Dantalion Dark Wild Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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298 Ratings
Dantalion Dark Wild AleDantalion Dark Wild Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Wild Beer with brettanomyces and lactobacillus aged over 1 year in red wine American white oak barrels.

Added by Thorpe429 on 05-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,954
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
298
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
105
Trade:
16
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Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage 750ml bottle pours a clear mahogany with khaki head.

This smells akin to something like a flanders with earthen to floral notes, cherry, oak and vanilla.

The taste is tart cherries, earthen and floral with a touch of medicinal qualities and vanilla as it warms.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. A tasty offering that is not showing its 8 years of age.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dddyyy1223
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a wood stain brown color with white bubbles.

Smell - Dry sour notes topped the glass.

Taste -Initially, the beer is super tart and acidic, but fades pretty quickly. The oakiness comes in more toward the back.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation brushes away this sweetness pretty quickly.

Overall - I am not sure what Upland was going for here. It did not leave much of an impression though.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maybe it is the higher levels of carbonation, but my first taste is cola, along with grass, chocolate, pepper, mint, legumes, and funk. The smell was more balanced, letting the grassy and vegetation to lead more. Feel was just too carbonated and funky for me to rate higher, but a fun concept

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3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.21/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riggsenater
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Very dark, dark burgundy color thick caramel colored lacing.

S - Sour, tart, and acidic fruit.

T - Tart, acidic fruit, sour.

M - Leaves the mouth watering and puckering.

O - This is a very good beer.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TNasty1126
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/06/16

Dark brown with some medium light tan head.

Sour and Acidity showcase as with all Upland sours. I would consider this much more balanced in comparison. dark fruits/figs, sweetness allow a menial break in the sour fest.

I am a fan of this beer because it is still intensely sour however more balanced due to the heavier body and darker/ sweeter ingredients. I want to point out this beer is not sweet only sweet by comparison to many Uplands.

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Dantalion Dark Wild Ale from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 298 ratings