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Raspberry Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 168
Gots: 13 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fragilehearted on 09-17-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ncaudle, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sirsteve42, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of HopsMatt
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

HopsMatt, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of BarrytheBear
3.36/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy if JAMASON I believe. Thanks! Shared with Duane while sweating out overtime.

Murky pinkish pour that settles to near stillness.

Tart raspberries seem to overwhelm much if the base to me old sniffer.

Sour raspberries, big acidity, white grape, and oak.

Fruit aging can be fickle and here I don't think it's an improvement on the base. It's muddled and the raspberries overwhelm the better qualities of what lies beneath. Appreciative for sure, but not a likely return trip.

BarrytheBear, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of beernads
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

mroberts1204, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of ReyG006
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ReyG006, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

chaseabeer, May 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

illy0sis, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ravot, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ADTaber, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of starkmarvelo
4.75/5  rDev +11%

starkmarvelo, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
4.75/5  rDev +11%

drummermattie02, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a very thin .25 finger coarse white head that collapses quickly. No lace and near no legs. What saves the appearance is the stunning clear, dark red color. Just above average.

Nose is tart raspberry and strawberry. Seedy sweet and tartness. Mellow Brett funkiness in the back with a nice, jammy fruit presence upfront. Nicely aromatic. Very straightforward and appetizing.

Opens raspberry sweet and tartness. Raspberry seed in the middle with Brett funk, hay, and some woodiness in the middle. Fruit presence is huge... like I'm eating Raspberry puree. Sour fades out a bit in the end, showcasing a nice, sweet juiciness from the fruit. Seedy, slightly bitter aftertaste. Very good. Definitely one of the better fruited Wild's I've had.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down aggressive, bubbly and bright. Finish is puckering with a lingering, lip-smacking aftertaste. Real nice.

Just like the non-fruited version, Raspberry Ananke is incredible. Great, lively feel with an aggressive, aromatic and enticing nose. Flavor is spot on too. Seek this out!

SpeedwayJim, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

brystmar, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Callmecoon, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Sean9689, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

oriolesfan4, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of thewimperoo
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

thewimperoo, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

emerge077, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

VAbdoyan, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

duceswild, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of rmaste6282
4/5  rDev -6.5%

rmaste6282, Feb 17, 2013
Raspberry Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.