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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

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of kbutler1
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Bottle says it was Summoned on 7/12/10. Pours a dark brownish color with a light tan had that quickly settles. Dark fruit and the recognizable brett and lacto type sour notes. Slightly earthy as well. Medium/light mouthfeel. Tart dark cherry upfront with a nice level of sourness kicking in. Oaky and earthy. Reminds me a little of a red wine. Overall, not bad.

Photo of starrdogg
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to raveskdr for this one.

Pours a hazy dark brown. Smells of wood, wine and sour, but it doesn't quite come together perfectly. Taste follows the nose, not particularly impressive, but not bad either. Body is medium with nice carbonation. Overall, this is an okay sour, but probably the worst thing I've had from Upland. The components are all there, but it seems to be missing that certain something.

Photo of oline73
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into my Hunahpu's snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a layer of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: There is a red berry tartness with a malt sweetness. I'm also getting a slight vinegar note.

Taste: I'm getting a red berry tartness along with a malt sweetness. There is also a slight vinegar sourness. Not a whole lot more going on here.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a very mildly dry finish.

Overall: I didn't think this beer was very interesting. There was a tart note along with some sweetness, but nothing much more. I'm glad I had this, but I don't know that I would trade for another.

Photo of JamesTerry88
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mikereaser
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled 7/12/10
Pours a dark chestnut brown that barely shows any light through the glass, just a bit of ruby highlights. There is a little bit of faom that quickly faded to a layer of fine bubbles.
There is a nice berry aroma with hints of the wine barrel, seems like a bit of a caramel aroma as well.
Flavor falls a little flat, there is some berry fruit in there along with hints of wine barrel, some oak and some tannins. The flavors are nice but subtle.
nice creamy mouthfeel with a big foamy feel. This beer is easy to drink, its a bit tame and I was hoping for something more, but maybe every beer doesn't need to be super anything, so the nice balance of this one is kind of refreshing.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown somewhat hazy root beer color with the consistency of root beer as well. Smells of sour green apples and tart cherries mixed with a tad of malt sweetness. First sip is both sweet and sour with the sourness dominating but not by a lot. As it warms this puppy starts to shine. Some red wine acidic notes appear but overall still a tad too sweet and not a lot of complexity. Hopefully the remaining sweetness will get eaten over time. A very nice sour as most Uplands are.

Photo of liamt07
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into a tulip. Bottled August 12, 2010.

Muddy dark brown with a cream head. Moderate retention and light lacing. Nose has some dark fruits/berries, a complex herbal/spice tone, coffee perhaps and oak? Really peculiar. Taste has cola, herbal, again chocolate/coffee notes, dark fruits and some acidity in the finish. Medium body with some alcohol. Interesting/unique, but I wasn't taken aback by this.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Bkspicer
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

A decent local sour.

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Dantalion Dark Wild Ale from Upland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.