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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5190) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle shared by Alan I believe. I like the intense sweet fruity cherry aroma on this pink tinged gold. The taste is chalky cherry and pastry malts. Light bodied and very acidic.

4.1
Mep3222 (1574) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Dry almost tannic cherry aroma and flavor with some oaky woody complexity. Sour maybe 4 or 5 of 10 and mostly lactic but also has some earthy aspects. Good but like some others slightly better

3.8
jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle - pours cherry red white head - nose/taste of cherry pie, funk, oaky vinegar and cinnamon - medium body

4.3
superspak (5672) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/26/2016. Pours slightly hazy pinkish orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge sour cherry, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange zest, green apple, fruit skin, hay, straw, oak, almond, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, leathery funk, pepper, and white wine vinegar. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, orange zest, green apple, fruit skin, hay, straw, oak, almond, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, leathery funk, pepper, and white wine vinegar. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, berries, lemon, orange zest, green apple, fruit skin, hay, straw, oak, pepper, wheat, bread, and light leather/vinegar on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tannic/sourness balance. Lightly puckering, but not overwhelmingly astringent. Light-moderate dryness from acidity/tannins; increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and fairly grainy/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden, a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible sour kriek style! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the elevated level of acidity. Awesome balance of fruit, Lacto, Brett, and oak flavors; with just enough malt to keep this from being overly puckering on sourness. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
rxeight (3108) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2016
2015, 750 fuschia pink. Aroma is sour, I know that’s not something you smell but it’s the smell of sour, lactic acid and some tart cherries. Taste is sour forward, tart cherries, very acidic.

4
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Aromas of soft cherry, lemon, herbaceous. Hazy strawberry red with a mostly fading white head. Very sour, spicy, some cherry. Medium bodied.

3.7
AdmiralVernon (1196) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
A: golden coloured. N: Lemon, kumquat Tlemon, kumquat. Q: Nice cotrus sour!

3.5
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
5 Aug 2016, tap at the Bruery. pink, clear, no bubbles. nose is lightly tart, dry, cherries. thin body, dry, moderately fizzy. blonde ale is mild, cherries are as well but they are still the dominant flavor, moderately tart. really good!

4
MarcoDL (5028) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at tasting. 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.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12133) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2016
it had been a while since I had an older one, but not seeing enough of an obvious difference to be a separate entry. Still quite sour and acidic, perhaps a touch maltier than it used to be. Fruity, but the fruit takes a back seat to the bracing sour aspect.


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