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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) - Panil

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Reviews: 120
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rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 42
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stcules on 07-30-2004

This version is not exported to the US.
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Photo of Rutager
4.42/5  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. (509 characters)

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In the glass the beer looks like a reddish amber reminiscent of bourbon or a heavier apple juice. The head is an irregular clumpy light vanilla.

Smells of a hint of sweet caramel and a sharp granny smith sour apple. There's also a green sappy oak that seems to be lit on fire and emanating a touch of tobacco smoke.

Tastes too of sweet caramel and the tangy green apple but more on the end of the fibrous, under-ripe apple. It then effervesces off the tongue into a simple CO2 bite with a clean sour sting. The way the flavor steps up and fades away clean is rather pleasant.

Feels very light and glassy clean that drys my mouth out quite a bit in the finish in a great fruity way.

Wow. An archetypal Flanders Red. Wonderfully drinkable. An ideal candidate for expanding the palate of the uninitiated. (813 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2005. Dull raspberry red with orange peel edges. It's too bad the late afternoon light is fading because this would probably look tremendous if suffused with sunshine. The pale caramel cap is softly airy and is too unsticky to grace the glass with much lace. It does last a bit longer than expected, though, and is nicely regenerated on subsequent pours.

I haven't had enough Flanders red ales to know if this one is entirely faithful to the style, but I believe that it is. I do know that it smells great. It's so sour cherry-like that my salivary glands are already working overtime and I haven't even taken a drink yet. I can also appreciate a great deal of woodiness and a sinus clearing amount of lactobacillus funk.

Barriquee is the best Flanders red ale that I've ever had, hands down. The flavor profile is basically a reprise of the nose. Sour cherry skins are uppermost, closely followed by an amazing amount of oak tannins. That combination punishes the mouth (in a good way) with a huge puckering tartness and a dessicating, bitter dryness. Each mouthful threatens to induce sensory overload due to the dizzying amount that the mouth and tongue are subjected to with each upending of the glass.

I don't mind sweet beer if it's done right (depending on the style of course), but I agree with the brewers' decision to keep Barriquee pure and true to its roots by not adding sweeteners of any kind. That might cut into their sales in this 'everything's gotta be sweet' world of ours, but this is a much more complex and a much more enjoyable beer as a result.

I realize that there are a tremendous amount of powerful flavors and flavors sensations zipping around in my mouth, but how is it possible to brew an 8% beer that has no hint of alcohol on the palate? Simply amazing. If anything, the sourness and acidity are increasing over time. Each mouthful sends little electrical shivers through my salivary glands on the way to my now tingling scalp.

The body/mouthfeel is merely good. While I certainly don't expect a beer of this particular style to be full-bodied or lush or heavily silky, those are the mouthfeels that I enjoy the most. Points for stylistic accuracy though. I'm especially glad that the finely bubbled carbonation is perfectly calibrated to energize the beer (and the beer drinker) without crossing the line into excessive fizziness.

Panil Barriquee is quite the experience. Anyone who wants to drink one the best Flanders reds in existence, from Italy of all places, should seek this one out. It's an amazing ride and I'm looking forward to hanging on through the final third of the bottle. A stellar version. (2,669 characters)

Photo of craytonic
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 vintage in 2009. Was a bit flat, I guess that happens with older vintages of this one. Please read my review in light of that fact.

Appearance: Poured flat, no head or carbonation. Beautiful burgundy-amber-caramel-orange; looks like an uncut ruby.

Smell: Sour cherry, cognac, merlot, figs, tea, prunes, raisins, vanilla, good balsalmic vinegar, pipe tobacco, with wood and a bit of archive room funk with a hint of vinegar.

Taste: Sour cherry, brown sugar, merlot, cognag, figs, prunes, raisins, vanilla oak, tannins, leather-bound mustiness. A nice acidicy.

Mouthfeel: A nice full body, perfect for the style and more than I expected.

Drinkability: I drank this flat and loved every drop. I am guessing it is amazing with the right carbonation.

Certainly better than rodenbach classic, and a little better than duchesse - less vinegar, and less sweet. (863 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruby color with a filmy head. Vibrant Flemish Sour aroma, cheese laden, with hints of coconut and wood, loads of fruits (cherries especially) and light malt. Distinctions and characteristics aromatically in Flemish Sours are always hard to pinpoint, but this particular one, from Italy, is very vibrant. Unbelievable balance of lactic and acedic acid, fruit, wood, sourness, along with a light coconut character, which I just love in beers. (440 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An excellent example of the flemish sour style. An extreme example, in fact. This one has a very strong acidic backbone, a sort of geuze/vinegar sourness. Sporadic herbal/farmhouse notes. Some oak and bourbon in the background, but not so much as to distract from the sublime acidity. Poured a light coppery color. This is one to take your time with. Enjoy it. (360 characters)

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage 750 mL bottle. Triple fermented 8% ABV unfiltered and unpastuerized.

Pours with a dark ominous violet auburn hue topped with a frothy dese 1/2" head cap that slowly surrenders to a wafer thin layer. A few healthy swirls brings up a patchy headcap. Second pour contains a solid layer of puffy thick dense cover.

Piquant aroma of Granny Smith apples and a musty cobweb laden funky lemon peel.

First swigs: Cranberry and green apple initially. There is a deep resinance of tart lemon. Crisp Sweet Tart candy. Apple aspects seem to surround the palate here. Clean flavors and the aftertaste is a light linger of madieria. Woody aspect is subdued but present. A tad vinous once warmed a bit.

Feel is soft and gently carbonated. Mild light bodied. Easy drinkability. Good match beer with some dark fruit.

Last swigs: Finally reviewed after having many bottles with friends. A tad ecclectic and I'd need to be in the mood to have this tart art again. Excelent version of the style.

Beer is good. Happy beering. (1,038 characters)

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this beer for some time now (It says bottled in 2005 on the bottle), and my son is going to be born in two days...I won't be able to drink in the hospital, so I might as well start celebrating now. I am tackling the whole 750mL bottle myself. Here we go.

Appearance: The beer foamed over on me when I first opened it, but it still poured a full glass with a solid 1/2" of thick off white foam on top. The beer looks like it would be pretty clear, but there are a whole bunch of bubbles rising to make it look a little cloudy. There is considerable lacing left on the glass after drinking the beer, but it is not in small wisps, but rather solid masses of drying foam.

Aroma: The aroma is really nice on this beer. It is very complex with cherries, and a subtle wine impression. There are a whole lot of toasty notes from the malt and the wood aging is apparent as dry earthy aromatics and a subtle vanilla. The alcohol is coming out more as it warms by adding a spice to the whole profile. Man, the aroma is really nice with this beer.

Taste: The flavor is a tad short of how the aroma built the beer up, but this is still an excellent beer. There is tons of fruitiness in here, but the malt is playing a supporting role overall. The mouthfeel is light and very fizzy on the tongue. It passes right over the palate like nobody's business, and then straight to the back of the throat. There is some acidity in the finish that you get before the sourness makes it rather dry in the finish and masks the alcohol well. I am noticing a warming in my face before any warming in the finish.

Opinion: I am rather impressed with this beer. It not quite a Rodenbach or anything, but it is still a contender with those incredible beers. The overall presentation of this beer has been very pleasant for me, and I would certainly drink this beer again. I would put it into the category of a "starter Flanders" if there was such a thing. It isn't as assertive as I like them, but it a world class beer nonetheless. (2,015 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My bottle features a blue and purple label with a white drawn oak barrel. Bottled in 2005, the interesting cap has a small embedded plastic cork that gave a healthy pop when I got it off. Pours from the bottle a deep dark brown with tons of garnet hues. Very mellow carbonation creates only a small bubbly head that becomes a ring around the glass with spotty lacing. Aromas hit before I even pick up the glass. Sour cherries and oak collide with a sweet burnt caramel, brown sugar note underneath. A bit funky with some vinegar-esque acidity in the nose. The mix of sweet, sour and wood aromas is quite tantalizing. Simply a lovely aroma.

First sip brings a mix of sweet, warm caramel notes along with a blast of slightly puckering sour cherry. Dry, earthy woody oak flavors flow throughout the length of each sip. A bit vinous in character, I'm enjoying the interplay between the sweet and sour sides of this brew. Fairly acidic with a steady sharp, earthy yeast flavor throught. The subtle funkiness reminds me of a nice lambic. With each sip I can envision the barrel containing this brew, sitting in a dark corner in the brewery, slowly awaiting the day it will be ready to be bottled. Yum.

Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit slick with a really mellow carbonation that allows it to slide across the palate and into my beer lovin stomach. Quite the tasty flanders red here. It's easy to sit and adore a 750ml bottle of this fine Italian brew. Well worth the bigger price tag, Panil deserves praise for creating a truly tasty beer. Thanks to Shelton for bringing this over to the sour beer lovers like me in the US. Now that the bottle is almost gone....it's time to seek out more! (1,686 characters)

Photo of jakester
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. This is the 2005 version. Interesting plastic lined bottle cap, I presume designed for carb. retention.

Pours a very hazy dark red, with a tiny head of light tan foam. The head quickly falls to just a small ring around the glass, with no real lacing to speak of. A little disappointing after the big blast I got when I opened it. The second, and last, glassful, was very cloudy from the yeast, which I always drink. (For health reasons, you know!).

Aroma is a wonderful, sweet fruitiness, with notes of fermenting grapes and cherries. There's a tiny bit of oak in there, and hardly any hops to speak of. Barnyard funkiness comes through very well as it warms, as well as some yeastiness.

First flavor is sweet fruit, like cherries and grapes, followed by sourness, but not overly so. Was expecting more sourness. Notes of tannin, grape skins, young red wine vinegar, and cherry juice. Aftertaste is a long, puckering sourness/astringency, very pleasant, in competition with a certain level of residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel is tart/sweet, light bodied, with a very low level of carbonation. Finish is slightly dull, but nice. Burps are delish!

This beer is so much better as it warms, it's incredible. When I do another of these, I'll start drinking it at 60F. This was @ 50F when I started this time. As a Flanders Red ale, it's very approachable. I've certainly had much more sour beers. This is nicely complex, without being a jumble of Belgian funk. (Which I indeed love). So, to sum it up, it's very good, I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more funkiness and complexity, but I'd recommend it to anyone thinking of purchasing it. (1,725 characters)

Photo of clickpush
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle (2006 vintage) to tulip glass, shared with a couple buddies. Pours out a beautiful red color, not too much carbonation, a nice off-white head that melts to just a smattering of lacing and thin halo. Aroma is fruit and Brett, very tart and mouthwatering. Tastes as it smells, but sweeter, fruitier, smoother. The mouthfeel is light and creamy, the fruit abounds though not nearly as sweet as Duchesse, great tart and barnyard notes. I love this beer, and even at $25/bottle I'm tempted to get a case for the cellar. Expect this one to age very well. (561 characters)

Photo of yelterdow
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage purchased at SmartBuy in Fort Lee. Served at just over fridge temperature in a Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Clear, reddish brown. Off-white soapy head.

Smell- Sour cherries with a subtle hint of wood from the barrel aging.

Taste- Lush, soft sour cherries... the aftertaste lingers and has a beautiful oaky finish. Mouth-puckeringly dry. After experimenting with swirling in the sediment, the beer gets overly lemony and doesn't improve the flavors.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Smooth, soft, and elegant. Just short of a "5" in texture... at 8%, this is easy and delicious. Great example of this style. (612 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy toffee colour with a thin tan head. Good maltiness in the aroma, but this was overpowered by sour fruit, white grapes, and wood. Strong acidity and sour cherries in the flavour - still, a lot of fruit and malt character carry this one a long way. Very tasty with just a bit of caramel. Dry, puckering finish with a smooth texture for the style. Even though it's very tart, it still feels quite balanced due to the sweetness from the malt and fruit qualities. Thanks Kevin! (479 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle shared with friends on 2/12/09, 2005 vintage, think I bought this at Hi-Times a while back, reviewed from notes, have also had a fresher batch before, poured into my Three Philosophers glass, color is a red with pinkish amber highlights, 3/4 inch bubbly off white head that does not last very long, no lacing, aroma consists of lacto, sour cherries, mild vinegar, vanilla, oak, granny smith apples, raspberries, and yeast, taste starts off tart with berries and other sweet and sour fruits, oaky in the middle, finish is slightly dry with a sour bite and cherries, more vanilla and oak come out in the finish as it warms, tartness mellows out then but still introduces itself each sip, sour, fruity, and oaky mouthfeel, medium bodied, high level of carbonation, could drink a few more glasses of this, not too sour or sweet, vinegar smell or flavor is not overbearing, goes down easy and can even be refreshing, this is a great Italian beer and I will be drinking more of this in the future, it has a nice sourness from the lactobacillus, should definitely check it out (1,083 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to biegaman for sharing this special order of his. Poured a cognac hue with opaque darkness in the glass, very much like a prune juice. Light brown head settled to a wispy film that covered most of the glass surface. Not a lot of carbonation but good lacing. The smell was of sour fruit yet had a rich, tort-like richness in aroma as well. The tart and sour taste was well rounded with a pleasant mouthfeel and finish. After being allowed to warm, there was a boysen-berry taste, still tart / sour, sharp finish but not overly astringent. The eight per cent alcohol was not apparent. Slightly spritzy mouthfeel continued despite air and the apparent lack of visible carbonation; a really interesting beer all around and perfect for the Thanksgiving after-dinner occasion. (778 characters)

Photo of CanuckRover
4.33/5  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. (644 characters)

Photo of beertravel
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours with a large beige foamy head. It is reddish-brown in color and quite cloudy. Highly effervescent, the head stays around and wraps a nice lace pattern on the glass. Woody and sour in the nose, those traits follow on the palate. An oaky sourness is very prominent up front and then finishes with a dry, fruity flavor....plum, I think. It stated that it was fermented in cognac & bordeaux barrels, but I got little of these flavors other than in the overall profile. Being a fan of the Flemish reds, I was quite impressed with this one from Italy. Wish we could get it here. Hope I get a chance to taste it again in the future. (634 characters)

Photo of mintjellie
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of shbobdb
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bottled 2005. Drank 2007.


Ahhh. Now this is what I am talking about!

It pours a deep red-brown, the colour of a scab that is about to fall off with a ratty pus-yellow head.

The smell is rich. Leather, sour cherries, rotten fruit left unattended in your vegetable crisper for months, even a pinch of horse-sweat.

The taste follows the nose. Delicious. Layer after layer of what an oak aged red is supposed to taste like. It isn't sweet, but the tartness is balanced by the sheer funk. It is like biting into the most delicious rotten apple you've ever eaten.

The mouthfeel is a touch thin. The finish could be a little drier too. But we're nitpicking at this point.

Drinkability? This is freakin' fantastic! I've got a bit of heartburn from it, but it is totally worth the experience. Amazing! (812 characters)

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (709 characters)

Photo of egajdzis
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BCTC 2005... Poured a murky, reddish, brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, sour cherries, wood, and sweet caramel malts. Taste of wood, nuts, tart cherries, and finished with lots of dry wood. (252 characters)

Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml
$7.99
Sam's Marcey

Batch #8
Bottle #2086

I stumbled across a deal on these at Sam's a couple months back. Panil Barriquée has a leathery red body with some shimmers of copper when backlit. There's a little haziness to the beer but yeast has settled surprisingly well. A soft pour wasn't producing much of a head so a more aggressive pour was needed and produced a two finger head. The head is bone white but has the faintest hint of red that's most likely in my mind. After a few minutes of settling the head became a thin cap with a dense collar that left behind thick, impressive drink lines.

There's a big dose of bright, tart cherries that hits me right off the bat. A slight lactic sourness along with notes of both cider and balsamic vinegar take over. There's an interesting Sweet Tart candy sweetness in the background that plays well with the sour notes. Musty, damp oak flits through here and there adding another layer of depth. My mouth waters after every deep pull I take on this Flanders Red.

A cherry tartness runs throughout this brew but is most noticeable when it first hits my tongue. The cider vinegar takes over mid palate with soft waves of that same candy-like sweetness that was found in the nose. There's a faint touch of lactic sourness with the damp, musty oakiness staying constant but mellow. The sweet and sour goes back and forth in incredible ways that makes it tough to set the glass down. It's tough to beat Panil Barriquée when it comes to Flanders reds.

The body is light on the tongue and the carbonation is healthy enough to keep it flowing at a steady clip. The sourness sticks to the sides and bottom of the tongue while the sweetness runs down the middle. The finish brings along a slight woody dryness.

Panil Barriquée is a gulpable. The sweet and sour play off each other so well it's nearly impossible to set the glass down. The refreshment factor is off the charts and the bottle disappears far too quickly if not checked.

This is a wonderful Flanders Red from the boot and one of the best in its class. This happens to be one of those beers I always like to have at least one bottle in the house at all times. (2,172 characters)

Photo of Reanimator
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to swizzlenuts for sharing this great beer with me as an introduction to the Flanders Red style. Bottled in 2006.

Pours a deep, cloudy cherry mahogany color with a strong wine-like, viney aroma.

The taste is also viney and wine-like and the complexity of the beer lets you mull over a new flavor with every sip - the delicious tart fruitiness comes through the most with big hints of strawberry and orange rind. Vaporous fusels aren't very noticeable given the 8% abv.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy, and lightly carbonated.

Drinking this was almost psychologically refreshing for me having reviewed 'smaller' styles for quite a while. At $16 per bottle I would put this fabulous beer up against any wine at a similar price. Panil brews a wonderful Flanders and I will definitely be coming back to this again. (845 characters)

Photo of Cresant
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 750 mL dark green bottle into a Lindemans flute. 2006 vintage. There was a mild hiss when I opened this one. No head to speak of, even with a hearty pour. The body was honey/apple cider colored and was increasingly murky with each pour. Tiny bubbles stick to the sides of the flute.

Smell was sour, tangy sweet. Organic. Slightly amonia-like. Not as pungent as expected.

Taste was Apple juice and woodiness (three months in Congnac barrels!). Mildly sweet. Apple peel and cracked pepper. Fruity and refreshing. No alcohol was detectable. Very drinkable but not as sour as I had anticipated.

Mouthfeel was silky. Medium/thin in body. Faint carbonation. (673 characters)

Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.