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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 14.15%
Wants: 38
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of vincechan
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of BGDrock
3.88/5  rDev -7%
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

Photo of thehyperduck
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of endovelico
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of mintjellie
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Photo of KevinSP
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of andrenaline
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jrenihan
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Rutager
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of R15
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of liamt07
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.38/5  rDev +5%
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.

Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.