Sans Pagaie - The Bruery
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Reviews by ptykozoon:
3.63/5 rDev -12.5%
Beautiful color, a translucent grapefruit pink with a ring around the glass.
Nose is fruit. Cherries, strawberry, a dash of lemon: these notes are all a bit sugarcoated and a tad artificial. There is also the funk element - which is quite unique, not a very belgian scent, quite unique and not entirely appreciated. All together not entirely balanced but interesting nonetheless. It's like it doesn't quite know what it wants to be, therefore a bit restrained, a bit muddled.
The cherries save this beer from being mediocre. All together a watery beer, but the sweet cherries along with the astringent tart are a combination that is hard to screw up. Quite good.
Watery, a higher ABV is a must for this one. Also could use some more complexity: a dash of vanilla or more personality from the oak.
For a young brewery to produce a sour at this level reveals great potential, I look forward to sampling sours from Rue & co. in a decade or so.
05-23-2012 04:24:14 | More by ptykozoon
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
08-08-2013 21:26:26 | More by steenkampa
4/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
07-20-2012 01:39:41 | More by warnerry
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
The Bruery Provisions
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.
08-23-2012 01:43:43 | More by ehammond1
4.24/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
05-21-2013 22:31:45 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.