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Friday, October 08, 2010

Day 281 Drink: Panil Barriquee Batch #11

Birrificio Torrechiara is located just south of Parma, the northern Italian city best know for its famous aged hams. The Panil name has been associated with a family winery for several generations, but now beer is their top product.

Panil Barriquee Batch #11 was made in 2009 pours an amber color with purple around the edges. A firm tan head hangs around nicely for a barrel-aged brew. This is a nice entry level sour. Pleasant citrus and a bit of oak, but not over powering. There is some background notes that remind you this was aged in ex-Cognac barrel. A nice bottle to split.

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