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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle from Drsilverworm. Smells of propagated brett, bread dough, sour cherries, pickled pears, and minerals. Tastes of predominately the same, however the cherries are more in command and so are the wild yeasts. Poured ruby-auburn which fizzes but presented no head nor any carbonation to boot. Have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, alcohol was amazingly well-hidden; drank like it was just above 6%.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12 oz bottle from Ratman. Nose is serious tartness with a little funk, wood, and red wine. Hazy amber with a small beige head. Flavor is tart and bretty with red wine notes and wood. Very good sour!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown with a big creamy beige head that shows some lacing. The legs from the alcohol are actually noticeable, showing the higher ABV. Aroma is heavy on the cab barrel, very vinous with red grapes alongside an earthy wood character. There is some funk coming out but maybe more lacto than brett overall in the nose. I have to say, it smells wonderful. The taste has more funk than the nose with an initial kick that shows the brett earthiness. The backbone is sugary red grapes, blackberries and spicy yeast. The finish is all about the wine barrels - dry with lots of oaky tannins. Mouthfeel is lively with strong carbonation and dry and almost spritzy in the finish. This is a very good sour and definitely showing the alcohol. But, still, itís one of the better Avery barrel beers Iíve had. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12oz bottle, bottled 2/11/11. Minimal white head. Mildly hazy red / amber color. A lot better than I expected - much less harsh sourness, itís actually a very nice subtle tart taste. Nice light crisp carbonation, dry texture, very nice to sip on. Very cabernet-like aftertaste, itís the perfect amount. Good long nice tart mildly woody cabby aftertaste. Very smooth and well-done. Of the three sours/wilds I tried from this series, Iím pretty sure this is my favorite

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2525) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Glad I finally got a chance to try this one. Poured a clear amber, with a beautiful red tint and little-to-no head. Smell is sour grape, wood, tannin, brett funk, lacto, and light cherry. Taste is sour funk, apples, berries, oak, light alcohol and acid, tannin, and muscat. The body was light with high carbonation. Very good sour, as is usually the case with Avery barrel releases. Well-done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle shared by haggery. Pours reddish copper with a modest beige head and a winey aroma. There is a very sour flavor with a brett presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at PapsÝ. Clear orange-red coloured with a small white head. Light acidic aroma of oak and berries with notes of vanilla. Light acidic flavour of oak, berries and vanilla with notes of red wine. Tart finish of vanilla and berries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is wineous and dry wooden. Acetone and dry wooden. Fruity, light citric. Citric and dry fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
clear amber, small white head. aroma is wild yeasty, fruity, wood, wine. flavor is wild yeasty, grapes, wood, sour note, faint green herbs note, the alc. is very hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 23,600. Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, caramel, malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, brettanomyces, malt, caramel, and wine, leading to a lightly tart finish.


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