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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) - Panil

Panil Barriquée  (Italy Version)Panil Barriquée  (Italy Version)

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%


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Italy

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This version is not exported to the US.

(Beer added by: stcules on 07-30-2004)
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Year old bottle.

Pours a rather lovely combination of garnet and amber. A dense, but think head with even lacings to the finish. Very nice.

It's sour fruit on the nose. I'd be lying if I said I could pick out anything more specific than that.

It's pretty much all sour cherries on the tongue. Hits sweet and sour in equal measures, but both are pleasantly restrained. Cherry flavour is really front and centre, almost kriek-like.

Can't say anything negative about the mouthfeel. Well carbonated, lets the flavours pop on the tongue. Perfectly on style.

This is a top-notch beer. Never been a fan of the style, but this has won me over.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:04:22 | More by CanuckRover
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BIG ups to andrenaline for including this in our most recent cross country trade
A - swampy purple amber, thumb of head receded to half a finger and left plenty of consistent lacing
S - sour cherry, apple, and some citrus, musty with a dry cracker aroma
T - big sour apple and cherry up front, followed by a musty sawdust thing, cracker malt, and a touch of champagne
M - light and bubbly, tart sour kick with a hint of sweetness for balance, finishes dry
O - I am fairly new to the style but this speaks to me, the flavours are bold but friendly and generally inviting

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:52:21 | More by joemcgrath27
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ecoastman

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice. Gave it an aggressive pour at the end but the head didn't stick around long. Dark cherry wood colour that complements the aroma and taste.

I don't have a lot of experience with this particular style but I believe it fits the textbook well. Lots going on here... tart and sour cherries with light woody smoke are definitely there a vinegar pickle-like character.

A dry finish with some bitterness in the after taste, the drink goes down with a low level, fine champagne carbonation.

An interesting beer but I probably won't purchase again at the price it's sold for in the Ontario LCBO (over $11).

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:41:21 | More by ecoastman
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patre_tim

China

4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Stained wood brown with a dull wood red tinge. Reddish brown foam on top, highly carbonated, unfliltered and opaque. Foam overflowed with no agitation before opening.

S: Cherries, sour balsamic vinegar, metallic, earthy woody quality.

T: Sour, metallic, woody earthy qualities all come out followed by a malty beer taste, sour cherries no sweetness, light, long dull bitter linger on the tongue much like oak or wood, slight licorice taste to the bitterness.

M: Medium body, highly carbonated.

O: Well balanced masterpiece. More woody, malty, earthy tones than cherry in comparison to Goudenband. Love the earthiness and bitterness of malt this one has. Love sours. Would go well with cherry pie, great to sip, would also match well with creamy cheeses.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:10:55 | More by patre_tim
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DandyEssex

Ontario (Canada)

4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a 750mL bottle into a 330mL snifter.

Hazy reddish brown colour, like that of a horse really. Low head retention, but it keeps a thin, sticky foam for the whole drink.

Great aromatics here! There is just so much going on. Cherry, sour apple, vanilla, wet forest wood. Beautifully fragrant, I could smell this all day. It continues to evolve and move between its component for hours.

The palate is just as complex, but not quite as powerful. Medium-bodied, huge acidity. The tartness is rounded out by a more forward sweet flavour profile. Cranberry, apple, vanilla, tart balsamic. There is a tannic grip & wine note that is distracting at first, but integrates nicely.

This is really something else! Something worth seeking out & trying. A great combination of old fashioned Lambic beer's sourness & the polish of oak-aged Flemish Red ales.

Totally worth seeking out and trying, even if it is not for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:45:34 | More by DandyEssex
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 9%.

A - Poured a murky reddish brown with a 1cm light beige head. The head thins out but it does stick around and there's also decent lacing.

S - First whiff was mostly vanilla. Another one and I'm picking up, caramel, candy, fruit (mostly berries), some mouldy wood, and a hint of herbs. Smelled good at first but as it warms up it smells more medicinal.

T - Mildly sweetness, lots of fruity tartness and the finish mostly being apple juice & mild hop bitterness. There's some wine like oak notes and a hint of sweet & sour sauce in there. The berry like sour aftertaste lingers to the point of being a bit unpleasant. The sour gets much more prominent as it warms up.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, dry finish a bit reminiscent of sparkling wine .

O - Interesting beer. I suspect this one might be better paired with food or used for cooking. Overall it wasn't bad but it was enthralling me either.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 03:19:51 | More by decimator
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Beerenauslese

California

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thought I'd crack this open before the 3 year best by date. From Bir&Fud in Rome.

Light reddish brown color, pours with a substantial head that recedes to a thin cap of foam. No lacing to speak of.

Smells of bready malt, nuts, fruit--raisins and figs. A touch of funk under a layer of candi sugar sweetness.

Tastes of nutty red malt with a twangy bite, cola, milk chocolate. Seems more like a Belgian dubbel than a Flanders brew. A bit of balsamic and strawberry. A little anise too. Some white pepper in the finish. Sweet like a quad, but all these flavors work together well.

Medium bodied, round carbonation with big bubbles, it is creamy on the palate.

A very nice red ale with an Italian twist.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:16:53 | More by Beerenauslese
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: brownish red of strawberry jam, slightly murky; pours good head tinged with pink, receding to a film after a few minutes

Aroma: play-doh; musty fruit and mold, or light smoke, as if peated

Taste & Mouthfeel: very intense sweet & sour flavours bursting, with sour cherry grabbing the reigns clear to the finish where the feel of must/smoke appears again; medium body with minimal carbonation and some sugary stickiness; get a big sense of cranberry juice after a while, with a nice zip of chili

Overall: Not something to drink a lot of, but sharp, interesting, and unexpected flavour make it something I could see in a food pairing, maybe with cheese

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:44:30 | More by BGDrock
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled in December 2011. I've never tried (let alone reviewed) a sour before, which was really my main reason for picking this bottle up in the first place.

Pours a muddy brownish-amber colour, opaque with haze. Not a lot of head here - the scant quantity of off-white foam that was generated from the pour fizzles away within a minute, but leaves behind a ring of lacing. Basically looks like a glass of unfiltered apple juice/cider. The aroma is, perhaps unsurprisingly, on the tart side - apple cider again comes to mind, along with malt vinegar, sour cherries and oaked California Chardonnay.

The flavour is unlike any beer I have ever tried previously, and pretty enjoyable if I do say so myself. Tart flavour with a wide array of fruity notes brushing the palate - cherries are the most prominent, but I am also able to pick out lemon and Granny Smith apple. Combined with the acetic acid, the whole profile has a bit of a Chardonnay-mixed-with-vinegar vibe - which, having read that line over again after typing it, sounds much less appealing than it actually tastes. The tartness is prominent (especially to my unaccustomed tongue), but there is enough caramel malt sweetness to keep it in check. Astringent finish with some light puckering and woodiness. Medium-bodied, with relatively mild carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. The 8% abv is nowhere to be seen - I have had 5.5% pale lagers with more booze raunch than this.

It has been a long time since I have tried a beer style that differs so greatly from anything I have consumed previously. It really does remind me more of wine than beer - and as with any bottle of wine, I probably should have shared this with someone else, because 0.75 litres is a bit much for me.

Final Grade: 4.23, an A-. Panil Barriquee is a thoroughly enjoyable sour - and, speaking from experience, seems to be a good introduction to the style for newbies like me. The balance between the tartness of the various fruit flavours/acetic, and the sweetness of the malts is nothing short of excellent - to say nothing of the masterfully-cloaked ABV, or the pleasant woodiness of the profile, or the fact that it is tasty both when chilled and after warming up to room temperature. I'm still not convinced that sours are up my alley, but I found myself with nothing but compliments for this highly quaffable example. Highly recommended, and something I may get again some time.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:56:20 | More by thehyperduck
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endovelico

Portugal

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a foamy murky brown brew with medium to medium high effervescence.

S: The aroma is winy, fragrant, woody, very fruity and pleasant.

T/M: The mouth is rich a bit fuller than i had expected, with dark fruit, warming alcohol and a strong sherry like flavour up front. The wood comes through alot aswell, especially as you take the time to enjoy the beer and let it warm.

O: It's a sour beer within what's expected of a traditional Flanders red ale. Very balanced and rich with good enough complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 19:01:44 | More by endovelico
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep reddish brown in colour, turning crimson when held to the light. Large off-white head, decent retention, but almost no lace. Stone fruit aroma tends toward the darker and more acidic, with plum and sour cherry notes predominating. Cigar box comes out as the beer warms. The palate opens with sour cherry, plum skin, and balsamic (minus the sweetness) notes that give way to tobacco, light wood, and the slightest hint of vanilla.

Almost medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slightly puckering acidity is paired with mild tannic astringency. A tasty and approachable sour ale with some wine-like qualities.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 00:15:57 | More by mintjellie
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 15/5/12 sent out by liamt07 thanks man

A clear reddish amber with just a few bubbles feeding a thumbs width of cream colored foam that ends up as a thin film leaving some random lace, I'm liking the color though and I' almost surprised it doesn't have a pinkish head

S some woody funk comes out right away followed by some caramel strawberry and cherry, just a little vinegar and apple cider and no booze at all

T some vinous notes and slightly more vinegar, musty wet wood and not overly sour, everything I smells still there but it tastes even better.

M medium bodied with much more bubbles then what was visible, no heat at all and not that sour, woody cherry aftertaste lingers faintly for a while

O quite drinkable for an 8% sour, I like the mellow mix of fruity funk and wood, pretty solid stuff

I loved the taste and had little to complain about in other areas. I wish I could read Italian because I'm curious to what went in to this beer and I'm too lazy to type it all in too google translate, oh well. Thanks again liamt07 for sending the bottle

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 03:13:00 | More by wordemupg
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark ruby red colour, finger of light bubbly head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sour citrus, apple cider, caramel apple, slightly musty, hints of cherries, raspberry notes, and sour mash bourbon notes on the finish.

T - Given the style, this fits the bill with a very sour fruity flavour coming off the top. A unique biscuit and bread malt lingers on the palette alongside some earthy fruit notes and wet cardboard.

M - Lighter bodied, but can come across a tad thin. Goes down smooth and finishes with a unique tartness.

O - Overall, a tasty sample of the style and worth seeking out. Definitely glad that the LCBO is broadening its selection and bringing in a greater variety of styles.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 22:52:08 | More by andrenaline
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled December 2011.

Beer is brownish a bit on the ruby red side. Fizzes like a soft drink during the port, and results in a small white head. Head dissipates quickly. Decent lacing.

Smell is tart, with cherry, balsamic vinegar, wood and a bit of apple.

Taste is pretty close to the nose. Tart cherry, balasamic vinegar, wood. Fairly sour but not intensely so. Fairly dry.

Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite smooth. Moderately astringent.

Overall, good. Not a heavy hitter but a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:44:30 | More by jrenihan
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks northyorksammy for this one.

Appearance. Pours a clear, kind of light, brown-amber with over a finger of bubbly tan head and some lovely looking carbonation bubbles rising.

Smell. Sour and funky cantelope and green apples. A little cherry, wood, and alcohol.

Taste. Funky with a medium, citrus-like sourness. Some red wine, lemons, oak. Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Nice fairly strong and lively carbonation, medium-light in body.

Overall. Very nice flanders red. Not extremely sour and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 01:39:20 | More by Rutager
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the LCBO, shared with the group. 750ml into some tulips. Bottled Nov 2010, Lot 1.

Pours a murky reddish brown, with a light tan head. Light lacing and mild retention. Nose of sour cherries, light malts and spicing. Prevalent piercing sour notes nonetheless. Taste has some tart cherries, with a big woody balance. Light tannic character and some green apple. Spicing does well to come in midmouth, and even the the alcohol content, none is felt. Some tartness, lightly puckering - some acetic. Nice refreshing feel, and it was a good idea to split this one. Truly the first Flanders red I've ever enjoyed, very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 14:50:58 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the Italian version, the bottle is completely in Italian, and it is sour but not the sourest purposely infected bottle. Decent drinkability, reddish colour. Smooth, above average mouthfeel. Controlled mouthfeel, well malted.Cherry and balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 03:02:38 | More by Sammy
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Matt for sending this to me for my birthday!

A: Pours a hazy brown with a sudsy tan colored head made up of rather large bubbles. Moderate lacing sticks to the sides.

S: A good bit of tart cherries, a little bit of wood, some vanilla, and a little bit of vinegar. Very inviting.

T: Similar to the aroma, nice tart cherry with a definite sour/tang to it. Light funky which blends nicely with the tartness. A little bit of oak and vanilla in the midpalate.

M: Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Slightly mouth puckering.

O: Really liked this one. The level of tart/sour was on point and really enjoyed the flavors. Was the highlight of that nights tasting.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 16:57:52 | More by mdaschaf
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flannelman808

California

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

version number 12... bottle 2549

A: Pours a really gorgeous copper red color and fairly clear (though dark and highly carbonated). Topped with an off-white head which has decent retention and lacing.

S: Smells very different from the first time I tried this. Dark currents and sour cherry on the nose along with that oaky quality I have come to love so. Smells really good!

T: Sour red fruit follow on the palate and change into a fairly oak driven flavor finishing on the spicy side. This is at least 10 times better than the last bottle I had (which I did not care for). Its very bright and finishes quite dry (due to the oak and hopping I imagine).

M: prickly

O: This is a must for sour enthusiasts though I would caution that there is either a great deal of batch or bottle variance. Older batches (than 2010) may not be at such a high quality.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 03:15:31 | More by flannelman808
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 3/11/2011
Poured into DFH Signature glass.

A- Hazy light root beer colored pour, soapy egg shell head, large bubbles. Lacing clings to side of the glass. Mild carbonation bubbles.

S- Light vinegar tones. Oak is very present in the nose, really smooths the acidity. Tart cherries and grapes, slight wet blanket notes as expected for this style. Getting a little vanilla and caramel in the nose.

T- Oak notes right off the bat, tangy vinegar, tart cherries and sour grapes. Funk is very subtle and adds a nice backing to the tartness. Sweetness is very slight in the back of the tongue. Alcohol is invisible.

M- Thin to medium bodied, dry finish, aftertaste is pleasant. Cheeks are tingling, salivary glands are working overtime!

O- Solid beer. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Went back to the LCBO and picked up another 3 bottles. Compared to the $28.00 bottles I've seen in the states $14.00 is a steal!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:42:45 | More by korguy123
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a dark reddish brown clour with a decent amount of head. Tastes very sour as I am not very fimiliar with this style. Definately has a sour candy like taste. This bottle isn't that bad of a struggle to finish myself, as I was a little worried about. Decent drinkability. Its pretty refreshing too. I might consider another bottle if there is any left on the shelves here at the LCBO.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 01:42:04 | More by WeedKing4
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Mit

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So...saw this on the shelf at the LCBO for $14.00....I couldn't resist. Couldn't read the bottle...so I didn't know what it was until I could look it up.

a-pours a very cloudy reddish amber colour with a nice head.

s-sour cherries, hoppy bitterness, mild bready notes...

t-WOW...sour cherries punch you in the face, some hoppy flavours come through on subsequent tastes....uhm...not getting alot of sweetness that one might associate with a higher abv beer. Very satisfying.

m-Hmm....mouthfeel was thicker but alcohol wasn't as prominent as you would expect.

d-very drinkable...cost is prohibitive though...LOL

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 02:46:19 | More by Mit
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at LCBO in Ottawa, Ontario.

Poured a mahagony slightly hazey shade of brown/red. Thick and impressive head. Smeel was a bit woody with a slight pie-crust odor, mildly medicinal.

Taste: Sour cherry makes way for a barnyard funk with a slight sweetness. THe taste the developes into a hoppy bitternes mixed with a typical lambic funk. Mildly complex. A slight Chalkines.

Overall average, not the best sour I've had, not the worst!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 00:08:06 | More by jbonapar
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Halcyondays

California

3.05/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle, 2009 Vintage, batch # 1623,

A: Pours a dark burgundy, with a soft 2 finger head initially. No lace.

S: Dusty, musty attic, some sweet cherries.

T: Tart oak and cherries, with a lot of must and tobacco type flavours which weren't really to my liking. The actual malt, red wine flavours and acidity was quite enjoyable.

M: Medium-bodied, oaky, moderate acid which was enjoyable.

D: It's tough to come to a final conclusion. There are parts of this beer that I really liked, and parts that I didn't. At $18, I feel its quite overpriced, but it would be interesting to see if it is quite older.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 05:50:44 | More by Halcyondays
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ML bottle into a tulip. Bottle from 2007.

a - Pours a murky, mahogany brown color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of sour fruits, especially cherries, dark fruits, oak, wine, some funk, and caramel malts. Very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits, roasted malts, caramel malts, oak, earthy malts, wine, and maybe a hint of chocolate.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A pretty good flanders ale. I thought it smelled amazing and had some great sour fruit and wine to it. Would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 00:22:42 | More by mdfb79
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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.