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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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3.2
Travlr (25804) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy reddish amber color, scant head. Nice aroma of tart cherry and lemon. Taste has cherry yogurt, tart, acetic finish.

3.5
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Some cherry and well done oak. Great balance and well done. Citrus bretta and pepper. Good stuff. Pink pour with good head and lacing. Tangy finish. Bottle shared at tasting thanks to Gendv138.

3.9
Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pink hazy body with a small off-white cap. Cherry aroma with lots of beautiful funk. Oak and sour cherry wonderfulness. Medium acetic character. A blend of sweet and sour. Nice.

4.3
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle to glass. Pours a beautiful pinkish reddish peach color with an off white pinkish head. Aroma is tart cherries, slight funk, latex. Flavor packs a solid sourness to it, with a nice cherry funk. Superb.

4.2
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
taster at the bruery. Beautiful pink-red colour. Oak and cherry aroma/flavour, very tart. Really excellent sour beer.

3.7
BiiruBierBeer (1056) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Smell is floral, cherry, honey, and faint cinnamon. Taste is the same, oddly enough. Very sour. Medium body, medium carbonation, and no foam.

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Bule (2239) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
750ml bottle pours a bright pink color with a bit of head. Lots of sour and some mild cherry flavors showing through.

3.9
smith4498 (3670) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Tony. Pours hazy reddish color with off white head. Aromas of sour cherries with some oak and funk. Moderately sour cherry flavor with some oak and funkiness with a hint of sweetness. Medium body with lively carbonation. Good stuff.

3.9
ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Aroma of sour cherries, raspberries, light funky yeast and hints of oak, vanilla and coconut. Similar flavor, smooth, fruity and sour with a sweet finish. Nice.


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