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Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 246
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 209 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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Theortiz01

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-17-2013 16:14:08 | More by Theortiz01
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - Lemon, lactic acid and wheat in the nose. Light orange citrus and oak as well

T - Tart lemon, light sour sweet tarts. Light vinegar presence as well that gives it a sharp edge. It has a slight funky, oaky orange citrus that reminds me slightly of juicy..

M - Light carbonation that give the beer a soft feeling. Dry finish

O - A good light sour that is a bit muted overall. It is definitely refreshing and could see myself really enjoying it on a hot TX day.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 21:38:29 | More by jeonseh
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nkeckhar

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-12-2013 23:50:12 | More by nkeckhar
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MatthewPlus

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2013 13:30:00 | More by MatthewPlus
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-06-2013 03:54:54 | More by eawolff99
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-05-2013 01:12:16 | More by wtkphoto
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2013 21:44:11 | More by TXhomebrewer
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spicelab

Australia

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge props to nicks6217 for surprising me with this.

Mildly hazed golden straw with a short-lived white head that falls to a slight collar. Assertive bead.

Nose is a lovely marriage of tart citrus and rounded barrel notes. Vibrant lemon, grapefruit and blood orange supported by a refined vinous oak canvas, with hints of heather and fennel.

The acidity goes into overdrive, lending full-on sherbety qualities to the citrus. But at the same time, the white wine and oak character softens the rough edges.

Buzzy and tangy entry, mellowing gradually as the oak and tannins smooth things out.

Bloody tight. The base wild ale would almost be too hot to handle on its own, but the barrel treatment keeps it firmly grounded and ensures drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 07:09:28 | More by spicelab
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JRendon02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-02-2013 23:52:52 | More by JRendon02
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-31-2013 22:07:25 | More by Hugonaut13
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2013 20:25:01 | More by Benny3000
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 7.7.13
2013 Vintage

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fizzy two inch off-white head that fades fast.

S - Tart, red wine, fruit, raspberry, cherry pear.

T - Very tart, lots of red wine barrel, still lost of fruit. Cherry, raspberry, read apple, pear.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart and lots of red wine influence, but tons of fruitiness. A wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 17:20:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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roodie

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

07-27-2013 23:53:11 | More by roodie
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-15-2013 02:02:10 | More by beernads
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-13-2013 06:00:36 | More by Lare453
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-08-2013 03:43:46 | More by Zbeetleman
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mhksuccess

California

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Freetail snifter
important to use proper glassware J/K
pours a golden color little head and very little lacing if any
smell is fruit cherry-citrus tart funk
taste follows the smell smooth light tart
fruit not acidity crisp multiple citrus flavors
definitely could drink the whole bottle but split with girlfriend
would definitely get again if have opportunity

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 19:12:01 | More by mhksuccess
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, 2013
Hill Farmstead glass

A: Pours a slightly hazy light orange, yellow like color. Collar of tight bubbled bright white head. Fluffy bubbles. Typical sour carbonation.

S: Initially I got a slightly strange off smell of vomit. Very vinous. White grape. Tart green apple.

T: On the tip of the tongue, nice punch of sour. Prickles the tongue. Definitely vinous. White wine with white grape. Grains. Funk. Chalk. Nearly bone dry finish.

M: Light bodied.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 18:56:50 | More by inlimbo77
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-18-2013 21:08:27 | More by JAHMUR
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 06:32:49 | More by HopsMatt
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:53:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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Daemose

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-06-2013 18:00:34 | More by Daemose
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joshthebearJu

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-02-2013 21:44:39 | More by joshthebearJu
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-21-2013 02:13:21 | More by SpdKilz
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-20-2013 14:55:57 | More by blindpiggie
Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.