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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - 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, it’s actually a very nice subtle tart taste. Nice light crisp carbonation, dry texture, very nice to sip on. Very cabernet-like aftertaste, it’s 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, I’m pretty sure this is my favorite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2684) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6537) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20856) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31232) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10853) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29367) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. Orange coloured. Beige head. Aroma of sourness, grape, earth, some barnyard. Flavour of fruits, grape, leather, sourness, earth, some wood and spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a balanced sourness. Delicious. chocolate,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Baking yeast tart aroma. Medium body, some sweet oak, tart overripe fruits, a little berries. Ends sour/astringent. Not bad, but never great. 260412

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
12oz. Bottle (Bottled 2/11/11).: Got in trade from Stumpyiliz; THANKS Aaron! Aroma of Cabernet, Brett, oak, fruit, acetic acid, horse-blanket, slight funk, and some lactic acid. Poured deep orange/rust in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Very hazy. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium tart. Tastes of malt, oak, Cabernet, funk, slight acetic acid, fruit, and tannins. Medium body. Creamy, smooth, slick texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, acetic acid, funk, fruit, oak finish. 10.74%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Very funky and delicious.

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