Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 - Dihos Dactylion

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 322   ABV: 10.74%
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.

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alexsdad06 (10596) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The nose is nicely tart with hints of cherry and red wine tannins. The Brett is working its magic with a nice level of funk. The other organisms add a nice level of acidity. The flavor has a hint of caramel sweetness before giving way to the tart cherries, mild funk, oak, red wine tannins and red grapes. The alcohol is not noticed at all. I find this to be tart and acidic, but still very drinkable.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
12 oz bottle from adnielsen. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a nice murky brownish pour, a pinkish ruby red essence to it, good haze, with a decent tannish beige head that dies to a film, thicker yet sticks around, frothy lacing is nice. Aromas are sour lactic acid, wet oak, some touches of cherries and cranberries. Dry red wine tannins, with touches of vanilla, funky barnyard brett, straw, and horseblanket. Some cereal grains still come through pairing with vanilla, lemons. Initial is lighter bodied, preaching a decent dose of acidity, sour lemon lactic acid, and moving into a pretty prominent red wine Cabernet element, dry oaky red wine tannins and some vanilla, grapes, touches of cranberries. Into the middle some grapefruit and lemon acidity, touches of cherries, more dry red wine sticks into the finish. Lingering dry brett and hay, horseblanket with some funky cheese into the finish, dry red wine, and a touch of alcohol. A pretty ABV-heavy sour, but it does it’s best to hide it and really displays the dry Cab and funky brett well, a lot of oranges into the end. A balanced sour, not leaning too far to the lactic acid or funkiness. Actually quite pleasant. Another good barrel series by Avery.. Only found a couple of them dissappointing. This one is really nice. Could use a touch more on the aroma, but I really liked it.

Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours and amber color with white head. You get lactic on the aroma as well as berry and the cab sauv barrel notes. The flavor is sour but nothing crazy, a bit beyond tart. It also has berry, grapes, and some mild fruit characters as well as a nice oak presence.The cab barrel comes through nicely, aiding in both flavor and a nice dry finish. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

theisti (4157) - Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
12 oz given to me by jb. Bottled date 02 11 2011. Pour is a mostly clear golden ruby with a smallish tan head. Aroma is vinegar acidity, along with wood tannins. Decent integration, though the vinegar does spike out a bit. Taste is the vinegar sour acidity, vanilla oak, red wine, and finishes out with a perfume herbal floral which was a bit out of place. Palate is medium bodied, light active carbonation and a finish with a bunch of red wine. Interesting beer, thanks for giving me this one John.

dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of tart berries, oak, and plenty of lactic goodness. Flavor shows the same with underlying notes of cherry, peach, caramel, vanilla, and a definate cabernet barrel presence. Overall body is light to moderate with nicely balanced acidity.

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Pour yields a light reddish beer with a small white head and a bit of light lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of wine character plus some raspberries. A bit of oak and mild acid. The flavor brings forward a good amount of red wine, oak, and lactic acid. A bit of berry and slight dark fruits. Body is light to medium with good acidity and some mild tannins. Pretty nice, though not my favorite in the series. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-16-2011

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Aroma: tart berries grapes flavor: vinegar tart the cad sav can be tasted lingering tart finish

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby body with an off white head. Aromatically malty cherry tones, funky with a mild acetic acid tone. Apple, pears, and a ton of lactic acid and red wine warmth. I wish they brought the abv down some.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of tart fruit and some toffee malt. I could smell this beer all day long. The flavor is full of tart strawberries with some toffee mixed in. The beer is fairly sour and is very dry and very drinkable. There is also a little bit of funk mixed into the flavor. Very nice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Thanks to Nate for this... Wow, a really good Avery sour, would love to try this again... pours a watery red brown with a light off white head, but watery... the nose is mostly sour cherries, a little simple but nice... taste has more going on, a very nice sharp tart bite, cherries, oak a bit of wine texture... get this

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