Sans Pagaie
Bruery Terreux

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From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #371
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,730
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.63%
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
655
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 14, 2022
Added:
Mar 18, 2012
Wants:
  95
Gots:
  188
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2017 release consumed 1/13/22

I frickin love this beer. I’ve always loved a good kriek and this is such a unique interpretation with just enough adherence the standard. There’s a hint of funk (wish there were more bret maybe.) A wonderful dry finish and perfect level of tartness. It feels very light. It would be perfect in the summer at a pool or beach. There’s more funk on the nose than pallet. Worth picking up again if I see it.
Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2015 bottle consumed early August 2021. Interesting take on a kriek but leave it to this brewery to do it right with an American interpretation. Super funky with plenty of tart cherry flavor and finish. Delightful!
Aug 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Budlum from Maryland

May 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by MGibbons from Maryland

May 21, 2020
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Reviewed by kookajamo from Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drinking a 2016 batch from a 750ml bottle in a wide mouth muffin top glass

L: Hazy pinkish blonde color, a little darker than a rose but you can still very clearly see the blonde ale backbone shining through

S: Cherries, Red berries, spicy blonde ale, barnyard funk. Smells exactly like a kriek should

T: Cherries and Strawberries heavily upfront with an incredible sour kick that could make anyone pucker, finishes spicy and dry.

F: Very pleasant medium bodied mouthfeel that on some tastes comes across as a bit creamy.

O: Incredible American example of a Kriek but a bit overly sour. Sadly the tartness overwhelms some of the other flavors which makes this one fall slightly short of our right phenomenal. Regardless I'm very pleased with this one and the fact I got it on clearance at my local store for $4.99 just makes it taste all the better.
Apr 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by mishi_d from Romania

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sans Pagaie 2017. Ruby to red color with white head, aroma and taste of an old cherry compote with a medium sourness, medium body, average carbonation.
Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Oct 26, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 6/18/15; drank 8/8/15 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Ruby red appearance.

Minimal white head; no lace.

Sour strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Bold strawberry flavor up front; SUPER tart strawberry finish.

Powerful flavor, but too sour for this timid soul to truly embrace.
Sep 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Amber to red in color with a fingernail of off white around the rim and and covering a third of the top. The aroma is of tart cherries and oak. I’m tasting very tart cherries with plenty of lactic sourness that is tempered slightly by the smooth finish from the oak. The mouth is otherwise moderately carbonated and dry.
May 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Nov 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jul 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.01 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Top left corner says "2017."
This was poured into a tulip. Rounded pink to bright orange glossy color. Slight cap of a little white foamy to bubbly head slid off nicely. No lace.
The aroma had a superb meshing of tart to sweet to sour cherry flesh and skin. With a little bit of warming, the sour cherry fleshiness starts to come out a tad bolder than expected.
The flavor seems to mesh the sour to the tart in front of just a touch of the sweetness. It's all about the cherries, the flesh, the skin, the pit and extremely awesome. Mild sticky tart to sour aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Semi-sticky cherry fleshy sour to tart finish.
Overall, superb cherry Belgian ale. You can send me down this "cherry" creek without a paddle head first and I'd gladly soak up all of this cherry goodness.
Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by DJ-Hophead from England

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, Brewdog, Bristol - Pours hazy reddish with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma - Sour, cherry forefront, citrus overtones. Taste - Sour predominates , tart ,cherry, woody notes. Nice not overly well balanced not overly cherry kriek.
Apr 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Surprisingly hazy red-tinged peach brew, topped with a cream-colored head tinted pink. Head production is excellent, and retention is acceptable.

Sour and tart nose, leaving impressions of cherries, oak, vinegar, vanilla, and flowers. Also ginger or graham crackers, likely from the malt base. Slightly musty.

Intensely sour up front, and with a puckering staying power. Initial impressions are of raspberries, blueberries, peaches, kiwi, star fruit - almost everything except cherries, actually. There is a bit of cherry pit and peel to the overall flavor profile, but this is not quite like chowing down on a bowl of cherries. Back third features vanilla and more stone fruit.

Complex and extremely tart.

Lively, smooth, and with an intense pucker.

This won't supplant any Belgian Krieks for me, but it is a melodiously complex and supremely tart brew, really highlighting what American brewers bring to the table.
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by ladle69 from Florida

Feb 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by dextermcgurk from New York

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jan 22, 2018
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Bonds Tavern In West Orange. Pours a crimson hue with minimal frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and brettanomyces. Similar overall flavor profile.
Jan 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by WormGod from New York

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Without paddle(?) Pours the prettiest pink/orange I’ve ever seen. The contrasting white head soon dissipates. It’s aroma says sour & cherries. It’s taste is mildly sour, approaching tart. It’s flavor consists of sour cherries with the promised impression of coconut, vanilla, grass & hints of funk, and it’s delicious. Smooth, with the proper amount of carbonation. Very impressive. I’m drinking it on a warm California day, now where’s my chocolate cake?
Dec 02, 2017
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A 750ml bottle, 2017 vintage. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A nice cloudy ruby red colour with a just over one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Tart, cherry, oak and vanilla.

Taste: Like the aroma, sour, tart, cherry, oak and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice, refreshing acidity with great aromas and taste.
Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by DaverCS from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Consumed at the breury. Aroma is Fruity, but it is dominated by lactic and citrusy funk. A little sour cherry on the sip, but not overly boisterous. It gets a 83.5/100.
Oct 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Oct 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by tommy5 from Michigan

Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a thin and lightly cloudy rose, no appreciable head. Smell is oaky and sour, very slight fruity notes but generally kind of one note. Taste is very sour, war heads level sour, with a light malty note in the front and a very modest hit of cherry that lingers as the sour body fades away. If you're after a sour blonde ale aged on cherries you will probably be satisfied. It really stretches my personal comfort zone for sourness. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly, clears of the palette surprisingly well. Not a bad beer but certainly not the best kriek you'll ever have or the best offering from Bruery Terreux.
Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by kbgratz from Texas

Aug 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a 9 oz snifter from draft at Consume on August 27, 2017. It has some funk with flavors of coconut, vanilla yogurt and fresh cherries. Recommended.
Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by impending from California

Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by crob3888 from California

Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 24, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pale ruby color. Cloudy. Small pink head and no lace.

Smart soured cherry aroma.

Fresh sour cherries, almost like an unsweetened pie. There's a bit of cinnamon behind the tartness. Full bodied with an average carbonation level. Long tart aftertaste.
Jul 23, 2017
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