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RATINGS: 66   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)


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
Tasted on 2/7/14 from a capped 750mL bottle at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, big thanks to phaleslu for sharing this gem. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average khaki head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is dusty, dry vinous white wine, fruity gooseberry, maybe a touch of pineapple, and some lemon. The flavor is quite sour pineapple, white wine vinous, lemon, and a touch of vanilla. The body is medium with grippy tannin, and a long sour pineapple finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9633) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3775) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1701) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4916) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2015
From the bottle. Light muddy look in pour. Funky nose. Dry in mouthfeel. Apricot. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (925) - - MAY 25, 2015
Copper pour. Tart yogurt and funk on the nose. Bracingly acidic, not very complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3694) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours Clearish red color, with small white head. Notes of cherry pool water, marionberry, subtle and sour peach, oak and other misc Berry funk. Medium acidity and body in this one. Enjoyable stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4679) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; hazy light copper pour with frothy off white head, brett and tart fruit aroma, taste has fresh lemon, red grapes, some acidity, dry finish, some satsuma, grapefruit, good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle shared by vyvvy. Thanks! A: Cloudy amber, white head, lacing. N: Ruby grapefruit, lemon rind, oak, white wine grape, green apple, pear. T: Quite sour - I don’t get another profile under the intense tartness. M: Light body, crisp carbonation, alcohol hidden. O: Quite nice. Sourness puckers me right up without ruining the citrus fruit features. Really appreciate the opportunity to enjoy this and its brother.


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