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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 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 (1357) - 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 (4045) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4598) - 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 (14356) - 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 (7508) - 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 weren’t 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 I’d love to drink this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3009) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a hazy rusty brown with touches of ruby and a three finger eggshell foam that laces nicely. On the nose its very vinous with deep berry notes, barrel funk and some nice tart brett too. The palate is very tart upfront with tons of complex ripe fruit that just slams into the mid palate... touch of strawberry jam with a drizzle of balsamic, funky oak, lemon rind, grape tannins and a puckering sourness on the front and back end. Touch of hot booze add to the complexity but brings out a light touch of off flavors on the backend. Overall very tasty and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Fruits, tannin, oak, spice, plenty of sourness. On par with the other great beers of this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
9th May 2011
Hazy darkish amber beer, tiny off white head. Crisp palate, a little dry. About as sour a beer as I can still enjoy. Vinegary lemon juice and tart fruits. Trace of woody red wine keeps things interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5186) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle from Avery table at Farm to Table Pavillion at GABF 2012. Pours a murky orange brown with a white head. Nose is some light malt with a bit of cherries, tart fruit, big sour tartness with lactic qualities and big vinous notes. Flavor is similar with malt and light fruit and big vinous notes with red grapes and a huge sour tartness. Medium in body with lingering tartness and a big vinous quality. Outstanding sour overall.

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