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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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very good

350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 23
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the version imported to the US.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-23-2006)
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Photo of BARFLYB
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a few wine glasses with friends.

A- Panil has a mix of brown and red with a focujs on the former giving off a dark color. A faint dismal head only reached a cm in height with a off white look.

S- This is batch 10 so I believe this spent more time in the barrel, so oak is the main smell coming from this. With that some vanilla and sour cherries with some vinegar.

T- A more refined panil with a nice oak presense throughout. Oak, vanilla, sour cherries are the main tastes. Everytime I have this it reminds me alot like wine mixed with beer characteristics. Some acidity along with sourness which is not overkill.

M- Kind of lacking and could use some tinkering. A medium feel with a dull strength for carbonation. Although this is a flanders red the sour/tartness is again lighter than expected. This could use just a bit more ummphh.

D- I enjoyed it but am glad I shared the bottle, A 750 of this would be a bit much for me. A good beer that I always enjoy but won't go out of my way for all the time.

BARFLYB, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of beachbum1975
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks newtonty!

Batch # 9, bottle number 1400 from 2007.

Pours a dark brown to amber with a rather dull white head which doesn't last long. Great, stringy, bright white legs.

Nice nose with nice, sour attributes. After sitting, I detect a nice, brown ale base in this...

The flavor is much like the nose. Sour and enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is a bit watery at time and the flavor dropped off quicker then I anticipated.

beachbum1975, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of HopHead84
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Torry. Pours murky brown with highlights of rusty orange near the edges. The small head is white and bubbly. It disappears immediately.

The aroma is oak with cherries. It's slightly tart with some lactic character, vinegar, and sugary sweetness. The cognac is noticeable, adding a unique and pleasant element to the nose. Warming reveals earthiness and more prominent oak.

The flavor opens up sweet and tart with cherries and plums. The tartness fades midpalate and oak becomes noticeable, as well as a little acetic acid. The beer finishes sweet with oak, dark fruits and a touch of lactic tartness.

The beer is medium bodied with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

HopHead84, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of Vaultdweller
2.8/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle says brewed in 2006.

A - Opaque dark reddish brown with light creamy head dissolving in the center.

S - Funky horse blanket, phenol alcohols, tart fruits, and candi sugar.

T - Light malt sweetness with slight tart up front gives way to moderate sourness, reminiscent of a wine with out a lot of fruitiness or acidity.

M - Medium carbonation with smooth creamy mouthfeel, leaves mouth and taste buds somewhat dried out from the sourness.

D - Good presentation of balance, if that can be said of Flanders Red.

Vaultdweller, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of beertooth
3.88/5  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.

beertooth, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml green glass. sticker at base of neck indicates:
batch #9
bottle #317

tasted in mid-april 2009. poured into tulip.

very dark ruby, almost brown. clear on first pours. large, light tan head, foamy and creamy, fades very slowly to a thin wispy layer and ring. very good lacing.

aroma: gentle funk, balsamic and cider vinegars, woody notes, almost vanilla. damp earth, fallen leaves and hay. hint of caramel, hint of red wine.

taste: rich (not just one-dimensionally sour) vinegar note, with red wine, cider, malt and balsamic vinegars all making appearances. more oaky red wine, gentle funk and leafy but faint hop note with very mild bitterness. lightly tart, off-dry finish with yet more vinous notes.

light, almost watery, but overall surprisingly smooth, punctuated by acidic and tannic notes, plus spritzy yet mild carbonation, giving texture and flavor lift.

tai4ji2x, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of taylorhamrick
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 9 (2007) bottle 551

Pours out red, almost brown, with a dense yellow/off-white head, leaving n ice lacing and having some decent retention. I'm really impressed, looks much better than I'd expect. The smell is a very deep and light funk. Not very strong, and just a bit less than I expected. This one comes out with a bit off sourness, quite a lot of tartness, and a pleasant sweetness. This one reminds me a bit more of beer than the average Flanders Red. Has notes of raisin, chocolate, caramel, and a tiny bit of breadiness. The sourness comes off first like sour candy, then comes in with lime juice, and finishes with a bit of woody sweetness. I like it. I've had a few which are more impressive, and I may be a sour hound, loving every one I taste, but I think it's got everything it takes, but not the wow factor. The carbonation is just perfect, pleasant great. The body is quite full. Moreso than I expected, and it almost feels warm at 50ish degrees. Very nice I'd say. This one goes down very pleasantly, not too bold, but has a high enough ABV to get at you. I'd recommend it to anyone - especially if you can afford it.

taylorhamrick, May 11, 2009
Photo of Douglas14
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a pretty dark color for the style. It is brown with ruby hints coming through the edges. There is no head at all, but that could be due to the gentle pour. The aroma is of oak, cherries, and alcohol. A definitely tart qualities shocks the nose as well. The taste is very sour with notes of oak and maybe some sugar. Glad I wad able to try it...love that Italians are starting to make some awesome beers

Douglas14, May 03, 2009
Photo of MMAJYK
3.93/5  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.

MMAJYK, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of bowersdm
1.98/5  rDev -50%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

'05 vintage picked up today. this is not my first Flanders Red, but I do believe that since my first was Duchesse de Bourgogne, I'm going to be let down by many FRAs. 750mL bottle, 10 or so ounces of which was poured into a snifter. The remaining 15 ounces went down the drain after not enjoying this beer. Served at cellar temperature

A - ruby, almost red-brown color. no head, but given that it's 3 years old, I didn't expect much.

S - lactic acid, oak, a touch (less than a touch, a micro-touch? a nano-touch?) of cherries. nothing else.

T - lactic acid, musty attic, hint of cherry in the end. very dry overall and definitely not good. If FRAs are supposed to get more sour with age, then this beer must have been bottled in '05 as water, because it's weak for the style.

M - worst. mouthfeel. ever. it was like water.

D - I'm not going to entirely rule out drinking this beer again, but I'd only consider a fresh one.

bowersdm, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of brewandbbq
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2005, 750ml bottle at 52 degrees.

Pours deep ruby and clear with an inch-plus head of bone dense foam.
Retention is fairly remarkable for a sour. A solid skim coat remained on the surface for the duration, with a few errant dots of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with soured cherries, acid-laced malt, tannic oak, and minerally stonefruit. A slightly jammy note pulls through along with tart appleskins.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tart mouthfeel. Drying and quenching.

Red fruits and clean acid start the palate as well as cherry pits, appleskins, and an oaky dryness.
An intense, wine-like vineousity steps forward and crushes what slight residual sweetness was found at the beginning.
Drying tannins and a woody earthiness follows through.

Finishes with lingering bright acid, cherry pits and drying, minerally tannins.

What a great beer. So damn drinkable with just enough acid and barely lactic. Just a brief hint of residuals up front adds a nice complexity to the bone-dry tannins in the finish.
Massively quenching.

brewandbbq, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of timtim
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch #9, 2007, bottle#860. the reviews for this beer are sort of all over the place. i love flanders style reds, and i rather love this interpretation. masterfully crafted, silky smooth, lightly carbonated, just the right amount of oak... a true delight. a lot of oak in the nose, which is on the slightly faint side, but the taste comes out nicely balanced with all the proper cherry, lemon, plum and sour vinegarish flavors of a great FRA. this was a real treat. bacon is the new vegetarian, 40 is the new 20, and italy is the new belgium.

timtim, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2006 bottle sampled on 09/26/08 at Night of the Funk. Pours a clear brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon. Flavor of light tartness and lots of hard alcohol. Hmm, this one just wasn't that good and the alcohol was too strong.
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Flavor: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of peabody
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a flat ruby dark red with some blackness added in for good measure. Looks like a crystal clear cup of tea.
Mellow fruit and pear and mango.
Smell is sour fruit and grape skin. Alcohol is the next aroma.
Taste is sour apple and red raspberry. Supberb wine flavor with lots of sour oak and touches of cherry.
Mouthfeel is kind of plain. The lack of effervescents make this a slow go. Still a good beer.

peabody, Nov 01, 2008
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light tan two finger head is short lived leaving just a skim and no lace. Body is a deep brown with ruby hints as light brings out the colors on the edges. Nose is decisevely tart with tones of sour cherries, crisp raspberry and powdery candy. There is an initial sour feel on first sip but it is quickly mellowed. There are crisp apple notes that are quite green. They mix with some mineral based rocky notes that add nice balance. Not quite as complex and dynamic as some other sour brews but very good. Mouthfeel longs for the next sip with a dry sour based thickness on the back of the tongue. A very nicely drinkable sour ale.

SPLITGRIN, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of oakbluff
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with fisherman34- thanks Kris! Pours a hazy off red with fluffy long lasting white head. Nose- very earthy, wood, light cherry. Taste- tart cherry, green apple, very dusty and earthy. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Finishes thicker than most sours. Nice stuff

oakbluff, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of aerozeppl
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 botle

A: Nice super deep almost reddish brown. Minimal white head that quickly retreated to the rim of the chalice.

S: Nice nose. A nice mix of sour and funky. A good earthy mustiness. Little bit of the wood in the nose but only the faintest hint.

T: Sour right up front. Not mouth puckeringly so but it is there. The sour is really balanced out by the barrel. Nice hint of cherries there as well. Really nice example of the style.

M: Medium and syrupy. A light amount of carbonation but it works well.

D: I have been eying this beer for about a year and a half and finally gave in and bought it. This was a really nice beer. A good mix of sour and the barrel. Time has mellowed this I think. It has an interesting and complex taste. Recommended.

aerozeppl, Oct 13, 2008
Photo of mbrasi
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 Batch 8 bottle 1222. Pours amber with a light white head that fades quickly to a ring aroung the outside of the glass. Aroma is tart, lambic, slight wood and funk. Flavor is smooth, some sour but not overwhelming. Vinigar stronger than lactic in this sour. I like it better the other way around but still a solid sour. Carbonation is weak but not flat. Finish is dry, would like to see more lactic and a more dry finish.

mbrasi, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of stumac
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

had the 2005 vintage...aged 3 years mutha!

it pours up a reddish brown color with almost no head at all. the nose is dark malts, red grapes, subtle chocolate notes, sour aroma. the taste is chocolatey for sure, sourness, sweet malts. its a sour fruit and chocolate malt fusion in my mouth! its like liquid truffle! very good

stumac, Sep 01, 2008
Photo of Pencible
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage. Perhaps my first Italian beer, this poured a muddy mahogany with a bit of off-white head. It smelled like a blend of cabernet grapes, oak, apple cider and mulled spices, and some citrus hops. It tasted like leathery and oaky malt, tart grape/wine hops, and spicy apple cider. It was slightly thick with a bit of carbonation, and had a lasting tart aftertaste. Overall this was half beer, half wine, and all delicious. It had a great, unique flavor that was intricate, clean and drinkable.

Pencible, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of CudOfCow
4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Split this beer with my buddy last night. 2005 Edition.

The smell after opening the bottle was strong and fantastic almost like a wine cork doused in apple cider vinegar!

It pours slightly cloudy orangy-red and has a foamy bubbly head.

Tastes very crisp, tart and appley, it has a really nice slightly bubbly carbonation feel. We both agreed this tasted a lot more like a gueze than flemish sour balsemic vinegar taste. It smells so good!

The taste does not linger for long at all, which is a good thing. It is sharp and tart, leaves your mouth watering, and then dissapears right away, almost phantom. I'd love to try this on a hot summer day.

There is a very slight amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle which is quite bitter, Vitamins!

The only thing that could be improved is the bottle, it does not do the beer justice.

CudOfCow, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of YankChef
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 edition poured into a tulip glass. Thanks Mike@Brawley's!!! Allowed to breathe for about 20 minutes.

Appearance: Deep dark ruby red with tawny brownish characteristics. Basically no head at all, just a thin offwhite wisp around the exterior of the glass. Very murky and cloudy

ARoma: Strong aroma of oak and wood as well as a lot of fruit such as cherry and blackberry. There is maybe even a touch of tobacco and some vegetal characteristics like hen of the woods or the like.

Taste: Upfront is sweet/sour combination with strong cherry flavors for the sour and a touch of strawberry for the sweet. The middle is very light with a crisp bitterness that is almost akin to a lighter lager. THe finish brings a bitterness that is almost tannic and the oaking becomes incredibly apparent here with the flavor of barrels and wine coming through very, very strong with an astringent characteristic.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very light and almost gone at this point, although I wouldn't really call this beer "smooth" its a little rough around the edges which I for one like.

Overall: One of the most unique beers I have ever had and truly a standout in the style, id like to try a younger bottle and compare. Not as sour as RGC but still very tasty and very very complex. Great cheese beer. If you like the style and dont mind the price tag, this is a must buy

YankChef, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of mentor
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 bottle obtained at Liquor Max (Fort Collins, CO) and aged in my cool dark cellar about 6 months. Pours a one finger brown head over a clear red-mohogeny liquid. Smells oak, cherry, blood, vanilla. Sour apple and a hint of roast. Salt and dry red wine.

Tastes mostly oaked, green apple sour. Dry woody, but with a thin papery quality. Lightly-colored leather with some tannic. Pit from a not-quite-ripe peach. Kernels from popped corn. Mostly sour and dry, but has a wet push before the dry woody finish. Md body comes across heavier as there is a thickness to the mouthfeel. Modest carbonation. Overall, this beer tastes like a weak cabernet that mainly shows the barrels it came from. This is enjoyable, but it ain't no La Folie.

Note: Review transferred from the other listing for this beer, as the bottle I consumed looks like this bottle and not the bottle pictured in the other listing.

mentor, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of SurlyDuff
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, purchased at Belmont Station in Portland. Little sticker at the top says
Batch #8
Bottle 3351

THis suckers from Italy. An Italian Flanders Red? Yes indeed! Keep em coming!

Pours a cloudy orange red with some thin off-white lacing into my Church Brew Works tulip glass.

Aroma is sour fruity tartness. Underripe grapes, apples, and classic yeasty flanders acidic funk.

The initial taste is always sour, no matter how many sips I take. To slowly sip it causes the sourness to subside and balance into a nice apple cider sweetness. The finish is sharp and dry, again with fruity crisp apples, grapes, and cherries. Good musty and woody as it warms up.

I had this with some white-wine clam sauce over pasta, and it was utterly complimentary. This brews great stand alone too.

It nails the style, and tastes great. The fact that it's from Italy makes it even more the appealing brew. A real treat!

SurlyDuff, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of julian
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2006 bottle bought from Malt and Vine in Redmond, WA and shared with my gf :)

A: color is a cloudy brown/amber color with trace bits of sediment. absolutely no head formation which is probably due to being aged for the past 2 years +. Also no lacing.

S: musty smell of vinegar, sour yet not overpowering like Rodenbach Grand Cru

T&M: taste is a moderate sour fruity taste that as the smell suggests is definitely noticeable yet no overwhelming. There is very little carbonation...although it's nice to feel some bubbles given it's age. This is not my preferred style, but for a sour this is quite nice and quite tasty as it's got the characteristics of a sour but doesn't go to the extreme like some (Rodenbach).

D: Can't really notice any alcoholic presence, so it's obviously masked really well from the sour fruitiness and probably partly due to smoothing out from the aging. For a sour, this is pretty drinkable. Cost is the only thing preventing you from going nuts.

julian, Jul 22, 2008
Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
89 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.