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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) - Panil

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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version)Panil Barriquée (Sour Version)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 25
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
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Italy

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-23-2006

This is the version imported to the US.
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Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 187
Reviews by uno99:
Photo of uno99
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

January 2010 bottle. Reviewed in May 2010

LCBO Spring release. After checking inventory at one location (they had 60) I showed up and was told they all got transferred to another store for a customer. I think I have an idea who cleared it out!

A: Kind of a rosey brown body with champagne like wispy head. Not much lacing going on, but the beer is quite a nice shade.

S: Quite barnyardy. More so than I expected from this Italian brewer. Soft fruits are present as well. peach and apricot.

T: Quite sour, but very earthy in the finish. A mushroom and almond taste enters the palate as you swallow. Cherries, apricot and other fruits are present as well.

M: A very lively beer. Very dry, astringent. Perfect for the style.

D: A great one to reflect on. 8% beer, but Alcohol is well hidden.

Re-Review, Feb 10, 2013

This bottle is now 3 years old, and it's unclear how much time has affected it. I opened a bottle at Christmas and declared that it was in decline; Drinking this now has raised questions on weather that is true, since it seems to still be drinking very well. I think I'll try drinking a fresh bottle to "right my compass" on this one before I open my last bottles.

I've increased my "overall" score by .25 to reflect what I feel is more accurate.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

seved in snifter.

Look (3.5/5) - pours a very deep orange/copper, almost light mahogany. Nice reddish tones. Clarity is good, just a touch hazy. Head rises to about two fingers and falls to a cap with minimal lacing.

Smell (4/5) - I really unique smell. You get fruits (berry, grapes, dark cherries). The sour and brett work together to make a bit of a pickle-brine aroma with some goat.

Flavor (4.5/5) - Similar to the aroma, but with a bit less brett and more sourness. Again, there's a flavor like pickling dark cherries and goat. Not a lot of malt or hop (or anything else) makes it through this fugue.

Feel (3.5/5) - Medium light body with medium high carbonation. Good feel of tangy sourness that bites at your cheeks and tongue.

Drink (3/5) - I'm not hugely experienced with this style and I'd love to compare it. It was certainly an interesting taste for a beer lover, but not something I'd imagine you'd want to have as a session.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured intonanDuvel tulip, Batch #13, 2011, bottle 1552.

Pours a dark reddish brown with a big yellow/brown head with generous lacing. Nose is malty, a bit tart, earthy and oaky.

Taste is a bit odd, sour and a bit vinegary, but also earthy. Mouthfeel is big and very carbonated. Finish is sour and tart. Overall it's decent but not too special.

Photo of ehammond1
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)
Batch 13. Bottle 117.

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Thanks for this, Nathan!

Murky dark brown and ruby with a very thin khaki colored head that eventually leaves spots of lacing down the glass.

A terrific aroma: biting sourness, tart cherries, earthy wood, and sweet toffee combine quite nicely. This immediately reminded me of Russian River Consecration.

The flavor follows the aroma, but isn't quite as intense or aggressive. The tart cherries and biting sourness dominate, with a bit of toffee, wood, and lemon and apple flavors presenting as the beer warms.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

A very nice red sour, and quite the surprise. My first beer from Italy is a hit!

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark red and brown beer, just right for style, minimal head, nothing to retain. Aroma was nice and sour, elements of bitterness and mildly fruity with hints of oak.

Taste, good, dry sour, keeps the oaky notes along right with it. Carbonation is complimentary, even if from looking at it, you wouldn't know it was the right amount. Cherry possibly.

Nuanced feel of a dab of cinnamon to it, could just be the wood. Price is a tough part, $18 for a bottle, have to knock its overall score down a tad because you could have 2 bottles of Le Terroir or Dissident almost for this price.

Photo of OStrungT
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark ruby red color, with absolutely no head. Zero lace also. Absolutely no carbonation at all.

This beer has a mild sour fruit aroma. Some oak notes mix in. A slight vinegar aroma also. Some funky yeast is also present.

This beer tastes just like it smells. Sour fruit and vinegar. Also, some oak and earthy yeast.

This beer is very wattery. No carbonation. It leaves a tart cherry aftertaste.

This beer wouldnt be the best session beer. Sour, slightly high in alcohol, and no carbonation make it kind of a bust.

Overall: This beer would be better carbonated. i dont know what went wrong. Other than that, it is pretty good though.

Photo of Zonian1
2.29/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Batch #14 2011. I love sours and was looking forward to trying this one. It poured with a lively fizz. Unfortunately this one had a sour (in a bad way) taste of something gone wrong. Soy sauce maybe. I couldn't drink it.

Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green's on Buford in Atlanta. Batch 11 Bottle 3228.

Pours an almost opaque brownish-amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of dark malts with good amounts of tart cherries and mimlder amounts of vanilla. Also present are slight amounts of tobacco that increase as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Muted dark caramel malt flavors kick things off and are quickly pushed aside by large amounts of tart cherry flavors. Shortly thereafter mild amounts of vanilla from the oak work their way into things. Midway through the sip hints of tobacco make an appearance and carry through to a crisp and moderately tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this isn't the cleanest representation of the style but I'm a sucker for tobacco influences and this certainly has it. An interesting take on the style that's well worth a shot and I look forward to trying the Riserva version to compare.

Final note, the tobacco notes are similar but much more muted and nuanced than the flavors I found from Haandbryggeriet's Akevitt-Aged Porter. A very distinct flavor.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage.

Pours an almost completely flat ruby red with next to no head. Very strong sour nose of sour cherry and sour fruit. Taste is a very vinous sour fruit flavor. Goes down like wine as it is almost completely flat. This is a fantastic sour red, aged in oak, and is strongly recommended for a red wine substitute. Drinkability is nice, but the flatness will turn away many beer fans. Great brew.

Photo of Sammy
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a masterpiece and one of the best sour beers as I am ranking to style. The reddish colour is awesome. The aroma is alcoholic is best I can say. It is very easy drinking, not thick which I liked and is dangerously easy to finish. It is complex with cognac, woody, avnilla, sour cherry. Because of the sourness this is not for everybody.

Though soaked in casks formerly used for cognac and wine, I note that it is considered kosher because there is no real wine, it's not considered the actual flavour by the science of kashruth. I had previously spoken to the head of the most senior inspector in Canada about this and I can pass on details if anyone is inetrested.

Photo of augustgarage
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage - batch 11; bottle #1746. Poured from a 750mL bottle into my Rodenbach flute.

Pale brilliantly clear rufous body with a thin soapy persistant collar. Not much lacing, but that's not a big surprise.

Oaky, tobacco-laden, dank, and leathery aromatics - very unique. Smells like cherries deep in the cool hold of an 18th century schooner.

Lightly acidic on the palate with faint red wine vinegar and sour cherry notes; there are also hints of toasted almond and vanilla from the wood, as well as lingerings signs of cognac. Rather wine-like, with a fleeting berry-like sweetness and a "wild" lacto-induced tartness. Very dry moderately astringent, woody/earthy (like a casket?) finish.

While not as sweet as many examples of the style, and more of a "living" product thanks to the lack of pasteurization, this youthful vintage was not nearly as sour as I was hoping/expecting - so while it has more complexity and sense of terroir/craft than even Rodenbach, the latter seems to be a more potent example of the style.

Light bodied, with low carbonation, and significant tannins.

If you enjoy the style, you must try this beer. I don't think this is actually the only unpasteurized traditional brewed Flanders Red, but it does have a singular subtlety among its peers.

Photo of beertooth
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into goblets with some friends at the Maproom.

Batch #9 Bottle # 1535.

Pours a reddish brown with a finger of dirty white head.

The nose gives me some vinegar, dark stone fruits, a little bretty funk, sour candies. A ton of cherries!

The first sip gives me some vinegar, tobacco, white grape skin, peach pit, some warming booze and spice. Cherries, booyah!

I could drink a ton of this, it's a pretty mellow. There's a little funk and some sourness. Probably the best beer I've had from Italy so far. The price tag at the bar was a little much, but oh well.

An interesting beer none the less.

Photo of prototypic
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Vintage 2006

Barriquee pours a light reddish brown color. Looks almost copper with backlighting. A soft, off-white head tops it off. It's very modest and doesn't even rise to a finger in depth. Retention was on the short side. Lacing was a little sticky and moderate.

The nose is a little weak and uninspiring. It would benefit from more strength. Oak is fairly prominent. Its presence has a positive overall impact. I'm not sure if it's the effect of the cognac barrel aging or what, but it has a medicinal scent that's not very pleasant. There's a little cherry and other berry scents. It smells a little tart, but not much. Alcohol is a little noticeable. Meh. It's above average, but not by much.

The flavor is just above average. It kicks off with a very medicinal cherry-like flavor. Not a fan. I'm really curious if it's cognac that's having that effect. It has a slight sour cherry twist, but it's not aggressively tart by any stretch. Not even close to mouth puckering. Oak is noted and adds a bit of a nice flavor. Alcohol is there, but isn't warm or hot at all. Finishes a little sweet and dry. Honestly, I'm disappointed. There seems to be lack of overall flavor. Perhaps I aged it a little too long. Who knows?

Barriquee has a light/medium body. Carbonation is very light. Too light. I guess it's somewhat smooth, but more bubbles would be a plus. Drinkability is very average. I'm not excited about the flavor. I guess it goes down somewhat easy, I'm not really enjoying it. Ready to move on.

Panil Barriquee is a rather big disappointment for me. I was excited about this one, and held on to the bottle for quite a while. Maybe it diminished in that period of time. The biggest problems are the lack of flavor, the medicinal taste, and the lack of bubbles. Fix those things and it'd be all the better for it. Can't recommend it at this point. I don't recall exactly what I paid for this, but whatever it was...it was too much.

Photo of nhudson
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle was from Batch #11 in 2009, I forgot the bottle number. Poured from a 750ML Bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Murky brownish red, thought it was more of a Flemish Brown than a Red. Not very clear, but yet not yeasty.

Smell: Where to start, very complex. Sour Cherries with some muskiness almost a rotten fruit smell too. Very funky and very hard to pull out all the aromas.

Taste: Sour, but not overly sour, slight sour cherries in the front with a very irony backend. Almost blood like?? The taste quickly dissipates in your mouth and leaves a clean palate.

Mouthfeel: I wish every sour beer was like this one. Thin and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: At 8% you would never know it but by the end of the bottle my body sure did. Very drinkable.

Photo of bradford
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Hi-Time Wine Cellar in Costa Mesa for $18
Looked weird. Dark red, with muddy brown hues waving through and a noticeable decrease in head
Smelled funky. Tart and sweet with no discernable alcohol in the nose
Tasted very good. Sour, funky, thick, fruity, and yeasty
Mouthfeel was nice. Very heavy but pleasing on the palate
Drinkability was good but not great. I have had better sour beers, but this one was good. Glad I got a chance to try it, but won't be rushing out for more, as after tax it was around $20

Photo of nickd717
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, vintage 2007, Batch #9, Bottle #211, from K&L in Redwood City. When they marked this down from an arm and a leg to $15, I figured I'd give it a try.

Amazing appearance - pours cloudy reddish brown with a large creamy off-white head and great lacing.

Aroma is oak, earth, tart cherries, funk, and slight vinous notes.

Flavor is only mildly tart, with some sweetness in there to balance. Very fruity - mainly cherry and red grape - with oak, earth, and slight barnyard notes.

Medium body with only mild acidity and soft carbonation.

Pretty drinkable. Probably the best Italian beer I've had, not that that is saying too much.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 bottle poured into a straight sided glass. Batch #12, bottle # 572. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Dull red with a big, cream colored head. Distinct bubbles, not really a foam.

Smell - Cherry fruits. Sour cherry. A little oak. Acidic.

Taste - Cherry sourness. Much more oak. Hardly any sweetness. There is a malt aspect to it, but it's dry and soured out. Very oaky dry finish. A touch astringent.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Dry and oaky. Astringent, as I've stated. Good carbonation.

Overall - Nice sour. Uneventful, but tasty. Not worth the money though. Silly prices on Italian beers.

Photo of BeerZack
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottles (2 different vintages! this review is for the fresh version) thanks to geuzelover

Clearish dark-brown mahogany with bubbly head leaving good lace.

Some sweet fruity and bubblegum nose.

Tart, brown sugar fruitiness, mild horseblanket, some cherry, apple, grape maybe. More tart than funk, but much more funky than something like Duchesse.

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on November 28, 2006. 2005. Aroma lightly bold of cloying syrup and sweet aromatic brett sugars, more wild sourness and acerbic grape skins. Deep oaky mahogany pour, with a faint oliy slick of ivory. Flavors are subtle and breezy, honed well and designed with balance in mine. Independent bold and unique. First full of bright fruity cherry-skin aroma, followed by long sweet, lightly caramelized malts. So perceptively balance, and moving. Stewed apple amongst mixed coarse Indian spices in ghee. The cognac shines through and mellows with sweet alcohol notes. Graceful, delicate and well balanced. Refined.

Photo of HalfFull
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby red with a firm haze and half an inch of whitish cap. Offers decent retention and some artsy lace.

Aroma is well muddled with some hops, a bit of wood and a touch of caramel and a light funk. Lightly acetic in nature but quite subtle in delivery in that regard. Good but lacking as for brightness and clarity on the aroma. Warms to offer a rather solid depth nonetheless.

Flavor too is subdued and muddled; earthy and lightly fruity sweet. Much more along the lines of an Oud Bruin vs. a Flanders Red. Offers just a hint of tartness..

Offers a full feel and a pleasing level of carbonation.

Note: Batch #14, 2011

Photo of MMAJYK
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Deep chalky brown. No head at all. Opaque. Not sure what to think here.

S. Cherry coke, but with Brett! I can see it now...anyway, this beer has tangy, oak, twists and turns, just all over the place.

T. Oaky and sour with complimenting lemons, funk, cherries and char.

M. Medium textured with low to no carbonation.

D. Not a bad sipping drink. I enjoyed it for sure.

Photo of scootny
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good sized head atop a clear dark reddish brown fluid. Some nice lacing and a light covering. Smell is vinegar and and oak with a healthy funk and and light fruit component. Some oaked alcohol with faint vanilla lightly showing. Taste is vinegar and malt sweetness. Oak and cherries that really come into balance as they warm. Vanilla and cherries with a grape blend. Dry woody finish that leaves a tart sourness lingering. Juiciness leaves the mouth dripping with saliva, Nice dry feel with a good carbonation that gives a velvety drinkability. A good solid Flanders Red with a complex construction.

Photo of trodersark
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle was from Batch #10 in 2009. Poured from a 750ML Bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Murky reddish brown, almost looked a bit unfiltered, when held to the light looked like an amber red.

Smell: Like previously stated, the smell was extremely complex. Definitely able to smell the brett, and the sour tart cherries. Exceptional smell. A little funky, but nothing out of the norm for a sour.

Taste: Pretty Sour, but not overly sour. You can definitely taste the fruit in there. Quite tangy. Leaves a nice taste in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent enough, not flat at all.

Drinkability: At 8%, I could drink this entire bottle very comfortably. Easy to drink.

Photo of Ek0nomik
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured In: Wine Glass
Purchased At: Steve's (Madison, WI)

Batch 11, 2009.
Bottle #2323

Appearance: The pour was a red bistre color just reaching a fingers worth of head, though it disappears within seconds. It's very murky; I was expecting it to be a bit more clear than this. The bottle was well rested too, so it wasn't at the fault of yeast. Nonetheless, I'm fine with a beer not being clear. No lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: I've sampled this beer before at a Belgian style tasting, and I have to say it was quite different then. This bottle has a whole lot of funk going on. It's like I'm sticking my nose into a bacteria cesspool. I was hoping it would grow on me, but unfortunately the funk was a bit too much. It wasn't a barnyard funk like a Brettanomyces would contribute, it was hard to point it to something specific. There was a nice subtle tart cherry and plum aroma, but it was pretty well overpowered.

Taste: The tasting started out with a nice sour cherry, vanilla and oak flavor resting on top of some brown malt, but, again, it quickly turned into an overwhelming amount of funky and musty flavors. I still can't be certain that this bottle was completely okay, as I don't remember it tasting like this at the Belgian tasting I was at.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel of the beer was spot on. Lightly carbonated and a thin body.

Drinkability: I split the bottle with two other people, though they weren't enormous fans of this beer either. I don't know that I'd pick it up again, though I would love to try this again if someone else was cracking it open.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 8 #0156. Oaked aged sour red ale matured in cognac barrels 8% abv fermented 3 times.

A: Poured a dark, cranberry red with a 2 finger lustrous creamy beige head that was moderately lasting and left a great film lacing on the sides of the glass. Visible carbonation was very lively.

S: tart berries (cranberries) and sour fruitiness (apples) on the nose along with a light muskiness.

T: The beer opens with a nice smooth acidity and fruity sourness (cherries, plums). There is some fresh lemons, sour pineapples and a touch of oakiness. The beer finishes with a bright tangy fruity sourness that quickly faded off the tongue leaving you starving for more.

M: The mouthful is light, very slick and smooth leaving the tongue with a nice tingly carbonation felt on the sides of the tongue.

D: Goes down incredibly smooth. Drinks very vinously in nature with an incredibly drinkability finishing with a nice carbonation bite.

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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
88 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.