Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) - Panil
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4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
05-05-2010 21:04:19 | More by Sammy
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
Thanks to Benny for sharing this one at his tasting.
Batch # 14. 2011 vintage. Bottle # 2121.
Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruit, vinegar, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same an acidic finish with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
09-11-2012 01:40:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.25/5 rDev -18.1%
Batch #12. 2010. Bottle #1057. Served in a wine glass. Pours a fairly-clear reddish-mahogany color with a good white head that fades relatively quickly before falling to a thin cap. The nose brings a nice acidity and underlying red fruits plus a bit of oak and lactic acidity. Flavor pushes those components a bit further, but also has an underlying tannic graininess that detracts a bit, especially from the mouthfeel. Not a bad beer by any means, though I preferred the nose to the flavor/palate.
12-15-2012 16:20:07 | More by Thorpe429
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
A: It poured brownish-red in color with the head consisting of just a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a moderate sour and acidic aroma in the nose.
T: Like the smell, there is sourness in the overall taste with distinct flavors from the oak barrel aging that lend comlexity, particularly in the finish. There are also some hints of cherries.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with some dryness in the finish.
D: The beer has a good amount of drinkability, particularly if you like sour flavors.
Notes: Batch #8 (2007 Vintage), Bottle #2680
05-24-2010 02:27:25 | More by metter98
3.35/5 rDev -15.6%
Bottle: Poured a light beige color ale with a huge foamy head with perfect retention and lacing. Aroma is sour with some tart and oak and is also reminiscent of lambic but maybe a tad lighter. Taste is a mix between some sourness; tart some subtle oak with a long dry finish. I would probably have liked more sourness overall but I thought this was still very enjoyable. Carbonation is very lively and body is quite full with minimum filtration. I am now very curious to taste their other offering.
10-23-2006 18:00:15 | More by Phyl21ca
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
Italy has certainly become a hotbed for authentic and flavorful beers to hit the shores of America in recent years. Leaning on Belgian sour ale recipes and techniques, Panil kicks off with a taste and texture straight from the Flemish tradition.
Barriquee opens with a diffused burgundy hue that keeps the beer looking like prune juices. A blend of tight-knit and loose-knit bubbles in its foam stance eventually relaxes into a broken creme that layers the beer's meniscus. Random islands of foam cling to the glass and denotes the beer's ample lacing power.
Tart aromas cherries, cider, white wines, and balsamic start the show while a balance of wood, malt, toast, and chocolate rise in its conclusion. A spicy phenol note raises the bar of complexity to the beers sharp sourness.
Mouthwatering flavors hit the mouth with taste of sour cherries, under rippened berries, limes, crab apples, sour grapes, balsamic vinegar, and salt brine. Underlying malt support arrives in the impressions of dry toast, grape juice, bread crust, and light chocolate. With virtually no hop character, the balance of the beer is predicated on the acidity and fruit, much in the same way as complex merlot wine does.
Medium-light in body, the beer offers just enough of a buffer from the acidity to offer mild creaminess to start. But the acidity cuts through the malty textures with ease and ushers in a quick oaky dryness of tannin, acids, and dry warmth in finish.
While in the vein of Rodenbach, I strongly endorse this Flemish sour as a worthwhile comparison. While intensely sour, the beer offers a more restrained complexity than that of Rodenbach but also exchanges some variations when compared to Duchesse du Burgogne and Bacchus. It's worth seeking out for all fans of sour ales.
09-27-2012 04:55:10 | More by BEERchitect
3.7/5 rDev -6.8%
Bottle from Batch 8, 2007, thanks to Nathan in the Sour BIF.
A: The pour is a fairly typical dark amber color with plenty of brown to it. The head is somewhat mild in volume and off-white in color.
M: Quite fruity for a Flanders red ale. Lots of cherries, green apples, and a bit of lemon. Plenty of oak, a hint of vinegar, and some light sweetness.
D: A bit lighter in flavor than I would have expected. The fruitiness translates well to the flavor, as do the vinegar and oakiness. There is, however, a bit of a metallic flavor at times.
M: The body seems a bit thin, but for a sour beer it is a bit more forgivable. Moderate and tinging carbonation.
D: Pretty easy beer to drink, but not all that impressive. Maybe a more current vintage would change things a bit.
07-07-2010 03:43:38 | More by womencantsail
3.73/5 rDev -6%
Served in a mug.
2009 vintage, batch #11, bottle #268, from my beer-of-the-month club. It pours a murky amber that heads toward brown in the center, all topped by a finger of off-ecru foam. The nose comprises funky red grapes, moss, kale, cardamom, and lemon wedge. The taste follows this path, along with some oak and sour blue raspberry, which all then tapers into some sweet blueberry and black grape in the end. The body is a solid medium, with a light carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a decent sour brew, though nothing entirely exciting or great. Nice to experiment with, though.
10-15-2010 05:21:18 | More by TMoney2591
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
A - Poured out a clear, light burgundy color with a three-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. The long lasting head receded to leave sticky rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of sour black cherries with a touch of maltiness.
T - Nice tart bite of sour black cherry up front with a touch of oakiness. There is a bready malt backbone, too.
M - It was crisp and had a bit of a puckering bite to it. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a very tasty Flanders Red Ale. Pricey but good.
12-09-2011 22:41:19 | More by zeff80
4/5 rDev +0.8%
It's time like these that take me back to my late teenage years when I tasted Spaten for the first time and though to myself: "What the hell is this?? This is what beer can be??"
Pours a very dark brown amber. Looks ruby tinted when held to light. Nose is mild cherry woods. Stays consistent and never waivers. Flavor is mildy sour. Mild wood character. Really; mild is the key word here. Feel is thick a bit on the liquid and good on the bubble. Overall pretty drinkable. Seems a bit rough around the edges (though it isn't much really). Definitely a very good version of the style, but not the absolute greatest. This might be a good introductory beer for newcomers to the style.
12-31-2007 09:05:42 | More by RblWthACoz
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
A - Large, foamy off-white head. The body is opaque dark brown with copper highlights.
S - Earth, sour acidity. Sweet, dark cherry notes and leathery mustiness.
T - Puckering acidity balanced by fleeting sweetness. Subtle sour cherry and grapefruit notes, orange and lemon zest. Finishes slowly and smoothly with roasted malty flavors and woody oak.
M - Very thin body and high carbonation. There is some astringency in the middle and through the finish of the beer, but it leaves the palate pretty clean when it is done.
D - The aroma of this beer is fantastic, but the flavor doesn't quite match. It is extremely refreshing with what I would consider a high level of acidity, even for the style, but it is a little too acetic for my taste. The oak character is also too assertive, or at least too coarse and woody for me. On the plus side, it has a great, complex earthiness, especially in the nose, and the roasted notes in the finish are an unusual and interesting touch. Overall, it is quite a good beer, but at nearly twice the price of Rodenbach Grand Cru it should be even better.
09-19-2007 19:30:34 | More by nickfl
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
Batch 11 - bottle 1030. Shared by WorldWideStout at a recent tasting.
Beer is brown and forms an off whtie head. Not much lacing, carbonation moderate to low.
Beer smells odd -- really funky, odd sour aroma but it gets better as it calms down.
So, there were a lot of strong opinions about this beer at the tasting but I really enjoyed it. Beer is kind of sweet at first, strong funk in the middle palate of the mouth, alcohol flavor and it finishes slightly dry with a woodsey aftertaste. Its better than most thought but its not my favorite. I would drink it again.
03-22-2010 22:40:47 | More by drabmuh
Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
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