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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - 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 (1987) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle - Sour lemon and a bit of funk. Hazy orange with a frothy white head. Muddled sour notes with a woody background. This was my least favorite and I don’t think age would help. I think the Flanders Red is the culprit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2935) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This is a cloudy blond beer w/ a head of mixed bubbles. It has a pineapple fruity brett nose. Tasted, it is a little sweet and quite aggressively tart w/ an aggressive bit of phenolic character, which I find pleasant at this level. This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation that compliments the dry, tannic finish. This maybe isn’t quite perfect but it is definitely a very good sour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Veyr tart and sour but very muddled as well, tons of woodsy character cming at you.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2630) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2014
It poured a clear orange/golden color with a white head. The aroma was of lemon, wood, some grass and earth. The taste was of lemon, grapes, pears and some tartness. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1212) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
From short notes: A - poured orangy amber with two finger fluffy head that dissipates to a average ring. S - the nose is a fairly nice fruity citrusy sour. Orange and lemon juice, notes of pineapple. Also so funk, wet oak, mushrooms, white wine, wheat and some sort of weird phenols. M - dry and tart. Sweet ending. Average carb and medium body. T - taste follows the nose well with the nice citrus and sour dominated by plasticy, astringent rotten pineapple. Odd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Woodshed 3.0! Another generous soul brought this awesome bottle. 14 karat pour with a creamy ivory crown. Meyer lemon zest, freshly cut grass, earthy, dusty, oaky, and acidic. Tart unripened citrus and delicate sweet pear for balance. Nicely done.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (11105) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Thanks, Richard. Orange amber pour with a white head. Smell is quite nice. Lemon, orange zest, peach, and tart berry. A bit of oak and wine, as well. The flavor, is a totally different story. Plastic, sawdust, and lemon juice. Eek. Astringent, tannic feeling on the tongue. Salt/brine, green apple, and grass. Not a fan.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: Brett, White Wine, Hay, Mild Apricots Appearance: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Brett Funkiness, Hay, White Wine Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Tart


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