Sans Pagaie, meaning “without a paddle,” is The Bruery's take on a Belgian-style kriek, a sour blonde ale aged in barrels with cherries. A muddled pink color, scents of sour cherry take center stage alongside funky notes of barnyard, vinegar and lemony citrus that dance in the background. The assertive carbonation is brisk, complementing the sour core of tart cherry, white grape and lemon flavors. Hints of oaky vanilla and cocoa unfold on the finish, adding depth and interest to the otherwise tart, mouth-puckering palate.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).