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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Photo of jophish17
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)
Batch 13. Bottle 117.

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Thanks for this, Nathan!

Murky dark brown and ruby with a very thin khaki colored head that eventually leaves spots of lacing down the glass.

A terrific aroma: biting sourness, tart cherries, earthy wood, and sweet toffee combine quite nicely. This immediately reminded me of Russian River Consecration.

The flavor follows the aroma, but isn't quite as intense or aggressive. The tart cherries and biting sourness dominate, with a bit of toffee, wood, and lemon and apple flavors presenting as the beer warms.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

A very nice red sour, and quite the surprise. My first beer from Italy is a hit!

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Beautiful deep amber to brown color with a huge aired fluffy tan head when poured. Small retention and many lacings left. Its head never disappears completely

S: Delicious fruity and acid smell. Risins and apples mainly. Close to a Lambic. Bit woody with a bready and malty backbone. Fruity esters and yeasts

T: Very fruity. Again, risings mainly. Mild sourness. Absolutely refreshing, spicy and tasty

M: Medium body. Medium sour and fruity aftertaste. Not much alcohol despite of the medium ABV

O: Bellissima birra. Balanced in all senses. Refreshing and, at the same time sour and tasty

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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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Photo of hotglassmama
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MarkVegas
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of claspada
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in 2006.

Pours a typical dark muddy amber color with plenty of brown to it. The head is somewhat mild in volume and off-white in color and recedes rapidly.

Aromas begin quite fruity for a Flanders red ale. Lots of cherries, green apples and a bit of lemon. Plenty of oak, a hint of vinegar and some light sweetness.

The tastes begin lighter in flavor than I would have expected. The fruitiness translates well to the flavor, as do the vinegar notes andnthe light oak tannins. The sour lemon becomes more predominant as it warms.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but for a sour beer it is a bit more forgivable. Moderate and tinging carbonation. Finish is fairly dry due to the oak aging.

Overall this was a very easy beer to drink, but not all that impressive. Maybe a more current vintage would change things a bit but the flavors seem quite mellow compared to my expectations after reading the detailed description and the elevated price tag. A good beer, but not worth the outlay of 20-plus dollars. Wll not be revisiting anytime soon or will I recommend it if asked.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 batch #11, bottle # 876

A - Reddish brown colored beer with a relatively small off-white head.

S - Lots of cherries, fruit, bit of barrel, some vinegar and vineous notes.

T - Taste is solid, a bit jammy. There is a little bit of sweetness mixed with some slight vinegar. It has a nice fruit characteristic to it and tastes relatively smoothed out.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied, beer has a bit of a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

O - Not bad, not great. For the pricetag I will pass on this in the future, unless I here newer vintages are significantly better.

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Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Treebs
3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled in 2005, carbon copy of the beer's picture on this site. Served in Founders snifter.

A: Pours a hazy brown with a nice off-white head. Sticks around for a little while.

S: Tart smelling with a definite must. Some grape skins and some oakiness.

T: Woody and a little pucker from the sour. Some tartness too. Some fruit skins and unripe berries are present as well. Has a slight wine taste with a little acetone/nail polish finish.

M: Dry finish, some fruity berries left on the palate and a nice prickly carbonation.

O: I can appreciate the style, but flanders red ales are definitely not my favorite.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Batch 12, 2010, bottle 796. Pours. Murky reddish mahagony color with a light white head. Cherry, acetone, and slight oak, ligh mouthfeel with carbonation. Sweet and tart start with a nice fruitiness to it. Not overly sour by any means. Ends with a slight tartness with a little bitterness. Overall, not bad but a little sweet.

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Photo of DCon
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bought a 1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this w/ GeoffTheAleMan @ Hair of the Dog in St. Louis, MO for $16. Poured from the bright purple/maroon colored bottle w/ a Barrel in the middle into a 16oz New Belgium Snifter Glass. Has Batch #13 & Bottle #1918 is from 2011 as labeled on the top of the Glass in an orange box.

Aroma- Very strong black cherries/sour aroma from the beginning. Complexed and then has a musky aroma that finishes it off. Very pleasant.

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger head that lasts for more time then the recommended retention calls for! Has a deep reddish brown colored body with decent clarity. Leaves big time lacing afterwards.

Flavor- Has a strong cherry and extremely malty taste. A light english brown ale taste (from the malt) is found in here but doesn't distract from what style this is. Sweet, acidic, and good character!

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Creamy and has a light finish with tons of sweetness! Greatest part of the brew so far!

Overall Impression- This was a REALLY great sour. My first from Italy, it was very pleasant with nice complexity. I would turn people to this one for a Flanders Red but wouldn't have for myself again... Too many more out there to try!

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Photo of tony223366
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed on October 14, 2011.

A: Medium to dark brown. Some tan head in my goblet quickly goes away. Lots of carbonation.

S: Tart cherries mostly. And a bit of oak.

T: Nice sour flavor with a fruity punch followed by red wine like flavors. Very small hint of funk.

M: Lighter body than was expected. Feel the pucker from the sour.

O: Really wish this had more body to hold it. Great sourness though. Makes it a really tasty beer.

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

Drinking this sour thanks to a buddy of mine. This is a great tasting sour. It has a funky malt vinegar smell to it. It pours a purplish/red-brown color. The taste is very refreshing. Right away I get an apple/malt vinegar taste and then its followed by a sweet/tart sourness. This would be an awesome sour to drink all summer long.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

772nd Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet

2007 Vintage
Batch 8
Bottle 2212

@Woodshop Classix
Thanks Steve for sharing!

App- This when poured and swirled was medium colored brown with a nice medium khaki colored head. No cling or lace, slid down the glass like a bit of honey or a spirit.

Smell- Deep tarts and a oaky note. The prevailing scents on this one was a cherry acid/tart.

Taste- A much thinner and watery sour than I was expecting. Lacking a bit of body. More of a light tart cherry with a backing oak note. Small acid at the back.

Mouth- Light bodied and a medium carbonation level. Residual tart light damp cherry notes.

Drink- It was okay, didn't blow me away but was still pretty solid.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 vintage. Thanks Chris :)

Pours a light reddish brown. a nice bit of white head. Very pretty. Smells wonderful. Tart and sour. A nice sweetness compliments well. Smells oaky as well. Tastes sweet and fruity. Raisons and tart cherries. Some oxidation perhaps. The fruitiness is quite wonderful. A very enjoyable beer

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Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours orangish brown with a small head.

S. Tart cherry with a touch of oak.

T. Close to the smell with a nice tartness.

M. Fairly thin with a nice crispness.

D. Very drinkable with nice tartness. Drank well on the front porch on an Ohio night.

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
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 IronMickey
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a 2009 oak-aged bottle I picked up last year in KC

A: Cloudy, copper-amber. solid carbonation; more fizz than foam. little head, maybe half a finger, but it stays. Don't have much to compare it to (maybe Duchese?) but it's inviting.

S: Tough to describe Complex. Dark fruit-- plums, cherries, even some pears. Tart-- lots of tart, singes the nose a bit. Also some vanilla, some wine, and some oak.

T: Same as the smell but heavier on the tart and pear. Sweet initially but sours up quick. A very complex beer-- I wish I had paired it with a dessert but I didn't want to contaminate my palate during the review.

M: Carbonated heavily, big bubbles. Leaves a sweetness that turns into a tongue-puckering sour. I really love this carbonation-- makes the beer feel great in the mouth.

D: Smooth. Complicated, but very smooth. Again, I love the carbonation and the tartness. Excellent beer-- very unusual.

I corked the bottle with maybe 5oz left to try with a dessert tonight. I don't know how it will hold up over 20ish hours with the top off, but I'm willing to risk it to pair it with some sweets.

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Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to atremains for sharing this Italian beast.

Pours deep hazy red, off-white head retains well at a half-finger the whole time, not much lacing left.

Taste and scent are about even, nice sweet and sour cherry, lots of various dark fruits. Red and white wine, vinegar, oak. Smooth, solid mouthfeel, no complaints.

Good all around. Not mind-blowing but enjoyable through and through.

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Panil Barriquée (Sour Version) from Panil
3.94 out of 5 based on 421 ratings.
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