Formerly brewed at Panil Birra Artigianale - Birrificio Torrechiara
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Torrechiara (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
September Barriquée. Plate red Ale, macerated with Torrechiara grapes. Best served at 15-20 degrees (centigrades)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7185) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2007
LCRBM2. Good mik acid nose. Cloudy amber, blanket head. Hayish and fruity notes. Not really sour in the flavor. Sparkly mouthfeel. Hides its strength well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14461) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle at RBESG2006. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, dishwases gloves, fruit. Flavour is yeast, caramel, citrus, fruit, mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle. Interesting and odd. Lots of iodiny, peaty characters, quite woody aswell. Some light touches of caramel in here, with strange notes of tomato. Palate is savoury, with alcohol which is warming but not necessarily noticed. An odd one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2006
Bottled at RBESG2006 - Thx KnutAlbert. Hazy, copper-colored, with a dense, beige diminishing head. The aroma is like when grinding metal, with some fruityness, peat, citrus, cob-webs, mould and wet forest. Not too pleasant, but not bad at all. The metal-grinding and mould is in the flavor as well, along with alcohol and grape-peel bitterness. Medium body and a finish with alcohol and some drying bitterness. (060825)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2006
Bottle at LCRBM 2, Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium
Hazy, orange to brown body. Aroma of wood, paint, white spirit, ... Moderately bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet finish. Very strange flavour, this one is like an astringent bomb, attacking your mouth with some unpleasant flavours. The balance is quite good, but this astringentness is not so welcome.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
LCRBM2. Not sure what this is supposed to be. Woody aroma and flavour. But some reddish fruit odd flavours in mouth. Bit of woody plum. Dry finish. But overall "ugh."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Bottled - LCRBM2 - A hazy blood orange coloured beer with no head. The aroma is like burnt wood and ashtrays and reminded me of the Birra del Borgo Re’Ale at GBBF 2005. The taste is musty woody and smoky. Creosote notes. Like licking a fence. Unpleasant. (3,3,4,2,7) (1.9)

Rerate at Chris_O Fest March 2007. THere is now some fruit and some sour character to this beer rather than the fence effect. Still notes of wood but in a more acceptable way. Much tastier and actually drinkable (7,3,7,3,14) (3.4)

Score is an average of the two.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2006
Muddy amber coloured beer with quick disappearing head. Aroma is quit special, it is earthy with hints of rotten overripe stone fruits and dead leafs. Et exposes a soft sourness in the nose but allong with the ather aroma’s it was not really. The taste was like the nose predicted, again thouches of unplesant smelling overripe (rot) fruits, earth, wet forrest soil and a slight bitter thats not working with the soft souryness that has to caracterize this beer. I hope to try it again in the futur. At the LCRBM in Kulminator Antwerp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 I like Panil Beers, just a shame about this one. It had the potential to be someting really special. The mixed notes, unbalanced hybrid is a love or hate it. The sour and vine clash with the malts? Too many odd flavours and very little finish. Oops. Re-Rate 1/3/07 - ’m sitting here drinking a perfectly clear, burnished copper elegant beer. It is a completely different beer. Wow. The mad chemically phenolic nose has completely gone. That typical Panil barn nose is there. No sourness just balance, mellow beer. Light spritz, dry oaky finish - SO impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9866) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
(75 cl bottle: RBESG 2006: Thanks to Knut Albert) Shady orange color, small tan head. Sour, sticky, some cherry seed bitter almond, a bit of alcohol, scent. Mellow mouth feel. Small taste compared to the scent, a little bit sour taste. Medium bitterness, rather dry after taste and "after" mouth feel.

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