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Raspberry Ananke - Freetail Brewing Company

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Raspberry AnankeRaspberry Ananke

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 170
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Franch, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

vissai, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

Treebs, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

pmoney, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

bobv, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mfield14, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%

1685th Review on BA
Bottle to flute
22oz bottle


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.

FosterJM, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.8/5  rDev -11%

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.

Etan, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jspriest, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

sliverX, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

trxxpaxxs, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DarthKostrizer, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Ungertaker, Jan 08, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -19.2%

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.

TMoney2591, Jan 08, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%

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!

ThePorterSorter, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Hanzo, Jan 07, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

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).

ehammond1, Jan 07, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

The appearance is a clear pink with no life, zero lacing. Nose is very acidic with heavy raspberry character. Notes of fruit and funk, a little bit of earth in there as well. The taste is puckering with heavy sourness up front with the snake base shining through. Nice pairing of raspberries and ananke here, a bit of sweetness that is cut by a considerable acidic tartness. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Overall, this is good stuff, the raspberry adds an additional layer of flavor.

homebrew311, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Florida9, Jan 06, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

jlindros, Jan 05, 2013
Raspberry Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.