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Side Project Unblended (Barrel #40)

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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My Unblended labeling will be single barrel releases of barrels that I find are just too good to blend and offer a unique experience on their own. Barrel #40 is the first barrel in my inventory that I have found to be this way. It started life as a Chardonnay barrel that I filled with a batch of coolship beer (100% spontaneously fermented) that I brewed in the early part of 2013. This was Barrel #40 in my inventory and is now its own, single barrel release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1474) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
375 ml bottle. Damn. This is amazing. Sour smarties and sweet tarts. hints of lemon and peach. Super sour and tart, no acidity, clean finish. Like a better version of beat. Best nonfruited sour I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3822) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Phil. Pours a hazy yellow gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong chardonnay, oak, grape. Thin mouthfeel with nice tartness, oak, lingering sourness, funky, complex, very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9422) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
INCREDIBLE beer. Seriously outrageous. Pours a nice gold/yellow color with a white head. The flavor is unreal. Perfectly tart, sour, chardonnay, peaches, plums...beyond good. Just GREAT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pale yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma is large acidic tartness and oaky. Flavor is just like the aroma. Very tart very clean taste. Medium bodied with good carbonation. another wow

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small sized head. Citrus, some fruitiness, funk, barnyard, brett, and some woodiness. Nice - nothing over powering but everything working and blending beautifully.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (760) - - SEP 21, 2014
Straw yellow pour. Nose is light lemon, funk. Taste is the same with all components meshed together so well. Light tart finish. So bright and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle: Thanks to Nolan & Tim. Cloudy, masked & vapid yellow body with a skimpy white foam that doesn’t stick around for too long. Sweaty lemon aroma, good amounts of citric acidity, peach, generic stone fruit, moderately funky oak, mildly vinous white grape, & a touch of lactic apricot. A similar melange of delicious, citric drupes overrun the palate with each sip. Apricot, lemon, peach, Riesling grapes, citron, gooseberry. Nice punch of lacto sourness throughout, plenty of vinous & lightly spicy oak from front to back with a dry, crisp finish. What a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1323) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brandon. Pour is very pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is lemony and earthy with hints of hay and spice. Flavor is very strange. Tastes like the letter "J". Very light tart kick up front followed by a void which drops deeply until finally caught by buttery barrel notes. Then a slight upswing with more lemony notes. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014This beer rocks!… Pours cloudy and straw-colored with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is a funky, fruity mélange of sharp cheese, apricot, barnyard and horseblanket. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with airy carbonation. The Flavor is super-tart, bready and stupid fruity – a medley of stone fruits… excluding cherries. Big-time apricot throughout. Tart, fruity finish. Yet another world class ale forged by Side Project!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour thanks Skrip. Hazy grapefruit looking pour with no head. Light tart aromas, wild tones. Super tart, oak and wine flavors.

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