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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

588 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 89
Gots: 145 | FT: 14
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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Photo of Seanniek91
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750ml bootle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Cellar temps.

Appearance- Upon opening the bottle, I notice a strange looking filament around the rim of the bottle under the cap. Kind of pinkish/grey. I might have been concerned if it wasn't a sour, but whatever.
Almost clear, but still hazy pinkish/red with quick one finger bubbly white head that didn't leave any trace.

Smell- Light cherry, citrus, mild vinegar, belgian bready yeast. fruit forward and very Belgianesque.

Taste-Cherry is totally there folowed by lots of lemon and grapefruit. Wheaty and yeasty, but not funky. Very sour. In the realm of an aged Rueze, Beat, or Mother Funker. As it warms the cherry is super prevalent.

Mouthfeel- Highly carbonated and very sour. Mouth puckering. Light in body though.

Overall- Another very sour sour from the Bruery. Nice fruit notes and Belgian characteristics. A pleasant drink overall.

Seanniek91, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle acquired through the Hoarders Society. Bottled 3/22/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a strange, opaque, murky pink peach-like hue, similar to grapefruit juice, with a rapidly fading pale head. Zero retention and no lace.

Smells tart with vinegar, funk, yeast and sour fruit.

Flavors are sour but somehow rounded. Tart cherry, smooth oak, apple cider vinegar, acidic sour lemon, wet hay, funk and a dry yeasty character.

Light to medium body with mildly tingling carbonation. Near puckering finish with sour cherry and oak.

Pretty good stuff. The tart cherry complements and smooths out the sour. Not something I'll hunt for more of but nice enough that II enjoyed this try.

ThickNStout, Mar 03, 2014
Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.