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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 322   ABV: 10.74%
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Aged for eighteen months in fresh Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels, Dihos Dactylion features a primary fermentation using a proprietary blend of saison yeasts, a secondary fermentation of our house brettanomyces wild yeast strain, along with lactobacillus and pediococcus bacteria added to sour things up. Dihos Dactylion bursts with aggressive aromas of red wine and a touch of brett; delightfully sour to the taste, initial lactic acid flavors hit high in the cheekbones before transitioning to complex layers of soft fruit, oaky-tannins and red wine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Brewvival 2011, on tap. Clear copper med tan head Sweet fruit caramel and tart aroma Tart fruit sugar and caramel flavor Med light body mod high carb

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Couldn’t wait any longer to open this. Opaque, reddish plum pour, orangey highlights. A little tan head. Huge oak tannins on the nose, cabernet grape, hint of raspberry, citric zest. Big tartness up front gives way to blackberry, raspberry, musty basement, chewy root. Massively dry finish. Complex and challenging.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
All of the first 10 from the series were shared by craftbeerdesign. Mostly clear brown orange pour. Tart and sour red/tannin nose. Sweeter, tannic, fruity, lemon a bit, wine grape skins. Super crazy dry with a long tart finish. REally nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9989) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of womencantsail, thanks! Cloudy amber brown color, scant white edge head. Aroma of sour cherries, berries, pears. Taste is softly sour berries, summer fruit, vanilla. Funky finish. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1007) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tap at Sourfest. Darker than I expected in the pour. Medium head. Aroma was more lacto sour with some belgian spices here. Sourness in the taste was again more lacto and some deep dark malts. From the wine barrel? Mild mouth feel as most Avery sours.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2013
dark amber, no head lots of cherries and red wine tannins, dactyl and esters big, boozy finish. Lots of grape skins, very sweet and like capri sun in the finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle pours clear copper with a small, frothy beige head.Nose was vinous notes, cherry, oak, straw, light horseblanket and citrus. Taste was sourness, dryness, sweetness, and fruitiness with a dry sour red wine finish. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Pours a glowing russet orange. Aroma is peach, funk, cotton candy, cabernet, wet wood, lactic acidity, and yogurt. Plenty of acid up front, with deep veins of red wine tannins, tart pomegranate, and sour wood. The flavor becomes more lactic as it warms - peach yogurt, plenty of rich cab barrel notes, and sour red grape. Finishes dry and vinous with a hint of alcohol. Funky and rich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
rrbf. Nose is strong cotton candy, funky wood, buggy. Flavor is similar, a little sweeter than I prefer my sours but that’s kinda been the trend with this series so not too surpirised.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3984) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Lightly cloudy orange amber pour with a thin head. Candyish aroma with notes of caramel and sour fruit. Lightly funky and vinous. Tart caramel and candy, best way to describe this. Very nice integration of fruit/barrel as well.


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