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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
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525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 87
Gots: 146 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-02-2013 04:05:52 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy red-orange with no head and no lacing. Smell is of sour cherries, slight vinegar, and some tart and funky aromas. Taste is of sour and tart cherries, funk, and some slight vinegar flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good sour with some very nice aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 23:41:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2013 15:43:20 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Bruery tulip. Nose has some bright cherry and shows some initial acidity. Flavor is quite tart with cherry and light skin. Light body; needs more carbonation. Sad to say, this is another disappointing Bruery sour after some others (particularly dark base sours) have shown so much promise.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:51:05 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-18-2013 23:22:05 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-05-2012 20:06:59 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Reserve Society Party 2012

Pours sort of a pinkish red color with a pink head. The aroma features plenty of cherry, but there does seem to be a mild butter aroma at first. A little bit carbonic (sort of a soda-water note). A bit of vanilla and wood, not quite as tart as I’d like. The flavor has plenty of cherry. A bit on the sweet side, sort of cherry pie-like. Some oak and vanilla are present on the palate as well, maybe a bit of grass. Not much in the way of funk.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 21:01:43 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-05-2012 00:29:29 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-29-2013 01:44:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-05-2012 00:35:50 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-13-2013 19:56:36 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -27.5%

05-29-2012 05:22:54 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tim for sharing!
Quick review from written notes.

Bright reddish color, spray of spotty white foam in the glass.
Cherry smell, clean and lactic, slightly sharp.

Slightly artificial with a cherry ludens cough drop aftertaste, sharp and super sour up front with biting acidity. Very spritzy and dry, fully attenuated. The sharpness is a little much and more sour just for sour sake, adding little dimension to the beer itself. This was nice to try, but a little one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 20:10:46 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2013 16:33:03 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-27-2013 21:19:54 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-20-2013 04:50:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-04-2012 23:15:54 | More by nickfl
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Bone white foam quickly settles to a partial collar. Hazed salmon pink body.

S - Cherries, vanilla, lactic sourness, light funky tropical fruits. There's a nice lemon tart vibe with cherries on top vibe going on. No alcohol, nor would you expect any at 5.8%.

T - Again, it's a nice mix of lactic sourness, pie crust malts, sweet ripe cherries, vanilla, and a slightly seltzery and carbonic finish. Not quite as good as the aroma, but still pretty enjoyable.

M - Good heft for 6% - definitely medium-bodied. Pleasant carbonation, moderate acidity, and a dry and tannic finish. Quite easy to drink..

D - This is quite nice - definitely one of the Bruery's best sours. Nice mix of tropical fruit juice, lemon tarts, and cherry pie. I'd gladly have this again, and I probably could drink an entire bottle of this one on my own.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 20:35:54 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Bruery tulip. Beer is pink / hazy with a thin white head that has no retention at all.

Aroma is oaky and tart, almost smells like Rose de Gambrinus.

Beer is sharp and bright on the palate, really sour but not overwhelmingly so. Strong but drinkable. I really enjoyed it personally. It took a while to finish but overall I did enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 15:00:05 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with rudzud as part of our RS share.

Light fizzy head fades instantly hazy reddish pinkish orange amber color.

Nose nice tart fruits, tart cherry, sour malts, slight gueuze like, acidic like pink grapefruit tartness, very slight hint of funk. Bright and effervescent. Warming it reveals even more aromas with light bready malts, light vanilla and dusty oak, sharp acidity, and more pink grapefruit.

Taste is super sour, lots of sour cherry and tart Balaton cherry like. Just a touch of funk with lacto and decent amount of acidity, crisp and bright. Fruity but tart fruit. Long sour fruit finish, a hint of bready malt spikes with a flash of vanilla oak but disappears quickly and it turns to mouthy phlegmy tart cherry juice.

Mouth is nice, med bodied but light feeling, a bit too light on the carbonation though.

Overall quite nice. Barely a blonde ale anymore, more American sour ale with nice sour cherry juice and tart fruit with that slight flash of oak. And mouth puckering sourness.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 03:09:43 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reddish-amber pour with a thin fizzy head that retained as a small ringlet, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Sour aroma, funky and cheesy, essence of tart fruits, lactic, some candy-like sweetness. I like sours just fine, but this one was way over the top. Big sour/tart hit up front, cherry/cranrazz/lemon, Sweet Tarts, lactic and acetic, some leather and cheesy funk in the background, but the sourness and acidity pretty much just overtook everything. Mouthfeel was on the harsh side, this was an almost instant palate wrecker, body was medium, overall came off too green and unbalanced for me. I thank whoever shared this bottle, but I definitely wouldn't pay the [most likely] overblown Bruery mark-up for it.

When blended with the somewhat lack-luster Cpt. Lawrence Barrel Reserve Raspberry and a dash of Rubaeus, it actually turned out pretty good!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 14:51:11 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-27-2013 07:09:28 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a pink color with a golden hue. There is a layer of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: This is a very tart one up front with a lot of cherry showing up. There is a hint of fruity vinegar along with a light funk. Just a bit sweet.

Taste: Lots of cherries here. The cherry note is very natural. I'm getting some funk along with a mild citrus sourness. The finish is quite sour with a lemon like quality.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Tons of cherry here. I enjoyed this beer overall. Not overly complex, but rather enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 21:46:54 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 08/03/12 notes. Got via the Reserve Society, shared with some friends.

a - Pours a murky reddish orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spice, sour dark fruits, tart cherries, oak, light vanilla, light grapefruit. Very nice nose; tons of sour cherries and dark fruits, which I love. The spice makes it seem a little Belgian like.

t - Tastes of spice, tart cherries, sour dark fruits, vinegar, oak, some vanilla. Acidic and some vinegar, but still not too sour. Very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Little bit acidic, but nice body.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit; probably one of the better Bruery sours I've had. While it is pretty sour, luckily it is not overly sour like Mother Funker, and finds a nice level of tart cherries and sourness. The nose is great, and I'm very glad to have a few more bottles of this one. Curious to see if it gets funkier over time like Filmishmish has become.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 15:49:25 | More by mdfb79
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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
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