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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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87
very good

188 Reviews
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Reviews: 188
Hads: 382
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 25
Gots: 58 | 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 sweemzander
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (617 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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! (711 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Beautiful deep amber to brown color with a huge aired fluffy tan head when poured. Small retention and many lacings left. Its head never disappears completely

S: Delicious fruity and acid smell. Risins and apples mainly. Close to a Lambic. Bit woody with a bready and malty backbone. Fruity esters and yeasts

T: Very fruity. Again, risings mainly. Mild sourness. Absolutely refreshing, spicy and tasty

M: Medium body. Medium sour and fruity aftertaste. Not much alcohol despite of the medium ABV

O: Bellissima birra. Balanced in all senses. Refreshing and, at the same time sour and tasty (630 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (509 characters)

Photo of claspada
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in 2006.

Pours a typical dark muddy amber color with plenty of brown to it. The head is somewhat mild in volume and off-white in color and recedes rapidly.

Aromas begin 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.

The tastes begin lighter in flavor than I would have expected. The fruitiness translates well to the flavor, as do the vinegar notes andnthe light oak tannins. The sour lemon becomes more predominant as it warms.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but for a sour beer it is a bit more forgivable. Moderate and tinging carbonation. Finish is fairly dry due to the oak aging.

Overall this was a very easy beer to drink, but not all that impressive. Maybe a more current vintage would change things a bit but the flavors seem quite mellow compared to my expectations after reading the detailed description and the elevated price tag. A good beer, but not worth the outlay of 20-plus dollars. Wll not be revisiting anytime soon or will I recommend it if asked. (1,079 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 batch #11, bottle # 876

A - Reddish brown colored beer with a relatively small off-white head.

S - Lots of cherries, fruit, bit of barrel, some vinegar and vineous notes.

T - Taste is solid, a bit jammy. There is a little bit of sweetness mixed with some slight vinegar. It has a nice fruit characteristic to it and tastes relatively smoothed out.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied, beer has a bit of a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

O - Not bad, not great. For the pricetag I will pass on this in the future, unless I here newer vintages are significantly better. (576 characters)

Photo of Treebs
3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled in 2005, carbon copy of the beer's picture on this site. Served in Founders snifter.

A: Pours a hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Sticks around for a little while.

S: Tart smelling with a definite must. Some grape skins and some oakiness.

T: Woody and a little pucker from the sour. Some tartness too. Some fruit skins and unripe berries are present as well. Has a slight wine taste with a little acetone/nail polish finish.

M: Dry finish, some fruity berries left on the palate and a nice prickly carbonation.

O: I can appreciate the style, but flanders red ales are definitely not my favorite. (613 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Batch 12, 2010, bottle 796. Pours. Murky reddish mahagony color with a light white head. Cherry, acetone, and slight oak, ligh mouthfeel with carbonation. Sweet and tart start with a nice fruitiness to it. Not overly sour by any means. Ends with a slight tartness with a little bitterness. Overall, not bad but a little sweet. (334 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bought a 1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this w/ GeoffTheAleMan @ Hair of the Dog in St. Louis, MO for $16. Poured from the bright purple/maroon colored bottle w/ a Barrel in the middle into a 16oz New Belgium Snifter Glass. Has Batch #13 & Bottle #1918 is from 2011 as labeled on the top of the Glass in an orange box.

Aroma- Very strong black cherries/sour aroma from the beginning. Complexed and then has a musky aroma that finishes it off. Very pleasant.

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger head that lasts for more time then the recommended retention calls for! Has a deep reddish brown colored body with decent clarity. Leaves big time lacing afterwards.

Flavor- Has a strong cherry and extremely malty taste. A light english brown ale taste (from the malt) is found in here but doesn't distract from what style this is. Sweet, acidic, and good character!

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Creamy and has a light finish with tons of sweetness! Greatest part of the brew so far!

Overall Impression- This was a REALLY great sour. My first from Italy, it was very pleasant with nice complexity. I would turn people to this one for a Flanders Red but wouldn't have for myself again... Too many more out there to try! (1,231 characters)

Photo of tony223366
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed on October 14, 2011.

A: Medium to dark brown. Some tan head in my goblet quickly goes away. Lots of carbonation.

S: Tart cherries mostly. And a bit of oak.

T: Nice sour flavor with a fruity punch followed by red wine like flavors. Very small hint of funk.

M: Lighter body than was expected. Feel the pucker from the sour.

O: Really wish this had more body to hold it. Great sourness though. Makes it a really tasty beer. (456 characters)

Photo of Labonix
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this sour thanks to a buddy of mine. This is a great tasting sour. It has a funky malt vinegar smell to it. It pours a purplish/red-brown color. The taste is very refreshing. Right away I get an apple/malt vinegar taste and then its followed by a sweet/tart sourness. This would be an awesome sour to drink all summer long. (332 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

772nd Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750ML

2007 Vintage
Batch 8
Bottle 2212

@Woodshop Classix
Thanks Steve for sharing!

App- This when poured and swirled was medium colored brown with a nice medium khaki colored head. No cling or lace, slid down the glass like a bit of honey or a spirit.

Smell- Deep tarts and a oaky note. The prevailing scents on this one was a cherry acid/tart.

Taste- A much thinner and watery sour than I was expecting. Lacking a bit of body. More of a light tart cherry with a backing oak note. Small acid at the back.

Mouth- Light bodied and a medium carbonation level. Residual tart light damp cherry notes.

Drink- It was okay, didn't blow me away but was still pretty solid. (706 characters)

Photo of Urbancaver
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. Thanks Chris :)

Pours a light reddish brown. a nice bit of white head. Very pretty. Smells wonderful. Tart and sour. A nice sweetness compliments well. Smells oaky as well. Tastes sweet and fruity. Raisons and tart cherries. Some oxidation perhaps. The fruitiness is quite wonderful. A very enjoyable beer (320 characters)

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours orangish brown with a small head.

S. Tart cherry with a touch of oak.

T. Close to the smell with a nice tartness.

M. Fairly thin with a nice crispness.

D. Very drinkable with nice tartness. Drank well on the front porch on an Ohio night. (250 characters)

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (944 characters)

Photo of IronMickey
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a 2009 oak-aged bottle I picked up last year in KC

A: Cloudy, copper-amber. solid carbonation; more fizz than foam. little head, maybe half a finger, but it stays. Don't have much to compare it to (maybe Duchese?) but it's inviting.

S: Tough to describe Complex. Dark fruit-- plums, cherries, even some pears. Tart-- lots of tart, singes the nose a bit. Also some vanilla, some wine, and some oak.

T: Same as the smell but heavier on the tart and pear. Sweet initially but sours up quick. A very complex beer-- I wish I had paired it with a dessert but I didn't want to contaminate my palate during the review.

M: Carbonated heavily, big bubbles. Leaves a sweetness that turns into a tongue-puckering sour. I really love this carbonation-- makes the beer feel great in the mouth.

D: Smooth. Complicated, but very smooth. Again, I love the carbonation and the tartness. Excellent beer-- very unusual.

I corked the bottle with maybe 5oz left to try with a dessert tonight. I don't know how it will hold up over 20ish hours with the top off, but I'm willing to risk it to pair it with some sweets. (1,108 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to atremains for sharing this Italian beast.

Pours deep hazy red, off-white head retains well at a half-finger the whole time, not much lacing left.

Taste and scent are about even, nice sweet and sour cherry, lots of various dark fruits. Red and white wine, vinegar, oak. Smooth, solid mouthfeel, no complaints.

Good all around. Not mind-blowing but enjoyable through and through. (390 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this for a long time.

A- Murky fruit pulp amber-red body with a fizzy pink head that doesn't really have much retention. Lots of legs and a few spots of lace.

S- Sour dark fruit, cherries and grapes. A bit of vinous wine notes and vinegar as well. A bit of funky Brettanomyces.

T- Acidic cherry, raspberry and grapes, a lot of wine aspect to this. A bit of vinegar comes through but not as much as other Flanders beers. Some funk but I think about the sour fruit mostly. Can't forget the oak.

MF- High carbonation and a light body. Sour feel throughout.

Reminds me of a lambic with a very nice fruit bouquet. Not as acetic as some Flanders. Solid and worth trying at least once. (703 characters)

Photo of OldPenguinHunter
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe that this is only a B+, well I guess that's pretty close to an A...

Had this out of bottle poured into a duvel tulip.

A: Murky red, oxidized brown. Pours a 1 pinky foam and dissapears quickly.

S: Smells like your typical sour. Tart fruits, earth, and a bit acetic.

T: very acetic. Reminds me a bit of Duchesse and Consecration, if they were to cross. medium bodied, woody.

M: tart. very pleaseant carbonation.

O: at 18 bucks a bottle, it's a bit steep, but a fine example of a sour ale. (508 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with a friend. From notes.

A - Poured a dark copper with strong carbonation. Very hazy. Three finger fluffy, eggshell head. Good chunk of soapy lacing and a half finger of retention the whole way.

S - Very woody. Some sour cherry there too with a little sugar note and some earthiness.

T - Sour. Quite woody. A floral note with honey as well. Fruity with sour cherries, blueberry, and raspberry.

M - Good carbonation and a medium body. Fills the crannies of your mouth well. Dry finish.

O/D - Good. Quite nice and very smooth. Not a trace of alcohol and good to sip and explore while being complex and tasty. (626 characters)

Photo of peensteen
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky brown, ruby notes in the light, nice white head, some light lacing on the glass. Smell is of sour grape, tart, wine like, yeasty and some barn like notes. Taste is sour, tart, ripe cherry, yeasty, nice oaky presence, lightly salty....the oak makes this quite lush. Light to medium weight, good carbonation, nice feel, chalky feel in the finish. I really enjoyed this and I knocked off the 750ml no problem, glad I picked up a few of these. (445 characters)

Photo of alenonbeeradv
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a - murky brown with a red taint. most flander reds i have are much more colorful, but this one is a lot more cloudy and earthy. very nice. not much to no head but a slight collar. none of that mildewy moldy appearance that some other bottle conditioned sours have even though it was bottled in 09.

s - nice and tart. sweet cherry, oak, that distinct red flanders smell of like a musky vintage leather suitcase from the 50s that had rubbing alcohol spilled on it. mmm so lovely.

t - again, the oak. very tart. much more on the sour side than sweet. unfortunately this one fades quick. no aftertaste. pretty thin after the initial WHAP!

m - pretty nice. settles very nicely and is kinda similar to a lower carbonated feel of a fruit cider or lambic. again, tarttt.

o - damn man, for 20 bucks a bottle i dont think i could do it again. certainly nothing to write home about although i would try it on tap if i ever had the chance. theres always next time.. (958 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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. (581 characters)

Photo of BBP
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours dark cherry chestnut with a good head which maintained itself very well for the extent of the drink, and some pretty nice lacing as well. Good carbonation too.

S- Yeast, sharp green apple, and slight vinegar. <- A somewhat weak description from somebody fairly new to sours

T- Green apple sourness. Quite sour in the beginning. Very slight vinegar underlines it as well as some crisp tart sweetness. Hints of raspberry as well. Considerably balanced for a sour, at least from my brief experience with them.

M- Creamy and full, but more carbonated then I'd like.

D- For a sour it's extremely drinkable. It has a lot of character I struggle to describe, but it's also pretty simple and smooth at the same time. The only alcohol presence I really found was that it was a bit hard on my stomach. Aside from that it was nearly impossible to detect. (863 characters)

Photo of Digimaika2
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Almost a bloody or dirty orange colour. Fairly thick puffy foam with thin bubbles that retreats to a nice blanket. Cloudy and carbonated.

S: Strong lemon-like scent, with sour cherries, and a bit of a vinegar smell to it. Picking up faint caramel malt, and a candy-like sweetness but can't figure out what candy.

T: Surprisingly not as sour as expected, but more of an emphasis on tart fruits (lemons, cherries, raspberries) which balances this nicely. Quite an earthy taste to it, almost wood-like, that adds an extra dimension. Also taste some spices in there. Complex to say the least, with many layers to it, but yet overall I still find this fairly well balanced.

M: Light mouthfeel with a low viscosity. High carbonation. Acidic and prickly to the tongue.

D: I find the acidity is balanced enough with the tart fruits to make this quite drinkable. This would be great to sip and enjoy on a patio in the spring or summer. Glad I tried this. (953 characters)

Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
87 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.