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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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An experimentally hopped sour ale fermented with dark red wine grapes Observers of yestercentury once doubted the existence of the Dark Swan, stating the fair-feathered fowl was the only color of its kind. Explorers eventually upended that theory, shocking the world and shining light on the Dark. This beer might just do the same. It’s a sour ale fermented with dark red wine grapes, giving it its uniquely deep and rich purple hue. Then it received the signature Lagunitas treatment with a healthy dose of experimental dry hops. This might just shock your taste buds!

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3.6
Emeister84 (2476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2017
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Tart aromas of blackberry, red wine grapes, jammy. Purple, almost black, with ruby highlights and a somewhat lasting beige head. Sour, fruity. Full bodied.

3.8
tompete (330) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Pours dark ruby red with a purple head. Amazing to look at. Aroma is plums and sour. Flavour is dark citrus and dark fruits with a perfect hint of sour. Finish is silky and smooth.

3.4
DavidWoodruff (600) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Ruby with a burgandy head. Malty mildly fruity aroma. Sour, vinous and bitter. Unique and worth trying . . . once.

4.4
coburn_c (8) - Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Smells like lah-goo-neat-ahhs. Looks absolutely gorgeous. TASTES BETTER WARM!!

4.2
PugUglyBrewer (610) - - JUN 16, 2017
What a unique and delicious brew from the legendary Lagunitas. Looks like grape soda with dark purple color and a light pink head of foam. Smells like a chillable red wine. Has a smooth, not too overbearing sour flavor with some dank hops in the mix. If red wine and a pale ale had a baby this would be it.

3.9
kaser (6213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Dark red draft pour at chances. White sticky head. Cherry and very wine flavored. Fruity and sour. Very enjoyable.

3.2
djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2017
On tap at RateBeer Best. Pours a dark purple with medium off white head. The aroma is grape, berry, wheat. Thin body, light sourness, lacto, grape, light finish, good.

3.7
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2017
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a purplish brown color with a pinkish tinted head. Grapes, berries, and tart fruitiness.

3.8
gschrade (1084) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2017
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish/purple with a purplish head. Taste tart, grape, dark fruit, dry finish. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
furthur (1157) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Growler, dark red beer pink head. Aroma is malt, berries. Taste is malt, cherries, black pepper, black currant. Palate and carbonation are both moderate,


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