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Raspberry Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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Raspberry AnankeRaspberry Ananke

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BA SCORE
94
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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 169
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fragilehearted on 09-17-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-24-2012 01:36:24 | More by djrn2
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear pink reddish color ale with a large foamy head with some average retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh wild raspberry with some tart notes and light acidic edge is really nice. Taste is a super nice mix between some fresh raspberry with limited amount of sweetness but just enough to cut through some of the acidic notes with some tart and light oak notes also well discernable. Body is about average with good carbonation. Really well brewed with perfect addition of raspberry and some vinous notes well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 14:28:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-30-2012 01:00:48 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-17-2012 17:40:00 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-20-2012 16:32:53 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-12-2013 19:45:14 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Thanks to both wagenvolks and twiggamortis420 for the hookups!

Considering the goddess involved, it comes as no surprise that the fruited closely follows the bare. This stuff pours a straight ruby red grapefruit topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises a combination of perfume-y and vegetal raspberry, with a vague sense of tartness lying beneath. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the tartness is very much up front and personal. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a pretty solid wild ale, but I feel the raspberries don't help the base very much at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 02:39:17 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dan for sharing this one with us! Quick review from written notes.

Reddish amber color in the glass with minimal foam and lacing. Less hazy than Ananke, but it could have just been the pour (beginning of the bottle, versus the end).

Tart raspberry aroma with an earthy edge, whole fruit, seeds/leaves/stems and all.

Taste is crisp and clean, bold fruity raspberry flavor with a nice minerality there also that gives it some depth beyond the fruit. Moderately tart and slightly puckering. A super drinkable fruited Wild Ale. Thanks again Dan for sharing! Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:31:36 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-13-2013 18:09:45 | More by MasterSki
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been hearing a lot about this brewery, and great to add another good brewery to Texas finally. An interesting beer I've been excited for, wild ale with raspberries aged in wine barrels. Thanks to ApostleBrewing, 2012 vintage. Poured into my Ommegang tulip.

Pours a small fizzy pinkish head that doesn't even cover the beer and fades very quickly, although it does leave a touch of lacing, typical for a wild though, over a hazy slight sediment laden strawberry reddish color.

Nose is loaded with fresh raspberries, just pure raspberries with both fresh fruit and juice, with hints of a light white grape juice and wine like, touch of sour cherry and tart fruit, and the slightest hint of funk. Just so much bright raspberries, awesome.

Taste starts quite tart, sour fruit, tons of raspberry again but not as much as the nose, tart raspberry, not so much fresh fruit but some juice as well. Acidity kicks in with a big acid bite, with some light funk, a lactobacillus sour fruit and acidity with very little actual funk flavors. Later on a light barrel comes through, with hint of toasty vanilla, and just a bit of a light vinous floral wine. Finish has a light flemmy feel to go with the tons of lingering sourness, tart raspberry, etc. Later on the finish the toasted oak comes through quite a bit with a light chardonnay like wine flavor, and lots of berry.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, little too much of a flemmy finish, big acid bite, little carbonation.

Overall pretty good, I love the raspberry on the nose but wish it came out a bit more on the flavor. The lacto is great, nice acidity and sourness, pretty much no malt in there, but the barrel adds some decent flavors, which I wish came out a little more on the forefront.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:54:04 | More by jlindros
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-03-2013 18:21:29 | More by beernads
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2013 03:45:56 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2013 05:14:16 | More by oriolesfan4
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks are owed to both BA's canadianghetto and mhenson42 for hooking me up with bottles of this. Poured from a bomber into a tulip, the brew appears a fairly clear dark ruby color. A finger of white froth sits atop and fades to just a ring around the perimeter of the glass. A swirl agitates bubbles from solution that form across the top with a pinkish coloring. A few spots and strings of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma is vibrant with raspberry juice. It has a little bit of that seedy and earthy quality of natural raspberry pits that keeps your mind from wondering into thinking this is fake. As it warms up, there is a very minor element of funk and hints of oak-like quality that is quite subtle with a vinous aspect. The nose on this is exceptionally enjoyable however, you really gotta inspect this to get something other than raspberry. It is nearly perfume-like at times and really is all about the raspberry. Even though it smells exceptional, I almost have to complain that it is a bit one-noted since it is all about the raspberry and if you took that away, it would seemingly have nothing.

Where the nose is all about the raspberry, the taste is all about the tartness. The raspberry inclusion is faint here in the flavor but carries with it that expected exaggerated tartness of unripe raspberries. A bit of tannic quality from the barrel aging in present that helps to dry things out. A very minor lactic aspect hints towards yogurt mid-palate with an accenting lemony edge blending into flavors of citrus and raspberry. The aftertaste again hints towards those suggestions of cheese, yogurt and mild funk.

This is a lighter bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is light, easy drinking and displays a crisp, refreshing snappy finish. I was really impressed with how bold the raspberry inclusion is here but if you take that away, I feel like you are left with a very mild one-dimensional brew. That 6.8% abv is masterfully integrated, I never would have guessed it was that high. This brew is light enough that it almost reminds me of funk buddha's fruited berliners more-so than an american wild.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 01:10:40 | More by stakem
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-18-2013 03:14:41 | More by duceswild
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-06-2013 23:54:14 | More by mdaschaf
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-16-2013 18:25:52 | More by drummermattie02
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.17.12
Thanks to jl28r1

A - Pours a cloudy light red-burgundy with a few light pink fizz bubbles that fades instantly.

S - Tart, sour raspberries.

T - Tart earthy fruity, then sweet raspberry, finishes with a sour bite.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart and fruity, nice sourness and not overly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 07:10:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-16-2013 16:59:13 | More by ShanePB
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Pale pink body. Small white head. A few wisps.

Smell - Raspberry is strong. Jammy. Some white wine. Not a ton of acidity.

Taste - Musty raspberry. Slightly sweet. A little bit of white wine but it is lost among the raspberry.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Raspberry makes it heavy.

Overall - Raspberry is tasty but it takes away from all the nuances of the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:11:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-23-2012 04:45:25 | More by AgentZero
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-20-2013 02:55:58 | More by bsuedekum
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FosterJM

California

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1685th Review on BA
Bottle to flute
22oz bottle

2012

Shared at JohnBoots & JCDenver

App- This was the color of watermixed with Kool-aid mix with no bubbles, just some floaties in the glass. A bit of a darker red/purple color. No head really.

Smell- This was much better than the base beer. More fruit. A bit more sour and a bit more funk to it. I dont get much more than that but nice aromatics from the raspberries.

Taste- Well I was actually quite shocked. This was so much better than the base beer. A great amount of fruit and funk comined with a little bit of the sour from the fruits.

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 less raspberry on the finish than I thought.

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 23:43:54 | More by FosterJM
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - A slow gusher, this one pours with lots of chunky yeast stirred up. A slightly hazy light ruby hued pour with a small one finger white head that faded relatively fast leaving thin wisps and a thin halo.

S - Slightly one noted here. The raspberry is here in different amounts. One second it is faint and perfumey and the next its a wallop of jam. No real rhyme or reason to it either. Would like to get some barrel notes, or funk. Speaking of which, there is a faint hard boiled egg aroma though that attempts to peak out from under the raspberries.

T - I was not expecting to like the taste, but, I did. There are more sour/tart raspberry notes here than on the nose. Its quite strong an drowns out the barrels slightly. That being said in the background there are some very vinous notes from those wine barrels.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice as well. Good carbonation here, prickly on the tongue. Very enjoyable as well.

O - Overall, this is a tasty beer. I definitely like the regular version of Ananke better. I don't like that faint hard boiled egg on the nose and barely intermingled throughout the flavour. Without that, this is a damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 03:05:30 | More by rudzud
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: murky light blood red, soft pink, yellowish head, minimal with large soapy bubbles.

Aroma: raspberry, Fuji apple skins, musk, vinius, oak tannins, tart grape.

Taste: astute sourness, light raspberry, fruity, musk, funk, apple skins, mild red wine.

***Light, refreshing, puckering, but balanced. A great sour. Thanks Joshua!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:49:34 | More by EgadBananas
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Raspberry Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.