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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) - Panil

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 39
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Mit
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

Mit, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of jbonapar
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!

jbonapar, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
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.

Halcyondays, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 vintage, courtesy of BeerBistro in T.O. (and about 35 bucks, of course...) At least they were clear about which version they were serving.

This beer pours a clear, very dark ruby hue, with very little soapy white head, which leaves but a speck or two of lace around the chalice. It smells of mild barley malt, soar lemon/cherry fruit, and a bit of barnyard funk. The taste is quite tart, with some funky cherry and grape flavours, almost like a fruity red wine that just went off. Below this is a decent sweet malt, and earthy, green hops. The carbonation is very soft, the body fruity and fleshy, medium weight, and it finishes with a light tart, vinegary fruitiness.

A nicely balanced ale, among the tartness, funk, and grain.

biboergosum, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of allengarvin
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 bottling, drunk in 2009.

This beer is a medium-dark amber with a frothy, airy head. The aroma is quite nice, reminiscent of tart cherries, quite fruity, with an underlayer of malt and a touch of vinegar. Beautiful fruitiness upon first taste, cherry-ish, perhaps a hint of kumquats, with a solid acidity but never too tart like some examples. It finishes quite dry. The mouthfeel is tannic like a red wine, but light bodied as well.

An extremely good Flemish red, better than many Belgian examples I've had... and it's from Italy? Very odd, but quite tasty. I wish I could get this back in Texas.

allengarvin, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of rye726
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great looking ale. A rich brown with amber tints. The nose has sweet malts, tart fruits, oak and musky funk. Taste has sweet caramel malts balanced by sour fruit, oak and a subtle barnyard manure presence. Medium body with delicate carbonation. Great example of the style from this Italian brewery. Well balanced indeed.

rye726, May 30, 2009
Photo of craytonic
4.43/5  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.

craytonic, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of joe1510
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

joe1510, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of Floydster
4.38/5  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

Floydster, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

SkeeterHawk, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of Reanimator
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Reanimator, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Brownish red with a small head

S: Tart and sweet/

T: it has a solid tartness and a our bite at the end. Nice alcohol warming. The beer all around is solid, but it needs a bigger sour bite to make it a better Flanders red.

M: Creamy and nice.

D: A bit, but I don't drink this style for the drinkability.

swizzlenuts, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle dated 2006, poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Barriquée is a hazy, burgundied brown, with a small, white head that forms a steady island from the streamers shooting off the etching up the middle of the glass, as well a thick collar, leaving light, scattered lace.

Smell is sweeter, cherries and citrus, with a thick, liqueur component, like Grand Marnier.

Taste is sweeter then sour, but the acidity was a nice pairing with my NY strip, nice woody funk and sour cherries, malty. Citrus, tart and a bit boozy, a bit thick for my taste in the style, but nicely done.

Mouthfeel is a bit thicker, more sugary, but very smooth.

Drinkability was pretty good, even though I prefer them much more sour, and wish this 2006 vintage had another 2 years on it. Very nice pairing with steaks, I compared it to my wife's Bordeaux and it by far exceeded it, which really shocked me.

ccrida, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of EPICAC
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was bottle 0229 from batch #8. Brewed in 2007. The beer poured a hazy, reddish brown. Topped by a wispy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The aroma is very sour, with acidic, earthy and lightly medicinal notes. From the moment it hits the tongue, this beer is sour throughout. There are hints of cherry fruitiness, a slight medicinal character and an earthiness in the finish. This beer is light bodied, with low carbonation and a refreshing dry finish. I found this beer to be very drinkable, incredibly smooth, despite the sourness. It beats Rodenbach easily.

EPICAC, May 27, 2008
Photo of DaveHS
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

DaveHS, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 Vintage, sampled Nov 2007

Appearance: Loke a lot of other reviewers sampling this after a couple of years, the beer pours a hazy russet with very little head and just a few dots of lace

Smell: There is the telltale Brett sour elements and plenty of sour cherry but there is also something else going on that makes this exceptional; kind of a woody/leathery quality

Taste: Opens with a vaguely fruity, sour cherry flavor that builds in sour intensity by mid-palate; almost a sappy quality; after the swallow, some hints of caramel and wood appear that add terrific complexity

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy, with low to no carbonation

Drinkability: Despite the carbonation problems that others experienced, this is a great example of the style

brentk56, Nov 21, 2007
Photo of yelterdow
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

yelterdow, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of orfeu
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 bottling. Murky cherrywood with burnt orange highlights and a fairly poor light tan head. Montmornecy cherry aromas mingle with slight woody funk and yeasty spice notes. Sour cherry flavors predominate with a lactic tartness and an oaky pucker. Feels somewhat thin but a tingling pepperiness keeps things interesting. Tasty enough, but somewhat tame in the end.

orfeu, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

ThatWineGuy, Oct 09, 2007
Photo of TexIndy
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with rajendra82 - many thanks! Poured from a 750ml bottle with a bottled date of 2006 into my NBB snifter. It was deep reddish amber with some yeast bits floating around. It had no head even after a hard pour at the end - not even a single particle of foam. It was at proper temp so not sure what happened. The smell was pretty good with sour cherries and oaky vanilla but was a little weak. The taste followed the aroma but was weaker than I expected. The taste and the mouthfeel both tasted watered down. Gonna have to try another one to ensure that my sample was good. Overall, not bad but definitely not worthy of the high ratings and #2 Flanders Red Ale rank. (4, try again, T, O)

TexIndy, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of clickpush
4.4/5  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.

clickpush, Aug 10, 2007
Photo of mep3222
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find this flanders red to be less complex than some others. The sour is more pronounced, but there is very little sweet. Not very balanced. It is enjoyable but not nearly as enjoyable as a Duchesse or Rodenbach, both of which I find has a much better balance of flavor. For $15 a bottle I wouldn't buy it again, especially when most of the other Flanders reds are half that price.

mep3222, Aug 02, 2007
Photo of brdc
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Large capped bottle, bottled in 2006 according to the sticker.
Nice looking reddish-brown beer with a bubbly pinkish head that is unfortunately minimal, with essentially no lacing.
An impressive, rich and unique aroma comes out of the glass efortlessly, and the best way to describe it is a mixture of a typical flanders red nose, with the nose of a lambic added. Complex, unique. Tart, acidic, fruity, at times reminiscent of champagne, at times reminiscent of guarana, and ever changing.
Soft and refreshing, which is amazing for its high alcoholic content. Taste is as suggested by the nose; complex, unique, and again, feels like you have all the tastes from a flanders red plus the lambic tastes; it is more acidic, tart and sour than other flander reds, with some intervening sweetness, but a lot less than others.
Impressive, refreshing, easy to have a lot of it, I just wish I had more.
A very impressive brew, thanks cresant for the opportunity.

brdc, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.43/5  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.

DarkerTheBetter, Jul 20, 2007
Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.