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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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3.7
larsniclas (7381) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2018
Bottled from Systembolaget Dark Ruby with a pinkish head. Some grapes in the aroma along with tar and wet hay. Slightly tart flavour with notes of liquorice.

3.6
BeerViking (5301) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2018
On tap at Bloomsbury Lanes. Deep deep red with a fine lacing head, light lactic nose with a faint winey tang. Tannic dry-bitterness, light sourness and red fruit. Startlingly drinkable, with a fruity-tannic and watery-dry complexity.

3.6
Emelie (290) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2018
Doft: humle, tall, lite bärig, lite vingummi, äpple, päron, lite caramel Smak: lite vinig, lite svarta vinbär, bärig, torr, tall, vanilj, lite caramelig,

3.7
Samuel214 (1728) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2018
Flaska från SB. Riktigt tjusigt mörkröd-lila i färgen med lika tjusigt vitrosa, krämigt skum. Svårplacerad doft nånstans mellan violgummi, rostade kolatoner och humletoner som drar åt svart-IPA-hållet. Mellanstor, ganska len. Lika svårplacerad och mångfacetterad som doften. Fruktig och bärig, lätt syrlig med mörka druvor och viol, rostade och lite brända toner som drar åt bränd gummi tillsammans med fruktiga och nästan juiciga humletoner. Resultatet blir ändå gott, men inget jag skulle vilja dricka mycket utav. Udda!

3.7
Linnet (1972) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2018
Vinous, grapes, Brown sugar, earthy, light vinegar, grass, licorice, vanilla, berries, alcohol. Dark Ruby colour, medium pink head, lacing. Astringent grapes, mid-sweet, lightly bitter, medium acidity, lots of grapes, vinous, alcohol, earthy, vanilla, berries, alcohol. Medium body, astringent feel, average carbonation, vinous finish. Interesting and Enjoyable.

3.5
thomashall (1655) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2018
UPDATED: APR 15, 2018 On tap at Grizzley's. Amazing pour, dark ruby purple pour. Aroma is faint red wine grapes, lactic acid. Taste follows, some sour grapes, lactose, berries, pretty drinkable. Interesting brew.

3.4
brigg (744) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2018
(Bottle) Purple-red body with a small pink-violet head. Fruity aroma of berry and grape; tart. Interesting flavor; hops are more noticeable than in the aroma. The combination of tart cherry/raspberry with hops and grapes takes a little getting used to, but it's interesting. Flavor is quite earthy, too; grape skin tannin; blueberry; musty.Light to medium bodied; chewy mouthfeel.

3.6
drjay44 (3988) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2018
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, gradually collapsing, light purple head, over a clear purplish red (SRM 30) body......nose is red wine notes, grape, mild funk, light acid, mild malt tones, slight herbal hops.....taste is light tart acid, with wine, grape, moderate funk tones, finishing dry with slight acid and hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium light body, moderate alcohol warmth, moderate carbonation. The wine grapes and moderate sourness, are bigger than the experimental hops. It is a pleasant, easily drinkable sour. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.9
gringo332 (654) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2018
Bottle from Total Wine. Beautiful dark ruby red. Tannin nose, sour cherry and grape taste. Dark fruit finish.

3.6
Gerbeer (4354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2018
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with moderate purplish head. Aromas of tart dark berries. Flavors of cassis, salal, bitter grape jelly, and wheaty malts. Tart and bitter...


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