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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

549 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 549
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 89
Gots: 148 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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Reviews by xnicknj:
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%

750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks pat

Pours a brilliant cherry red color with some pinkish hues. Thinner white head fades into spotty film with a few traces of lacing on the glass.

Lightly funky, fruit driven sourness in the nose with cherry and ripe cherry skins. Somewhat lactic, but not overpowering, pie crust and biscuit malts with a hint of vinegar.

Cherry-focused flavor profile with plenty of sour tones and cherry skins. Notes of cherry pie with a touch of sweetness and a thinner biscuit backbone. Tart and funky with oak and a dash of vanilla. Finishes sour and dry with lingering cherry.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and bubbly on the tongue. Fairly straight forward, yet well crafted cherry pie sour. ::highfive:: Bruery.

12-04-2012 15:07:04 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-09-2014 00:51:21 | More by DanGeo
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steenkampa

California

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
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2014 11:46:57 | More by tectactoe
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Ben7773

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-01-2014 04:19:51 | More by Ben7773
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gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-04-2012 19:45:32 | More by gregmoscetti
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warnerry

Michigan

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
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2012 21:20:09 | More by Callmecoon
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2014 04:46:39 | More by aquazr1
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-13-2012 14:08:32 | More by Skye1024
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-19-2013 21:38:06 | More by BrandonDZ
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-09-2012 17:33:13 | More by fo1ksguitar
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2013 20:01:40 | More by virinow
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catboy

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-14-2014 03:05:27 | More by catboy
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ehammond1


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

08-23-2012 01:43:43 | More by ehammond1
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2014 22:43:39 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-30-2014 01:05:37 | More by TKEbeerman
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jbogner

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2014 00:31:00 | More by jbogner
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-27-2014 22:35:23 | More by williamjbauer
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01001111

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-11-2014 03:52:41 | More by 01001111
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-20-2013 03:09:37 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 00:07:26 | More by Beer21
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2013 15:44:46 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-12-2012 19:37:42 | More by ste5venla
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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.