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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 87
Gots: 147 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-29-2012 03:14:35 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. Served in a Bruery tulip.

The beer is pinkish with a small head that recedes rapidly, leaving sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers pink grapefruit, wild yeast, pink lemonade. Smells fruity and sweet, with the addition of wild yeast. Sweet / tart citrus with a splash of lemonade. Alcohol well disguised. Medium bodied with a bit of a syrupy, sticky feel on the palate. Overall, this was solid.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 02:58:08 | More by Huhzubendah
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-29-2012 01:49:17 | More by ms11781
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2012 21:20:09 | More by Callmecoon
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-24-2012 19:09:24 | More by scottiethebody
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-24-2012 02:42:05 | More by BeerThursdays
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-23-2012 21:44:34 | More by Archemedies
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Glowing, light cherry color with a small light khaki colored head that doesn't stay for long, eventually leaving irregular dots and spots of lace down the glass.

Pleasant aroma of sour cherries, mild funk, oak, some floral notes, along with good amount of stinging sourness. There are significantly better smelling krieks, but this was one smells just fine.

Bright cherries marry extraordinarily well with a moderate level of biting sourness, mild funk, definite oak, and some grass. Complete, and incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with low-moderate carobnation. It could use more bubbles, truthfully.

I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 01:43:43 | More by ehammond1
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-22-2012 08:07:02 | More by gpawned
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-20-2012 02:59:31 | More by thebouch01
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4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Part of my Reserve Society allocation.

A: Blood orange to grapefruit in color. Hues that vary from pink to yellow. A finger or so of white head builds up on the second glass, but not the first. A decent amount of sediment lasts at the bottom of the bottle.

S: Fruity, but very tart aroma. Vinegar and cherries certainly with hints of funk. Almost like a cherry pie, with some breadiness and almost cinnamon qualities. Sweet and tart.

T: The tartness just keeps on coming, and I love it. Subtle cherries, big funk, underlying blond ale, and a balancing sweetness. Really a nicely concocted sour ale. One of the better American Wilds I can remember having. The cherries are integrated very well and the level of sour is perfect.

MF: Light body with a perfect level of carbonation. It's so balanced the drinkability is perfect. Aftertaste of tartness and lingering bitterness keep you coming back for more.

O: One of the better American Wilds on the market. Huge props to the Bruery. So glad I have two more bottles of it. I would recommend this to anyone. Between this and Filmishmish I have to say they've knocked it out of the park.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 03:59:47 | More by russwbeck
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-17-2012 14:39:25 | More by pperez38
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to egrace for sharing this bottle. thanks elliot!

poured into tulip glass.

reviewed 8/14/12.

Appearance: light red bodied beer with no head.

Smell: cherries, mild vinegar, lemon, oak and funk.

Taste: Big cherries mix with lemons for a moderate tartness. Nice oak notes and a touch of earthiness. Mild lingering tartness in the finish that is great!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is another great bruery beer. I enjoyed this beer way more than oude tart!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 17:25:54 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-16-2012 16:12:28 | More by duceswild
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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for sharing.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy grapefuit color with a thin white head forming on the pour. Ite recedes to a thin ring and leaves some small splochtes of lace behind.

S: Oaky with some tart cherries up front. Sour berry with a slight malty sweetness. Light grassy hops on the finish.

T: More sour than tart. Cherry skins with a litt green grape tartness. The finish is malty and sweet.

M: Light bodied with a nicely carbonated body and drying finish.

O: Nice drinkability and it was pretty balanced. Nothing was over powering, but that being said it wasn't anything spectacular either. Better than average, but nothing crazy.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 21:05:33 | More by Treebs
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Short white head on a murky light ruby red/grapefruit body. No head retention or lacing...no too appetizing looking.

Grapefruit/cherries scent. Smells like I'm gonna die from the sourness.

Starts sour, finishes cherry sweet...great ending. Tart throughout. Major yum factor.

Medium mouthfeel, highly carbonated.

Highly drinkable, just kept wanting to drink this in large proportions. We all thought this was better than Oude Tart. Thanks egrace84 for the Bruery share.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 02:35:01 | More by Duff27
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-06-2012 21:12:27 | More by AApparel
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-05-2012 20:06:59 | More by nmann08
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Light strawberry red with a big glow throughout. Small film of off white head that was scattered as large bubbles.

S - Sour and tart up front. Lots of oak. Some cherry aromas, but not as much as I expected.

T - A huge sourness up front with some funk and lots of oak. Tart cherry flavour adds a nice layer of complexity without taking over the beer.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 16:04:51 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.1.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, off-pink orange with a fizzy white-pink head that fades fast.

S - Tart, Cherries really come out.

T - Very tart and sour. Sweet cherry and oak.

D - Good carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Very tart with a nice sweet oaky cherry flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 06:08:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.