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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3704) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared byy Adam, thanks! Cloudy orange/amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, wood, red fruits, brett, caramel and light spiciness. Taste is also of vanilla, lots of wood, red fruits, brettanomyces, caramel and vinegar notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Acidic finish. A bit too heavy for my liking. Some acetone (?) too. Still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3493) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Acquired in a trade, this is #1. Cellar temp in stemware split 5 ways

A - very dark orange a 1 finger creamy head fades to a thin line.

S - Very grape forward, touch of vinegar and pear...acetic notes.

T - Very acidic tart sour almost harsh boozy medicinal. Very tart, cherry and woody

M - Thick, boozy and a dry finish

O - This is an interesting beer but like most american wild ales, I just don’t like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4287) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Bottle - thanks Dak! Pours lightly cloudy amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is funky, barnyard, musty, oak, over ripe peach, some herbal. Flavor is medium tart, light tart, lemony, oaky, lightly acidic. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5405) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Christian. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is a strong oak, brett, funk, grape. Thin mouthfeel with strong oak, brett, light sourness, citrus, and lingeing tart finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Caramel and vinous aromas. Sour but not overly so, with vinous, tropical fruit, and lemon zest notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (487) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle - pours a clear brown. Caramel and vinous note in the nose. Grapes, sour, and wine in the taste plus some astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2532) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Straw color. Small white head. No lacing. Peppery sour aroma. Tart peppery taste. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Wild fruit, sour apricot,ith malty base camp. Earthy notes on the finish, barnwood and hay permeated through entire experience. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5089) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4505) - 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

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