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Side Project Unblended (Barrel #40)

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2015
375 mL bottle . Originally reviewed 7/2/2014. Hazy yellow. Not much of a head, just a few bubbles when I pour it. Settles to nothing. Lots of stone fruits in the nose. Lightly acidic. Woody and white winey. Taste is very woody. Much more lemony. Not as much of the stone fruit flavor. Kinda grassy. Finishes with a yogurty tartness. Well carbonated. Pleasantly sour. It’s good, but I was hoping for a little more complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours clear golden with a very small white head. The aroma has oak, mild sourness, blue cheese, yogurt, blueberries, light spice, sweet tarts and some vinegar. It has a medium / light crisp body with light spritzy carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp white wine, sweet tarts, bugginess, oak, vinegar, blackberries, harsh spice and some tangy cheese. The finish has oak, vanilla, spice and quite a pleasing bite. Nice sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger, split with jackl 4/10/15. Hazy orange, thin fizzy off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of stone fruit, caramel, pepper, lactic sourness, herbal notes. The taste is lemon, stone fruit, acidic sourness, caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Drake. Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is pretty lovely. Grape and general fruit skin. Musty. Lemon peel. Very sharp, acetic flavor. A bit of lemon and sour cream. Buggy wood. Medium body, soft carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tart with oak and wine notes. Loads of barnyard funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (2630) - 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 (10553) - 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 (10883) - 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 (5850) - 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 (11653) - 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.

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