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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10136) - 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,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
12 ounce bottle at Hamiltons, thanks to Todd. Pours a clear light copper color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet barrel, some brett, big vinous notes. The flavor is not very sour, more barrel and sweet malts, some grapes, funky, earthy, lots of nice flavors but a bit disconnected. Light tasty sour grapes in the finish. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3093) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap last year at Kraftwork. Pours a glowing penny color with cloudy body. Head is small and colored white w/ tiny bubbles. Good lacing webs on the sampler glass. Aromas of bret, lactic acid, juicy dark grapes, chardonay, oak, and granny smith. Taste really surprised me, very impressive. Tons of oaky buttery caramel, sour barnyard yeast, pedio, peach, hint of green pepper, apples, oaky cabernet tannins, and tons of sour vinous cherry. The mouthfeel is so juicy and salivating. One of the best beer I have had from Avery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a somewhat clear reddish amber pour with a small off white head. Luscious aroma of sour fruit, wine, blueberries, and a bit of musky funk. Taste is intense sour with rhubarb, cranberry, some oak with a sharp brett finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle shared at redlight, great aroma, cherry and brett, great taste, smooth and balanced sour and cherry. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 8/19/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to readbaron for the sample. This pours an orange amber color with golden edges and a quick fading rocky tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Dihos Dactylion has a well balanced aroma. Some soft malt sweetness, tart raspberry and cherry, and a bit of oak and cabernet as well. The flavor is tart from the beginning. A sort of synthetic grape flavor comes from the cabernet barrels. Tart cherry and raspberry flavors, some little alcohol bite, some light malt sweetness comes in toward the end. There are some off grape/oak flavors in here that I don’t care for. The mouthfeel is tart, somewhat acidic and vinegary, with medium carbonation and a light to medium body. This was kind of good, kind of odd, and kind of off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours a burnt mahogany, aka Orange/red. It smells like barnyard and leather with sweet notes as undertones. The taste is funky, sweet and dry. Very enjoyable and definitely right up there with the other really good sour beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaraCurtis (116) - Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2012
This is fantastic! Brown-orange, some cloudiness. There are some lasting bubbles, very minimal. The first taste was sour quenching. It does have a slight, very slight transparency in sunlight. Tiny bit of head when poured, but this dissipates quickly. The aroma is sour and is for sure mouth watering. Even after tasting it, I get more mouth watering. The sour is most prominent mid mouth. I think this beer overall was done very nice.


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