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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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3.5
rxeight (3222) - 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 (1198) - 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 (5300) - 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 (12588) - 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.

4
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
2015 bottle. Hazy pink pour with a medium light pink head. Aroma of funk, cherry and tartness. Malty flavor with big cherry and peppery yeast before a sour fruit finish.

3.4
nimbleprop (8718) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2016
750ml bottle pours a hazy pink with some cloudy, white head. Nose has berries and yogurt and vitamin C. Flavor is hot with acid, acetic, berry, pomegranate, yogurt. Hot, acetic finish.

4.1
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle (2015) at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, berries, tart acidic notes. Tastes of big tartness, big cherries, berries. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.7
Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a hazy orange gold with an off white head. Tart cherry aroma. Flavors of sour grapes and green apples. Mouthpuckering finish.


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