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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Note: Says "Riserva" on label and has a red seal. Vintages begin from 2008.

Just like the Barriquée, the Riserva is ‘triple-fermented.’ Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel. What sets the Riserva apart is the next step: 15-18 months spent in wine wooden vats, compared to the Barriquée’s 8-10 months; the wooden vats were used previously for Barbera (red wine), for maybe 150 years.
This adds an elegant wine-like quality and a dry, oaky character to the deep, earthy, sourness that the Barriquée is known for.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
750 ml bottle, Batch 10, from Eataly Bologna. Chestnut color. Aroma of wood and cherry. Taste is just barely sour, mostly unremarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11532) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
75cl, Batch 10, 2008, thanks Travlr. Small beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, wood, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood. Medium body, some stickiness. Not particularly sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8430) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
750mL courtesy of Travlr. Looks like the normal Panil Barriquee but there’s the RESERVA sticker right on the neck of the bottle. What sounds like a shoe-in for a top beer of mine ends up being a fairly poor showing. Pour is muddy brown with not much of a head that leaves wispy lace. Aroma is slightly metallic, old toffee, caramel, sticky fruits, oxidized fruits, rum soaked cherries. Taste is Kalamata olives straight up along with tart apples, cider apples, mild sulphur, citrus, slight red wine vinegar, tawny oak. Pretty much a giant mess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small-medium, fizzy beige head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, cookie, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, wine, lactic acid, and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (straw, cookie, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of cherry, wine, lactic acid, and wood. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Tart, cola and cherry nose, some light vinegar notes. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, some cola and light vinegar, some cherry, mildly oxidized. Very soft. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
750ml Bottle (2008 Vintage. Batch #10. Bottle #1237.): Aroma of oak, fruit, red wine, cognac, slight funk, light tart cherry, light acetic acid, and a hint of oak. Poured very deep amber/brown/ruby/mahogany in color with a small, loose, tan head that greatly diminished and lasted as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges only. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Clearly there are some particles present. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly tart. Tastes of oak, light cherries, water, red wine, slight vanilla, fruit, light malt, light funk, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Slightly tingly texture. Average carbonation. Oak, slight cherry, slight vanilla, slight funk, and slight cocoa finish is quite sweet. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle #182 from batch 10, 2008. Had this Saturday evening of BCTC after the fest proper. Pours a just clear brown. Fuzzy sour malt, toast. Sweet and sour, subtle and complex malt. Lingering acid. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Sample at stone sour fest 2010. Dark reddish brown pour, almost flat. Tart berries, dried dark fruit, caramel malt, oak, earth, and moderate sourness. Decent, but doesn’t stand out as one of the better sours at the fest.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Batch #10, Riserva 2008, Bottle #36. Pours pretty headless and a deep mahogany color that combined together pretty damn dark. Nose is vinous, tannic, oaky, sour, but really nicely vinous...a little cork/must and other woods...relaxing and refined smelling for sure. Very tannic touch to the flavors with a lot of red wine character coming through...and very evident yet very complimenting oaky/woody accents. It’s got a thick body with nice controlled sourness around the edges...wow; this brings to the table a viniousness that I have yet to see the likes of...well, maybe a few times, but all those times got super high marks too. Sucks that its headless...but, maybe not as it makes it look like a a refined still cognac or wine...but carbonation is still present in the mouth as much as it needs to be, so maybe I am being too harsh on the appearance and need to bump it from the 3 it is now, to a 4. I dig it lots.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Cloudy mahogany with a medium off white head. Sour aroma with lacto, roasted malt, caramel, sour berries and wood. Sour flavour with sour berrries, lacto, wood, roasted malt and caramel. Finished dry and sour. Nice and lactic.


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