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Side Project Pulling Nails #1

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Side Project Brewing is excited to announce the release of our first blended beer, an American Wild Ale named Pulling Nails. Pulling Nails will be a series of blended beers that explore the art of blending to create beers with extraordinary depth, complexity and balance. This will be labeled as Blend #1 and it is the blend of 4 unique beers, each of which add their own characteristics to the final beer.

These 4 beers are:

Spontaneous Wild (Lambic-style, native microflora from my family’s farm) - aged 25 months in French Oak White Wine (bright citric acid, mushroomy, musty)
Flanders Red - aged 18 months in American Oak Chambourcin Barrels (tart candy, robust oak, big acid, very light acetic)
Saison du Fermier - aged 9 months in American Oak Chardonnay Barrels (citrus and orchard fruit, billowy, delicate)
Saison de Rouge - aged 6 months in American Oak Chambourcin Barrels (Amarillo hopped, pear notes, 100% house Brett)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3683) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Thanks a lot to brystmar for the sample! Pours a lightly hazy darker amber with little in the way of head. Smell is tannins, murky touch dirty wood with some spoiled berries, lactic, bugs, lactic, touch vinegar. Tastes of spoiled berries, murky, lemon, citrus powder, cough drops, murky malts, tannins, old barrels, rain water, vinous, murky vinegar and faint polish. Murky, touch lower carbonation body. I quite liked these guys “Saison du Fermier” but this one is a lesser effort for me, not clean enough & the vinegar etc. make me feel like a lot of this was not as intended or at least not as it should be. I know that Americans are into this kind of stuff but this isn’t really what a sour should be even if it drinks okay.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2969) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Thnx to brystmar Pours clear , dark amber . No real head . Smell is spur , oak , funk . Taste is clear sour , bit bitter , funk , some oak . Pretty nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9060) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle… RBSG 2014This beer doesn’t cheat death. It wins fair and square!… Pours cloudy and amber with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that doesn’t give up. It’s in it for the long haul. The aroma furnishes lots of funk and loads of wood along with some herbal notes. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is a collection of sour, funky, woody, fruity and vinous notes – pear, pluot, apricot and white wine. Tons of wet wood in the tart, tangy, funky finish. World class beer from a world class brewery in a world class city!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2401) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, thanks GT2, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is fruity, tart, nice sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy sour aroma. Fruity malty spicy woody tart flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy woody tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1191) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at Perennial’s Barrel Room. Blend 1. Hazy caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of funk and vinegar. Tastes of tart fruit, vinegar, funk, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice blended wild ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3399) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
750 ml. bottle sample at SRBG Bus Tour 2014. Pours a cloudy pale orange with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and funk. Taste is tart lemon, funk, and wood. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Amber pour with a small head. Plenty of bretty character in the nose. Barnyard, meringue, buggy wood. Taste is nice and vibrant brett and lemon sorbet. Summery, soft and simple. Vibrant structure. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
From a bottle at the Brewery
Pours a light orange with a decent enough head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fun, fruity and yougurty with some funk and wood character.

The flavor is tart and grapey with some lemon sourness and earthy character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1862) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Sampled along the RBSG Bus Tour 2014. Bottle at the brewery. Weird nose with some acetone and nail polish remover character to it. Some tannins and burns in an unpleasant way. Taste is less off putting than the nose, but the chest burning sourness makes up for that.


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