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Sans Pagaie - The Bruery

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637 Ratings
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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 100
Gots: 152 | FT: 15
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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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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A - Hazy bright orange-red with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet grainy malts, wheat, sour cherries, vanilla, oak, funky yeasts, lemon and other citrus zests, lactic acid.

T - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, sour cherries, tartness, vanilla, oak, funky yeasts and lactic acid, tart lemon and other citrus zests.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, tart, and funky finish.

D - Great wild ale. Good sourness and tartness with good overall balance.

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A - Clear, brilliant pink/rose' color. Clear head that disappears immediately.

S - Sour cherry, light white vinegar, musty barnyard notes, although slight.

T - Sour cherries and white vinegar are forefront. Lemon juice and a slight white wine character. Slight blue cheese finish (very slight and actually enjoyable). Much less puckering sour than I remember.

M - Light and crisp, although it seems to have lost a little carbonation, I think it works to its benefit. Not watery at all. Nice balance.

O - I like it much better than when I had it fresh. Flavors meld together well. Much less vinegary than I remember. Might be benefiting from some age.

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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.