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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version)Panil Barriquée (Sour Version)

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Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Panil Barriquée Riserva

This is the version imported to the US.

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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 208
Reviews by Douglas14:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a pretty dark color for the style. It is brown with ruby hints coming through the edges. There is no head at all, but that could be due to the gentle pour. The aroma is of oak, cherries, and alcohol. A definitely tart qualities shocks the nose as well. The taste is very sour with notes of oak and maybe some sugar. Glad I wad able to try it...love that Italians are starting to make some awesome beers

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown mixture that accentuates the red so it looks brighter than most flanders reds I'd say. Aroma was also more sour than the Euro counterparts, had some cherry like oak notes.

Taste was plenty sour and oaky. French oak I believe. Still drops cherry like notes. Malt base is both red and brown, nice. These are decent beers for $20 a pop, but ultimately you could just have Oude Tart for that much, so its not really a repeat purchase, worth keeping one in the cellar because it makes it easier to tap some ass when you can impress a girl with an Italian beer, much less a region known for wine, making a beer, much less a style from Belguim.

Get off my lawn.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 botle

A: Nice super deep almost reddish brown. Minimal white head that quickly retreated to the rim of the chalice.

S: Nice nose. A nice mix of sour and funky. A good earthy mustiness. Little bit of the wood in the nose but only the faintest hint.

T: Sour right up front. Not mouth puckeringly so but it is there. The sour is really balanced out by the barrel. Nice hint of cherries there as well. Really nice example of the style.

M: Medium and syrupy. A light amount of carbonation but it works well.

D: I have been eying this beer for about a year and a half and finally gave in and bought it. This was a really nice beer. A good mix of sour and the barrel. Time has mellowed this I think. It has an interesting and complex taste. Recommended.

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Photo of Mattco
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Patrick999
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had this, it was during a tasting that featured quite a few much more aggressive sours, so I decided to hold off on reviewing until I was able to try a glass on its own. Here we go:

Poured into a tall goblet. Has a semi-cloudy brown appearance; not quite crystal clear, but not murky either. No particulate matter noted. Foam isn't crazy-high, but does retain well.

The beer smells exactly as I would expect - lot of balsamic, and wood. A little rotting apple, cola, root beer as it warms. But mostly balsamic. Not sharply balsamic - it doesn't "smell sour" like a Cantillon lambic; it merely smells "tart." Minor plastic-y notes.

This is a very solid, uncompromising, straight down the middle Flanders Red. All the hallmarks of the style are here - balsamic tartness, little woody vanilla and that tough to describe leathery "cellar" character, green apple that shows sweet, briefly, even some minor flowery hop bitterness. No one component overly assertive, great sweet/tart balance and complexity. Reviewing to style, I feel very justified in awarding a 5.0. You can find American interpretations of the style that take the sour further, but that's not what I feel this is trying to be - I think this is supposed to be an attempt at a traditional Flanders Red, and to that end, its flavor is outstanding.

Sharply bubbled, though perhaps not near as quenching as a Rodenbach.

I think I can say with pretty fair certainty that most appreciators of this style would not have trouble taking care of this 750 on their own. It's going down pretty easily for me.

Oh, by the way, this is an '09. Expensive, but I say worth the odd purchase every now and again.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Organic, unfiltered natural prunce juice brown. Murky, very creamy head.

S - Tart and tangy nose with a vinegar like sour quality. Dry oak notes detected as well.

T - So dry and tart! A dry oak body with a solid peat-like dry side. Oak casks thrown in the dry profile. Mild bitter-sweet fruit skin, and some subtle dry fruit skin sweetness.

M - Drying the palate, and tingling the tongue. Tart, smokey aftertaste.

O - Quality sour brew, nice take on the FRA, with this one one the smokey, dry, sour side.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of HopHead84
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Torry. Pours murky brown with highlights of rusty orange near the edges. The small head is white and bubbly. It disappears immediately.

The aroma is oak with cherries. It's slightly tart with some lactic character, vinegar, and sugary sweetness. The cognac is noticeable, adding a unique and pleasant element to the nose. Warming reveals earthiness and more prominent oak.

The flavor opens up sweet and tart with cherries and plums. The tartness fades midpalate and oak becomes noticeable, as well as a little acetic acid. The beer finishes sweet with oak, dark fruits and a touch of lactic tartness.

The beer is medium bodied with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

seved in snifter.

Look (3.5/5) - pours a very deep orange/copper, almost light mahogany. Nice reddish tones. Clarity is good, just a touch hazy. Head rises to about two fingers and falls to a cap with minimal lacing.

Smell (4/5) - I really unique smell. You get fruits (berry, grapes, dark cherries). The sour and brett work together to make a bit of a pickle-brine aroma with some goat.

Flavor (4.5/5) - Similar to the aroma, but with a bit less brett and more sourness. Again, there's a flavor like pickling dark cherries and goat. Not a lot of malt or hop (or anything else) makes it through this fugue.

Feel (3.5/5) - Medium light body with medium high carbonation. Good feel of tangy sourness that bites at your cheeks and tongue.

Drink (3/5) - I'm not hugely experienced with this style and I'd love to compare it. It was certainly an interesting taste for a beer lover, but not something I'd imagine you'd want to have as a session.

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Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of buzzedup
2.12/5  rDev -46.6%

Photo of Celtics76
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(bottle of batch 057 - 2012? - poured into a Bourgogne de Flanders stemmed glass)

A: very clear, dark purplish-red... very little foam on the pour - seemed to tumble itself down into the beer while pouring... fairly standard, I suppose

S: decent bit of barrel overtone - fresh wood, perhaps a touch of vanilla deep underneath... dark, dried fruit - cherry, grape skin - but not quite bright or sweetish... the often vibrant almost citrusy/flowery tones in other examples seemed very toned down here

T: dark, bruised fruit - mellow blend of cherry, red grape... vinous overtone... not sweet in the least, actually remarkably dry - mellow, polished tartness... vague hint of mocha in the aftertaste

M: thinnish, dry... tight, compact roundness up front - drops away like a shadow shrinking into a corner... no residual malt viscosity... carbonation is near nil, feels still

O: not bad coming from Italy... one of the more delicate, subdued examples of the style... obviously well made, but lacking life a little... reminded me most of a darker-tasting Rodenbach (Grand Cru)

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MasterSki
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors. Shared with my wife after going out for a nice dinner at Green Zebra. 2008 Vintage - Batch #10, Bottle 81. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

"What sets the Riserva apart is the next step: fifteen months spent in cognac barrels from Bordeaux, compared to the Barriquée's three."

A - A fairly hard pour yields almost a finger of tan foam that dissipates to a partial cap & thin collar. Lots of fast-moving bubbles are visible and coat the sides of the glass. A few specks of lace are left behind. The body is a dark cherry red-brown that is transparent when held to the light.

S - Lactic and light acetic sourness, fruity funkiness, sour cherries and berries (even though I'm pretty sure there isn't actual fruit in here), and a surprisingly present malt backbone. There also notes of vanilla, spicy oak, and cognac.

T - The taste is significantly more sour, with red wine vinegar and obvious oak character. It does sweeten up a bit as it warms, but the acetic acid and sour fruit flavors are the big players here - less funk. No obvious alcohol. I was actually a little surprised by the listed 8%.

M - Zesty but soft carbonation. Body seems lighter than the listed ABV, but it's not thin either - more medium and refreshing. End sticky at first and then slightly tannic and dry.

D - This was pretty terrific stuff. If you like Rodenbach at all, then you'll dig this one. Very drinkable, as my wife and I killed a 750ml bottle with no troubles. Wish it weren't so dang expensive.

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Photo of shelby415
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YankChef
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2005 edition poured into a tulip glass. Thanks [email protected]'s!!! Allowed to breathe for about 20 minutes.

Appearance: Deep dark ruby red with tawny brownish characteristics. Basically no head at all, just a thin offwhite wisp around the exterior of the glass. Very murky and cloudy

ARoma: Strong aroma of oak and wood as well as a lot of fruit such as cherry and blackberry. There is maybe even a touch of tobacco and some vegetal characteristics like hen of the woods or the like.

Taste: Upfront is sweet/sour combination with strong cherry flavors for the sour and a touch of strawberry for the sweet. The middle is very light with a crisp bitterness that is almost akin to a lighter lager. THe finish brings a bitterness that is almost tannic and the oaking becomes incredibly apparent here with the flavor of barrels and wine coming through very, very strong with an astringent characteristic.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very light and almost gone at this point, although I wouldn't really call this beer "smooth" its a little rough around the edges which I for one like.

Overall: One of the most unique beers I have ever had and truly a standout in the style, id like to try a younger bottle and compare. Not as sour as RGC but still very tasty and very very complex. Great cheese beer. If you like the style and dont mind the price tag, this is a must buy

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Photo of Vylo
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 9/27/14

Split with Goblinmunkey7

A: Medium to deep purple, brown up close - an interesting hue with some browns - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to virtually nothing but leaves a few streaks

S: Somewhat light rather than pungent - some light sourness and tart notes, with some barrel and dark fruits - cherries - musty wood with some general woody mustiness - damp, earthy, old cellar - some yeasty aromas

T: Old, ripe funk - lightly unpleasant at first, but it grows on you - straight-up bacterial weirdness with mostly lactic notes - very wet, damp sourness - lightly tart - some old, musty barrel - an overall flavor of dark fruits, with some stone fruits and old cherries - cherry flesh - funkiness seems to build as it gets warm and the general watery character subsides

M: Light to medium, minimal carbonation, smooth - oddly watery, as if this was overly old, but this bottle is not that old (or oxidized)

O: If this is the "Sour Version," I may be more interested in the "Very Sour Version"

This is weird, but perhaps not as weird as I expected. There are some nice sour and funky notes here, but it also tastes simultaneously too old and too young. Maybe this was not the best year. I might try this again.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Date: 7/28/14
Location: Half Time Mamaroneck
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Auburn to brown red in color. With a head that is dark brown in color. The beer has some viscosity as it clings to the glass when swirled. A whisp of carbonation is all that remains after a quick swirling. Mostly clear with some yeast flakes that can be found at the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma: Light in most aromas. The souring yeast plays the biggest role. The cherries are present. There is a light astringency from the oak and the alcohol from the Bordeaux barrels are noticeable as well.
Taste: The beer is a little on the watery side. While I do get some of the expected tartness it's more faded then I would have imagined for a two year old. The Brett plays the largest role followed by the fruit. The Bordeaux barrels are quite nice as they provide mild amounts of oak, alcohol and a little grape.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is viscous as the wine barrel really seems to take over this aspect of the beer. The beer is medium to medium/light bodied with light carbonation on the tongue.

Notes: Batch #16 2012 Bottle #1365

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Photo of nas5755
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

my 100th review

A- A dark brown with reddish hues; a thin, bubbly head from a very aggressive pour with little lacing. Darker than I expected.

S- Sour, oak, dark malts with tart cherries and berries.

T- A very refined Flanders. Lactic sourness leads the foray with cherries and a light malt flavor add to this very clean beer followed by an acetic finish with oak and cognac. A very clean beer. This is like Rodenbach but more refined and more brilliant in depth of flavor.

M- Carbonation is light. A very smooth beer.

Overall, I am very impressed with this beer. The abv is hidden, the sour flavors are very refined and pleasant with nothing coming close to overwhelming or even dominant. This is easily the best Flanders Red that I have ever had. The Price tag is close to $20 but this is one of the few beers that are worth it. I mentioned fruit numerous times in the review and I do not believe that fruit was actually added.

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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 465 ratings