Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) | Panil

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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version)Panil Barriquée (Sour Version)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Panil
Italy
panilbeer.it

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the version imported to the US.

Added by Phyl21ca on 10-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
422
Reviews:
193
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a masterpiece and one of the best sour beers as I am ranking to style. The reddish colour is awesome. The aroma is alcoholic is best I can say. It is very easy drinking, not thick which I liked and is dangerously easy to finish. It is complex with cognac, woody, avnilla, sour cherry. Because of the sourness this is not for everybody.

Though soaked in casks formerly used for cognac and wine, I note that it is considered kosher because there is no real wine, it's not considered the actual flavour by the science of kashruth. I had previously spoken to the head of the most senior inspector in Canada about this and I can pass on details if anyone is inetrested.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Benny for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch # 14. 2011 vintage. Bottle # 2121.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some fruit, vinegar, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same an acidic finish with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

batch number 14, bottle 635. a real well made sour. pours thin semitransparent brown with a smallish off white head that leaves nice lacing. smells like brett and bourbon, with some malty sweet backing and hints of dried fruit. flavor is similar, not overwhelmingly sour, but fairly strong in that regard. sour cherries and oak flavors are quite strong as well. alcohol is totally hidden from the flavor. aftertaste is both sweet and tart, really nice and complex brew. feel is good, middle of the road carbonation and a drinkable medium body. this is an excellent beer, but is it worth 20bucks a go? id have to say no. the price will keep me from drinking this again, but i sure am glad i tried it.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured brownish-red in color with the head consisting of just a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a moderate sour and acidic aroma in the nose.
T: Like the smell, there is sourness in the overall taste with distinct flavors from the oak barrel aging that lend comlexity, particularly in the finish. There are also some hints of cherries.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with some dryness in the finish.
D: The beer has a good amount of drinkability, particularly if you like sour flavors.

Notes: Batch #8 (2007 Vintage), Bottle #2680

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Italy has certainly become a hotbed for authentic and flavorful beers to hit the shores of America in recent years. Leaning on Belgian sour ale recipes and techniques, Panil kicks off with a taste and texture straight from the Flemish tradition.

Barriquee opens with a diffused burgundy hue that keeps the beer looking like prune juices. A blend of tight-knit and loose-knit bubbles in its foam stance eventually relaxes into a broken creme that layers the beer's meniscus. Random islands of foam cling to the glass and denotes the beer's ample lacing power.

Tart aromas cherries, cider, white wines, and balsamic start the show while a balance of wood, malt, toast, and chocolate rise in its conclusion. A spicy phenol note raises the bar of complexity to the beers sharp sourness.

Mouthwatering flavors hit the mouth with taste of sour cherries, under rippened berries, limes, crab apples, sour grapes, balsamic vinegar, and salt brine. Underlying malt support arrives in the impressions of dry toast, grape juice, bread crust, and light chocolate. With virtually no hop character, the balance of the beer is predicated on the acidity and fruit, much in the same way as complex merlot wine does.

Medium-light in body, the beer offers just enough of a buffer from the acidity to offer mild creaminess to start. But the acidity cuts through the malty textures with ease and ushers in a quick oaky dryness of tannin, acids, and dry warmth in finish.

While in the vein of Rodenbach, I strongly endorse this Flemish sour as a worthwhile comparison. While intensely sour, the beer offers a more restrained complexity than that of Rodenbach but also exchanges some variations when compared to Duchesse du Burgogne and Bacchus. It's worth seeking out for all fans of sour ales.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light beige color ale with a huge foamy head with perfect retention and lacing. Aroma is sour with some tart and oak and is also reminiscent of lambic but maybe a tad lighter. Taste is a mix between some sourness; tart some subtle oak with a long dry finish. I would probably have liked more sourness overall but I thought this was still very enjoyable. Carbonation is very lively and body is quite full with minimum filtration. I am now very curious to taste their other offering.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, light burgundy color with a three-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. The long lasting head receded to leave sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sour black cherries with a touch of maltiness.

T - Nice tart bite of sour black cherry up front with a touch of oakiness. There is a bready malt backbone, too.

M - It was crisp and had a bit of a puckering bite to it. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty Flanders Red Ale. Pricey but good.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; Bottle #1048, Batch #9, 2007 vintage. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour cherry, green apple, red grape, pepper, clove, floral, oak, hay, red wine vinegar, funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast notes with moderate oak barrel presence. Taste of tart cherry, green apple, red grape, floral, clove, oak, hay, red wine vinegar, funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity and earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, green apple, red grape, clove, oak, floral, hay, red wine vinegar, funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity, tart, and earthy yeast ester flavors; with moderate malt, oak, and acidity; and a great sweetness/acidity balance with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Flanders red ale. All around nice balance and complexity of fruity, tart, and earthy yeast flavors with moderate malt and oak balance; and very smooth to sip on for 8% with the moderate acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Batch #12. 2010. Bottle #1057. Served in a wine glass. Pours a fairly-clear reddish-mahogany color with a good white head that fades relatively quickly before falling to a thin cap. The nose brings a nice acidity and underlying red fruits plus a bit of oak and lactic acidity. Flavor pushes those components a bit further, but also has an underlying tannic graininess that detracts a bit, especially from the mouthfeel. Not a bad beer by any means, though I preferred the nose to the flavor/palate.

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Photo of nickfl
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Large, foamy off-white head. The body is opaque dark brown with copper highlights.

S - Earth, sour acidity. Sweet, dark cherry notes and leathery mustiness.

T - Puckering acidity balanced by fleeting sweetness. Subtle sour cherry and grapefruit notes, orange and lemon zest. Finishes slowly and smoothly with roasted malty flavors and woody oak.

M - Very thin body and high carbonation. There is some astringency in the middle and through the finish of the beer, but it leaves the palate pretty clean when it is done.

D - The aroma of this beer is fantastic, but the flavor doesn't quite match. It is extremely refreshing with what I would consider a high level of acidity, even for the style, but it is a little too acetic for my taste. The oak character is also too assertive, or at least too coarse and woody for me. On the plus side, it has a great, complex earthiness, especially in the nose, and the roasted notes in the finish are an unusual and interesting touch. Overall, it is quite a good beer, but at nearly twice the price of Rodenbach Grand Cru it should be even better.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
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