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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 133   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1678) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1758) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3437) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9059) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
In tasting room at SARA. This one is the one like Cuvée de Tomme. I'll adjust my rating. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (980) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a bright orange. Flavor is rather sweet, but sour. Vinous with notes of oak and wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1693) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle thanks to wchesser..Pour Pour is redish pour with a white head..Nose is vinous, grape skin, dry barrel, spices..Taste is nice dryness,lacto, acidic, wine, dry and light sweetnes

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 (560) - 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 (1805) - 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.


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