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Side Project Pulling Nails Blend #1

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2622) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
750. Thanks jlopez for sharing. Murky yellow orange. Light sour oak. Lots of Brett. Unique stuff for side project. Doesn’t have the intense bright acidic sour, more funk and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. there was some kinds of thick weird stuff under the cap. pretty weird. wiped it off and we where good to go. no signs of infection. poured a deep orange colour with a smaller white ring on top. nose is really tart upfront, notes of spiced brett, grapes, white wine, funk, wheat, peach and juicy apricots, more sweet fruits of mango, and pineapple. and that typical funky horseblanket notice, and crisp malts. taste is a good combination of sweet fruits and tart notes. had to say that i was expecting more sourness. some bitter stone fruits pits, and a strong white wine influence. i really liked it. there is a stronger brett notice. but it’s very well balanced. nice and full bodied. nice and creamy aswell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2015
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 9/8/2014. Deep orange. Medium white head. Smell is musty and bretty. White wine. Some toasty malt. White wine is stronger in the taste. Buttery and a bit of vinegar up front. Brett is strong, too. Toasty malt. Medium body. Moderate sourness. Good, but doesn’t blow me away like I expected from the reviews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma almost smells like an unblended lambic, with funk, leather, and tart citrus. Flavour isn’t as lambic-like, with citrus skins, light leather and stale cardboardy notes. Cohesive and well-balanced - certainly unique flavours. Interesting, though not terrible intriguing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
This bottle was left for us at the RBSG Grand Tasting by Will. It poured a brown gold with no appreciable head. Nose of funk. Brett rules here. Medium plus in body. Flavor is full of stone fruit like peaches and apricots. Maybe tangerine. Wood even. Very complex flavors and exceptionally tasty. Great beer. Feel lucky to have gotten a chance at this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Orange with a pale head. Aroma is dried peach, funk, dried apricot. Medium bodied, tart on the palate with a big overripe fruit finish. Taste is dried peaches, dried apricot, mango.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at Bills. Pours a hazy body with soft white lacing. Mouthfeel is tart and soft with notes of indoor swimming pool, cherry pie, sour peach, tart apricot, additional tropical fruit, funk and nice acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6662) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2015
From the bottle. Light muddy look in pour. Funky nose. Dry in mouthfeel. Apricot. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (1151) - - MAY 25, 2015
Copper pour. Tart yogurt and funk on the nose. Bracingly acidic, not very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Copper-amber colored body with a thin off-white head and spotty lacing. Lightly tart stonefruits, ruby red grapefruit, fruit punch, some vinous notes, and oak. A lot going on here, but not sure it all came together quite right. Medium bodied with moderate, bubbly carbonation, assertive acidity, lingering finish, slightly creeping oxidation.

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