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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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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4.1
slowrunner77 (13006) - 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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JaBier (8316) - 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 (8830) - 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 (7764) - 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 (7343) - 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.

3.2
Travlr (26288) - 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 (9444) - 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 (3767) - 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 (628) - 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.


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