The Bruery Sans Pagaie (2012 - 2014)

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
French for "without a paddle", Sans Pagaie is our take on a Belgian Kriek. We added an incredible amount of cherries (whole and pureed) to this sour blonde ale and then we decided to add more. The result is a well balanced fruited sour ale, perfect on its own, even better with a slice of chocolate cake. 5.8% ABV, Cellerable for up to 3 years.
Note: this is a different beer than the limited Bruery Sour Cherry Kriek

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MWMBeerguy (203) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Simply wonderful. Like Cantillon. Nice tart aroma and taste with a nutty, woody finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1567) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.) Glass: Westvletern XII Trappist glass From: Beer Advocates heresy22 Price: N/A Purchased: N/A Consumed: Oct. 25, 2014 Misc.: 2014 edition; Bottle says 6 percent ABV; Had about 2/3 of the bottle left when I got it Thanks Chris! Poured a dark pink lemonade color with light off white head that dissipated almost immediately. No lacing along the sides of the glass. No retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.63) Smelled artificial cherry (on a sundae), sour cherry, black cherry, cherry ice cream, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, cherry Bubble Yum, Gobstoppers, light orange zest and very light vanilla. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted even more cherrier than the nose. Got sour cherry, cherry Bubble Yum, Sweet Tarts, black cherry, cherry ice cream and light oaky notes. Cherry notes (lots of them obviously) are mostly sugary artificial. (Taste - 4.13) Light body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average carbonation. Long, sour fruity finish. (Feel - 4.38) Cherry is the only way to describe this beer. A nice sour, especially if you are into cherries. Yum, yum. (Overall - 4.13) 4.15 93 A-

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"could be classed as a fruit lambic too i suppose. looks like a slightly lighter colered fruit punch. the white heady disappears rather quick, but the carbonation level is really good, and great for this style. fairly aggressively sour with the cherries definiteky making their presence known on the back end. great lingering finish. very bright aroma, and especially flavor."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7259) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft. Hazy pink pour no head. Pink fruit, tartness, light funk. Berries and tart flavors, nice and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Orange colored pour. Small amount of bubbles. No lacing. Sweet dough aroma. Taste is tart cherry pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy copper body, muddled. The fizzling head is literally completely gone before I can even decide what color it is. Aroma with some light must, damp cotton blanket, acidic & sharp cherry skins, hefty vinegar, a bit of perfume & floral notes, some yogurty lacto. Extremely sour flavor. WOW. Balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, underripe cherry skin, lemon flesh, acetic & lactic acid assault the palate & tear up the gum line in an instant. I get a little bit of strawberry alongside the cherry, too. A touch of musty wood toward the finish as the insane tartness finally subsides. Acidic, sharp finish with hints of yogurt, cherry, & vinegar. The masochist in me actually enjoys certain sourness to the extend that my face implodes in upon itself much like a dying star. Such is the case, here. So if you like ass puckeringly tart shit, this is to die for. Not very "Belgian", but sour as fuck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a cloudy pinkish pale orange with a short lived orange head. Aroma is sour, orange, cherry. Flavor is sugar, cherry, acid, vinegar. Finish is acid and acetic. Loads of lingering tartness. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a beautiful hazy pink with an off-white head and lacing. It has a tart aroma with a bit of malt and some cherry. The flavor is tart fruit and malt up front with a cherry middle and balanced finish over a medium-might body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4580) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Sample thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Pours out pale pinkish tinge with minimal foamy head. Fruity aroma, sweet and not too tart. Taste is cherry jam , a hint of yeast, and lots of dry tartness. Finish is bone dry, but overall halfway between a kriek and a sour. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to DrewFace. Pours an orange amber color. White head. Aroma if tart sourness, just a hint of cherries. Taste is light, tart, sour, refreshing. Pretty darn drinkable.

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