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Dantalion Dark Wild Ale - Upland Brewing Company

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Dantalion Dark Wild AleDantalion Dark Wild Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 107
Gots: 75 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-18-2010

Dark Wild Beer with brettanomyces and lactobacillus aged over 1 year in red wine American white oak barrels.
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With a notion of citrus orchards that has been overcome by fire, that taste is captured, bottled and enjoyed as the Upland brewers invite us to drink on the dark side.

Dantalion's ominous crimsons and blacks cast a mysterious appearance to the eye. Scorched candy, toast and peppercorn kick off the aroma and early taste with sherry, red wine vinegar and burnt limes set a sour tone.

Over the middle, the toasted grain and candied malt sweetness retreats and the souring agents step forth, bringing the bitter sourness of lime, sour grape, orange, dry red wine and crabapple. Its soft and musty perfume is of burlap and cobweb. Complexity builds when the sharp pang of fresh cracked peppercorn, rye bread, sea brine and something of soil.

Medium-light in body, the beer is off dry but still highly refreshing because of its sheer winey acidity that strips the palate of thirst and cleans the palate for the last prickle of pepper, toast and sour fruit.

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.64/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

A decent local sour.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

A: Pours dark brown, almost Pepsi dark. Medium tan lacing with good retention.

S: Berries, pears, cherries, and sparkling cider. Crisp and refreshing.

T: Tart - pears, berries, apple cider. SOUR, but good.

M: Crisp, peppy, very fresh. Well carbonated.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +4%

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Dantalion Dark Wild Ale from Upland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.