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Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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AnankeAnanke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 248
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-12-2010)
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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...

Photo of brystmar
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nate for the bottle. A sour from my hometown -- very excited for this one!

Cloudy lemon color, minimal white ring remains up top. Strong citrus aroma reminds me of smelling Lemon-Lime Gatorade powder. A little funky, this is gonna be tart.

Fruity flavor profile, mild funk and tartness. Boldness of the flavors subsides quickly, finishing dry and just a bit watery. What's here is good; bring everything more forward and you've got a real winner.

A solid American sour that I'm proud to say came from my stomping grounds. Should improve nicely with age. I've got high hopes for the next batch too!

Photo of Khazadum
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of kspongeworthy
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bomber into Jester King glass. Tiny head dissolves into only a thin white foamy ring. Cloudy pale golden color with few yeast particles.

Nose picks up lots of earthy brett funk, wood, white wine, grapes. Very pleasant aroma.

Taste is of tart fruits: grapes, green apples, pineapple. Medium tartness.

Little carbonation, thin body, dry finish.

Great aroma. Delicious tasting although not very sour. The lack of sourness might leave some wanting more, but I found it very delicious nonetheless.

Photo of RandomName7
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of lnashsig
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of smithjl10
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting courtesy of mrbubbler himself.

Pours a clear yellow with no head and no lacing. Smell is somewhat sour and tart with some fruit and funk aromas. Taste is the same along with a slightly grainy flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but somewhat restrained for being a wild ale.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cisteve
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of AndyD
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Soonami
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of joefuzz
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed next a fire, while sitting in a recliner pondering the highlights of the past year and the impending amazing life changes coming in the next.

Bottle courtesy of MikeyV....thank you! 2010 model...

Pours a light-medium yellow with some dish soap bubbles that vanish completely, leaving a still surface.

Just loads of white wine on the nose. With eyes closed one might be hard pressed to peg this as a beer. Sour acidic white melon..honeydew?

Touch of sweetness up front is immediately washed away but a firm yet moderate sourness. White grapes, green apple, lemon and a slight acidity that's felt at the back of the jaw, but doesn't pucker. Juicy finish yields only a flash of tannins.

Nicely carbonated with a good round feel. Slightly juicy..each sip begs for another.

Overall, this was really enjoyable. By no means over the top, but very well executed. I have no idea what the base beer here is, but it has really been taken over by the wine barrel characteristics. Very nice, thoroughly drinkable, and highly enjoyable.

Photo of texasclimber
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of duff247
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

Photo of lowgear
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jhimstedt
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of pwsoldier
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of TurdFurgison
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.