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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) - Panil

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

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 36
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by erica:
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4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got to split this 750ml bottle 3 ways the other night while hanging out at my friend's place in South Philly, in the extreme heat and humidity and not much air circulation on the 2nd floor. It felt like we were swimming, the air was that heavy with moisture. Thankfully, out of the lot of beers we had to sample, for refreshment and to try to get our minds off of the possibility of actually melting into a puddle of people on the floor, this one came out first. I'd never heard of it before and was quite excited to have a flemish red type of beer. Yummy.

It poured a hazy brownish / dark red colour, and my glass had a small off-white head, teeny bubbles that fizzled out into just a thin layer that looked like how the bubbles in a bubble bath get after you've been in there for a long time, and this lasted through to the bottom of the glass. Not much in terms of lacing, though reading others' reviews it seems there should've been. That's ok.

The beer smelled fantastic! There was a real oaky / foresty smell to it, along with sour unripened cherries, just that general kind of tame, sour funk that you get with Rodenbach and the like. It made me smile. After the first sip, then, I smiled even more, and began to temporarily forget about the fact that I was probably breathing in more water than air. It tasted like a flemish red should taste, it was really amazing. The wood barrels this beer was aged in most definitely came through strongly, but not even a hint of the 8% alcohol or of the cognac that was previously in those barrels. So yes, woody, tart, fruity- sour cherries again and maybe even a sour plum flavour, and the slightest biterness in the finish, if you really think hard about it, it's a bit like fresh hops or like a wild outdoors sort of taste. Very very good. There was a kind of lactic aftertaste that stayed in the back of the throat, but it was faint enough that it didn't take away from the wild oaky fruity sourness of the.. um, I guess the 'actual' taste.

Mouthfeel was smooth and soft, and the sourness left my mouth watering and wanting more and more!! Only after maybe the 3rd sip of this did I detect a bit of warmth, even through all the warmth I was already feeling, from the alcohol going down into my tummy. Just what I needed, more heat, right? Ah, but the smell and taste more than made up for that. Drinkability I would say is very good, I could drink that all night if we had more and it weren't so expensive. It's a very refreshing brew and highly recommended, whether you're in the summer heat or the winter frost.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 19:46:33 | More by erica
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-24-2014 03:45:56 | More by KrisDLSmith
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-20-2014 03:28:19 | More by sirsteve42
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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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09-26-2013 00:47:53 | More by TerryW
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-26-2013 04:10:15 | More by jawneyt
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-03-2013 01:42:32 | More by gavroche
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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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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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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

05-19-2013 18:19:16 | More by tom10101
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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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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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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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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-29-2013 01:07:03 | More by hotsudge
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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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
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