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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

525 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 87
Gots: 146 | 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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Pando

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-29-2013 03:49:14 | More by Pando
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pale pink, syrupy and a bit thin bodied.

S: Yeesh, solventy character that reminds me very much of nail polish remover. Its hard to pinpoint where the lactic acidity ends and the harsh acetic stuff begins, I can imagine that the base beer was better at some point.

T: Taste is nicer than the aroma, but the solventy nature of the nose really ruined this beer for me.

M: Medium syrupy with surprisingly weak carbonation

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 22:12:27 | More by mattsander
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into tulip 23/11/13 thanks Kmat10 for bringing the bottle

A slight haze in a salmon body, just a short lived finger of foam fizzes out like a cola leaving no lace

S cherry, raspberries, some wood, a hint of burnt match, or better yet a struck match that didn't catch fire, very faint solvent and pear with a little vinegar

T the cherries tart, some black currents, no sulfur or solvent is an improvement over the nose, vinous notes and wood

M shes pretty sour, has some pucker to it but not turning my mouth inside-out, tangy with red fruit lingering

O decent beer but not mind blowing, quite sour but remains easy to drink

I'm not sure if I'd want to power back a bottle by myself but it worked well for out bottle share

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 19:36:07 | More by wordemupg
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-24-2013 02:42:00 | More by IanSpindler
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-22-2013 06:34:32 | More by bennetj17
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-18-2013 19:52:58 | More by baybum
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NeilFlaiz

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-18-2013 02:01:47 | More by NeilFlaiz
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-17-2013 15:34:54 | More by Lucnifter
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2013 00:33:20 | More by flipdog0
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Durb777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-08-2013 19:42:30 | More by Durb777
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Kreko7

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-05-2013 03:57:58 | More by Kreko7
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firesrage

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-01-2013 19:54:33 | More by firesrage
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sfr26

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-31-2013 13:45:52 | More by sfr26
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-28-2013 15:57:30 | More by arniepnminne
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deniserat

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-27-2013 21:28:48 | More by deniserat
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-22-2013 05:47:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-22-2013 04:13:35 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-21-2013 13:51:22 | More by FrankHammer
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Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-20-2013 02:20:42 | More by Andreias21
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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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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-19-2013 01:39:44 | More by CTJman
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-14-2013 15:55:25 | More by phishbfm
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Reappropriated

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-14-2013 03:56:44 | More by Reappropriated
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-13-2013 13:09:34 | More by thegerm87
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours an opaque peach/pink color with almost no head or retention.

S - tons of cherry and lemon, can tell I will be puckering. Vanilla pokes through along with more lemonyness

T - tons of cherry, some lemon, almost a walnutty type oakyness, vanilla, wonderfully/intensely sour.

M - mild carbonation, kind of smooth but the vinegaryness kind of hides that

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:34:47 | More by MacQ32
Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.