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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 322   ABV: 10.74%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at rbesg. Pours a slight orange red with an off white head. Aroma light custard, red berries. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Red berries, tart lemon, white bread, wood, light rhubarb... It's tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle shared during RBESG 2014 - big thanks to Kernel rotbox. Pours clear amber with a creamy white head. Big booze-soaked berries, wood, bread. Medium sweet flavor with acetic berry burn, alcohol, old wood, raspberry. Full bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Warming finish with more acetic burn, ripe berries, sweat. Punchy stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Toby. It pours hazy orange-amber with minimal head. The nose is funky, juicy, red wine, acidity, jam, balsamic, strawberry and more tang. The taste is bitter, sweet, tart, tangy, red grape, tangy, vinous, sherbet, strawberry, jammy, some acidity, wood and some alcohol with a dry, fruity finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very nice. Good depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2014
36cl, recently retired exclusive American brew, with Brettanomyces, thx alot to Jacob for bringing this over!, very complex sour brew, vinous/woody/fruity and slightly alcoholic, not too heavy, balanced, clear, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2014
bottle. hazed almost purple body with a lasting small bubble head. yep, this is gonna have some pucker factor to it. sour cherry is my 1st thought, some banana in the finish. like a tart grape with strawberry. man, almost feel it in the cheekbones then it fades. banana really gets stronger as this warms. sour cherry banana juice in a good way. a bit too sweet, but i like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a clear amber with no head. Vinous, fruity acidity in the aroma. Some vinegar. Oaky vanilla. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2368) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Brad @ Armin’s - thanks! Dark amber pour, clear with almost no head. Slightly sour nose. Sour taste - strongly acetic. Maybe this is lactic and oak? Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1794) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from bnielsen. Pours a clear red with a ring of white head. Aroma is fruity and tart. Flavor is the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle, shamefully forgot who sent it to me :(. Pours hazy red amber with TONS of floaties, small beige head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, vanilla, funk, perhaps a touch of turpentine. Flavor is the same, fruity and woody, vinous almost bourbon-like barrel notes. Initially sweet, then dries out quickly to a very dry finish. Only lightly tart, with just a tiny bit of funk present and light astringence. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. ABV is quite well hidden. For me all sours of this class are held up to RR Supplication, and this one stands up quite well. Kudos to Avery!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Brett, funky, vinous, fruity, woody, and some vanilla.

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