Dihos Dactylion | Avery Brewing Company

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Dihos DactylionDihos Dactylion

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

Added by thagr81us on 02-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance 2013 at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a sour fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice sour flavors that make it easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 12/8/12

Bottled: Feb 11 2011

Rustic appearance; tobacco and copper hues. One and a half finger head drops to about 1/4th of an inch. Foam clumps at the collar and trails up to lace on the glass. Good lace.

Smells woody and funky; moderate acidity. Vinous and floral tones drift atop sweet grains and mild prairie grass notes. I really like the barrel on this one; it's clean, not musty.

Wow, the taste is a lot funkier and mustier than the aroma. Moderate amounts of sourness tempered by a spot of sugar to cut the puckering aspects. The sugars are compounded with warmth, loaded with grapes and dark fruits.

Medium body with something of a creamy feel despite gritty underpinnings and moderate carbonation. As it warms it starts to get slick with sugars and some alcohol.

While there are some decent aspects, I don't much care for this one overall. Very disheveled.

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3.23/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not one of the good ones in my opinioin, served along side of the rest of these sours. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a white head, no lacing, low retention, low carbonation.

Aroma is acetic with mild fruits and some other bright acid I can't identify.

Beer is light and dry, oaky, vinous, solvent. It is too sharp and bright, too much acetic acid. Not a repeat for me.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a small quick-to-recede white head that leaves some minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with lactic tartness and perhaps just a touch of vinegar. A little bit of a sour cherry aroma and some nice red wine and oak aromas. As it warms it gets a little funky, almost cheesy with increasing vinious characteristics.

The tastes begin with a great deal of vinious grape and a solid oak quality, including a fairly strong tannic and vinegar presence. As it warms there is a mild funky fruity mix of cherries and grapes, perhaps a little bit of red berry, as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is quite sour and tannic and makes the finish a bit astringent.

Overall I have had a few of these Avery sours and this we probably my least favorite to date. The vinous and oak flavor profile was a bit over the top and aggressive which says a lot considering how much I love red wine and wild ales.

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

Pours a murky reddish brown with a big creamy beige head that shows some lacing. The legs from the alcohol are actually noticeable, showing the higher ABV.

Aroma is heavy on the cab barrel, very vinous with red grapes alongside an earthy wood character. There is some funk coming out but maybe more lacto than brett overall in the nose. I have to say, it smells wonderful.

The taste has more funk than the nose with an initial kick that shows the brett earthiness. The backbone is sugary red grapes, blackberries and spicy yeast. The finish is all about the wine barrels - dry with lots of oaky tannins.

Mouthfeel is lively with strong carbonation and dry and almost spritzy in the finish.

This is a very good sour and definitely showing the alcohol. But, still, it's one of the better Avery barrel beers I've had. Really enjoyed this one.

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Dihos Dactylion from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 140 ratings