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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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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 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 kmo1030
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a dirty cola color, with next to no head.
the aroma is a musty earthy soft black cherry, with a slight unripe fruit skin character. it's also got a very mellow vanilla oak aroma, and finally a slight metallic twang along with some vinegar like alcohol.
the taste is also a mostly cherry fruitiness but there is a substantial amount of apple and more complexity beneath that as well. the oak seems to have melded with the cherry to take any harshness off of it, lending a bit of vanilla. it's strange but it almost has a sort of struggle for control between it's acidic and more basic components, sometimes acidic, sometimes oily sweet. it also tastes like minerals.
the body doesn't beg for a ton of carbonation, but it could have used a little more. feels oily in the mouth.
very drinkable and mild, while maintaining a respectable complexity and sourness. not bad at all.

kmo1030, May 22, 2007
Photo of wl0307
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the BSF bar, GBBF 2006. The beer label indicates "N 05", so I guess November 2005 is the bottling date? Never mind. Served slightly chilled in a large bulb wine glass.

A: really nice presentation - murky, lightly infused black tea colour, coming with a tightly creamy layer of light beige froth with very good retention, leaving even sheets of lacing as it retreats; lively and constant sparkling-wine like carbonation.
S: caramely and wheat malts underlined by just a tad stronger sour fruity edge of Flanders red ale, not as tart as a real flanders red but retains some balance; the fruity sourness indicates rose-bud tea, strong cider, red currents and sour cherries, prunes, salty-sweet starfruits, and a touch of old wood barrels as in some geuze ales. Pretty refreshing and enjoyable, if at the expense of more complexity.
T: quite fluffy and effervescent on the palate, then comes a mild taste of prunes, light caramel malts, powdery yeasts, and plenty of light funkiness against a firm backbone of dryish hops, a tannic&musty touch of old barrels, sour-sweet berries, and oxidised pear juice. Not sour at all if compared with a real Flanders red (even a tad sweet by that standard), but just enough to keep a refreshing taste&palate. The finish sees lingering sour-sweetness and lightly chewy, wood-chippy dryish bitterness, which is pretty easy to manage and not pungent at all. Alc. is extremely well hidden, btw.
M&D: quite fluffy and mildly fizzy to go with the sour-sweetness, while the carbonation softens as it breathes, making a real enjoyable and smooth palate throughout. Overall, this is an enjoyable red ale, albeit a less potent one with an added touch of elegance. Well worth a try!

wl0307, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of Prufrock
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.

Prufrock, Dec 20, 2006
Photo of fdrich29
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
Photo of n2185
4/5  rDev -4.8%

n2185, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this as part of a Belgian tasting... later in the evening.

A: Murky brown, very little head.

S: Very fruity, with an assertive, funky sourness.

T: A nice sweet/sour balance. Acidic throughout, with a lingering finish.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Dry, acidic finish.

D: Better than average, but this one's a little bold.

Thanks Kevin!

Derek, Jan 24, 2006
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 beernads
4/5  rDev -4.8%

beernads, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of fostachild
4/5  rDev -4.8%

fostachild, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of valianes
4/5  rDev -4.8%

valianes, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Apr 30, 2007
Photo of jrenihan
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

jrenihan, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BIG ups to andrenaline for including this in our most recent cross country trade
A - swampy purple amber, thumb of head receded to half a finger and left plenty of consistent lacing
S - sour cherry, apple, and some citrus, musty with a dry cracker aroma
T - big sour apple and cherry up front, followed by a musty sawdust thing, cracker malt, and a touch of champagne
M - light and bubbly, tart sour kick with a hint of sweetness for balance, finishes dry
O - I am fairly new to the style but this speaks to me, the flavours are bold but friendly and generally inviting

joemcgrath27, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Jredner
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is vinegar, sour cherries and tart fruits. Reddish brown in color with thumb thick tan head. Fore is quite sour and musty and is followed quickly by tart cherries and unripe apple, strong notes of those baby corns, used in Oriental cooking, stewed in cooking wine. Wood notes pop out in the middle along with musty barnyard notes. Finish is sour and dry and leaves the tongue feeling cleansed. I personally feel this would have benefited by a little more sweetness beneath the sour notes as it hints at it and that promise is enticing, but undelivered.

Jredner, Feb 09, 2006
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 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 Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Sammy, Aug 02, 2011
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 dherling
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.

dherling, Jan 01, 2007
Photo of BGDrock
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
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

BGDrock, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of WeedKing4
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a dark reddish brown clour with a decent amount of head. Tastes very sour as I am not very fimiliar with this style. Definately has a sour candy like taste. This bottle isn't that bad of a struggle to finish myself, as I was a little worried about. Decent drinkability. Its pretty refreshing too. I might consider another bottle if there is any left on the shelves here at the LCBO.

WeedKing4, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this bottle and picked it up on a whim. Different label than the one pitcured. Poured a deep brown in color with nary a shade of any other color. Thin film sitting on top and no lace except for some spots around the glass. Nose was full of sweet fruit, bowls of cherries and a pleasing sourness.

Flavor is a lip puckering sourness of cherries and blackberries. Oddly though, the sourness kind of gathers toward the back of the mouth and not so much the lips. More of a pleasing sour than a painful negative one--kind of like Sourpatch Kids candies. Yeast comes out as mildyl pungent in the finish. Medium body that leans a bit thin--but appropriate for the style. Might just be me but I find it a bit granular as well. Nice dessert beer that is nice and drinkable.

MuddyFeet, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of andrenaline
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

andrenaline, Apr 21, 2012
Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
93 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.