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Raspberry Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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Raspberry AnankeRaspberry Ananke

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 170
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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Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cvm4
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a reddish/pink hue with a frothy one finger white head.

S - Some funk, raspberry comes through wonderfully.

T - Musty, earthy, funky, sweet raspberries and ends with with a lip puckering sourness.

M - Light body, on the high side of medium carbonation.

O - Very raspberry fruity & tart that is easy drinking and refreshing.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Franch
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of vissai
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Treebs
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to cfh64 for the bottle. 22 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. 2012 release.

A: Pours clear ruby color with no discernable head. Light frothiness around the edges, but nothing special.

S: A lot more funk than acticipated. A little cheesy with some raspberry freshness. There is a mild tartness on the backend with a little wine grape aspect to it.

T: Tart raspberry upfront with an almost sweet tart candy like middle. Oaky and red wine-esque in the finish. Mild funk in the periphery, but taste was all about the fruit.

M: Light bodied with a prickly carbonation level to break tarness. Pretty drinkable.

O: The duality of the nose was something. Very funky in the nose, not as much in the taste and vice versa for the raspberry. I enjoyed this beer, but would have liked a little more balance between the nose and taste.

Photo of pmoney
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jbuddle
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of bobv
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jl28r1
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mfield14
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of FosterJM
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of Etan
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from the 2012 release, into a tulip. Thanks Canadianghetto!

A: Pours a slightly murky brownish red with a small light tan head.

S: Strong raspberry and mild lactic acid in the nose. Raspberry is bright and jammy, but with a slight vegetal edge. Sweet lactic notes and light bready notes underneath.

T: Tart raspberry, drying oak tannins, clean wheat malt, moderate lactic acidity.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with very little carbonation.

O: There are two flaws that jump out here. There seems to be a lack of complexity in the bugs department (I can only taste lactic acid) and the beer is a bit undercarbonated. It definitely tastes good, but could use some fixing up.

Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of sliverX
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to SliverX for sharing this bottle...

A: This beer pours a translucent light red/pink with very little head. What foam does exist is relegated to the edges of the glass, and they fade quickly.

S: The nose is big raspberry, citrus, and familiar sour funk. This beer smells great.

T: The flavors in this beer are, as one would imagine, big raspberry. This beer is completely as advertised. A sour than has had a ton of delicious raspberries added to it. So good.

M: Medium bodied beer. This beer starts out with a blast of fresh raspberry and then the sour comes on to rip out your taste-buds. It finishes really dry.

O: I really enjoyed this wild ale. Loved the raspberry notes, loved the sour, and loved the funk. I will be "in search of" this beer, always.

Photo of Auror
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Ungertaker
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks silverx for sharing
The beer pours a clear raspberry color with almost no head or lacing. Its nose is pungently raspberry with a touch of sourness. The taste is pungently raspberry as well with slight tartness reminiscent of the regular ananke. As expected, beer's mouthfeel is super dry and distinctly raspberry. I'm quite impressed by how this beer drank and would like to try more freetail in the future!

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ehammond1
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, xpimptastikx!

Gorgeous crushed raspberry in color--not quite clear. The color is dense and beautiful. Very little visible carbonation. Leaves the glass fairly clean on the way down. Very pretty color.

Vibrant, expressive raspberry aroma. Very little, hardly any as a matter of fact, funk or grain note. This is pretty much straight fruit, along with a (barely) distracting sharp cheese/vomit note, upon warming.

Sharp, fresh raspberry in flavor too, very similar to the aroma. There's a moderate level of sour presence, but it's more tame than some framboise. Some oak. A hint of a cheese character, but it's mild (seems to disappear as the beer warms, strangely) . Incredibly drinkable. Gulpable even.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. More than the pour would have indicated.

A wonderful American framboise, though I think something like Framboise de Amarosa from Lost Abbey is just slightly better (and easily more complex).

Raspberry Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.