Dantalion Dark Wild Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
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:
#5,446
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
298
pDev:
9.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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102
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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

Photo of Brew33
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