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RATINGS: 57   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. Its 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (1078) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (1110) - 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,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14011) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Draft. Medium pink head atop crystal clear violet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape juice, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, grape juice, light lemon sour. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8458) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2017
1/4/17. On tap at Craft on Draft. Funny dark purplish/black/deep reddish pour with a small dark/purplish/reddish/khaki/tannish sort of head. Light sour aroma, tart, some grape juice, caramel, grainy. Sour flavor, rich, grapey, caramel, maltiness, some roast. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
March 11, 2017 - on tap at the Rare Beer Fest. Dark purple pour with some head. Aroma and taste that were grainy and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Draft. A big sour beer. Intense sour orange, bitter lemon peel, and a winelike tang of grape musts. Unique and good as a sour and as an experiment, with a lasting and consistent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Draft. Crimson beer with a pink head. Sour and light earthy aroma with grape. Red grape and grapefruit flavor with sourness. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and sourness linger with red grapes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3144) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Tap at Mellow. Pours a pretty, grape, ruby color with a finger of pink foam that lingers. Big jammy, vinous nose with blackberry and grape really standing out. Very jammy on the palate: strawberry, blackberry character pronounced with a pronounced red zin-like character. Dry finish with lots of fruit. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (6085) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Tap at Sidedoor. Filtered purple body. Purple tinged off-white head. Deep grape tones. Has the new school hoppy sour tone, but leans into the grape a lot. Big and strong. Doesnt really fall into any other category than US Sur. Unique. OK. Purple sweet tarts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8878) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Draft. Pours reddish purple with a light head. Kind of a fruity acidity, some berry-like notes, prunes, mild sweetness, and a quick funky yeasty finish. Not bad.


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