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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 95
Gots: 151 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012

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.
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3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass.

Rose-orange, with a hint of haze. One inch of bubbles rises after a second and fizzles away just as quickly.

Funky nose. Tons of barnyard and hay stink, a little lemon, pear, vinegar and tart cherry.

In the front of the mouth, sweet and tart cherries make a good showing among hefty funk, lemon peel and pear syrup. Massive vinegar tartness swallows all that up during the swallow, but there's a lingering sweetness and spice that reminds of mulled cider. Good stuff.

Light, effervescent body. Moderate carbonation breaks the beer into a giant amount of fizz as it moves.

I like it. A bit too much to handle by myself -- I feel like I just pounded a glass of vinegar. But tasty.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite sour from The Bruery is Sour In The Rye; until I had this fresh. I have had many The Bruery fruit forward sours, and I waited too long; so I learned my lesson. I had this one right away. Loved it. Sour blonde with cherries. Delicious. I am so happy that I have two more bottles to enjoy. Keep on with the good work

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL split. Thanks!

A: Ruby grapefruit with lively carbonation swarming the glass. Zero head.

N: Loads of cherries and ample oak. Some grapefruit, lemon and fresh leather. A little funk and some zesty pepper.

T: Oak, high levels of sourness and some chery. Strappings of leather. Grapefruit juice and lemon zest. If you wanted to point to the normal taste of a Bruery sour, this is it. Could use more fruit to differentiate.

M: Very lively. Light mouthfeel in keeping with the style.

O: A good beer that needs more fruit to distinguish itself.

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4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pink grapefruit juice anyone? Goya guava juice.

S: Funkalicious. Wet dog. Tin/copper. Hay. Strawberry. Passion fruit. Cidar vinegar.

T: Delicious. Super complex. Crazy acidic man. Cherry vinegar. Strawberry vinegar. Lemon.

M: Thin and chewy.

O: Maybe the most drinkable wild ale I've ever had.

thanks redliner8!!!

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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.