Panil Divina - Panil
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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
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
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
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
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
3.4/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
09-17-2013 07:02:53 | More by shleepy
Panil Divina from Panil
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.