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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 134   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1831) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13425) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2881) - 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

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1346) - Chester, Vermont, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - 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 thatís kinda been the trend with this series so not too surpirised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4146) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from Alen (thanks man), pours a beautiful murky dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out prominent red wine notes, complex wild yeasts (certainly get the brett in there), and some sour red berries. Flavour is intensely dry and sour, with loads of the different wild yeasts showing themselves, pretty much characterizing the whole flavour profile, accentuated by the red wine barrels which are not overbearing. There is also a bit of lactic acid in there which dulls the sourness a bit. Overall, very sour, moderately complex, and fairly drinkable - no sign of the high ABV. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant sunset orange with a dusting of beige head. The aroma picked up a lovely blend of Cab grapes, tangy oak, slightly funky fruit, and a bit of vinegar over malts that werenít really required to do a whole lot. The flavor found fruity meat and some pale malt at the core, with tart fruit skins, oak, and red grapes really shining on the edges.. oak, tart fruit, and floral funk plus a little alcohol burn on the long finish.. big and very well balanced considering the big, competing character. Medium-plus bodied and quite sour overall on the palate.. balance was solid, and Iíd love to drink this again.

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