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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (649) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
I liked this beer. Really reminded me of Consecration. Not at the level of Consecration, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6626) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged amber with a thin white to beige head. Nutty acetone and sweetness on the nose, alcohol is not too apparent. A bit of brett shows up as well. Medium to thick bodied, fruity and malty, a bit of nuttiness. Warm on the finish. No big alcohol notes, but the alcohol is certainly present, just not immediately detectable, but you definitely know it’s there. Long and funky on the end, cheesy and bretty. Warming alcohol swells up after the finish only to be followed by more cheesy funk. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
12 oz bottle shared by jay. Pours a clear light amber copper with a thin filmy head and spotty lace. Aroma is chemical, nutty, acetone, solvent, fusel, cherry and cherry pit off cyanide, with rat poison and woody hnts. Flavor is cherry pit, spfruity skins, earth, leather wood, medium to high acisity hints of aceto creeping in. Watermelon rind, ligth boozy, solvent, acetone, and strong finish. Big sour beer is too boozy and off the wall woth too many off flavors and smells. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Thanks to David Castleton at Woodshop Classix

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear cloudy rust.

Aroma: Funky sour fruit, acetic yeast. Fermented peaches.

Taste: Blush wine barrel. Tart vinegar funk and some metallic brett in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, astringent.

Overall: This beer has a familiar profile to some of the other wine barrel aged Avery Barrel-aged’d beers. Very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1942) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2011
A wonderful drinking experience. Pours a reddish orange with a nice stickiness. Quite funky, leathery, earthy. Not that sour but fuckin drinkable. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Tap @ the Avery Anny fest. Pours a lightly hazed reddish orange with a small off white head. Nose holds tart red wine grapes, dry oak and some Brett funk. Palate is medium tart and quite vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle generously shared at Woodshop - thanks! Hazy yellow pour with slight foam. Aroma is heavy, semi-rough sour/tart with some red wine type of influence. I get the wine barrels in the taste with a fairly thick and rough sour profile. Bit of tart in their as well but not really much funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2011
12oz beer shared by Tim by way of JB, thank you guys. Pours a clear, glowing copper-orange-reddish color. Aroma is thin cherry sourness that is about all. Alcohol is well hidden though. The flavor has a little more substance but still pretty one-dimensional - thin cherry sour. Meh. I would drink it regularly if it were like $10 a sixer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1855) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
On tap at Avery Anniversary Party 8/7/11. Color is an amber orange with good carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma is sour with brett notes of hay and barn. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is sour up front with a mild brett note, then it goes sweet and a light fruit taste of pineapple and pear. In the after taste the sour comes back up and lingers on a bit. Overall its a very good sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a cola colored brown with a thin, tan head. Crazy nice nose of dark fruit and apricots. Mmmm...love sticking my nose in this one. Balanced flavors of barrel wood, sweet cherries. sour funk, straw and citrus. Finishes mildly dry. A very nice wild ale /sour and another winner from Adam and the crew

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