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Dihos Dactylion - Avery Brewing Company

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 83
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 02-15-2011)
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ricoch3t

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-16-2011 19:20:46 | More by ricoch3t
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-14-2011 17:58:47 | More by kkrez
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Demosthenes255

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-29-2011 18:06:56 | More by Demosthenes255
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-19-2013 13:23:48 | More by csustar001
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mcallister

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-27-2011 19:30:12 | More by mcallister
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rmaste6282

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-30-2011 04:54:15 | More by rmaste6282
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-09-2011 07:55:38 | More by quine
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lcmir23

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-22-2011 04:19:08 | More by lcmir23
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Spider889

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-14-2011 12:26:18 | More by Spider889
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Choice City Butcher for stocking up on this-- Allowed me to try a 12oz bottle, months after Avery's release event. I poured into a tulip glass.

A -- Pours a gorgeous cloudy auburn color with a swirl of solid carbonation. Nice fizzy beige head of about one-half inch.

S-- Sourness, grape, blackberry, blueberry, Cab Sav. Slight oakiness.

T-- Wow. Bitter, tangy melon flavors. Hint of cantaloupe on the finish. The heavy alcohol is part of the experience. Not for the timid. You've got to love beer and red wine.

M-- Medium bodied and somewhat creamy. Well carbonated from the get-go and the carbonation is pretty relentless. Nice quick finish leaves you feeling puckered and wanting more-- but not too much more.

O-- I estimate this bottle had been aging for four months or so. That must have helped. I bet I would like this beer anyway, but it seems to be aging very well. Excellent. I tend to like Avery's experimental stuff, and this is another feather in their cap.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 22:40:08 | More by UpToMeBeer
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AAxsom

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. Was able to have a bottle a few days after their Avery Experience Dinner. Split with a friend and chose this over the Depeuceluce due to the fact that this had Cabernet undertones. We were not disappointed.

Aroma is very strong Cab. Basically it smells just like a red wine. Taste begins the same, but the sour notes, fruit (cherry) and the carbonation take over.

Overall, this is an excellent beer from start to finish. I highly recommend this!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 02:42:55 | More by AAxsom
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CharlieMurphy

New York

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb. 2011.

A: Warm medium amber maple sizzurp. No head to mouth of.

S: Holy tits. So aromatic with deep funky fruity sourness. I love cab barrels. This one almost hints a tiny bourbon aroma.

T: I repeat, I love cab barrels. Richer and bolder than the nose. I can't quite give it a 5, although it's at least in the upper quartile of the sours I've had.

M: Moderate thickness. Relatively neutral one the wrecking, only very modestly drying, although I split this 12oz. Carbonation is appropriately low. Oh and btw, 11%!?!?!? -> upgrade 0.5

O: Used to celebrate. Didn't disappoint. Will definitely pursue again, 12oz wasn't enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 00:38:57 | More by CharlieMurphy
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-03-2013 14:15:56 | More by bulldogg915
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-01-2012 16:41:11 | More by hiphopj5
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-29-2014 18:09:52 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-27-2013 06:17:12 | More by RedneckBeerz
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-15-2011 14:33:21 | More by bauermj
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-04-2012 12:32:46 | More by rowingbrewer
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-02-2012 04:50:44 | More by markgoodman10
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-24-2012 16:39:47 | More by PEIhop
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-11-2013 03:09:46 | More by tbeq00
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Pencible

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-11-2012 19:47:24 | More by Pencible
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emmasdad

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wasn't able to make it up to Avery for the release, so thanks to Ratman for sharing a bottle with us the other day. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a nice white head. Good tart/funky aromas, red grapes, wood, raisins and brett. On the palate, this one is light to medium bodied, with a nice tartness, wood, grapes, bordeux and brett. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 04:39:48 | More by emmasdad
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DovaliHops

California

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, orangish red color with small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is nice and sour with noticeable brett and sweet, red fruits. Taste is initially oaky, followed by some tart cherries. Then I get some crazy buttery flavors that make this beer stand out from any other sour I've ever had. These butter flavors seem to work for this beer. It gets more sour as the flavors mesh with your palate. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. Nice and mouth puckering. Drinkability is high (as long as the ABV doesn't catch up to you). Overall, this beer tasted amazing to me, and I had no idea whatsoever this beer was even half the ABV it actually is. So drinkers beware!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 07:50:19 | More by DovaliHops
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is great. I get a lot of tart fruit and some toffee malt. I could smell this beer all day long.

The flavor is full of tart strawberries with some toffee mixed in. The beer is fairly sour and is very dry and very drinkable. There is also a little bit of funk mixed into the flavor. Very nice.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 05:26:26 | More by Mora2000
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Dihos Dactylion from Avery Brewing Company
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