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Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
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

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Beer added by: champ103 on 09-12-2010

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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 66
Photo of cbeer88
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Humulus85
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to by boy tjkinate for this one. From a 22 oz bottle into my Darkness snifter. 2012 Vintage

Pours very hazy light gold with small half-finger head that dissipated almost instantly. Very little lacing.

Lemony tartness, some barnyard funk, grainy malt, a bit of wood from the barrel. Clean and appropriate for the style.

Moderate lacto tartness upfront, a citric like sourness. Nice bit of wet funk in the middle. White wine barrel. Balanced out by a surprisingly prominent bready grain bill. Finishes tart and dry.

Very light in body, with tons of active effervescent carbonation. Definitely tart, but not too puckering. Finishes nice and dry with a lingering tart aftertaste. Very drinkable.

Overall this is a pretty solid American Wild. Very Gueuze like, reminded my of Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvee Rene. Nothing too complex here, except for the very nice malt. Maybe a year in the cellar would add some depth. I would love to try the variations on this brew. Recommended to any fan of Sours. Thanks again tjkinate. Cheers!

Photo of afksports
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Kmccabe33
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Kuemmelbrau
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jdense
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Freetail $5.50 12 oz goblet 6.8.12.

Cloudy medium gold body no visible carbonation nary any head just a thin ring around edge of glass. Light peach aromas, pears, very light floral hops. Taste is equal parts sour and tart, mainly tart up front, wet hay and dry horseblanket on the middle leading to pretty dry finish
Medium mouthfeel not much effervescence. Pretty interesting but IMO could have used a bit more time in barrel. Worth a try for sourheads.

Photo of Sean9689
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of beersis81
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of homebrew311
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Goose Island glass. Appearance is a cloudy yellow with zero head and no lacing. The aroma is full of sourdough, lemon, white wine, and lactic acid. The taste starts with a considerable amount of tartness and reminds me a bit of a lemon Warhead. There is an interplay of candied sweetness which adds a very interesting dimension to the flavor. The finish is dry and leaves a mild lingering tartness on the palate. The carbonation is perhaps a little low, but the mouthfeel is refreshing nonetheless. Overall, this sour offers a terrific balance of tartness and sweetness. Very drinkable. Well done!

Photo of claytong
2.5/5  rDev -41%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of drabmuh
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served in a snifter. Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice white head, some lacing, low retention, moderate to high carbonation.

Aroma is lactic and grainy.

Beer is light and lemony in flavor and body, it has a grainy aftertaste / late palate bitterness, over extracted maybe? It is interesting but not great, think of a lemony berlinerweiss or a light sour. I don't think I'd have it again.

Photo of FUNKPhD
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of silentjay
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

very hazy straw color with a smallish pure white head that quickly recedes but laces well.

lots of tart green apple skin, white wine, a bit funky, fruity, and with some hay aromas.

sweet tart candies, green apple candies, green apple peel, concord grape skins, white wine, not overly sour, but plenty of tingly tartness.

medium bodied with nice, fluffy carbonation that accentuates the tingly tartness nicely.

nice tart, yet refreshing beer that is pretty flavorful. would definitely have again.

Photo of largadeer
3.73/5  rDev -12%
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.

Photo of Treebs
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in Portsmouth tulip. From the most recent release. Bottle courtesy of Carleton (SpdKilz). Thanks buddy!

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a quick dissolving white foam head. It shrinks to a thing ring and some light whisps.

S: Mild tart lemon with some light funk and a little pale wheat and malt combination.

T: Some mild tartness up front with some lemon grass, a little bitter fruit rind and a touch of sourness on the finish.

M: Light bodied with smooth carbonation and a refreshing mouthfeel.

O: Very easy drinking wild ale. Not in your face at all and goes down easy.

Photo of FosterJM
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1261st Review on BA
Bottle to Oakuinox taster
22oz bottle

Thanks to lnashsig for this one

Shared at Beachwood's BBQ Long Beach, Ode to Lambic

App- This was the color of water mixed with lemonade mix with no bubbles, just some floaties in the glass.

Smell- Getting better, here we go but I was shocked. This smelled just like a witbier. Malty, lemon and some soft citrus.

Taste- Well in the words of CPAbeer,"This is a session sour if I have ever tasted one". This was very light all the way around. Great crisp flavor with some lemons and then moves into a soft wheat flavor with a bit mild oak and some white wine flavors.

Mouth- A very light body. I get this is the base sour but wanted more punch I guess. A light medium soft carbonation. A little pineapple on the finish.

Drink- This was pretty damn good. I am really going off the taste of this beer vs. looks or smell. Sessionable, crisp, this, but well flavored. Thanks Lee!

Photo of jmarsh123
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright straw yellow with a minimal white head fading into a wisp. Decent lacing.

Smells a little funky with a lot of white wine notes. Almost like a chardonnay. Some lemon, apple and a slight spiciness.

Lots of bright lemon, apple and pear burst at the front of the tongue. Mustiness throughout almost like a good gueuze. Dries out very quickly and finishes a bit oaky again like a dry white wine such as Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. Can definitely tell the wine barrel influence on this.

Light mouthfeel with good carbonation levels.

I really enjoyed this beer. Light and crisp with lots of good flavors. I'd recommend this to share with any wine loving friends.

Photo of elNopalero
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ElkSherpa for sharing.

Last time I had this (my first time I had it, in other words) was pre-BA reviewing. Always nice to revisit something—especially when they’re as good as this one.

The base beer for FreeTail’s barrel-aged wild ales, this pours a cloudy straw-blonde color, almost like a Belgian wit. There’s an immediate, upfront sour/tart aroma with some oaked notes. The flavor is very front-loaded, with an obvious souring showing hints of verbena and vanilla. Tart, with a dry lemony flavor and a pleasing sweetness which shows through. Delicate and light, it could get easily lost or overwhelmed by stronger sours.

Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
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