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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

524 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 524
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 86
Gots: 145 | FT: 15
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 15:07:04 | More by xnicknj
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Zach136

Georgia

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Preservation Society bottle.

A - Cloudy pinkish orange, super effervescent (it was a gusher). No head or lacing, fair enough for the style.

S - You can smell the tartness. Assertive notes of sour cherry and background of light brett funk.

T - Extremely sour. Mouth puckering, forehead sweating, eye twitching sour. Big cherry notes, hints of cherry pie brett notes. Hard to discern much else.

M - Medium body, slightly sticky.

O - Great AWA, not as subtle and nuanced as excellent kriek, too heavy handed in the tartness. Still delicious and a treat.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 00:46:25 | More by Zach136
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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California

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California

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California

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 04/17/14.

Pours a cloudy pink. The one inch white head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves spotty lace. The appearance is reminiscent of pink grapefruit juice cocktail.

The smell is of vinegar, barnyard funk, cherry skins and a faint unpleasant sulfur aroma.

The taste is of tart unripe cherries, white grapes and vinegar tartness.

The texture is light bodied with high carbonation.

Excluding the aroma, this offering hits the target on all aspects: Light and refreshing with tart cherry flavors, only the faint sulfuric aroma prevents this from being a top-notch sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 23:55:02 | More by Furlinator
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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.