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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) - Panil

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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

145 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 145
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.86%


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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Westsidethreat

California

3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, cooked cherry color…totally unfiltered. Head is present but weak, although fitting for the style.

S: Pungent oak, tart raspberries and some barnyard funk.

T: Begins mildly sour with a lot of oak to it. Not nearly as sour or pungent as some of the other sours on the market. Minor amounts of vitamin C, strawberry, cherry and mixed berries. High amount of mineral content and earthiness. Really this beer is all about the oak and limestone with some sourness mixed in. Not a lot of lip smacking going on but I’d imagine this beer appeals to quite a few people because of that.

M: Medium body, smooth and soft.

D: I was expecting more, especially out of a fresh version. I don’t think I’d want to try an aged version of this beer, I’d imagine it would have lost almost all of its character. For me, I like my sours just a bit more sour.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2007 00:59:05 | More by Westsidethreat
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2007 20:38:39 | More by shbobdb
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emerge077

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2005 bottling. Served at cool cellar temperature.

Cap is wrestled off, soon followed by gushing foam. Luckily I was able to contain it in the glass nearby. Pours a light crimson-brown, high-clarity with champagne carbonation. Sheets of lacing coat the glass.

Aroma is musty, earthy, wet stone. Sour grape or cherry with a sharp, funky Brett note.

Taste has the sharp sour fruit qualities again, Brett, and a medicinal note that keeps it from getting high marks. This is a familiar taste, in a much more restrained form, that was experienced with bad bottles of T'Smisje Vuuve. It is "sterile gauze" like, likely a result of wild yeast. It's not altogether off-putting, and seems to taper off as it sits in the glass for awhile. Oak is not especially present, maybe in the dryness in the finish. Sourness is moderate, far from being as puckering as Cantillon, but closer to Rodenbach.

Mouthfeel and drinkability suffer from the medicinal wild yeast flavor, but it is still a nice crisp, sour brew. Even so, the bottle was easy to finish in a sitting. My personal preference for the style is Rodenbach Grand Cru, followed by Duchesse.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 00:25:01 | More by emerge077
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Beerzebub

California

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2006

Clear brilliant reddish brown color. No head or lace, looks barely carbonated.

Smells of sweet and sour subdued fruit, caramel, vinegar, soy sauce, dry leaves, wood. Raisins, vanilla, and solvent emerge as it warms a bit. Something like sherry, but more nutty than oxidized - the wood?

Tastes tart, with the perfect amount of restrained balancing sweetness, with a fruitiness something like green apple and sour cherry, vinegar, caramel, nuts, wood. Finishes dry, tart, and woody. Refreshing.

The acidity and slight woody astringency make for a brisk, lip smacking mouthfeel. A bare hint of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Very well balanced, refreshing, thirst quenching. Very cohesive beer, the elements come together seemlessly.

Tried some cheese pairings: Parmigiano Reggiano works very well (coincidence?). The flavors really compliment eachother, the savory and nutty components of each harmonize, and the intensely dry flavor of the cheese brings out the fruity and sweet aspects of the beer without messing with its structure and balance. Swiss is a passable and interesting match. Roquefort doesn't work at all, the beer seems to lose most of its characteristics, especially its acidity. Viva la Parma!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 07:33:02 | More by Beerzebub
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the 2005 version that's been sitting in my basement for the past few years...
Appears a dark amber with a crimson hue and a dark beige head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of tart cherries, oak, vanilla, vinuous, light vinegar, & worchestire sauce.
Taste is of sweaty sock, oak, light vanilla, vinuous notes, along with some vinegar.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet up front, tart along the palate, and mouthpuckering for a sweetart enjoyability that can't be beat.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2007 21:14:25 | More by weeare138
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Boboski: Poured a deep cloudy reddish color ale with a big foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of oak is totally dominating and very enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by the oak which tend to give this beer a very vinous aspect. The sourness, tart and light sour cherries taste were well balance and provided a complex taste. Carbonation was just incredible and alcohol was well disguise. It would be very interesting to compare to the Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 13:52:22 | More by Phyl21ca
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2005. Served at 55 degrees F.

Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a russet middle. Long-lasting, solid finger of glass-crawling, off-beige head. Nose of obvious tart, sour funk. Tart cherries, sharp citrus acidity (grapefruit), and vinegar. There's more to it than acid though, with vinous malts, and sourdough bread.

Slightly metallic, tart fruit flavor up front. Vinegary, vinous malt undertones beneath a predominantyly sour, acidic onslaught. Oak, vinegar, and tart cherries about wraps it up. Acidic nature backs off a little near the finish, revealing fresh-cut hay and cherry malt. Dries out from there. Leaves the tongue puckered! Medium-bodied, with a very dry finish, and tickly carbonation throughout that really lifts the tart acidity off the palate. Would never have guessed this to be 8%, drinks like 5%!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 01:29:44 | More by alexgash
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2005 Vintage

Pours a small head that's not very thick and falls fast, but also leaves a small thin head without a lacing. The color is dark and magenta when held up to the light. The smell is sour fruitiness with dark tones with a woody earthy backround. There's a small amount of horse blanket in the backround as well. Very light bodied with a slight fruitiness, not very sour, still has the woody backround. The mouthfeel is alright, a bit uncharacteristic like water. Overall this was ok, not a bad beer, but $15 worth? I don't think so. It was nice to try this time, but next time I won't purchase it for $15, but maybe $4 or $5.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 01:47:29 | More by Erdinger2003
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merlin48

Kentucky

2.58/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2006 bottling, capped not corked. Pours into a goblet a murky mahogany, very lifeless and inert. No head and no lacing.

Aroma is promising, with tannic cherry skins, wet oak logs, wool sweater, and balsamic vinegar.

Mouthfeel is insipid. Just plain flat.

Taste has a backbone of the style characteristics but just doesn't execute. Cherry, wet oak, fermented apple cider, cherry skins, vinegar, and tannins are basically overwhelmed by the vinegar aspect. Not at all enjoyable.

It seems the 2006 bottling of this isn't faring well with reviewers. This is certainly a major disappointment at $16 a bottle. This is barely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 15:53:07 | More by merlin48
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Murky red with a thin white head.
S- Wood comes through pretty big in this one. Sour light apples with a kind of musky scent make up most of this brew.
T- Light sourness with some wood, and kind of a citrus fruit flavor. Leaves your mouth pretty dry.
M- Low carbonation and medium body.
D- It is alright. Doesn't have a big sourness to it (which is a downfall in my book). I think there are some better ones than this.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 21:45:47 | More by BlindPig
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was inspired to look back at my notes and review this in stark contrast to Sam Adams' Cranberry "Lambic". Obtained at Beertopia in Omaha for $13 or so, worth every penny. New label, dark blue with brown-red symbols, white text. 2005 vintage.

Outstanding amber red color, some persistent lacing. Smell is radiant with funkiness, green apple tartness. Cherry, vinegar-wood aroma.

Amazing. Perfect taste. Intense sourness balanced expertly by not-overpowering sweetness. Cherry flavor shines through with outstanding tart character, cognac cask flavors work around the tongue. Superbly hidden alcohol, 8% bite masked by dry finish.

Mouthfeel I found just a hair thin (I"m searching for flaws here), although for the style it's again top of the line. Brett funkiness does not lend to a thick creamy brew.

I drank the 750 mL bottle with ease, no flagging. I could drink this all night. Smoother, but just as complex as La Folie, higher drinkability to me. This is an outstanding Flemish-style red, and the premier Italian effort I've tasted. Panil proves you can riff on a classic Belgian style and come up with as good or better than the original. Very highly recommended for fans of sour brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 19:37:09 | More by BretSikkink
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a very hazy brownish amber, looking red in the off light, with a soft orange aura. A thin web of large bubbles exist only due to a rough pour. With no real head, there's no real lacing.

The aroma brings a mild malt note, soft with biscuit and caramel. A light barnyard funk and yeasty sourness pervade. Tart cherry dampens a breath of alcohol.

Upon sipping, the initial and brief malt sweetness, vague for its brevity, is dwarfed by a fetchingly tart and sour acidity, woody and mature like balsamic vinegar. An earthy mustiness lends a touch of mystery, and alcohol and a feather of horsiness wend their way to a dry but fruity and crisp finish. The result is an almost primal puissant pleasure.

Between light and medium bodied, its presence is of lightly sweet and tangy fruit juice with just the merest sparkling essence.

This beer makes it clear that at least one Italian brewer can give the Flemish folks a run for their sour money. It's not for every palate, but those who enjoy the style should enjoy this as I do. the ABV is legitimate, but its mellow in personality and does nothing to hinder the considerable drinkability. This is la dolce vita in a glass. And so, for now, ciao.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 22:55:08 | More by Foxman
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dgallina

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml dark green capped bottle marked "bottled in 2006"

Pours almost still hazy red-brown with no head and little lacing. Aroma is a little thin; wisps of oak and vanilla on balsamic vinegar. Flavor is pleasant but uncomplicated. Sweet and sour balsamic vinegar with oak notes. Body is creamy and slightly rich; far too still for the style. Not terrible, but I'd *never* pay the premium for this unusual (non-Belgian) Flemish red ale when Rodenbach is far better and half the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2007 05:54:02 | More by dgallina
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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

2.8/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle "Bottled in 2006", bought 12/30/06. It poured an opaque reddish brown into a tulip glass with head like a flat soda (little to none).

There is very little nose. What is there is a sweet / sour oaky smell.

The mouthfeel is flat,slick and oily.

The flavor is too light as well. The sour note hits first but is so weak that it doesn’t linger, there are second notes of oak and fruit but they are fleeting. It tastes like the beer has been watered down. I can’t believe there is a mild version of this!

Overall, a disappointment. If this beer was twice as rich in flavor, it would be a good solid Flemish Red.

One up note, I tried it both cold and warm - this beer is at its best at a warmer temp.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2007 00:40:43 | More by TheEclecticGent
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dherling

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark reddish brown, murky, with a tan bubbly head that dissipates into a thin film without lacing. Nose offers sour lemony alcohol, with a sweet chemical candy like note, fake cherry, marischino cherry, and some robitusson. The taste had a big sour bite, with medicinal overtones, some cherry notes, and then a long mostly refreshing sour finish. Mouthfeel has some crisp, but slight carbonation, clean on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 04:38:29 | More by dherling
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Prufrock

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle, labeled "Bottled in 2005," poured into a thin pilsner glass.

clear brownish amber that shines a golden orange against the light. thick layer of effervescent white head that falls quickly and leaves little lace.

balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, and a candy-like hint of sweetness in the aroma. powerfully sour aroma with a slight funkiness.

stiff, stinging carbonation and a light, spritzy feel. carbonation is just a touch too high and detracts from the flavor, but it still comes off as acidic and sour with hints of cherry, grape, and oak. barely metallic. astringent, acetone-like finish with some slight fruit essence. delightfully complex and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2006 04:18:03 | More by Prufrock
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle "Bottled in 2005", bought 5/25/06 and kept in the fridge since. Pours a clear reddish brown with a very wispy head (even after a hard pour) that quickly disappears completely.

The aroma is a little sweet bubblegum and quite a bit of tart fruity sourness with a little smoky oak.

The flavor is mostly tart sourness and cherries with a little bubblegum sweetness and a musty earthiness. The sourness mellows as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with no carbonation. The bottle had a big pop when I uncapped it but there has been no head or carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment. Nice, but not great, aroma and flavor. The lack of carbonation was a bit disturbing though.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2006 07:23:33 | More by Beaver13
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bar Volo in Toronto, split 750ml bottle with Viggo. Brewed 2006.
A beautiful pour, lovely serene red colour. Suddy lacing. Explosive aroma full of oak and other woods, ripe fruits, and an incredibly balanced sour overtone. Mouthfeel very minerally, amazing water. The sourness is well pronouced but not overbearing. Flavours very mature and present. Sweet malt bill, very fresh, lively fruits. This review has done a terrible job at describing, let along capturing, the incredible aura of this beer. It is a mastefull piece of work.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2006 17:59:34 | More by biegaman
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a medium brown with a deep blood red hue. When the head fades it ends in a light brown color that lasts the duration of the beer.

Smell: The initial reaction well I first smelled this beer was to pull it away from my nose. Like when opening a big jug of vinegar you turn your nose from that intense aroma. After the initial shock I quickly fell in love with the *BIG* funky aroma. It is very acidic with apple cider vinegar and solvent warming your nose but then the Brettanomyces wild yeast sour cherries, raspberries, figs, oak barrel port soaked wood and booze, absolutely filled nose and all my senses from head to toe.

Taste: Like the aroma the taste is intense. As a Flanders Red it drinks much like a Lambic meets a Wild Ale - get married and honeymoon in an oak barrel for a year. mmm yummy. Pleasantly tart with sour cherries, raspberries and tannic oak or apple cider vinegar, hint of vanilla, cognac, and Brettanomyces funk. The finish is Lambic-like acidic but ooh so tasty.

Mouthfeel: It is a little too busy in the mouth. The dry acidity and the very fine carbonation bubbles create a sudsy spritzy feel with a bit of alcohol showing through it is semi-rough in the mouth. That said it still slides down the hatch quite easily it simply not quite as relaxed as some others in the style.

Drinkability: What to say. It is certainly a sipping beer, but boy I could sip it aaallll niiight looong!! =) mmm.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2006 08:24:39 | More by Phatz
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.43/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 22:25:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled in 2005 (750ml).

Pours a hazy, very nice dark plum color, with a small head that fades away immediately. There's a small ring that leaves behind a minimal lace. If it wasn't for the color of this, it wouldn't be that much to look at. On the second pour, which was a lot more aggressive, I was able to get a quarter inch head that disappeared just as quickly.

Smell; sour apples, tart cherries, oak and mildly alcoholic. Some spices are present, such as cinnamon and pepper.

Taste; as with the aroma lots of sour apples and tart cherries. The oak barrel flavor is very good, and there's a definite acidic quality. There's a touch of vinegar that kind of sits in the background, and this finishes with some mild spices and just a touch nutty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very little carbonation. As far as drinkability goes, I don't think that I've ever come cross a beer as drinkable as this one. I love tart flavors, and this style is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and so far this is the best I've yet had.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 01:12:55 | More by RedHaze
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good Flanders Red, though it almost seems like it could just as easily be an Oud Bruin.

The beer pours to a dark, nutty brown color with a deep mahogany red hue. Little to no head. No lacing. Little carbonation.

The smell is great. Nice rasberry tartness with a hint of lactic acid. A hint of vinegar. Some nutty tones as well.

The flavor is very smooth. Not as acidic or tart as I would expect from the nose. Has a nice roasted and nutty finish. Fairly dry.

This beer has nothing on La Folie. It's very good, and probably more complex, but nowhere near as drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 04:58:46 | More by neonbrown82
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laintringulis

Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Vintage. Served in a wide mouth goblet. Pours a dark peach-orange color with a 1-1.5 finger loose light beige head that lasts throughout drinking. Holy carbonation. Very tight. Large amounts of circular lacing throughout drinking.

Smells of sour tart apples, bret yeast, oaky mustiness, cognac, sweet fruitness (apples, cherries, and maybe grape?), cinnamon, and nutmeg. Just between the appearance and smell, I really couldn't wait to get my lips on the glass.

Taste is the bomb. Sour tart apples blended with cherries and bret yeast. Brief sweetness that keeps it from being too tart. Dry finish that finished fast, very refreshing. For being such a complex flavored and well balanced beer, it has a very clean palate and doesn't linger. Leaves you really for more. Light bodied. I was worried about the carbonation initially, but it is welcome; not overpowering or stinging. I would have rated drinkability slightly higher, but I think one or two of these at a time is the limit. This is truly a beer to enjoy all the flavors and smells.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2006 06:41:54 | More by laintringulis
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beerdeity

Ontario (Canada)

1.2/5  rDev -71.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer had a heavily clouded rusted copper colour. The aroma was musty and sour. The mouth-feel was astringent and quite unpleasant. Tastewas the worst part, being very sour, with hints of rotten apple. It was certainly yeast-saturated well beyond any other bottle fermented beer I have tried. With the other strong reviews for this beer, I have to wonder if the one I tried was spoiled?

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 04:20:44 | More by beerdeity
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meathookjones

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Vintage. Pours out a dark brownish red with a lively tan bubbly head. Some speckles and clumps of lace clung to the glass as I drank it. Aroma is full of tart cherries and woody notes. There was some sweetness as well adding a touch of balance. The taste is similar with tart cherries and woody oak notes dominating. There is a light sweetness in the middle before the dry sour woody finish. Soft carbonation. Easy drinking for the style and quite refreshing. A good all around sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2006 18:46:16 | More by meathookjones
Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.