Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle at LCRBM. aroma: cheesy, barnyard. taste: woody, lactic acid, funky, yeasty and malty. dry, astringent finish. lovely. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 No#22. Aroma is sour tartish, berry maybe. Taste is very similar, however i had high hopes for this fellow and he hasnt paid off as i would liked it to have done. Rerateing, bottle thanks to Knut. Georgous complex sour ale, i could drink this all day. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Deep, dark brown with red highlights and thick, brown foam. Tart, fruity aroma with sweet malt, oak, cherries, tart apples, a bit of residual malt sweetness, superb acidity and tons of sour. The body is full, with supple, soft bubbles. Great flavors, tons of sour acidity, fruit, a solid malt backbone and a long, sour finish. What a great beer, huh?!? iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2005
750 mL capped bottle: pours incredibly dark mahogany with ruby hues and an extraordinarily persistent ivory cream around the edges. Sour black cherry skins with hints of chlorophyll, oak, pine, and vanilla beans. Puckering, sour palate the finishes pretty dry. Acidic flavours with a bit of spicy smoke and deep fruitiness. You know, beers like this one are incredibly difficult to describe, but you must believe they are just great. Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
LCRBM.Nose is of a classical good Flemish sour ale. Woody, sour, cherrylike, vinous. Sour taste, woody, dry finish. I liked the nose more than the aste, still a more than decent Flemish sour ale.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
Bottled at LC-RBM. Oak and sourish cherry aroma. Cloudy, amber color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, very sour, almost vinegar flavors, oak and cherry, well balanced. Amazing something like this can come from Italy. diabel (1713) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting sessionzathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Finally! Creamy, light brown head. Excellent lace. Murky brown body. Woow, what an aroma. I just love it. Fruits are obvious: grapes, sour cherries. Cask wood is also present. And then there was that other aroma, which I couldn’t tell right a way what it actually was. But after a while, I figured out: it smells like sweaty underpants (like when you just ran 5km) combined with urine. It’s maybe an awfull idea, but that’s exactly what I smelled in the Panil Barriqué. The flavour is also lovely. Heavily acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately acidic finish. Light to medium bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Very lovely flemish sour ale. The fruity flavour combines cherries, bitterness, sourness perfectly to a very well balanced beer. I hope I can ever have this again.
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Pours a very cloudy brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, oak/wood, and sour fruit. Flavors are sour fruit, malt, wood, and lesser bits of hops and smoke. The sourness is not overdone.
Very interesting and complex. Thanks to ClarkVV for this one. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 05’ bottle courtesy of ClarkVV in trade. Now available in MI. Sweet! Pours medium to dark brown, no head to speak of, all three bottle leaked in transit (bad caps). Aroma is very woodsy with alot of sour cherry. Initial flavor is vinegar with very little fruit. The more it warms the more sour it gets, takes awhile for the fruit to come through. When it does, it’s very lemon like mouth puckering. Very well done. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
At Argo0’s: Sour. Sweet. Tart. A nice dark brown. Not really pleasent at first but improved alot. Solid flavor at the front of my mouth. Touch of oak