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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8668) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24797) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
Draft @ the brewery. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/28/17] Bottle/Draught at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Purple. Grapes, lacto, vinous. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1375) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2017
12 ounce tap at Russos Coal Fired Italian Kitchen in Pembroke Pines, FL for $5.50 Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1699) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours dark pink. Aroma: Grapes, sour, light funk. Medium body, nicely sour and tart, still fruity, grapes, vineous. Good fruity palate. Good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (3084) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Pours murky blueberry with low violet head Aromas of tart blueberries, blackberry , Taste has tart notes of blueberries and blackberries lemonade

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3402) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Pours murky blueberry with a low white head. Aromas of blueberry, citrus, blackberry, slight vanilla. Taste is very fruity and somewhat bitter and funky. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Medium purplish brown, touch of brett, loghg fruitiness. Tart, candy, grapey, and a bretty note...good vinous wild ale with bretty blueberry like Ethiopian coffee does blueberry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6231) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 6, 2017
On tap at Lagunitas. It pours a deep reddish purple color with an off white head. The aroma has cherry and raspberry with a touch of dark malt. No roast. The flavor is rich with cherries, blueberries and Concord grapes. Sweet and fruity with some Welches grape juice. Blueberries. Full on the palate and light, clean acidity. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16064) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
On tap at Lagunitas, pours a deep dark pinkish amber with a small pinkish off-white head. Aroma brings out tart raspberries, followed by light tartness. Flavour is very fruity, with tons of tart raspberries upfront, followed by light wild yeast. Heavy fruity and somewhat boozy. Very nice.


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