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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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of shleepy
2.53/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from 750 bottle into snifters. Batch #14, 2011. Writing from ~3-week-old notes.

A: Dark amber, small head.

S: Roasted caramels. Meh.

T: Some sourness, but lots of roastiness, and not much else.

M: Medium body (on the lighter side of medium). Not much carbonation.

O: Not a fan... Too much roastiness. Not completely awful, but far too expensive to be on the low side of mediocre.

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Photo of Meg
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It smelled like it would have a bit of sweetness. Lemon, Vinegar, Red berries
The taste was (of course) sour but lacked any real body or depth of flavor. I didn't detect any of the berry that I thought I smelled, and the taste ended up being pretty metallic.
The aftertaste lingered in an unpleasant way.
I absolutely love sours, so I drank this anyway, and if it were any cheaper I'd drink it again.
However, I think the body is too weak and watery, and the taste lacking complexity, the aftertaste of metal got me wondering about the brewing process.
It is pretty expensive, but I don't think it is worth it. The Duchesse is way better, so is La Folie.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JLapadura
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of stealth
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch #12 from 2010, bottle #1775

Nice typical flanders red dark ruby pour with a pillowy, quickly dissipating cream head. Strong lacing throughout the drink. The aroma has a nice tart fruit smell. Some funkiness in there from the yeasts. Lots of fruit in the taste, and very refreshing. Not super tart or sour, but has enough sourness to make this a real nice 'starter' for someone wanting to try the Flanders Red style. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp. A nice moderate bit of dryness.

This is a real nice, very well balanced sour.

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle 750Ml

A: mahogany color. bit hazy. little head.
S: smoky. corn tortillas.
T: medium tartness. same smoke taste. some acetic acid.
M: medium carbonation. light-medium body.
O: not a huge fan of the flabor profile here. the mouthfeel is pretty good though.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a RB tasting thanks to Brad. 2006 vintage.

a - Pours a deep mahogany color with a reddish tint, a few bubbles of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, wine, oak, earthy notes, vinegar, and fruity malts. Nice and sour, really like it.

t - Taste follows the nose; lots of sour dark fruits, tart cherries, fruity malts, vinegar, oak, earthy notes, tannic.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. The no carbonation hurt it a bit, but pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a good beer. Would put it right under the Italy version due to the lack of carbonation. Nice and sour, definitely worth checking out.

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

Batch #14/2011/Bottle 2288. Pours a murky, dark, reddish brown color. Medium white, fluffy head that diminishes quickly. Scent is quite lovely. Cherries and dark fruits with a nice amount of oak. A bit of sour funk and red wine vinegar. More oak. Taste is a lot better than I was expecting. From reading some of the reviews, I have always passed this beer up. Right now I'm kinda wondering is quite the treat. Immediately I get wooden oak literally licking a piece of oak wood or something...which instantly changes to tart cherries and blackberries. Just a slight off-putting metallic flavor, but it comes and goes, so not really detrimental to the overall taste. I could see why people say this beer is somewhat watery...but I think it's just more balanced and oak forward than a lot of sours we get here in the states. Could have something to do with the cognac barrels this is aged in, as I do get some alcohol flavors lingering on the back of my tongue. Mouthfeel is light-medium and nicely carbonated. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a tasty beer. Not as sour as I tend to like my sour beers, but the oak flavor is great!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of pluppykatie
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drinking in a mini Duvel glass.
Appearance - I think the coloring is really great. A very rich color.
Smell - Smells great too. Very satisfying sour smell.
Taste - Unfortunately it lost me here.
Mouthfeel - It felt watery.
Overall - I was built up on the appearance and smell and was disappointed by the taste/mouthfeel.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured intonanDuvel tulip, Batch #13, 2011, bottle 1552.

Pours a dark reddish brown with a big yellow/brown head with generous lacing. Nose is malty, a bit tart, earthy and oaky.

Taste is a bit odd, sour and a bit vinegary, but also earthy. Mouthfeel is big and very carbonated. Finish is sour and tart. Overall it's decent but not too special.

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Photo of spdyfire83
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

155th Review
Bottle to snifter
Vintage 2010 (Batch #12)

From notes. Enjoyed with some local beer geeks in Denver way back when. Thanks RuckusDu for this gift!

A: Hazy, reddish/light brown. Single (full white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: White grapes, cherries, oak, faint wheat, and hints of malt.

T: Sweet, dry up fruit up-front with balance of oak and tart sourness towards the back. Reminds me quite a bit of champagne with a touch of sourness (wish there was more of that here though).

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This beer is very soft on the palate and thoroughly enjoyed. I'd like a bit more sourness to come thru, but all-in-all a pretty okay beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
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