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Panil Divina - Panil

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%


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Italy

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bark on 08-29-2008)
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emerge077

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Aaron for this one!

Hazy orange with a charged head of billowing soapy foam that is slow to recede. Small amount of spotty lace, good surface coverage.

Aroma is lemony, a permeating sterile gauze funk from the Brett seems to eclipse any nuances.

Tastes of lemon, grapefruit, and crabapples, tart and fruity traces of white wine, trace minerality, fairly full bodied. Firm residual tartness, slight aftertaste of wet straw and grain husks. Well carbonated with a brisk champagne effervescence. Italy's attempt at Cantillon, close but seems a bit far off on the details.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:28:28 | More by emerge077
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Where world-class sour ales have always been of Belgium fame, my how time's a'changin'. Move over Belgium, with Panil Divina, Italy is calling! This racy and rustic ale captivate the taste buds with its earthy sourness in highly refreshing character.

The ale decants with a dark straw and light peach color that captures light with its yeasty haze and allows the beer to glow inside the tulip. A billowing eggshell-white head topples the with an arid rocky structure that outlasts the session with ease and coating the glass with intricate patterns along the way.

Its bright and zesty aromas are tangy with a plethora of dried citrus peels, dry cider, oak-aged white wine and vinegar. Complementing notes of under-ripened fruit, damp hay and weathered woods all play into the fragrant mix. Even a more earthen tone of saddle leather, sea air, horse blanket and attic-like must works its way into the beer's aromatics before a final smoky-phenol and peppery note teases the nose before that first sip.

Its taste is sharply sour as those acidic fruit and dry vinegar flavors pang away at the palate. Its sourness is briney, earthy with dried citrus, dusty and grassy. Sour grapes, crab apples and lime peels evolve into a dry and refreshing palate-stripping taste. Stewed straw and white wine round out the middle before the finish delivers a spicy taste of white pepper, smoky cumin and an overall iron-like mineral taste.

Its racy carbonation explodes off the tongue and ushers in a fast-fleeting dry mouthfeel with the shortest creamy-dry texture possible. After the carbonation lessens a bit, the beer's acidity cleanses the palate with ease and really crispens the finish. The mild astringency of grape seed and apple skins hide behind the sourness and heightens the peppery character late.

Though led by sour taste, the ale really shows a lot of complexity but in effortless manner for the drinker. Those smoky, funky and salty flavors are a few of the intangibles that are hard to include in proper balance. No such worry here!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 16:52:36 | More by BEERchitect
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Papa_Lafayette

California

4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A surprising treat and the end to a blind tasting. The 10 of us involved agreed that we were pleasantly surprised that, when revealed, it was Panil, not Cantillon that pleased our palates.

Anyways, a great beer and I would recommend it over and over again. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 15:15:22 | More by Papa_Lafayette
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle, batch #1 it says.

Appearance - Clearly orange with a healthy white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Really a dull aroma. Mild funk. Some citrus. Smells saison-y.

Taste - More flavorful. Grainy. Orangey citrus tang. Maltiness before the beer dries out.

Mouthfeel - Dry, well carbonated. Medium light body.

Overall - It's pretty good. Not the most interesting profile.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 00:16:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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shleepy

California

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into "chalice" glass.

A: Golden, hazy, with lots of yeast sediment. Medium head that did not fade too quickly.

S: Sour and stonefruity. Lightly floral. Does have a weird formaldehyde note, though, possibly just due to the combination of flavors.

T: A bit off. Not the best combination of brett flavors, with a too much of a wet cardboard and plastic vibe. When you can detect it, the fruity (maybe peach / apricot) notes are pl

M: Sour / acidic, light body.

O: Feels a little too "dirty" and home-brew-like.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 07:02:53 | More by shleepy
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stcules

Italy

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It has an orange color, quite carbonated. Evanescent white foam. Very fizzy. And hazy, a lot.
It has some of the lambic note, some of its flavour, with an accentuate citric footprint, and citrus fruit.
Pleasant and fresh, with some tartness, but not too much.
Interesting beer, but without the deepness of a lambic.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 12:35:25 | More by stcules
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mondial 2009 sample. Light colour, light body with lots and lots of head--becomes a white cream that cushions the mouth. Aroma is a delight, peachy and berry. Funky taste, with fruit. Finish is a satisfying bite. Carbonation right there.A lambic to be had when you can.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 23:55:34 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light dirty yellow color beer with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consist of bretty barnyard notes with some light tart green apple notes. Taste is also a well balanced mix between some bretty and sour notes with some distinctive barnyard notes and some sour/tart green apple notes. Full body with limited filtration and good carbonation. Very well done with loads of character.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 03:58:39 | More by Phyl21ca
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bark

Sweden

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is gold with a tint of orange. Although the beer got a good amount of yeast sediment in the bottle, the liquid is almost clear. The finger thick head sinks down to a thin white ring with some floaters.

The smell is sour with notes of green apples, yeast, minerals and vinegar. Chemical hints of solvents. Some sweet notes of fruit jam balance the tartness.

The taste is at first tart, but it becomes more balanced with sweet fruity notes and a mild yeasty mineral flavour. The aftertaste is refreshingly sour (matured vinegar) with hints of green apples, cookies, dough and camembert cheese. The finish is dry and tart with a hint of iodine.

The carbonation is a little milder than expected. More medium than strong... The liquid is light.

Neither the most complex nor tart Lambic I have reviewed, but still highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 16:52:32 | More by bark
Panil Divina from Panil
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