SilkTork (5752) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
ChrisFest Dry wheaty aroma edging toward Lambic but softer and woodier. Hints of fruit - refreshing with notes of sweetness. A lot of flavour movement within the soft woody tannic range. Quite fascinating and quite delicious. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2009
Dark brown-orange and hazy.
Aroma of flowers and soil.
Flavour of soil, flowers, fertilizer, grapes, boiled fruits and plums. Acidic and somewhat alcoholic with some sweetness. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Unlike most people who had this, i thought it was great. Aroma is like lambic funk, barnyard vinous and yeasty. Taste is metal, vinous fruity, though a bit thin for 9%, there seems no alc at all. fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
2012-05-02, corked bottle, bb 2009-01, probably 5+ years old, 7-3-6-3-13=32
Cloudy amber color, with more carbonation than I remembered, small head disappearing quickly. The aroma comes in waves: there is the fruity wave (raisins), the vinous wave (Madeira), the artificial wave (paint and plastic); and some oxidization. Smooth mouthfeel, with just some carbonation; malt flavor with a fudge character, some oxidization, low bitterness, and a vinous touch; the final is weaker and drier.
Complex, but probably refermented in the bottle and going downhill.
2011-09-02, corked bottle, bb 2010-01, probably 4+ years old, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Cloudy dark amber color, almost flat. The aroma is sourish, a bit fruity, and corky, with mild Brett and cellar smell. Soft mouthfeel, with a good balance of light residual sugars, light acidity, vinous character, mild astringency. Complex and pleasant.
2007-09-21, corked bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007 afterfestival at Per’s, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Cloudy amber color; big head (in the decanter); nice lace. Really strange aroma: chemicals factory, some plastic, light barnyard, malt… Flat mouthfeel, some residual sugars, some malt flavor; light fruity flavor too (red grapes?), medium strength, alcohol warmth, winy. Very weird, but if taken in good mood it’s very good.
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.
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Beautiful clear amber body, big bubbled beautiful white head; Somewhat fresh aroma, fresh fruits, barrel and actually some hints of Spanish cider with a little dry sherry on top; Thin fresh bitter body, with a little fresh carbonation; Sour apple like aromas in finish, as well as some dry sherry and very apparent barrel, long and bitter fresh, a very little lactic acid. Quite nice beer with a very strange freshness to it. Thanks Phil! omhper (25246) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy reddish amber. Soapy perfumy nose with sme cherries. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Lightly vinous with notes of barnyard and plums. Complex and quite fascinating. HenrikSoegaard (14212) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy Alex. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy and vinius aroma. Sour. Grapes present. Heavy sour flavor. Long delicate nice finish. Oily palate. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle, thanks to KnutAlbert. Orangey brown, cloudy, with a small offwhite head. Woody aroma,somewhat vinous. Vinous and woody flavours, some lactic qualities, tannines. More excitingly different than actually a personal favourite. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle at RBESG 2010, Rome. Clear deep red/brown - offwhite head. Mouldy. Fruity. Rubber. Light acid. Fruity. High malty. Grapes. Nutty. Light rotten. Sweetness. A bit wierd.