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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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Bule (2188) - 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 (3649) - 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 (6698) - 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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