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RATINGS: 132   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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3.9
dnstone (4032) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2018
Pours a deep ruby-amber color with pink head. Herbal tea like, earthy hop aroma and taste...finish with some grape character. Notes: on tap at Atomic Liquors

3.4
jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2018
2018-01-18. Crisp purple body, small pink head. 3++ Aroma of musty currants, muddled fruit. Perfume / vanilla notes as it warms.Flavour is is lightly tart, lightly sour, dry. This tastes 4or 5%? First impress is nice but deteriorates from there. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Odd. 6-7/4/6/3/13-14 Bottle shared by Blankboy.

3.3
tfratzke (99) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 aroma of tart grapes. purple in color. small white head disappears almost immediately. taste is sour tart red wine. dry.

3.3
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2017
bottle, rated Aug 2017 - Purple pour. Malty, fruity aroma. Flavor is of sweet malt and tart grapes and suggestions of other dark fruit. Medium body. Interesting.

3.7
edgallow (4689) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 12 oz bottle pours purple with a light purple head. Aroma of grapes and citrus. Taste is the grapes, grain and a little tart

4.2
glennmastrange (2949) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle. Light grain for the malt, light pine for the hops, light to moderate dried leaves and musty for the yeast, with a big dose of berries and red grapes (shiraz?) in the background. Head is small, fizzy/frothy, light lavender, with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is dark fuchsia. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and faintly bitter. Palate is light, watery, with a fizzy carbonation and a tart and slightly dry finish. Excellent Sour Ale, with a great addition of a red wine aspect.

3.4
brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2017
On tap @ Drexl. It's dark in here, so hard to tell for sure, but seems to be about reddish cola colored and has an off-white head. Get plenty of dark fruits and biting acidity. Big on the grape character, particularly the skins. A sort of blackberry note to it. Lots of lemon juice, some yogurt, and some sweet grape juice on the finish.

3.5
bconch (474) - - NOV 5, 2017
Purple color, nose of tart grapes. Tastes like a carbonated wine with a sour finish. Not bad. Some sweetness as well.

3.7
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2017
tap. Deep purple with one finger head. Lightly tart and very grapey, as you'd expect. Not super complex, but excellent flavors that I really enjoyed.

3.5
hopscotch (11491) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle… Pours hazy and purple with a small, wispy, violet head. Lovely. The aroma features dust and mildew – like an old basement. It’s not overwhelming and there is also some tart fruitiness here as well. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is tart, fruity, vinous and a touch tannic with very light bitterness in the tangy finish.


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