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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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3.1
mansquito (6488) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Pours purple with a white head. Aroma is must and fruitiness. Taste is kind of sweet. Lightly sour. Syrupy sweet. Not a huge fan but it goes down easy.

3.5
jrob21 (3721) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Was not expecting the deep purple color but now that I see there are red wine grapes it makes much more sense. Definitely fruity and somewhat tannic. Aroma is tropical hops. Finish is bitter charred and a little medicinal. A bit of a weird meld of flavors.

3.4
MarcoDL (5028) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark red pour. Aroma of red grape, mild tart, vanilla and oak. Taste has vinous red grape, mild tart, oak, cherry and a sweet finish. Weird stuff, tastes a little like cheap red wine.

3.5
jb (3267) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Interesting , thought this resembled red wine a fair bit. Certainly not that sour and certainly not that shocking, a bit like a red champagne, but with the a mild dry hoppy finish. Like the light tingly carb on the tongue. Well made. Appearance is dark ruby red, clear, minor pink head.

2.9
jredmond (8325) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Draft at Rattle n Hum East with Linh and Ken. Pours a deep, ruby red body with pink lacing. Nose is weird sour yeast, funky berry and bathroom floor. Mouthfeel is light bodied and tart with notes of dry sour fruit, copper/metal and some additional off flavors.

3.4
BrewBoxer (2650) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black and purple like color. Very interesting with a fruity flavor and a hint of chocolate . Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Ron (3993) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour weak yeasty aroma with hints of caramel and grapes. Fruity malty spicy yeasty sour grape flavor. Has a fruity malty sour spicy yeasty grape finish

5
NorCalChazzy (1) - - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2017 One of my Favorites from Lagunitas. Great Taste and finish. To bad it was a Highly Limited Release

3.2
IndianaRed (4765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle, purple pour with a short lived deep pink fizzy head. Big grape jelly tart aromas and flavors. Some woody musty notes. Would not have guessed 8.5% very drinkable.

2.8
HuskerTan (2211) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle. A- Funk, barnyard, grape. A- Purple color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Funky, musty, grapes, red wine, tannins. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly funky finish. O- Had no idea what type of sour this was going to be. At first sip it was obvious this was a fairly funky grape/red wine type of fair. Really just different. Not all that sour or tart. Lots of grape must and quite a bit of barnyard funk. Could use a lot more sourness. It works but it’s not my kind of sour.


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