Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) - Panil
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4/5 rDev +0.8%
750mL (batch 16, bottle 1782, October 2012) into a tulip. Pours a deep brown mahogany w/ a thin off-white head that settles pretty quickly to a foamy collar.
Aroma is nicely tart and oaky with an underlying fruity sweetness.
Taste follows nose. A delicate balance between sweet and sour, neither dominating. Interplay between dry oak, gentle acidity, and dark sweet malt.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, as balanced as the taste, finishing semi-dry. Thirst-quenching, refreshing, drinkable.
Overall a very good Flanders red ale; my only critique is that it might be a little one-dimensional, but it's still very enjoyable.
10-26-2013 05:51:44 | More by draheim
3.76/5 rDev -5.3%
A: Pours a translucent ruby red with a small amount of off-white head (assuming you pour aggressively; there's almost none otherwise). If you end up with some head, it retains a little around the edge of the glass, along with some surface film, which leaves spotty but clingy lacing.
S: Pleasant tart sweetness, with a cake-y grainy note. Very nice.
T: Mildly tart, mildly sweet; it is nice, and quite drinkable. It doesn't have any outlandish flavors, but it's definitely in the direction of a sour.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall, very good, but maybe not outstanding enough to be excellent. It's fairly subtle, with good but not great depth. Very nice and worth drinking.
10-26-2013 01:40:36 | More by seand
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
Batch #14, 2011 Vintage. Poured into a Teku glass. Deep mahogany with dark pink highlights. Nice two finger head makes this look like a photo shoot. Smells of cherries, apples, and cider vinegar.
The smell follows taste and this is a really, nicely soured ale. Soft edges of oak round out the acidic and sour attack of cherry and berry fruits. A hint of grapes, along with the tannins from skins in contact with oak, comes through; very vinous. Medium-light bodied. Finish leaves a nice funk lingering.
Very good sour, made in Italy! The Italian beer scene has really made its mark and this is one offering that helps support that cause. Next time a wine drinker reaches for a pinot noir to go with a chicken or salmon dish, this could probably be swapped out. I'd also love to try this with sauerbraten.
10-12-2013 21:17:04 | More by Zraly
Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
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