.76/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
04-01-2014 19:57:38 | More by Dreadnaught33
3.78/5 rDev -10.8%
Thanks, Carleton (SpdKilz)!
A - Pours a pale yellow color, white head, wisps.
S - Lemon citrus, light lactic tartness, white wine grapes. All very light and subtle which makes the nose pretty refreshing.
T - Lemon peel, citrus, lactic tart/sour notes, grape skins, and a light herbal quality. This is lighter then some "berliner's" I've had as of late. Finish is dry lemon and light tartness.
M - Light body, zesty carbonation, dry finish.
O - A nice light sour which I was able to destroy in no time. Perfect for a hot summers day or just something to drink if you'd rather drink a beer over some light lemonade. Enjoyable.
06-07-2012 16:41:22 | More by Sean9689
Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.