RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 familys 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy, white head. Moderately tangy, with ample lemony tartness. Just a little bit of plastic. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with more tangy lemon character. Not bad overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16652) - 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 isnt as lambic-like, with citrus skins, light leather and stale cardboardy notes. Cohesive and well-balanced - certainly unique flavours. Interesting, though not terrible intriguing.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (16399) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle @ GTs 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15993) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14412) - 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 dont think age would help. I think the Flanders Red is the culprit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13711) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Christian. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is a strong oak, brett, funk, grape. Thin mouthfeel with strong oak, brett, light sourness, citrus, and lingeing tart finish. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13304) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Veyr tart and sour but very muddled as well, tons of woodsy character cming at you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (11042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Peter at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a near clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice flight fruit grassiness with a bit of dry wine, oak and a hint of grass. Flavor has a nice tartness with a bit of acid, oak and some funk in the finish.


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