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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

569 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 91
Gots: 150 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sans Pagaie translates to “without a paddle” and is our take on the Belgian-style kriek, a sour blonde ale aged in barrels with cherries. The base beer has a subtle funk that melds gently with the fruit giving this beer flavors reminiscent of coconut, vanilla yogurt and of course, fresh cherries. A complex beer, perfect for a warm California day in the park with a slice of home made chocolate cake.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

matt2591, Today at 06:20 PM
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Mar 2013 bottle, opened Sep 2014

A - Seltzer-like fizzy white head builds and dies within seconds. Nectarine nectar colored body.

S - Skull tingling sour with an undercurrent of tannins, lemon pith, canned tuna in water, and soft barn notes.

T - Stings so good. Acidic lemons, black cherry jello powder, orange zest, roasted carrots. Backdrop of tinny canned cherries.

M - Light frame with a smooth body. Puckeringly sour finish.

O - Definitely in the upper tier of the most sour beers I've ever had.


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-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.00 3.75 3.25 2.75 4.00 4.00 3.63 10% 0.36
S - 3.20 4.75 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.66 20% 0.73
T - 4.60 4.80 4.60 4.50 4.10 4.25 4.48 40% 1.79
M - 3.90 4.25 4.10 3.25 4.08 4.50 4.01 10% 0.40
O - 4.10 4.60 4.25 4.00 4.25 4.25 4.24 20% 0.85

vfgccp, Yesterday at 01:27 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dagubna, Wednesday at 10:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A fine "kriek" from The Bruery. A bright tart quality carries maraschino cherries throughout the palate as the beer dries out.

dar482, Wednesday at 05:11 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

A: Pours a hazed/cloudy red color. A pinkish head rises to about two fingers, but recedes in a second. Light lace. Looks really spritzy and Champagne like.
S: A tart acidic funk up front a center. Beautiful cherry tartness mingles perfectly with the Brett. Light wood and vanilla aromas. Excellent, and spot on.
T: The acidity is pungent and assertive up front. The fresh, tart, acidic fleshy cherries are amazing. Some vanilla mingles in the middle. Mixed with the Bretty funk and light wood flavors. Pretty much spot on for a straight up fresh Lambic Kriek.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly effervescent. Beautifully crisp, and finishes dry and refreshing. So easy to drink, the tartness pulls in the cheeks and I want to keep coming back for more.

Damn if this is not a traditional Lambic Kriek. Incredibly well done, and spot on for the style. I was really impressed with this, and highly recommended. Exactly why I put up with the lows of the Bruery. Because the highs are this good.

champ103, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.