Sans Pagaie
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #283
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,945
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 8.59%
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
789
From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  96
Gots
  189
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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Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2014
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

May 27, 2015
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

May 05, 2012
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Dicers from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Dec 03, 2013
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DaverCS from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev 0%
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
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baconsausage from Vermont

3/5  rDev -28.4%

May 31, 2012
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DruRho from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Apr 06, 2013
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swanfungus from California

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 18, 2017
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roodie from Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Jul 28, 2013
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Sanchezrox23 from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Dec 08, 2014
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Jae61 from Arizona

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 20, 2015
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scottiethebody from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 24, 2012
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Farnswurth from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Dec 12, 2014
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lavapajamas

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 24, 2016
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ObeMaltKinobee from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Aug 29, 2012
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CityofBals from Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.4%

Sep 12, 2013
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Bruery is just doing such a great job with their new Terreux series. All of their wilds have been on point and this one is no different. Lots of cherries and tartness.

Jun 09, 2016
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sgoro from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Jun 15, 2012
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Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Jun 30, 2013
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erjaq from California

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 16, 2016
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Callmecoon from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Aug 26, 2012
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Paccamacca from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Mar 03, 2014
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 07, 2017
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ptykozoon from California

3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful color, a translucent grapefruit pink with a ring around the glass.

Nose is fruit. Cherries, strawberry, a dash of lemon: these notes are all a bit sugarcoated and a tad artificial. There is also the funk element - which is quite unique, not a very belgian scent, quite unique and not entirely appreciated. All together not entirely balanced but interesting nonetheless. It's like it doesn't quite know what it wants to be, therefore a bit restrained, a bit muddled.

The cherries save this beer from being mediocre. All together a watery beer, but the sweet cherries along with the astringent tart are a combination that is hard to screw up. Quite good.

Watery, a higher ABV is a must for this one. Also could use some more complexity: a dash of vanilla or more personality from the oak.

For a young brewery to produce a sour at this level reveals great potential, I look forward to sampling sours from Rue & co. in a decade or so.

May 23, 2012
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thatoneguymike from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Nov 05, 2014
Sans Pagaie from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 789 ratings