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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Peter at RBWG. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange candy, lemon, white wine, oak and funk. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14644) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12890) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #66. Bottle shared at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a hazy amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of mushrooms, tart fruits, caramel. The taste is tart fruit, stone fruits, vegetal notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Veyr tart and sour but very muddled as well, tons of woodsy character cming at you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Holy hell. I mean holy fuck. Yeah, this one is the shit. Cloudy yellow/gold with a nice white head. Flavors are complex and dance all over the tongue. White wine, leather, lemons, plain yogurt, earthy spice, barnyard. I mean damn...this is a work of art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10642) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a cloudy orange appearance with an off white head. Chardonnay, pear, pineapple, earthy aroma. Pear, white grape, fairly dry, Funky flavor. Good.

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