Panil Barriquée Riserva - Panil
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3.98/5 rDev -5%
A big thanks to Dan (DSlim71) for this very generous extra. Batch 10, 2008 bottle, bottle number 1525.
Appearance – Pours a hazy, dark brown (though slight reddish hues are observed when held up to the light). About a half finger of slight off white head is achieved with a regular pour, which dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.
Smell – Heavy cherries and malt, oak, vinegar, lactic acid.
Taste – Immediate reaction is vinegar and the lactic sourness. Thankfully the lactic is a bit more prevalent than the vinegar. Earthy must, oak, cherries, slight funk. Also get a slightly disturbing metallic flavor at the end.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, light carbonation, finishes a hint dry.
Overall – One of the better Flanders I’ve had. Sadly, the more I have this style the more I realize I don’t particularly like it. With the beer having heavier funk and oak, and it being less sweet than other Flanders, it makes this an enjoyable beer overall. Glad I was able to try this!
01-21-2012 00:52:03 | More by SpdKilz
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Review moved from 'Sour Version' to here, under it's appropriate label. Original review from 4-26-10
Batch 10, Riserva 2008, bottle #369
Pours a dusky amber red, sitting quite a deep brown in the glass with reddish highlights. Strong khaki head foams up and ultimately fades to a very slim patchy head. Surprisingly decent lacing.
Smells wonderfully husky sour with a touch of cotton candy. Bright underripe strawberry and faint horse stall with fresh hay. Nice.
A hearty sour by taste with a tinge of herbs and minerals. Nice dose of funk over a tart semi-sweet dense background of strong berries and grain. Comes up with intermittent notes of caramel nearing cocoa that fades between flashes of sour. One of the deeper sours I've had, presenting more than just a bright face of bitter funk. Only complaint is that it's a bit watery here and there, not consistently so, but notable sporadically.
Feel is nice, medium with a prickly carbonation on the tongue, and a clingy film left on the palate that draws out more of the flavor depth as you go. Perhaps more clingy than I want overall, but not bad.
Density and fullness of flavor make it slightly less refreshing than many other sours, but for the flanders style, this one is a stand out as excellent. Easy to drink, but mildly filling. Excellent in funk and depth of character.
08-09-2010 20:35:11 | More by lightindarkness
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
First had: bottle at Eulogy, Philly, PA
Poured a dark reddish-brown with a good amount of carbonation, and a small whitish head that receded to a wispy layer. Aroma of sour cherries, red wine and brandy, with some grassy notes. Tart taste of cherries and grapes up front, with a sense of spices present. Malty base, with caramel noticeable, and a very woody quality, almost earthy, with a touch of barnyard funk. Medium mouthfeel, pretty strong, and a nice drink.
05-24-2011 18:08:37 | More by Rifugium
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
A - Medium brown beer with some reddish notes. Little bit of off-white head that had moderate retention and left some stick on the sides.
S - Some lactic notes as well as cherries, malt, oak, healthy dose of cognac. Some funk and vinegar.
T - The lactic sourness is pretty prevelant as well as the vinegar. Lots of oak and cognac, with some musty cherries and funk. Good stuff.
M - Smooth, a little jammy, medium bodied, dry finish, soft carbonation.
O - I like this beer as an easy drinker with some unique flavors. Would do it again, other than it is quite pricey.
07-18-2011 20:19:13 | More by AgentZero
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
Batch 10 riserva 2008 bottle #2109 from sioux falls... brought back by my awesome girlfriend.
Always wondered why there are not more reviews for this beer. Bought one for the light whale BIF in Portland... and just got a few bottles in Sioux falls... 8 reviews seems waay too low.
Anyway, pours a nice dark amber color with about a finger of head.
Nose has some interesting granny smith Apple/cherry notes that are sublime.
Taste seems on par with a lot of other sours I have had recently. It is becoming harder to impress me lately. It is good, don't get me wrong... just seems average as of late. The one thing that does seem to stand out is that it is not hugely sour... typically this would detract from the rating, but while it is not as sour, and I love sour... the more sour the better, it seems well balanced, which I have not really come across in a sour.
Nice oak presence... with just the right amount of sour. This is the most balanced sour I have ever had. the finish leaves no sour behind, while the front assaults the sour taste buds. very impressive.
05-01-2011 04:42:14 | More by crusian
4.7/5 rDev +12.2%
This is an amazing example of a Flanders Red. Very sour but so drinkable at 8%. Lots of fruit notes that combine nicely with the sourness.
Medium carbonation and great mouthfeel. Definitely picking up the oak as well.
Flat out amazing beer. Even though it's a little expensive, it's well worth it. I will pick this beer up every time I see it from now on. Great sour!
11-30-2010 13:40:00 | More by harryhood1
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Batch #11. 2009
Poured into a snifter from a bottle.
A - Pours a slightly hazy brown, forming a thin off-white head that quickly fades.
S - Green apple aroma with a hint of vinegar.
T - Malty flavor, like a brown ale, hits the palate first along with a strong fruitiness with a sharp sourness. The oak flavor comes through more in the finish before the sourness takes back over.
M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth (as smooth as a sour can be).
D - Great sour fruity flavor throughout with a full oak finish. Aroma is very inviting but a little more vinegar than wanted. Nice smooth and clean mouthfeel. Easy drinker.
11-13-2010 01:20:50 | More by beeragent
3.29/5 rDev -21.5%
2008, Batch #10
Cherry brown with etched light tan foam. Smells like stilton cheese, oak, some pie cherry, really not taking much on the nose here personally. As it warms, it kinda reminds me of cherry jolly rancher smell. Flavor is lightly tart with rich acetic character, lightly sweet and a good bit of oak. Thin with light, ticklish carb and a dry finish. Overall the beer is really drinkable, as it warms, it is really inviting as a beverage, makes me wish I were sitting in a lush leather chair at fireside.
02-16-2013 04:20:30 | More by harrymel
3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip shaped glass, Batch #10 Riserva 2008, Bottle #299
A - Beer pours with a reddish hue colored body; opaque; not much head, that disappeared rather quickly; no lacing
S - Sour, soft vinegar scent; some sour fruits like green apple; barely any noticeable malt; leather; champagne
T - Slightly tart; sour vinegar wash; semi-fruit back-end, but the beer mostly carries a brut, dry, champagne taste; as the beer warms, a shift to white wine and oaky leather really becomes present in the beer
M - Thin body; tart and sour feel stays on the tongue for a while; tart hangover
D - Enjoyable in slow sips before a meal or with a nice cheese; develops some unique flavor characteristics as it warms up; a must try for those sour beer lovers
10-13-2011 02:28:03 | More by ferrari29
Panil Barriquée Riserva from Panil
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