Sans Pagaie - The Bruery
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4.55/5 rDev +9.6%
A- Pours a pink, almost grapefruit color. Fairly cloudy with little head and pretty much no lacing.
S- Sweet and sour. Can really smell the cherries with a slight hint of vanilla and strawberry.
T- Follows the nose closely. Very sour upfront and can definatly taste the cherry. A little bit of funk and a trace of oak. Overall very delicious.
M- Quite a bit of carbonation but it really adds to this beer. The body is not very heavy at all.
O- Very delicous beer. Simple flavors the work very well together. Would definitely like to try it again
10-06-2012 20:15:27 | More by dhbiker0889
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured into a Pinocchio's tulip
A: Pours out a blush pink color. Even without the yeast in there, it's fairly cloudy/hazy. Initially a faint line of bright white head. This fades into nothing really quickly. No lacing left on the glass.
S: Smells of sharp tart sourness. Lactic acid. Nice cherry character is there. Some vanilla. Then the tart green apple and a touch of vinegar.
T: Tart acidic bite on the tip of the tongue. Then you get some nice cherry character in the medium of the mouth. Not that medicinal cherry, but natural fruitiness. Definitely getting some barrel hints with touches of vanilla. The close is fairly puckering and dry. This is a really well done beer, kriek in style.
M: This is a BIG light leading to medium bodied. It's a very round mouthfeel.
09-27-2012 18:32:42 | More by inlimbo77
3.7/5 rDev -10.8%
750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks Chris for sharing!
(A)- Pours a very cloudy/murky blush red color (looks like grapefruit juice). Some white froth formed.
(S)- A nice clean, albeit dry oaky profile with some crazy fresh berry fruits: strawberry, raspberry, and cherry; very vibrant.
(T)- Again, very clean (no funk). Tons of fresh fruit and a subtle dry oak. Very very subtle acidity.
(M)- A good carbonation level. A nice balance of acidic fruit and oak. A rather subtle sourness, but it is there.
(D)- Another solid wild ale from the Bruery. The sourness is subtle, but such a vibrant combo of fruits and dry oak that I almost did not miss it. Time might help the sourness to round out though.
09-26-2012 14:45:51 | More by sweemzander
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
09-25-2012 20:35:54 | More by MasterSki
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
09-23-2012 21:46:54 | More by oline73
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
Thanks for the trade on this Jay.
A: Pours a hazy pink/grapefruit juice color with a very small head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring on top. No lacing.
S: Nice cherry aroma with a little bit of funk and sharp sourness. The cherry aroma is a bit sweeter than more krieks. Slight oak/woody aroma as well.
T: Whoa, this one has some tartness going on. Nice cherry flavor upfront, again a bit lighter and sweeter compared to most krieks, but I am liking it. Some faint oak and vanilla.
M: Medium to light bodied with nice carbonation.
O: A very solid wild ale, definitely a fan and would drink again.
09-16-2012 21:39:21 | More by mdaschaf
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
750ml bottle into a decanter and decanted into a Hill Farmstead flute. Shared with schen9303.
Thin spritz of a head dissipates quickly into nothing. No lace. Beer is a cloudy, pink peach. Great color but not much else.
Nose is surprisingly funky. Cherries are very upfront with notes of wood, plastic, a mild tartness, and fruit punch. Brett funk with a light cheesiness too. Moderately aromatic. Solid.
Taste is really spot on. Opens cherry tartness with some Brett funkiness floating in the back. Fruit sweetness floats in and out as this one warms in the mouth with a creeping tartness that peaks right at the end. Some cherry pit bitterness in the end and finishes with more fruit sourness in the aftertaste. Really good.
Light bodied with plenty of bubbles. Spritzy and aggressive in the mouth and dry and puckering going down. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Perfect for the style.
A really oustandingly done AWA. This is one of the best of the style to come from the Bruery without question.
09-12-2012 00:58:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
4/5 rDev -3.6%
Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Beer pours a slightly light yet hazy ruby red grapefruit pink color. There are some darker amber hues to it as well from the haze. There is a thin head that build up from an aggressive pour. When it recedes it leaves a nice white ring around the edge of the glass.
Aroma of strong tart cherries. Some dry funk in there with some woody notes as well. The tartness seems fruity but with some vinegar lingering in there. There are nice tart lemony notes as well.
Taste starts off with some sweetness that quickly turns into intones tartness. Pixie sticks come to mind. Seriously though. Some vinegar notes on the background with more fruity tartness up front. some lemon notes and grapefruit with mild cherry sweetness and tartness. Pretty sour stuff. Refreshing and light with some medium carbonation. Finishes tart and dry with some funk notes intermingled in there. As it warms some more sweetness can be perceived.
Pretty good sour. Straight forward yet delicious.
09-11-2012 01:48:10 | More by JoEBoBpr
Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.