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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 94
Gots: 146 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from a tasting on 12/6. Big thanks to blake for the share.

Enjoyed from a bruery sniftery tulip.

murky orange pink with thin foamy white head and spotty streaky lacing. smells awesome. tart and fruity. tastes funky and sweet and fruity. a little watery tropical fruit. watery and prickly at the same time. overall nice, not mind blowing, but REALLY good.

cosmicevan, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DanGeo, Jan 09, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got two bottles through a friend in the Bruery Reserve Society.

Pink, fluffy, high carbonation....very bright colored sour.

By far the most sour "sour" I have had, but in a good way. Wasn't overpowering, just slightly lip puckering.

I loved it, and bought a few more bottles later on. I have them cellared for drinking in a few years.

Would highly recommend.

steenkampa, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tectactoe, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Ben7773, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gregmoscetti, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jamato3000, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from May 2012

A - Reddish-orange liquid with one finger of short-lived white head. Settles to a collar, but leaves no lacing.

S - Prominent cherry aroma that is bot sweet and tart. Moderate yeast funk. Aroma is more earthy than tart.

T - Nice tart beginning with a distinctive cherry presence. Middle has a nice earthy funk. A bit of lemon sourness. Actually quite tart. Pretty tasty, if a bit too assertive. The cherry seems to get a bit overshadowed.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel with consistent tartness and a dry finish.

O - Not as refined as Filmishmish, but still pretty enjoyable sour from The Bruery.

warnerry, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Callmecoon, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Skye1024, Jul 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BrandonDZ, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

fo1ksguitar, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

virinow, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

catboy, Mar 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Glowing, light cherry color with a small light khaki colored head that doesn't stay for long, eventually leaving irregular dots and spots of lace down the glass.

Pleasant aroma of sour cherries, mild funk, oak, some floral notes, along with good amount of stinging sourness. There are significantly better smelling krieks, but this was one smells just fine.

Bright cherries marry extraordinarily well with a moderate level of biting sourness, mild funk, definite oak, and some grass. Complete, and incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with low-moderate carobnation. It could use more bubbles, truthfully.

I love this beer.

ehammond1, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sourdog, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Cynic-ale, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TKEbeerman, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jbogner, Jul 05, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really liked the pink meets yellow appearance, reminded me of Hulk Hogan when he would wear his feather boas. Small even more pink head to it, about 2/5" I would say.

Aroma was tart, sour, the small kind of cherry aroma, lactic acid. Wasn't heavy or pungent, nice deft touches to the aroma. Minimal funk.

Taste, plenty sour, even the blond ale character comes through in the body. The cherry isn't deep or rich like New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red, its a different creature altogether. Its a lighter, more bitter, more tart/sour kind of cherry. There is just a touch of wood and vanilla along with the sour notes.

It was real 'fresh' in terms of the cherry notes back around NYE (Another bottle opened courtesy of koufax21 at the Velasquez/Dos Santos 2 fight). Nice and dry delivery, relatively low alcohol makes this a great beer for summertime (wheels turning, should open one at Silva/Weidman pool party fight this summer). While there is a little bit of sweetness, its well placed with this beer. Funkiness to a minimum, which I tend to like. Carbonation is light, which is fine.

Beerandraiderfan, May 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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01001111, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.