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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) - Panil

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 39
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of twelvsies
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is one I'll have to revisit to fully form an opinion. As of now, I didn't really think it lived up to the hype, which may be impossible, but anyway... A beautifully dark, almost purplish red color, no real head. Smell is of dark fruits - cherries, figs, other ripeness. A bit of tartness is detected but not your typical (for the style) nose-singeing abrasion. Taste is very mellow, yet complex. You can tell they were patient with this beer and let it age to where they wanted it. Very well rounded. Fruity notes, as discussed before. A nice tartness, and an excellent earthyness. Funky, and musty. Nice complexity added from the oak aging. Some wood and vanilla character in there. I'd recommend splitting the bottle though. I just went for it, and I usually have no problem with drinking a big bottle like this, but it just seemed to get sweeter and sweeter as I was drinking it. A real merlot-ish grapeyness to it that didn't really seem to help the beer in my opinion. Dry mouthfeel, but odd combined with that sweet fruityness. Interesting, for sure, but definately a stretch for the style and a challenge to any pallate. I just thought this one was full of flavor at first, but after a glass or so, your tongue gets used to it and it became a little one dimentional. I'll try it again sometime and see what I think then.

twelvsies, Nov 22, 2005
Photo of AlexJ
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark murky burgandy with a frothy beige head supported by a constant stream of carbonation.

Aroma is equally dark and mysterious, with rotting crushed grapes and apples, barnyard funk, tart rasberry vinegar, bubblegum, tawny oakiness, dark cherries and plum, and hints of ripe banana.

Flavor furthers the complexity with sweet decaying grape, apple, and fruit notes at the gate. There's a great bubblegum note that reminds me of the way the colored bubblegum cigars tasted when I was a kid. As it warms more flavor comes out: tart cherries, vanilla oakiness, band-aids, and nuances of red wine. It leaves the prickly tickle of Brett in the back of your throat with each sip and a perfect balance of tart funky flavors and fruity sweetness. It really goes back and forth on your palate. So complex. The 8% not noticable in any way, merely upping the ante.

Body is medium, soft, creamy, and smooth as silk. I've never experienced such drinkability in a Flanders Red before, This is glorious stuff!

Thanks Gabe!

AlexJ, Nov 19, 2005
Photo of KarlHungus
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle, 2005 edition. This brew pours a murky brown with ruby tints. The head is large, fluffy and tan. There are vast rivers of carbonation rising to the top with such force they make the head shake and vibrate, causing it to pop and grown like an old house. I have never seen and heard a beer to this before. The aroma literally fills the room from the second the bottle cap is popped off. It is sweet and sour at the same time with oak penetrating everything. The taste is a battle between sour and sweet, in which the momentum is constantly shifting. The climax of this battle takes place during the swallow, where sour is the clear victor. Sweet doesn't give up though, skirmishing still takes place long after the swallow, and proves to be the most masterful part of the taste. The mouthfeel is one of the best I have ever felt (it is up there with Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout and Black H2O by Minneapolis Town Hall). It is rich creamy and smooth, lending itself well to the fullness and rich flavors of the beer. Overall, this is a must have for every BA.

KarlHungus, Oct 25, 2005
Photo of kmpitz2
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown color with ruby hues and a finger of tan head that falls to a quarter inch over top of the brew. Nose is awasome. Very nice balance of sour cherry, sour, deep woodyness. Very nice. Nothing is strong or overwhelming, just really enticing. Flavor is slightly puckering initially and right after the swallow. I get a darker, deeper flavor than other flanders reds. Highly enjoyable. Definate sour cherry is there. Wood notes come through more on the finish, rounding this one out very well. The feel is moderate with a moderate to active carbonation. It leaves a bit of sticky spit in my mouth. Incredibly drinkable beer. No hint of 8% alcohol. I really like the deepness of the flavor. It helps hold the cherry and sour in check a little. I like it and will get it again if I see it.

kmpitz2, Oct 15, 2005
Photo of clvand0
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a brown color with a perfect medium head with great retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has a definate sourness with a lot of cherry and hints of wood. Smells nice. The flavor is very sour. Very sour. The cherries are definately there but the sourness takes the forefront. There is also a strong woody character that comes in with the cherries. The wood really comes throughthe more I drink - it gives it a strange flavor and mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is moderate to thick and the drinkability is good if you like sour beers. Sour beers aren't really my thing, but this is a good one.

clvand0, Oct 15, 2005
Photo of ppoitras
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle purchased at Julio's, Westboro, MA.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a 1" of tan head over the deep burgundy brew. Head lasts nicely, with plentiful small bubbles helping in the preservation, with sticky lacing. Aroma has a grape bubble gum thing going on which, upon further examination, sorts itself into some serious sour notes coupled with some grape essences. The taste is tart upfront, but held in some semblence of a balance by the strong oak flavors and fruitiness as well. Mouthfeel and drinkability are superb for the style. I think this is one of the most approachable Flanders Reds that I have had. Very nice.

ppoitras, Oct 08, 2005
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1,000th different beer review!

The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear deep amber brown with a frothy and tall tight bubbled tan head that fell slowly and laced the glass from top to bottom.

The aroma was lightly spicy in the nose due to the carbonation tickling the nerve receptors of the nostrils. The aroma was fruity with a nice cherry aroma coupled with an oaky aromatic. The aroma was both complex and interesting and could be perceived from the opening of the bottle until the last drop was drained from the glass.

The flavor was smooth with a light acidity and sourness that was pleasant and understated. The flavor began with a nice sweet and sour that contained an impression of fruit, namely cherries. The oak tannins were present and added a well achieved complexity. The beer almost seemed sweet at times, but acidic at others and tannic at others. A myriad of flavors and complexities.

The finish was dry with a lasting fruity acidity long and pleasantly into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the carbonation began on the higher end and finished at a lower level. The alcohol in the beer was never a factor and only added complexity and interest.

Worthy of any hype you want to impose on this beer. Get some.

750 ml capped bottle and foil sealed. Bottled in 2005 on neck. Purple label with 8% ABV on it. This label http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beerProfile.asp?BeerID=162

Many thanks to AKSmokedPorter for the bottle!

GCBrewingCo, Sep 28, 2005
Photo of ypsifly
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crowned and black plastic wrapped 750 bottled in 2005, poured into a tulip.

Dark brown with reddish edges. Small light tan head slowly falls to a fat, foamy ring that that is veiled evenly and has lasting retention.

Dark cherries fermented in alcohol, something metallic, Strong wood aromas, slightly vinous. Nice nose!

The taste starts off with cherries then fades into sharper fruits such as cranberries and crab apples. Almost goes over the top before becoming woody and vinous with enough sugars to balance it out. The finish is bitter and tart without becoming astringent. Nothing lingers but the cherries that started it all.

The mouth leans toward puckering, but doesn't go too far. I like that in a Flanders. Thirst quenching like good lemonade, especially on a hot day like today. At $15.99+ a bottle, quite expensive, but if I had the cash to blow I could drink a few more.

ypsifly, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a flute)

A- This beer pours a reddish-brown body with a strong carbonation and a huge creamy head that last a long time. It has good lacing throughout the drink.

S- This beer smells of back cherries and a hint of oak with a slight sour note in the finish. A very faint note of vanilla with a slight fruitiness.

T- The flavor has a bold earthiness with a nice cognac note. Some notes of orange and red currant are also in the background. This beer finishes with a tart tannic flavor combined with a faint grapefruit note.

M- This has a medium mouthfeel with a mild astringency in the finish

D-This is a nice complex red that has notes of cognac and oak along with a good depth of fruity notes. It has some accents of deep red wine and it has a great earthiness to it. Another great beer that can only be classified as a Flanders Red.

rhoadsrage, Sep 12, 2005
Photo of Rastacouere
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purple Label 750mL. Marvellous burgundy pour, beautiful light chocolate head, deep. Charming oak nose, chocolate soaked cherries gets in the path of the assertive leafy, branches woodiness. Clean fermentation, no apparent spiciness. Very vinous with a broad arrange of fruit touched, going from the berries to the grapes and pineapple. Incredible sweet and tart interplays transform your mouth into a carry-on euphoria state. Candyish at first, but quickly turning into a huge tart bite, we’re talking La Folie tart and maybe more. Huge lactic and acetic character, sharp balanced wood flavors, delicate cherry find their way, fleshy, still fresh. Hidden alcohol, stupendous and flawless balance, evoluting flavor development with bricks over bricks building a wall to perfection. Moderate carbonation level, lasting glorious aftertaste, medium bodied, sharp tart finish. Delicious and up there with the greatest oud bruins.

Rastacouere, Sep 12, 2005
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 750ml split with BA Erica during a recent trip to Monk’s in Philadelphia. The label on the bottle I had is different to the one shown in the BA Avatar. Dark blue and brown label has, has the words Panil Barriquée in white text atop and underneath a picture of a dark brown cask on its side. Small oval decal states that this is a 2005 Edition.

Appearance: Lovely ruddy brown with some flashes of deep red ruby. Light brown head is frothy and soft with a resilient lifespan. Some streamers can be seen when this is held to the light.

Nose: Light hints of dark skinned cherries and a damp oak barrel woody aroma. Sour red wine vinaigrette punctuates the air.

Taste: Has a great balance between the Sweet and Sour aspects. Smooth sharpness, if that makes sense. Woody start, dry and musty with a dank cellar like cobweb strewn Brett character. Sour, but not overtly so. Tannins streak through a lactic middle with the sweetness perfectly balancing the dark fruits and vinous nature. Not the most extreme version of the style, but it is all here, and it is in perfect balance.

Mouthfeel: Firm body with supporting carbonation which is soft in nature and yet bold in delivery.

Drinkability: Oh my!! Where to start!? This one is just so easy to put down, the perfect Red Ale. This is one time when I would not mind having to invest in a Case of this if I lived in PA…..I would probably drink it all in one sitting too.

Overall: Not cheap at a cost of $22 for the pleasure of enjoying this one at the bar in Monk’s…..but damn if it was worth every cent. Superb!!

*Highly Recommended*

TheLongBeachBum, Sep 11, 2005
Photo of egajdzis
4.33/5  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.

egajdzis, Aug 29, 2005
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes, Virginia, this might be one of the best tasting Flemish Reds you will run across. Maybe not quite as good as Rodenbach Grand Cru, but exceptional. Italy. Who would have guessed? Makes me proud to be part-Italian.

Quite tart at the end. Some burnt notes. Beginning of the sip has more fruity tastes. Overall taste not unlike Monk's Flemish Sour.

GeoffFromSJ, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of OldSock
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance and Presentation – Sampled a 25.4 oz bottle dated 2005 purchased at Julio’s. The beer pours a rich, dark burgundy with slight amber tones and a small off white head that is a mix of small and large bubbles. Lacing is sparse.

Smell – Sour cherries, oak, flowers and vanilla, it is a beautiful aroma. There is also some alcohol in the smell as well.

Taste – Delightfully sour in the back of the mouth with a pleasing wine/grape/cherry flavor up front. The oak holds its own against the fruit as well. There is also a bit of astringency that I could live without. The sourness dies down as my mouth gets used to the flavor but, the sourness never vanishes, but it is not overpowering. A well balanced Flanders Red Ale, not cloyingly sweet like some or overly sour like others. The aftertaste is agreeably sour and fruity.

Mouthfeel – Medium mouthfeel, with slightly prickly carbonation.

Drinkability and Notes – It is drinkable to a point, after awhile the sourness builds up and the beer becomes less drinkable. The flavors are wonderful and complex, but avoid it if you are one of those people who are completely adverse to sour beers. I myself can’t handle the sourness of Cantillon beers, but this is nowhere near as intense. My favorite Flanders Red Ale to date, it’s a real winner, if only it wasn’t so expensive.

OldSock, Aug 27, 2005
Photo of putnam
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me of a particularly sour batch of 2002 Goudenband in one of its bygone peaks, red fruited, though slightly meatier with oak and more dramatic with iron and steel metallic flavor. Brown liquid with loitering drippy freckles of foam. Aromas of cookie, box of nails, decomposing plum, black grape and vanilla. Quite dry and sour. Fleshy mousse. Sweet brown spices. Sandalwood. Oak. Very easy to draw drink after drink from. The combination of hushed seriousness and uncontrollable drinkability is possibly unique among all beers. Pure beer umami.

I don't really know this beer yet, but the operatic clash of plump, pulpy fruit and relentless iron and acidity seems legitimate: no seams, no ego. It has a vulgar surface character that coexists with aristocratic soul. For now I have to believe this beer is perfect.

putnam, Aug 20, 2005
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled in 2005, sampled August 2005
Pours a lightly hazy deep amber-ruby color with a three finger thick, frothy light brown colored head. From afar the noses has a note of balsamic like vinegar. As I go in for a deeper draught of the aroma I get a funky, musty character that reminds me of old, musty cellars, and wet, slightly moldy blankets. There is also notes of sour cherry with hints of raisins, prunes and figs as well. The dominant sense that I get from the aroma is that of a fruity vinegar, it is not hard or so funky like many Lambics, just nicely so.

The beer is quite full bodied as it first hits my mouth, it sticks to and coats my mouth, yet is not really sweet (nothing like the sweetness of a Rodenbach Grand Cru). The beer has a gripping tannic astringency as well that helps to accentuate the mouth coating sensation. Wow the body on this is almost thick and chewy, more something I would expect to find in an Imperial Stout. The beer is definitely sour with acetic acid being the dominant form, though just barely as there is definitely lactic acid here as well. It is a really nice mix of sourness for this type of beer. The flavors remind me of (or evoke thoughts of) cherry pits, balsamic vinegar, chewy toffee, dusty cobwebs, tobacco, and tannic oak.

What an absolutely exquisite brew, this has been done incredibly well. I was half expecting this to not live up to the hype, but I am thoroughly enjoying this beer and absolutely wishing that I had a lot more of it. All of the flavors in this beer are in such an harmonious balance, each flavor melds with and into the others making a complex satisfying whole. This beer combines a great sourness with a bit of earthy funkiness and lots of chewy malt notes all together to form a splendid tipple. Quite Burgundian indeed, this overtakes any Rodenbach product that I have had from the last 15 years.

Gueuzedude, Aug 05, 2005
Photo of truthbrew
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep ruby, brown with think tan head that maintains surprisingly well. Sharp sour nose with fruit and some malt sweetness. Moderate body with full carbonation, sourness enchances the perception of carbonation. Overripe fruit with acetic notes (not vinegar at all, but quite strong). Tannins are slightly astringent.

Really an instant classic considering how other once classics have either gone away or are now sweetened. I also have a case of Mestreechs Aajt and this kicks the crap out of that. My only note is that it seems a bit acetic, not enough to call a flaw but could do better if that was a bit more controlled.

truthbrew, Aug 04, 2005
Photo of francisweizen
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle: Bottled in 2005. Purchased at the Foodery in Philly.

Exceptional in every possible way. Light reddish soda-coloured with a small head of off-white that held well with good retention and lacing. Aromas are classic Rodenbach/flemish red. Dark red ripe cherries and perhaps some raspberries, oak barrels, cognac and hints of other booze, vanilla, sour bretty framhouse funk, and more. Vinegar, milk, lemon, barngrass, horse blanket, cobwebs, whole spiders, who knows? Taste is a wonderful blend of funky brett flavors, sour acidic cherry notes, and vanilla oakiness with some boozy hints in the mix as well. totally artisinal and you can just feel the love that went into this beer with each and every sip. Lush carbonation is spirtzy and dry and just glides across your 'buds with ease. I did not want this beer to end, and wanted much much more of it, so indeed the drinkability is phenomenal as well. Truly an achievement in artisinal brewing. Killer, wicked stuff!

francisweizen, Jul 27, 2005
Photo of silenius
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2005 (Looks different than the beer pic to the right)

When a full glass is held up to the light, the beer is a bright fuscia hazed with suspended yeast (it gets more and more brown with less and less beer in the glass). The head is two fingers thick and is easily coaxed back once is subsides. Light lacing as well.

Smell is rather subdued with mashed cherries, wet wood, tangerines and a hint of balsamic vinegar. This is very pleasing and inviting. I get no hop aroma here and only a hint of sweetness in the cherry/tangerine smell.

For the style, the taste is quite extraordinary with it hitting first with a sharp tartness that segues into the mashed up cherries and balsamic vinegar. Those tastes are pretty lively and it ends with a wooden mouthcoating dryness that leaves your mouth not so much puckered up as ready for another sip. This I think is the mark of a great beer - it readies your palate for the next sip as its tastes fade. This one does that in spades.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty damn creamy for something so drying and slightly acidic. The bubbles are tiny and soft.

Very drinkable. If you like this style I would highly recommend it.

silenius, Jul 22, 2005
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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml Bottle (marked: bottled in 2005)
Pours a deep reddish brown. A small, but well formed tan head sits atop this one quite nicely. Lacing is impressive, but as with most flanders reds, the retention is kind of lacking.
Smell is earthy oak, bitter cherries, port wine, slight vinegary sourness. Some funk, but not nearly as much as you could expect from the style. It's more just musty than funky, but then again if you were aged inside of an oak barrel you'd smell kind of musty too. So, it's a good thing. Very melow aromas, most smells are inviting, but some that just scream you shouldn't drink this (but we all know better than to listen to those aromas). No detecting alcohol in the nose.
Right, onward to taste. Innitial tartness not unlike drinking cranberry juice. Some residual sweetness follows, but not much. VERY dry. Defintely some citriic and lactic sourness to this, but it is very well maintained by a slightly sweet and definitely woodsy aftertaste. Somewhere near the back of the palate, there is a distinct and undeniable flavor of oak. I mean it's strong, but in a good way again. The tartness of this beer is not as aggressive as some other flanders' red's I've had, I think it works well, and this is a better beer because of it. There is no presence of alcohol in the flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium, as there isn't much sweetness in this to really coat the tongue, but it's still pretty darn easy to drink for a red (of which I have a hard time drinking more than a 750ml)...speaking of drinkability...
Wow, I really could have this beer all night, which, as I said, is saying something pretty important when it comes to flander's reds. I love them, but after a while they just get kind of old. This one, however, does not...not in the least. Loads of cool flavors in this beer, and best of all, it's from a place where you wouldn't expect a beer of this style at all..

LuckySevens82, Jul 21, 2005
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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.

erica, Jul 17, 2005
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle of this brew with Denali at Sunset Grille in Brighton, Massachusetts 7/4/05.

Nice foamy head and a reddish brown body. Smelled of bourbon, fruit and sourness. Tasted fruity and was very sour with strong waves of oak bourbon. A very special and tasty brew, well worth trying if you can find it.

fdrich29, Jul 06, 2005
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

beertravel, Nov 01, 2004
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2.6/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very dark mahogany red. Beautiful foam, creamy, beige in colour. It left a lot of laces on the glass.
Th smell is woody, lightly sour. It can remind something like an oud bruin. Red ripe grape, but without winy notes. Wood, aging, dusty. Interesting. Lightly metallic, and sourness of black sour cherry.
The taste is definely acid, more than you can expect. Some winy notes. But overall: the sourness. It left a dry mouth.
Some plum. Astrngency and very metallic. A taste that remains on the palate, and it is not a beautiful sensation.
The sourness is not amalgamated with the rest. It is too pointed.
Medium body. But the aftertaste is excessively metallic and astringent.

stcules, Jul 30, 2004
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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.