Dantalion Dark Wild Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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295 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
295
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.87%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
107
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of dddyyy1223
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.21/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riggsenater
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
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 millerbuffoon
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TNasty1126
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of angrybabboon
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stezz420
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Dantalion Dark Wild Ale from Upland Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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