Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) - Panil
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Reviews by Patrick999:
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
The first time I had this, it was during a tasting that featured quite a few much more aggressive sours, so I decided to hold off on reviewing until I was able to try a glass on its own. Here we go:
Poured into a tall goblet. Has a semi-cloudy brown appearance; not quite crystal clear, but not murky either. No particulate matter noted. Foam isn't crazy-high, but does retain well.
The beer smells exactly as I would expect - lot of balsamic, and wood. A little rotting apple, cola, root beer as it warms. But mostly balsamic. Not sharply balsamic - it doesn't "smell sour" like a Cantillon lambic; it merely smells "tart." Minor plastic-y notes.
This is a very solid, uncompromising, straight down the middle Flanders Red. All the hallmarks of the style are here - balsamic tartness, little woody vanilla and that tough to describe leathery "cellar" character, green apple that shows sweet, briefly, even some minor flowery hop bitterness. No one component overly assertive, great sweet/tart balance and complexity. Reviewing to style, I feel very justified in awarding a 5.0. You can find American interpretations of the style that take the sour further, but that's not what I feel this is trying to be - I think this is supposed to be an attempt at a traditional Flanders Red, and to that end, its flavor is outstanding.
Sharply bubbled, though perhaps not near as quenching as a Rodenbach.
I think I can say with pretty fair certainty that most appreciators of this style would not have trouble taking care of this 750 on their own. It's going down pretty easily for me.
Oh, by the way, this is an '09. Expensive, but I say worth the odd purchase every now and again.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2011 22:33:21 | More by Patrick999
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Batch #16 vintage 2012 bottle 4549.
A deep garnet red in the glass with a classic dark brown mahogany color, even a dark orange towards the lip of the glass. Not much head, what is is about a light tan one finger head, but it's creamy and the puck always sticks around. Pretty solid.
This is a real interesting nose. Great woody and oak aromatics, splinters and hints of beef jerky. Earthy soil bent. Tart mild malt qualities, and soft vanilla like sweetness. Incredible aroma, hints somewhere between creme brulee and sharp clove like cinnamon. Wow, incredibly impressive and complex. Wonderful stuff.
Palate just sings. Mouthfeel is creamy with a hint of light body and easy coating malts. Minimal tartness but a good mix of astringency lime quality and a chewy strangely pine hop in here somewhere. Malty mix of mild sour cherry quality and light vanilla. Unlike any other Flanders style I've ever had.
This beer needs it's own category. Truly a unique and wonderful creation.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 23:45:27 | More by smakawhat
4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(bottle of batch 057 - 2012? - poured into a Bourgogne de Flanders stemmed glass)
A: very clear, dark purplish-red... very little foam on the pour - seemed to tumble itself down into the beer while pouring... fairly standard, I suppose
S: decent bit of barrel overtone - fresh wood, perhaps a touch of vanilla deep underneath... dark, dried fruit - cherry, grape skin - but not quite bright or sweetish... the often vibrant almost citrusy/flowery tones in other examples seemed very toned down here
T: dark, bruised fruit - mellow blend of cherry, red grape... vinous overtone... not sweet in the least, actually remarkably dry - mellow, polished tartness... vague hint of mocha in the aftertaste
M: thinnish, dry... tight, compact roundness up front - drops away like a shadow shrinking into a corner... no residual malt viscosity... carbonation is near nil, feels still
O: not bad coming from Italy... one of the more delicate, subdued examples of the style... obviously well made, but lacking life a little... reminded me most of a darker-tasting Rodenbach (Grand Cru)
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 22:16:48 | More by Bouleboubier
Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
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