2017 Bruery Terreux "Sans Pagaie" Belgian-Style Kriek, California (750ml)

SKU #1303435 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 A sour blonde aged in oak barrels with cherries, this is Bruery Terreux’s take on a Belgian-style kriek. It pours a slightly hazy orange-pink color, with upfront scents of tart cherry and raspberry that are woven with complex notes of lemon peel, green apple, leather, barnyard and hay. The palate is bright and lively, with ample malt to lend weight to the mouthfeel while mouthwatering acidity carries the tart berry and cherry flavors. Additional layers of oaky spice, white pepper, cocoa, bread crust and animal hide weave in and out of the fruity core and linger on the long finish. It’s well balanced, sour without being completely mouth-puckering, and undoubtedly delicious.  (9/2017)

K&L Notes

"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." (Producer notes)

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Alcohol Content (%): 4.8