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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 134   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (313) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
12oz bottle dated Feb 11, 2011. Deep red pour with a small amount of tan head that receded into a ring. Smells woody, fruity, and very tart- delicious. Taste is very acidic with lots of oak and sour cherry. I really enjoyed this and am glad I was able to find it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle purchased at Buckeye Beer Engine and shared at OBW on 7/13/11. Hazy copper pour with a thin beige head. Malty and caramelly nose with sour cherry notes. Malty and funky brett flavor with caramel malt richness before a sour fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream colored head. Tart/sour aroma with malt. Sour, light acetic flavor with light green apples. Medium bodied. Sour/acetic notes linger with green apple and light woodsiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden with an average off white head that retains fairly well, actually. Average lacing into this glass as well. This brew is funky, spicy, earthy from the oak, and slightly fruit. The flavor profile is where this one really shines; the layers of flavors mesh absolutely perfectly; perhaps its at the right time. I seriously wish I had more of this one. Red wine,Figs, tart sour character, a bit of funkiness, lactic acid - Wow! I was so pleasantly surprised by this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 2/11/11. Pours a clear dark reddish amber with a medium off white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a whole lot of sour - some tart fruit with some vinous alcohol and some wood.

The flavor is sweet tart and sour fruits with some wood and some vinous alcohol leading to a dry, acidic, bretty, finish. As it warms it gets a little musty and leathery. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an excellent, complex sour. It’s a little on the acidic side, but overall, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle via recent BA trade. Pours a cloudy amber-gold color with a finger-thick cream-white head. Notes of tart fruits (grapes, apples, berries), oaky funk, lactic acid, oak, vanilla, and caramel. The high ABV is absolutely buried. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, funky, and then metallic mouthfeel and high carbonation. Nice sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4552) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle sample at Stone Sour Fest 2011. Clear amber, slightly red, white no head. Lacto, sourness, berries, notes of citrus and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
(12oz bottle dated Feb 11, 2011) pours clearish rich orange/amber. Wispy tan bubbles. Nose of tangerine pulp, sour cherry mash, funky bugs, wet barrel and a bit of acetone. Taste of raw grain (a distraction), rye, acetone, sour cherries, bitter orange peel, tinge of wet wood, an some orange pulp as well. Complex and nice. Well carbonated, sour grainy linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
This orange brown colored sour is tart. This is a full on sour. So much so that other flavors are pushed to the background. Sampled at Stone Sourfest 11.

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