Sans Pagaie | The Bruery

Sans PagaieSans Pagaie
BA SCORE
4.17/5
754 Ratings
Sans PagaieSans Pagaie
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
Ranking:
#1,432
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
754
pDev:
8.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
188
Trade:
24
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Photo of PHBoiler
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy blonde body with nice white head in the glass. I'm not picking up much from the nose and certainly not cherries. Still no cherries to speak of in this one. It's mouth scorchingly tart/sour. At points it is warhead tart, and other times it is just sour. It's not balanced and it has no fruit in the party. This one is just a misfire for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Jonada
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Review #200

2013 Edition. 5.4% ABV

Appearance: Pours a murky orange color with hints of red. What little head form upon pouring dissipates instantly to the thinnest of collars around the edge of the glass. Body is extremely hazy, almost to the point of being opaque.

Smell: Big barnyard funk, wet hay, mild cherry aroma, acidic sourness, tart citrus, slightly cheesy.

Taste: Nice acidic sourness right upfront along with lots of sour pie cherries, which was a bit surprising given the somewhat muted cherry presence in the aroma. That's followed by some funk, oak, hay, lemon and lactic acid. Sourness is low to medium.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with lower levels of prickly carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, almost watery.

Overall: Another good beer from the Bruery. It's a nice homage to the traditional Belgian krieks though doesn't reach the same level as the good ones. Given the it's a brewery only release, I'm glad I got to try it, but I doubt I'll be going out of my way to track it down again.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy pink with almost no head. Nose is super tart acidic funk with some fruit notes. Mouthfeel is basically flat but held up by the sharp sourness. Taste is very sour, some oak barrel, fruity, sweet. Finish is sour followed by nice fruit notes of cherry, passionfruit, grapefruit. Very sour beer. I enjoyed it!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mattsander
3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pale pink, syrupy and a bit thin bodied.

S: Yeesh, solventy character that reminds me very much of nail polish remover. Its hard to pinpoint where the lactic acidity ends and the harsh acetic stuff begins, I can imagine that the base beer was better at some point.

T: Taste is nicer than the aroma, but the solventy nature of the nose really ruined this beer for me.

M: Medium syrupy with surprisingly weak carbonation

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3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into tulip 23/11/13 thanks Kmat10 for bringing the bottle

A slight haze in a salmon body, just a short lived finger of foam fizzes out like a cola leaving no lace

S cherry, raspberries, some wood, a hint of burnt match, or better yet a struck match that didn't catch fire, very faint solvent and pear with a little vinegar

T the cherries tart, some black currents, no sulfur or solvent is an improvement over the nose, vinous notes and wood

M shes pretty sour, has some pucker to it but not turning my mouth inside-out, tangy with red fruit lingering

O decent beer but not mind blowing, quite sour but remains easy to drink

I'm not sure if I'd want to power back a bottle by myself but it worked well for out bottle share

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tim for sharing!
Quick review from written notes.

Bright reddish color, spray of spotty white foam in the glass.
Cherry smell, clean and lactic, slightly sharp.

Slightly artificial with a cherry ludens cough drop aftertaste, sharp and super sour up front with biting acidity. Very spritzy and dry, fully attenuated. The sharpness is a little much and more sour just for sour sake, adding little dimension to the beer itself. This was nice to try, but a little one-dimensional.

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Sans Pagaie from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 754 ratings
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