Sans Pagaie | Bruery Terreux

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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:
#3,071
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
776
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
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97
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194
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Ratings: 776 |  Reviews: 130
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A tale of two beers- one of youth, bright, tangy, zesty and fruity. The other of maturity, rusticity, pungency and earth. Yet the flavors balance to near perfection as the tastes intertwine over the tongue.

Slightly hazed and a shade off of blood orange, the beer's ramped carbonation cuts through the haze with champagne-like zest. Arid and fluffy, its head falters to the acidity within seconds. Pushing its pungency upward and outward, the nose captures wafts of white wine vinegar, weathered wood, sour fruit, sea air and hints of cellar must and saddle leather.

Its taste is slight with sweetness, offering only a wafter-thing grain character to support the sourness, fruitiness and earthen bouquet. Its barnyard perfume lifts as the sourness of tart cherry, crabapple, dry cider, souring milk and severely under-ripened berry pierces the taste and brightens the palate with its bracing acidity. Closing with brine and iron, its taste seems moderate though its body is light.

Trending dry, palate-stripping and thirst quenching, the sourness projects more, inviting a return of earth, fruit and almond in aftertaste. Its a beer that's both bright and earthy; young and old; aromatic and pungent- alternating with every sip.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got two bottles through a friend in the Bruery Reserve Society.

Pink, fluffy, high carbonation....very bright colored sour.

By far the most sour "sour" I have had, but in a good way. Wasn't overpowering, just slightly lip puckering.

I loved it, and bought a few more bottles later on. I have them cellared for drinking in a few years.

Would highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Notes from May 2012

A - Reddish-orange liquid with one finger of short-lived white head. Settles to a collar, but leaves no lacing.

S - Prominent cherry aroma that is bot sweet and tart. Moderate yeast funk. Aroma is more earthy than tart.

T - Nice tart beginning with a distinctive cherry presence. Middle has a nice earthy funk. A bit of lemon sourness. Actually quite tart. Pretty tasty, if a bit too assertive. The cherry seems to get a bit overshadowed.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel with consistent tartness and a dry finish.

O - Not as refined as Filmishmish, but still pretty enjoyable sour from The Bruery.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Glowing, light cherry color with a small light khaki colored head that doesn't stay for long, eventually leaving irregular dots and spots of lace down the glass.

Pleasant aroma of sour cherries, mild funk, oak, some floral notes, along with good amount of stinging sourness. There are significantly better smelling krieks, but this was one smells just fine.

Bright cherries marry extraordinarily well with a moderate level of biting sourness, mild funk, definite oak, and some grass. Complete, and incredibly drinkable.

Medium bodied with low-moderate carobnation. It could use more bubbles, truthfully.

I love this beer.

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