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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.

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4.7
andrewje41 (4385) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle pour. Batch #18, bottle number 1773. What a gem I ran into here. Always loved sours so I thought this was a safe bet. Pours a cloudy brown color with a woody, sour cherry and grape aroma. Tart apple, cherry and oak flavor with a good medium body. So much sour flavor going on. Exactly what I love about sours is in this beer. Fantastic. Loved it.

4.5
AdamChandler (5183) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Thanks Wally for sharing this with us! Poured into a Hill Farmstead Glass at room temperature. Batch #12 from 2010, bottle #2,254.



A - 2 Head finger that was totally clear. Red to brown appearance. More brown than read and lots of cloudiness



S - Wine, tart, sour, cherries and rasberries. The red wine aspects to this were nice.



T - Raspberry, blueberry, junipers and red wine. Remarkably strong and well balanced beer and excellent sour taste that is very versatile and not too demanding on your palate.



M - 100% bubbles through and through on a swish. The berries linger long after you’ve swallowed.



O - Solid beer. Would love to have this again!



4.4
DaSilky1 (2608) - 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.

4.3
AZBennett (115) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
The aroma is nicely sour with subtle smoke hints. Beautiful reddish brown color. Tastes wonderfully sour with tart cherry and raspberry flavors that pucker nicely. Overall a very nice beer.

4.3
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 19, 2013
Grazie a Caterina per questa rarità! Rispetto alla Sour questa è più complessa, peccato per una ossidazione eccessiva che la rovina un po

4.2
JAXSON (608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
’RISERVA’ version - aged 15 months in Bordeaux casks instead of 3, or something. Pours a fairly clear deep brownish read with a nice soapy beige head. Nose is lovely - cherries, brett, wet wood, just a rich, lovely nose. Much softer and more delicate in the mouth than its younger counterpart. Very well integrated mouth of brett, wood, and wine, with a dose of mildly sour cherries and a tiny bit of aged balsamic. Soft carbonation, lush mouthfeel. Way better than the regular Panil which this entry also entails.

4.2
smith4498 (3676) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
RBWG 2010. Vintage 2008, Batch #10, Bottle #1888. Pours clear copper color with white head. Sour, musty aroma. Flavor is moderately sour, but not mouth puckering sour. Earthy and woody. Light, crisp and refreshing. Excellent.


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