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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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French for "without a paddle", Sans Pagaie is our take on a Belgian Kriek. We added an incredible amount of cherries (whole and pureed) to this sour blonde ale and then we decided to add more. The result is a well balanced fruited sour ale, perfect on it’s own, even better with a slice of chocolate cake. 5.8% ABV, Cellerable for up to 3 years.
Note: this is a different beer than the limited Bruery Sour Cherry Kriek

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Buttery cherries evolve into a sour splash, as pediococcus and wine vinegar aspects create somewhat puzzling complexity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A circle of foam floats atop the cloudy red.
-The acidic finish is harsh but it should please those looking for intensity on that front.
-Carbonation is not as intense as I had imagined.
-Drinkability is low for this type of beer. This is a sipper, no doubt.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (316) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Is this basically Rueuze with cherries? It’s very good whatever it is. Powerful sour cherry taste, especially after it warms a bit. This is really nice, sour fans should grab it if they see it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4501) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy-dirty peach-pink without a head. cherries, lots of cheesy lactos, acetic, oranges, cinnamon, perfume, quite spicy in fact. moderate carbonation, light body, puckering and spicy finish. low funk and drinkability. not only far from a kriek, but clearly unbalanced and out of control.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4879) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Hazy brown with a cream head. Nose is sour, tart, wood, and funky. Easy palate, heavy tart finish, nail polish, sour, acidic, and a great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Tom, thanks! Clear amber/salmon with a small ring of off-white foam. Aroma is mostly of cherries along with acetic notes and light spices (cinnamon), Taste is incredibly acetic with a ton of sour cherries and not much else. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Mouth puckering. This is probably the most acetic beer I have drank so far. Contrary to the description of the beer, this one is absolutely not well balanced. Zero drinkability. The cherries are tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours clear orange/light salmond with a pink hue. Almost no head. Aroma is of fruits, cherries. Taste is of fruits, acid, berries. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Way too acid/sour. Not enjoyable: too harsh. Still not a total fail, but I would not mind never drinking this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1391) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a light pink with no head and thus no lacing. Aroma is fruity and really acid, slightly vegetal. Taste is bracingly acid, think "Sour Patch Kids" grade. It might be fruity and flavourful, but the acid is just too much to me. I’m all up for a pucker, but this one is harsh and way over the top. Too much acetic for me to enjoy it. A dud in an otherwise really nice tasting today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (534) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a pinkish orange. Aroma primarily features tart fruitiness, with sour cherries, citrus, wet leather, and spoiled peaches, with some vinegar. A big-time sourness spreads across the entire tongue with only a little cherry sweetness (which creates the illusion of SweeTarts) to slow it down. Rich vinegar and sharp lime flavors, along with a whisper of vanilla, also make an appearance. Acidic, dry palate. Solid kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (823) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from the source via Patrick. Pours a medium cloudy orange, little to no head. Aroma cherries, tart, funk. Body tart, lively with an elided, fruity finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3303) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle share after the JRHB tacky light tour. Yeah, that was pretty awesome. Golden, slight head. Aroma was horse blanket, sour cherry, hint of lemon. Flavor was bracingly tart sour ale, hint of cherry. Really liked this one - might have been the closest thing to a Cantillon I’ve ever had from an American brewer.

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