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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2645) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2017
This was a really good brew and a great matching of flavors. I would love to drink more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (1040) - Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Dark red appearance, pinkish frothy head, great appearance. Tastes of grape, cranberry... dry palate. Its good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5155) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Clear, merlot appearance with a rosy head. Cranberry, lambicky aroma. Grapey, vinous, tangy, moderately sweet, a little woody-wild. Spritzy. Finish sticks. On tap, Momos.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Draft. Hazed ruby pour with a pinkish head. Aroma is berry and lacto. Flsvor tropical fruut, citrus, berry. Its sour hint vinegary but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3277) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Draft 10 oz pour at Lagunitas, Seattle. Opening day, or so I think it is. A purple-ish red pour, dark, with a disappearing head. Sour grape aroma. Flavor Id both sweet and sour grapes and cherry, and finishes very cool and juicy. A winish sour, but pleasant in overall flavor. Enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7716) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Draft at SB. Pours a murky dark purplish garnet with a loose fizzy grayish head that surges up and then paddles furiously away. Bright tangy sweet tart nose, nice mix of cranberries and both tart pie and sweet snack cherries. Creamy medium body with moderate carb, goes a bit watery in spots. Sharp acidic berry tartness, nice sweet tangy fruity counterpoint, with a very lightly spicy hop note in balance near the finish. Hides the ABV completely, very easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4362) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours a deep purple red on tap with bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet and sour cranberry and cherry notes. Taste is sweeter than the nose, a hint of funk underneath. A crushable beer at the abv, but not that sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (596) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 7, 2017
Pours like dark red cranberry jizz with a luscious, thick head thats good til the last fizzle. Not much of a fragrance but there is a hint of nasal clearing red wine and berry undertones. Tastes like spoiled cranberry juice. Wubzless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7614) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Growler Country - on tap. Slightly hazy, slightly sparkling purplish pour with a bubbly white head. Nice sour aroma, some sweet tarts candy., hint of smelly feet in the back end. Solid sour flavor, raspberry like sour fruitiness, a touch of earthy funkiness. Nice spritz to the mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (5542) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Tap mad mex. Purplish brown, oh this looks tasty. Smells somewhat metallic. Taste is at first tart then it gets a little in yer face with some higher alky attributes. Medicinal effects set in for a while. Not bad for a beer near 9%! Hides that alky well. Yes, more like 6% and not a whole lots co2 in this one neither. Ok.


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