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RATINGS: 156   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1740) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1225) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (496) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (721) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3274) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Sampled at Mekong after the holiday lights brews cruise. Cloudy golden straw pour with no head. Very tart cherry through and through. Tart as hell. Very acidic with a hint of cinnamon on the tail. Very awesome, but dont need to have it again.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2688) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; apricot pour with a tiny white bubbly head, very tart nose with a hint of funk, really tart taste, vanilla, orange, very difficult to drink adn very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Thanks to Jake for sharing this bottle. From notes. Murky light brownish-reddish-goldish. Holy damn tart. Like your face puckers and then keeps going and going beyond first bit until it’s almost too far and you’re basically ready for your entire head to implode in a full body, singularity of a pucker, before it finally and mercifully backs off. Oak, cherry, moderately sweet with a big vinegar tart finish. A little funk. Nice, really nice after acclimating (it took a few drinks before I could pull the lips out from the back of my neck).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium red orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy tart berry, wood, light cherry - tart cherry. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, tart cherries, dry, tart - acidic pineapple / mango, light yeasty, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130913]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled once Looks like cherry 7-up. Clear, no carb except a few loose bubbles at the bottom. Smells primarily of oak, sour cherries, some raw wood, a little tea and some sour character. Tart, cherries (bing with a little pie cherry), oak, slight sweet character in the background, some earthy character I’m having difficulty articulating. Fuck, this is good. Thin with low, but prickly carb and a dry finish. I’m sad to have had this just because more would be hard to get.


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