800-801: The Publick House

Again, this is a post from David and Win's visit in February. After leaving Deep Ellum we caught a cab to Washington Square and stopped by The Publick House to finish out the night. We were in pretty decent shape when we arrived, but we quickly remedied that.

800. Avec Les Bons Voeux

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Brasserie Dupont
Alcohol: 9.50%
Serving: Tap
Style: Saison, BJCP Style Guide

Poured a hazy, golden amber. Topped by a thin head that faded to a film. The aroma is fruity with notes of banana, pepper and grain. Sweet, citrus fruitiness with a good bit of hops in the finish.

801. Panil Barriquée

Next we ordered a 750 mL bottle of Panil Barriquée, which I'd been saving a bottle of in the fridge for quite some time. At first the bartender didn't think that they had it, but she managed to find a bottle somewhere. We also ordered a glass of Rodenbach Grand Cru for side by side comparison

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Panil
Year: 2007
Alcohol: 8.00%
Serving: Bottle, 750 mL
Style: Flanders Red Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 5.0 | Drinkability: 5.0

Overall: 4.5

This was bottle 0229 from batch #8. Brewed in 2007. The beer poured a hazy, reddish brown. Topped by a wispy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The aroma is very sour, with acidic, earthy and lightly medicinal notes. From the moment it hits the tongue, this beer is sour throughout. There are hints of cherry fruitiness, a slight medicinal character and an earthiness in the finish. This beer is light bodied, with low carbonation and a refreshing dry finish. I found this beer to be very drinkable, incredibly smooth, despite the sourness. It beats Rodenbach easily.

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