Sans Pagaie | Bruery Terreux

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4.17/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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:
#1,595
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
776
pDev:
8.63%
Bros Score:
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Photo of mattmarka1
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DJ-Hophead
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.

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Photo of Roguer
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.

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Photo of ladle69
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
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.

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Photo of WormGod
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
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?

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Photo of kitch
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.

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Photo of DaverCS
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.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevepat
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.

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Photo of kbgratz
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
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.

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Photo of impending
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
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.

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Sans Pagaie from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 776 ratings