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Panil Divina - Panil

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BA SCORE
84
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Italy

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 08-29-2008)
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-04-2013 19:44:17 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-14-2013 03:51:00 | More by doremite
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

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

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

10-29-2013 00:16:25 | More by Alieniloquium
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-04-2014 17:48:53 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

02-05-2014 01:28:28 | More by emerge077
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-14-2014 03:27:56 | More by Big_Dave
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-16-2014 15:38:10 | More by AndyEdgar
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-17-2013 00:41:29 | More by MaseFace
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box_social

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

08-26-2013 17:28:11 | More by box_social
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +14.8%

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!

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-13-2013 06:20:26 | More by HopsMatt
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acc88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-05-2013 23:50:15 | More by acc88
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bark

Sweden

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

08-29-2008 16:52:32 | More by bark
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bigwebguy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-26-2014 16:45:46 | More by bigwebguy
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-19-2013 13:37:52 | More by thewimperoo
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Papa_Lafayette

California

4.54/5  rDev +22.4%

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

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-12-2014 18:06:35 | More by slipperysoup
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour malt, grain, fruit, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit, funk, and chlorine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice smell, but the chlorine taste I am getting is odd.

07-04-2014 22:12:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-01-2014 21:16:29 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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speakorspasm

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-29-2013 22:49:01 | More by speakorspasm
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-29-2013 23:37:29 | More by Jslay013
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-05-2014 03:10:00 | More by SupremePie
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-11-2013 05:29:55 | More by NickThePyro
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Panil Divina from Panil
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.