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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sans Pagaie is our take on the Belgian-style kriek, which is a traditional, sour blonde ale aged in barrels with cherries. The word "kriek" actually translates to "cherry" in the Flemish language. Sans Pagaie, our clever monicker for this beer, translates from French to "without a paddle" (see what we did there? Kriek/"without a paddle"..... hello, anyone out there?). The base beer has a subtle funk, which 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 homemade cheesecake.
2015 vintage uses Balaton and Montmorency sour cherries.

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3.9
bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours translucent light cherry with a slight off-white head. Aroma of medium sour cherry. Med body. Flavor is moderately sour, and the cherry is very reminiscent of what comes in pie filling cans. Cherry comes across as rather fresh, despite the sour. Nice drink.

3.8
marcus (10571) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle from Cap Tap. Pours red with a transient pinkish head and a yeasty cherry aroma. There is a fairly sour cherry flavor with a funky yeast finish.

4
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2017
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy ruby body with a medium white head. Aroma of cherry, oak, and yogurt. Flavor of cherry, oak, lacto, and dough with a moderately dry finish.

4
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Sample from 2015 bottle at the DBLDP on 09/03/2017. The beer is a clear pinkish-red color with a thin pinkish-white head that burns away steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of tart cherry, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of sour cherry, oak, yeast and doughy malt. The finish is moderately tart with a cherry aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4.2
llkc (2663) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2017
duft.sur kirsebær funk mandler smag syr tør kirsebær citrus lime svag hindbær eftersmag

3.8
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Super fruity and tasty. Draft pour at jerrys. Bright red with white head. Tart and sour. Very good.

3.9
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
2017-06-28. Lightly hazy dark pink body, modest pink head fades. 3++ Aroma is pleasantly fruity, notes of cherry, lightly funky yeast. 7++ Flavour is pretty acidic and sour, cherry, hints at berry. 7++ Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Really nice but quite acidic. 7-8/4/8/3/16-17 Bottle shared by duffman.

3.7
drfabulous (8476) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Tart in aroma and taste. Cleaning looking. Some fruit throughout.

3.9
unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Aroma of sour cherry, oak, tart and mild vanilla. Smooth taste of nicely balanced sour cherry, oak, tart, subtle vanilla and a nice soft afterburn. Great sour.

4
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Draft 10 oz pour at Beer Authority, Lake City. A pinkish red pour, with a tinted foam ring head. Aroma bursting without cherries and strawberry. Flavor is an equal tart, if not a little more. Red cherries tart, mixed berries, black and blue. Lingering biting tart finish. Quite the sum up of what I love about sour beer. Sharp and flavorful. Very nice.


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