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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) | Panil

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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:
This is the version imported to the US.

Added by Phyl21ca on 10-23-2006

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
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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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 bottle poured into a straight sided glass. Batch #12, bottle # 572. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Dull red with a big, cream colored head. Distinct bubbles, not really a foam.

Smell - Cherry fruits. Sour cherry. A little oak. Acidic.

Taste - Cherry sourness. Much more oak. Hardly any sweetness. There is a malt aspect to it, but it's dry and soured out. Very oaky dry finish. A touch astringent.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Dry and oaky. Astringent, as I've stated. Good carbonation.

Overall - Nice sour. Uneventful, but tasty. Not worth the money though. Silly prices on Italian beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at July bottle share into a small taster.

Pours a vibrant amber color with an 1" off white head that dissolves quickly. The aroma is tart with a heavy dark fruit aroma ( cherry and fig most notably). The taste is pleasing, although not living up to the tartness I was getting in the aroma. Once again, dark fruit with an acidity similar to a balsamic vinegar. The oak was balanced very well, not overpowering by any means. Good carbonation and pretty dry. Certainly a very good beer but I felt the price tag to be a little high.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby red with a firm haze and half an inch of whitish cap. Offers decent retention and some artsy lace.

Aroma is well muddled with some hops, a bit of wood and a touch of caramel and a light funk. Lightly acetic in nature but quite subtle in delivery in that regard. Good but lacking as for brightness and clarity on the aroma. Warms to offer a rather solid depth nonetheless.

Flavor too is subdued and muddled; earthy and lightly fruity sweet. Much more along the lines of an Oud Bruin vs. a Flanders Red. Offers just a hint of tartness..

Offers a full feel and a pleasing level of carbonation.

Note: Batch #14, 2011

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage care of BA Smoked. Thanks man! Poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a clear amber to mahogany with lighter orange around the edges. A finger of tan frothy head sits atop. Fingers of lace stick to the glass and a light swirl revives the cap.

The nose is filled with sour cherry. Oak melds throughout with some funky cheese. A light blend of caramel grain and burnt sugar sweetness from the barrel is present that blends into more of a vanilla note mixed with some vinegar. There is a mild accent of something along the lines of soy as well.

The taste is tart with an immediate idication of natural sour cherry flavoring. Some oak, mild tannins, vanilla and caramel are present from the barrel aging. When coupled with the alcohol, it gets a bit medicinal. Some mustiness and cobwebs of sort across the aftertaste. It finishes with a bit of vinegar that blends back into that natural tart cherry flavor.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is acidic with mild alcohok inclusion that evolves as it warms. Quite a nice sipper. The flanders style sometimes is not my favorite when there is a huge cider/vinegar presence. This one however was quite nice. I would have gladly taken multiple pours of this and would certainly pick this up if i found it with a decent pricetag.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #11 2009 Bottle #1467

A-deep red with a nice one finger head that goes away quickly.

S-barnyard grassy notes hits hard followed by lemon and some sour cherries. Oak too lingers int he background.

T-pretty bland for a sour to be honest. has the tart cherries and lemony grassy notes with a hint of oak but thats pretty much it. Very good but no flavor comes popping out at you. I guess mellow is more the word for a sour than bland. I really did enjoy a lot.

M-thin body with moderate carbonation.

I have been eyeing this one up for some time now but the price tag always steered me away. Good but not worth the $20 price.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 426 ratings
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