Sans Pagaie - The Bruery
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4.66/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a standard tulip.
Pours an extremely murky, cloudy salmon colored hue of pink, almost akin to ruby red grapefruit juice. A mere wisp of a half finger head forms and fizzles out completely in a matter of seconds; which is consistent with it's style. No lacing is left behind. I've never seen a beer quite like this. It really is a milky pink.
As soon as you raise the beer to your nose, it is immediately clear that this is a very sour brew; tons of bright citric acidity bursts forth; fresh lemon juice and a familiar tart cherry pie scent that is found in a great number of sour beers. There is however a gigantic and very vibrant, fresh cherry aroma underneath the standard cherry pie character. The lemons and cherries are encased by a lovely, funky barnyardness from Brettanomyces; mostly light leather and slightly musty, wet hay. The amazingly, the fresh cherries really cut through the funk from the Brettanomyces and souring bacteria. As the beer warms, a subtle, but firm vanilla presence becomes more apparent from the oak barrels.
Tart and acidic lemon juice your palate immediately, quickly follow by a mild Brett funkiness; more the musty, wet hay and leather that is found in the aroma. Just before the very dry finish, something unexpected happens; your palate is completely overtaken by waves of fresh cherries. The cherries are so in your face, you would have sworn you were chewing actual bing cherries. The beer finishes really dry and pleasantly tart with lingering notes of cherries, and a creamy vanilla and light tannin character from the oak barrels. There is a faint, but distinct nuttiness in the finish that becomes more apparent as the beer warms that makes me think the Bruery added not only the cherry flesh in, but kept the pits intact as well.
Medium, creamy body with moderate to high carbonation
Another brilliant beer from The Bruery; They managed to really harness the sheer essence of cherry in this Kriek(as every Kriek should!) The beer is just sour enough to be refreshing but still leaves enough room on your palate for the cherry character to really shine. I'd recommend this any 'sour head' or anyone who loves cherries!
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2013 01:15:40 | More by flayedandskinned
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4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served from a 750ml bootle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Cellar temps.
Appearance- Upon opening the bottle, I notice a strange looking filament around the rim of the bottle under the cap. Kind of pinkish/grey. I might have been concerned if it wasn't a sour, but whatever.
Almost clear, but still hazy pinkish/red with quick one finger bubbly white head that didn't leave any trace.
Smell- Light cherry, citrus, mild vinegar, belgian bready yeast. fruit forward and very Belgianesque.
Taste-Cherry is totally there folowed by lots of lemon and grapefruit. Wheaty and yeasty, but not funky. Very sour. In the realm of an aged Rueze, Beat, or Mother Funker. As it warms the cherry is super prevalent.
Mouthfeel- Highly carbonated and very sour. Mouth puckering. Light in body though.
Overall- Another very sour sour from the Bruery. Nice fruit notes and Belgian characteristics. A pleasant drink overall.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 02:03:15 | More by Seanniek91
Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.