Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) - Panil

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

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88
very good

377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 25
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of cvm4
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012... Batch #15, bottle #3159.

A - Pours a deep cranberry or plum in color with a 2 finger eggshell head.

S - Very funky and musty with oak laced throughout and darts of tartness peaking through.

T - Faint earthiness and oak to start that develops into tart cherries. Midway through the sour dies down to find a dry maltness then a puckering ending. As it warms the earth really comes through more in the beginning and end. Meanwhile the sour dies down to a tartness or may'be I'm just getting used to it.

M - High carbonation, light body, effervescent.

O - Not as sour as some other beers in the category I've had. It's still well done and definitely delivers that lip puckering goodness that I sometimes crave.

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 SLeffler27
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge, frothy, beige head is long lasting, leaving thick patches of lace on a flute glass while cloudy, reddish-brown beer sparkles with clinging carbonation.

Tart cherry with unripened apple against a background of rustic oak. Some alcohol comes out with warmth.

Tartness carries from entry to finish. Cherry leads the fruity profile while wood notes provide a base note. Sweet and tart, yet well balanced. Warmth brings out notes of merlot in the long finish. Some apple cider can also be detected. This one warms quite well but lacks layers of progression.

A light body with the texture of satin. Carbonation is light and prickly while alcohol is well below expectations.

This is an easy beer for a late Friday night. It is refreshing and relaxing and would go well with reading or after a heavy meal.

Batch 15-2012, bottle 265

Photo of Thorpe429
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of scottfrie
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into snifter. Batch #11, 2009. Split with mjyoung.

A: Pours a deep cranberry juice red with a finger of light brown head that quickly faded into a lasting film.
S: Super funky funk on this one. Smells like a moldy mushrooms growing on a dirty diaper mixed with strong cheese, oak, and musty earth. Earthy mushrooms and musty earth dominate, but I get faint hints of tart red fruits beneath. Rich compost comes to mind.
T: Follows the nose with musty and dank notes of rich earth. More fruit comes through on the mouth than the nose lead on, but this beer is neither tart nor sour. Cheese, mushrooms, cranberry, and raspberry come through nicely. Brown ale flavors of caramel malt and buttery nuts come through, as well as buttery oak. The finish is slightly tart with a twang of acid, and the aftertaste is mildy greasy and slick. Red berries linger long after the swallow.
M: Medium-full body, fairly slick and greasy mouthfeel, low and fizzy carbonation.
O: Impressively complex. A good blend of tart red fruits, barrel aged mustiness, and sweet brown ale. Good to age, this could have lasted even longer. Cheers.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Get your smartphone camera ready, as here I am purchasing a big bottle (with the help of a few friends) of Italian beer. Splitting the $17 pricetag three ways makes the pain go away quicker. Bottle #2757, consumed at Beer Revolution (Andre's choice), on to the beer:

Dark red is the color, and surprising great lace is just a bonus feature of this beer. I expected the jose to be along thelines of this; sour and tart. A lot like strawberries in this case, and a little oomph of sour. A little less sour and a little more sweet is the taste, which is strawberry sweet. Modest sourness, not mouth puckering. Medium bodied beer that finds itself getting a little light in places, yet overall providing the excitement of a good Flanders Red.

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

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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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 Koufax21
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at July bottle share into a small taster.

Pours a vibrant amber color with an 1" off white head that dissolves quickly. The aroma is tart with a heavy dark fruit aroma ( cherry and fig most notably). The taste is pleasing, although not living up to the tartness I was getting in the aroma. Once again, dark fruit with an acidity similar to a balsamic vinegar. The oak was balanced very well, not overpowering by any means. Good carbonation and pretty dry. Certainly a very good beer but I felt the price tag to be a little high.

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 stakem
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage care of BA Smoked. Thanks man! Poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a clear amber to mahogany with lighter orange around the edges. A finger of tan frothy head sits atop. Fingers of lace stick to the glass and a light swirl revives the cap.

The nose is filled with sour cherry. Oak melds throughout with some funky cheese. A light blend of caramel grain and burnt sugar sweetness from the barrel is present that blends into more of a vanilla note mixed with some vinegar. There is a mild accent of something along the lines of soy as well.

The taste is tart with an immediate idication of natural sour cherry flavoring. Some oak, mild tannins, vanilla and caramel are present from the barrel aging. When coupled with the alcohol, it gets a bit medicinal. Some mustiness and cobwebs of sort across the aftertaste. It finishes with a bit of vinegar that blends back into that natural tart cherry flavor.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is acidic with mild alcohok inclusion that evolves as it warms. Quite a nice sipper. The flanders style sometimes is not my favorite when there is a huge cider/vinegar presence. This one however was quite nice. I would have gladly taken multiple pours of this and would certainly pick this up if i found it with a decent pricetag.

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

Batch #11 2009 Bottle #1467

A-deep red with a nice one finger head that goes away quickly.

S-barnyard grassy notes hits hard followed by lemon and some sour cherries. Oak too lingers int he background.

T-pretty bland for a sour to be honest. has the tart cherries and lemony grassy notes with a hint of oak but thats pretty much it. Very good but no flavor comes popping out at you. I guess mellow is more the word for a sour than bland. I really did enjoy a lot.

M-thin body with moderate carbonation.

I have been eyeing this one up for some time now but the price tag always steered me away. Good but not worth the $20 price.

Photo of Jimmys
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

batch #14 2011. bottle #838.

A: hazy brown. opaque. head is slightly off-white with good retention and lacing.

S: very sour nose. barnyard, horsehair. definitely on the barnier side of a flanders red.

T: barny/earthy. sweet brown sugar. finish is slightly metallic.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: good, not great. very horsey. not sure if more time would help here...

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

batch number 14, bottle 635. a real well made sour. pours thin semitransparent brown with a smallish off white head that leaves nice lacing. smells like brett and bourbon, with some malty sweet backing and hints of dried fruit. flavor is similar, not overwhelmingly sour, but fairly strong in that regard. sour cherries and oak flavors are quite strong as well. alcohol is totally hidden from the flavor. aftertaste is both sweet and tart, really nice and complex brew. feel is good, middle of the road carbonation and a drinkable medium body. this is an excellent beer, but is it worth 20bucks a go? id have to say no. the price will keep me from drinking this again, but i sure am glad i tried it.

Photo of shleepy
2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from 750 bottle into snifters. Batch #14, 2011. Writing from ~3-week-old notes.

A: Dark amber, small head.

S: Roasted caramels. Meh.

T: Some sourness, but lots of roastiness, and not much else.

M: Medium body (on the lighter side of medium). Not much carbonation.

O: Not a fan... Too much roastiness. Not completely awful, but far too expensive to be on the low side of mediocre.

Photo of Meg
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It smelled like it would have a bit of sweetness. Lemon, Vinegar, Red berries
The taste was (of course) sour but lacked any real body or depth of flavor. I didn't detect any of the berry that I thought I smelled, and the taste ended up being pretty metallic.
The aftertaste lingered in an unpleasant way.
I absolutely love sours, so I drank this anyway, and if it were any cheaper I'd drink it again.
However, I think the body is too weak and watery, and the taste lacking complexity, the aftertaste of metal got me wondering about the brewing process.
It is pretty expensive, but I don't think it is worth it. The Duchesse is way better, so is La Folie.

Photo of stealth
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch #12 from 2010, bottle #1775

Nice typical flanders red dark ruby pour with a pillowy, quickly dissipating cream head. Strong lacing throughout the drink. The aroma has a nice tart fruit smell. Some funkiness in there from the yeasts. Lots of fruit in the taste, and very refreshing. Not super tart or sour, but has enough sourness to make this a real nice 'starter' for someone wanting to try the Flanders Red style. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp. A nice moderate bit of dryness.

This is a real nice, very well balanced sour.

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle 750Ml

A: mahogany color. bit hazy. little head.
S: smoky. corn tortillas.
T: medium tartness. same smoke taste. some acetic acid.
M: medium carbonation. light-medium body.
O: not a huge fan of the flabor profile here. the mouthfeel is pretty good though.

Photo of mdfb79
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a RB tasting thanks to Brad. 2006 vintage.

a - Pours a deep mahogany color with a reddish tint, a few bubbles of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, wine, oak, earthy notes, vinegar, and fruity malts. Nice and sour, really like it.

t - Taste follows the nose; lots of sour dark fruits, tart cherries, fruity malts, vinegar, oak, earthy notes, tannic.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. The no carbonation hurt it a bit, but pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a good beer. Would put it right under the Italy version due to the lack of carbonation. Nice and sour, definitely worth checking out.

Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #14/2011/Bottle 2288. Pours a murky, dark, reddish brown color. Medium white, fluffy head that diminishes quickly. Scent is quite lovely. Cherries and dark fruits with a nice amount of oak. A bit of sour funk and red wine vinegar. More oak. Taste is a lot better than I was expecting. From reading some of the reviews, I have always passed this beer up. Right now I'm kinda wondering why...it is quite the treat. Immediately I get wooden oak flavors...like literally licking a piece of oak wood or something...which instantly changes to tart cherries and blackberries. Just a slight off-putting metallic flavor, but it comes and goes, so not really detrimental to the overall taste. I could see why people say this beer is somewhat watery...but I think it's just more balanced and oak forward than a lot of sours we get here in the states. Could have something to do with the cognac barrels this is aged in, as I do get some alcohol flavors lingering on the back of my tongue. Mouthfeel is light-medium and nicely carbonated. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a tasty beer. Not as sour as I tend to like my sour beers, but the oak flavor is great!

Photo of pluppykatie
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drinking in a mini Duvel glass.
Appearance - I think the coloring is really great. A very rich color.
Smell - Smells great too. Very satisfying sour smell.
Taste - Unfortunately it lost me here.
Mouthfeel - It felt watery.
Overall - I was built up on the appearance and smell and was disappointed by the taste/mouthfeel.

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 spdyfire83
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

155th Review
Bottle to snifter
Vintage 2010 (Batch #12)

From notes. Enjoyed with some local beer geeks in Denver way back when. Thanks RuckusDu for this gift!

A: Hazy, reddish/light brown. Single (full white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: White grapes, cherries, oak, faint wheat, and hints of malt.

T: Sweet, dry up fruit up-front with balance of oak and tart sourness towards the back. Reminds me quite a bit of champagne with a touch of sourness (wish there was more of that here though).

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This beer is very soft on the palate and thoroughly enjoyed. I'd like a bit more sourness to come thru, but all-in-all a pretty okay beer.

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Batch#12 / 2010 Vintage.

(A)- Pours a cranberry amber hue. Produced a nice cap of tan froth. Some lace.

(S)- Primarily heavy on the oaky funk. Bits of tart fruits and an subtle earthy Brett finish.

(T)- Again, heavy on the oak, but carries with it more berry-like fruits and a bigger tartness, but still an afterthought to how much oak this has.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Heavy on the oak, but better fruit and tartness in the taste.

(D)- Overall, tasty and fun to try, though I think it is a bit young and oaky I think. Looking forward to revisiting this in a year or two.

Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
88 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.