Sans Pagaie | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
742
Reviews:
119
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
189
For Trade:
24
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Photo of ThickNStout
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle brewed in march 2013 into a New Glarus flute glass. about a year old.

pours a very interesting and attractive murky red that i really dig. smell is very acidic with a tad of cherries... taste is lip puckeringly sour with the vinegar and acidic notes. cherries are present but have faded noticeably in a year. as it warmed up it became a tad less acidic. mild body with mild carbonation.

overall a lip puckering sour. i dig those but maybe not for everyone.

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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Teeters on the line of good and great in my opinion but easily buyable again and very enjoyable to sip.
Pours almost the color if pink grapefruit juice with no head to speak of. Smell has sour cherry, oak and a hint of vanilla. Taste a nice mix of tart and bittersweet but not overpowering with mostly cherry and acidic fruit notes.

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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
4.1 out of 5 based on 742 ratings.
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