Raspberry Ananke | Freetail Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States
freetailbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fragilehearted on 09-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 26
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cvm4
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Treebs
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of FosterJM
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Etan
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Raspberry Ananke from Freetail Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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