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The Bruery Sans Pagaie (2012 - 2014)

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
A really, really sour Bruery fruited sour with cherry that is nowhere near as good as a legit kriek but still costs 20+ dollars a bottle. Good enough to drink, not worthy of purchase unless you really have a craving.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTheRick (882) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Une mousse quasi inexistante, une bière de couleur saumon, très marécageuse. Si je ne m’arrêtais qu’au visuel, je dirais qu’elle n’est pas très invitante. Au nez, c’est de la purée de cerises légèrement sucrées. Par contre, en bouche, c’est très acide ... tout un contraste avec le bouquet. Des tanins de noyaux de cerises viennent ajouter un peu de complexité. Un sucre résiduel discret coupe un peu l’acidité. Pas mauvaise, mais elle serait meilleure avec un peu plus de retenue au niveau de l’acidité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
From notes. Poured cloudy peach with a short white head. The aroma picked up sour oak, cherry, and other fruity notes with some deeper, darker backing. The flavor found sour oak and cherry notes over dry bready malts.. more oak and darker cherry vinegar on the long, sour finish. Sour throughout with lots of barrel presence.. very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1683) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2015
750ml bottle of 2014 Release. Pours a pale reddy orange color with a bit of head. Very sour and mild cherry fruit flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pour is a murky dirty orange with a small amount of white head that fizzes away immediately. Nose is a bit medicinal, strong cherry aroma, band-aid brett. Flavor is harsh, highly acidic, moderate acetic acid, some cherry puree, and some band-aid brett. High carb, lighter body, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1710) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a strawberry blonde. Aromas of oak and tart fruit. Taste is extremely tart. Flavors of soured fruit, yogurt, oak. This will remove the fucking enamel from your teeth. Kind of vinegar-y. Finish is super tart. Wow. Not the best but extremely sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5102) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours reddish gold with a decent white head. Aroma of cherry, citrus, and some funk. Taste is tart cherries, citrus, tropical, and wood. A touch of vinegar at the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Like many of their sours, I just don’t find much complexity here. Citrus sour, just like the rest of them. Not as abrasive as some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1509) - Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pretty red in color with a deep cherry aroma. Flavor is sour with a musty cherry blanket, sour grapes, and a heavy but pleasant finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6280) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Courtesy of Darshan

Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries, light cola, vinegar, sour lemon, and just a hint of acetone. It’s a mostly transparent reddish-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of moderate sweet cherry with light cola and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light tart cherry, and a touch of acetone. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1611) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a 2013 vintage bottle. Aroma is slightly sweet with a cherry pie character. Moderate acidity with some light oak and malt notes. You can pick up some of the blonde ale under the cherry character. Not much funk and no earthiness. Light tropical fruit and citrus. Pours a slightly hazy pinkish gold with a medium sized, fairly thin, white head that recedes quickly to a film that clings to the edges. Flavor is fairly tart, but it is again balanced by some sweet cherry character. Tart cherry is present as well. Hints of oak with some light make notes. Here the base blonde ale is less noticeable. Again not much funk or earthiness, but nice cherry character. Hints of tropical fruit and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice sour cherry beer. Lots of cherry flavor and aroma with nice complexity. Good tropical fruit, citrus and oak notes, but it lacks the earthy, herbal funkiness that classic versions of krieks have.

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