From The Bruery – 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 it’s own, even better with a slice of chocolate cake. 5.8% ABV, Cellerable for up to 3 years.
The Bruery – The Bruery Sans Pagaie – On tap at RS 2012 Initiation – 5.8% abv.
Appearance: Pours cloudy salmon with a white dense film atop.
Aroma: Cherry pie, pool water, light spice. Pretty much a classic Kriek aroma.
Taste: Very tart cherry. Modest malt with a bright lemon/citrus finish. The oak component is very subtle, and takes some warming up to find.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with very lively bubbles.
Overall: A very tasty sour. I was never in the right place at the right time to try their pilot batches of Kriek over the years, but they have seemed to have nailed this recipe, in my beer tasting opinion.