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Brewed by:
Panil
Italy
panilbeer.it

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version is not exported to the US.

Added by stcules on 07-30-2004

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Ratings:
164
Reviews:
120
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
13.91%
 
 
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Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Ryborg11
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jawneyt
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of gavroche
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BIG ups to andrenaline for including this in our most recent cross country trade
A - swampy purple amber, thumb of head receded to half a finger and left plenty of consistent lacing
S - sour cherry, apple, and some citrus, musty with a dry cracker aroma
T - big sour apple and cherry up front, followed by a musty sawdust thing, cracker malt, and a touch of champagne
M - light and bubbly, tart sour kick with a hint of sweetness for balance, finishes dry
O - I am fairly new to the style but this speaks to me, the flavours are bold but friendly and generally inviting

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Photo of ecoastman
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice. Gave it an aggressive pour at the end but the head didn't stick around long. Dark cherry wood colour that complements the aroma and taste.

I don't have a lot of experience with this particular style but I believe it fits the textbook well. Lots going on here... tart and sour cherries with light woody smoke are definitely there a vinegar pickle-like character.

A dry finish with some bitterness in the after taste, the drink goes down with a low level, fine champagne carbonation.

An interesting beer but I probably won't purchase again at the price it's sold for in the Ontario LCBO (over $11).

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of patre_tim
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Stained wood brown with a dull wood red tinge. Reddish brown foam on top, highly carbonated, unfliltered and opaque. Foam overflowed with no agitation before opening.

S: Cherries, sour balsamic vinegar, metallic, earthy woody quality.

T: Sour, metallic, woody earthy qualities all come out followed by a malty beer taste, sour cherries no sweetness, light, long dull bitter linger on the tongue much like oak or wood, slight licorice taste to the bitterness.

M: Medium body, highly carbonated.

O: Well balanced masterpiece. More woody, malty, earthy tones than cherry in comparison to Goudenband. Love the earthiness and bitterness of malt this one has. Love sours. Would go well with cherry pie, great to sip, would also match well with creamy cheeses.

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Photo of DandyEssex
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a 750mL bottle into a 330mL snifter.

Hazy reddish brown colour, like that of a horse really. Low head retention, but it keeps a thin, sticky foam for the whole drink.

Great aromatics here! There is just so much going on. Cherry, sour apple, vanilla, wet forest wood. Beautifully fragrant, I could smell this all day. It continues to evolve and move between its component for hours.

The palate is just as complex, but not quite as powerful. Medium-bodied, huge acidity. The tartness is rounded out by a more forward sweet flavour profile. Cranberry, apple, vanilla, tart balsamic. There is a tannic grip & wine note that is distracting at first, but integrates nicely.

This is really something else! Something worth seeking out & trying. A great combination of old fashioned Lambic beer's sourness & the polish of oak-aged Flemish Red ales.

Totally worth seeking out and trying, even if it is not for everyone.

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Photo of decimator
3.06/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 9%.

A - Poured a murky reddish brown with a 1cm light beige head. The head thins out but it does stick around and there's also decent lacing.

S - First whiff was mostly vanilla. Another one and I'm picking up, caramel, candy, fruit (mostly berries), some mouldy wood, and a hint of herbs. Smelled good at first but as it warms up it smells more medicinal.

T - Mildly sweetness, lots of fruity tartness and the finish mostly being apple juice & mild hop bitterness. There's some wine like oak notes and a hint of sweet & sour sauce in there. The berry like sour aftertaste lingers to the point of being a bit unpleasant. The sour gets much more prominent as it warms up.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, dry finish a bit reminiscent of sparkling wine .

O - Interesting beer. I suspect this one might be better paired with food or used for cooking. Overall it wasn't bad but it was enthralling me either.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thought I'd crack this open before the 3 year best by date. From Bir&Fud in Rome.

Light reddish brown color, pours with a substantial head that recedes to a thin cap of foam. No lacing to speak of.

Smells of bready malt, nuts, fruit--raisins and figs. A touch of funk under a layer of candi sugar sweetness.

Tastes of nutty red malt with a twangy bite, cola, milk chocolate. Seems more like a Belgian dubbel than a Flanders brew. A bit of balsamic and strawberry. A little anise too. Some white pepper in the finish. Sweet like a quad, but all these flavors work together well.

Medium bodied, round carbonation with big bubbles, it is creamy on the palate.

A very nice red ale with an Italian twist.

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Photo of valianes
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of NightINgale
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of vincechan
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of BGDrock
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: brownish red of strawberry jam, slightly murky; pours good head tinged with pink, receding to a film after a few minutes

Aroma: play-doh; musty fruit and mold, or light smoke, as if peated

Taste & Mouthfeel: very intense sweet & sour flavours bursting, with sour cherry grabbing the reigns clear to the finish where the feel of must/smoke appears again; medium body with minimal carbonation and some sugary stickiness; get a big sense of cranberry juice after a while, with a nice zip of chili

Overall: Not something to drink a lot of, but sharp, interesting, and unexpected flavour make it something I could see in a food pairing, maybe with cheese

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled in December 2011. I've never tried (let alone reviewed) a sour before, which was really my main reason for picking this bottle up in the first place.

Pours a muddy brownish-amber colour, opaque with haze. Not a lot of head here - the scant quantity of off-white foam that was generated from the pour fizzles away within a minute, but leaves behind a ring of lacing. Basically looks like a glass of unfiltered apple juice/cider. The aroma is, perhaps unsurprisingly, on the tart side - apple cider again comes to mind, along with malt vinegar, sour cherries and oaked California Chardonnay.

The flavour is unlike any beer I have ever tried previously, and pretty enjoyable if I do say so myself. Tart flavour with a wide array of fruity notes brushing the palate - cherries are the most prominent, but I am also able to pick out lemon and Granny Smith apple. Combined with the acetic acid, the whole profile has a bit of a Chardonnay-mixed-with-vinegar vibe - which, having read that line over again after typing it, sounds much less appealing than it actually tastes. The tartness is prominent (especially to my unaccustomed tongue), but there is enough caramel malt sweetness to keep it in check. Astringent finish with some light puckering and woodiness. Medium-bodied, with relatively mild carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. The 8% abv is nowhere to be seen - I have had 5.5% pale lagers with more booze raunch than this.

It has been a long time since I have tried a beer style that differs so greatly from anything I have consumed previously. It really does remind me more of wine than beer - and as with any bottle of wine, I probably should have shared this with someone else, because 0.75 litres is a bit much for me.

Final Grade: 4.18, an A-. Panil Barriquee is a thoroughly enjoyable sour - and, speaking from (in)experience, seems to be a good introduction to the style for newbies like me. The balance between the tartness of the various fruit flavours/acetic, and the sweetness of the malts is nothing short of excellent - to say nothing of the masterfully-cloaked ABV, or the pleasant woodiness of the profile, or the fact that it is tasty both when chilled and after warming up to room temperature. I'm still not convinced that sours are up my alley, but I found myself with nothing but compliments for this highly quaffable example. Highly recommended, and something I may get again some time.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of endovelico
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a foamy murky brown brew with medium to medium high effervescence.

S: The aroma is winy, fragrant, woody, very fruity and pleasant.

T/M: The mouth is rich a bit fuller than i had expected, with dark fruit, warming alcohol and a strong sherry like flavour up front. The wood comes through alot aswell, especially as you take the time to enjoy the beer and let it warm.

O: It's a sour beer within what's expected of a traditional Flanders red ale. Very balanced and rich with good enough complexity.

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Photo of mintjellie
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep reddish brown in colour, turning crimson when held to the light. Large off-white head, decent retention, but almost no lace. Stone fruit aroma tends toward the darker and more acidic, with plum and sour cherry notes predominating. Cigar box comes out as the beer warms. The palate opens with sour cherry, plum skin, and balsamic (minus the sweetness) notes that give way to tobacco, light wood, and the slightest hint of vanilla.

Almost medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's slightly puckering acidity is paired with mild tannic astringency. A tasty and approachable sour ale with some wine-like qualities.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 15/5/12 sent out by liamt07 thanks man

A clear reddish amber with just a few bubbles feeding a thumbs width of cream colored foam that ends up as a thin film leaving some random lace, I'm liking the color though and I' almost surprised it doesn't have a pinkish head

S some woody funk comes out right away followed by some caramel strawberry and cherry, just a little vinegar and apple cider and no booze at all

T some vinous notes and slightly more vinegar, musty wet wood and not overly sour, everything I smells still there but it tastes even better.

M medium bodied with much more bubbles then what was visible, no heat at all and not that sour, woody cherry aftertaste lingers faintly for a while

O quite drinkable for an 8% sour, I like the mellow mix of fruity funk and wood, pretty solid stuff

I loved the taste and had little to complain about in other areas. I wish I could read Italian because I'm curious to what went in to this beer and I'm too lazy to type it all in too google translate, oh well. Thanks again liamt07 for sending the bottle

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Photo of KevinSP
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of andrenaline
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark ruby red colour, finger of light bubbly head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sour citrus, apple cider, caramel apple, slightly musty, hints of cherries, raspberry notes, and sour mash bourbon notes on the finish.

T - Given the style, this fits the bill with a very sour fruity flavour coming off the top. A unique biscuit and bread malt lingers on the palette alongside some earthy fruit notes and wet cardboard.

M - Lighter bodied, but can come across a tad thin. Goes down smooth and finishes with a unique tartness.

O - Overall, a tasty sample of the style and worth seeking out. Definitely glad that the LCBO is broadening its selection and bringing in a greater variety of styles.

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Panil Barriquée (Italy Version) from Panil
4.17 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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