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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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3.2
Travlr (25185) - 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.

3.8
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

4.1
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.

3.9
jercraigs (10527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
2017-06-28. Lightly hazy dark pink body, modest pink head fades. 3++ Aroma is pleasantly fruity, notes of cherry, lightly funky yeast. 7++ Flavour is pretty acidic and sour, cherry, hints at berry. 7++ Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Really nice but quite acidic. 7-8/4/8/3/16-17 Bottle shared by duffman.

3.9
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle, shared with jercraig and mabel on their visit West. Light cotton-candy pink with a foamy white head. Sour cherry and acetic sourness, woody and spicy notes. Assertively sour, and the cherry character is very nice.

3.8
KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle, shared at my 10K rating celebration. Tart cherry nose, some vinegar. Cloudy pale orange with lace. Great cherry flavor, almond // stone, nicely tart, crisp and actually quite sour.

3.5
solidfunk (9006) - 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.

3.4
nimbleprop (8437) - 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.

3.7
drfabulous (8080) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Tart in aroma and taste. Cleaning looking. Some fruit throughout.

4
JaBier (8027) - 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.


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