Dantalion Dark Wild Ale
Upland Brewing Company

Dantalion Dark Wild AleDantalion Dark Wild Ale
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From:
Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #782
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,331
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.77%
Ratings:
303
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 15, 2021
Added:
May 18, 2010
Wants:
  103
Gots:
  104
SCORE
89
Very Good
Dantalion Dark Wild AleDantalion Dark Wild Ale
Notes: Dark Wild Beer with brettanomyces and lactobacillus aged over 1 year in red wine American white oak barrels.
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - dark brown with a nice white head
Smell - sour dark fruit
Taste- sweet and tart woody with a slight wine
Feel - medium full body with a medium crab
Overall - interesting pretty good

May 15, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from Shrubber85. 2014 vintage. Dark, reddish pour, relatively flat. Sour notes in the aroma, pit fruit. Taste is tart, fruity and smooth. This has aged very well. Thanks Roger for the bottle!

Feb 21, 2021
 
4.17 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Aug 07, 2020
 
4.06 by cd34 from Illinois on Sep 27, 2019
 
4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Sep 18, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 29, 2018
 
4.77 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Feb 10, 2018
 
3.89 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2017
 
3.77 by dddyyy1223 from Ohio on Aug 21, 2017
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jun 25, 2017
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Jun 25, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

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.

May 14, 2017
 
4.19 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2017
 
4.04 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jan 02, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

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

Sep 05, 2016
 
3.72 by Brew33 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2016
 
3.69 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Aug 14, 2016
 
3.21 by VeganUndead from Virginia on May 29, 2016
 
4.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on May 21, 2016
 
3.5 by fredmugs from Indiana on May 09, 2016
 
4 by Warren2621 from Indiana on May 04, 2016
 
4 by Riggsenater from Indiana on May 01, 2016
 
4.5 by krome from Illinois on May 01, 2016
 
4.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 30, 2016
 
3.99 by BuckeyeBeers from Ohio on Apr 30, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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.

Apr 05, 2016
 
4.21 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 05, 2016
 
4.16 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2016
 
4.17 by BEER88 from Washington on Mar 31, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by TNasty1126 from Washington

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.

Mar 15, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 3/12/16

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

A: Dark brown with some lighter brown around the edges - hazy - pours with a medium sized, light tan head - fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar, leaves streaks of lacing

S: Sour and dark - exceptionally sour, with some pungent acidity and lactic sourness - very sharp tartness - dark fruits, figs, grapes - dark chocolate - lightly roasty, but does not really smell as dark as it looks - red wine barrel, even more sourness

T: Sharp and exceptionally sour - bright acidity - potent lactic sour, musty, damp cellar - ripe wine barrel, very woody - some funky, powdery Brett, with some sharp, sour cherry skins - dark fruits, figs, grapes - dark chocolate and some baker's chocolate - finishes with some more lingering acid and sourness

M: Medium body, sharp yet smooth, medium carbonation, lingering, mouth-puckering sour

O: Upland does not need styles

I don't even know how to categorize this beer. This pours like a sour stout, but it's definitely not one. The color must come mostly from the barrel. This is stupidly sour, as in my mouth kind of hurts. Not like that is a criticism.

Mar 13, 2016
 
4.25 by Davit from California on Mar 10, 2016
 
4.65 by Stezz420 from Illinois on Feb 15, 2016
 
4.26 by Bonis from Ohio on Feb 14, 2016
 
4.23 by Kurmaraja from California on Feb 08, 2016
 
4.31 by adamranders from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2016
 
4.17 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2016
 
4.03 by sheenisgod from California on Jan 18, 2016
 
4.54 by Bdawg1 from New York on Jan 10, 2016
 
4.24 by Budah from Missouri on Jan 10, 2016
Dantalion Dark Wild Ale from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 303 ratings