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Fuzzy - Side Project Brewing


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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 5.26%

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blonde American Wild Ale that was fermented and aged in Chardonnay barrels with Missouri grown White Peaches. The Batch 1 cocktail for fermentation includes both spontaneously captured yeast and bacteria from our family's farm and our house wild blend.

(Beer added by: coryking on 11-07-2013)
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4.46/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From one of the most well executed releases I've been to
The beer pours a hazy, dull corn straw yellow with almost no sediment and a hairline of tightly packed white bubbles around the glass's perimeter. The nose is distinctly peachy upfront with layers of funk and barrel notes fizzing up through the beer's calm surface. The flavor is also potently peachy, but is followed up by grain and a lingering vinous oak. This beer certainly doesn't hold back on the organic acids, which only serves to amplify this beer's juiciness (not for the sour novice). Aside from 18 months of penetrating acidity putting in work on a generally abused oral cavity, this beer's mouthfeel is light and effervescent, mildly sweet and grainy, and has a slightly tannic bitterness. This beer is worthy of praise, drinkable on release, and an excellent addition to the side project portfolio.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 18:53:15 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.99/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a pour at the release day. Poured from a 375ml bottle.

A- poured a golden yellow with little head, settles beautifully.
S- reminds me of a warhead from when I was little. Sour but with hints of peaches.
T- Very sour at first comparable to Sang Noir in tartness but lightens up and the peach notes come through wonderfully.
M- very light, goes down smooth and with no objections.

Overall this is one of the best sours I have had and easily ranks near the top of my list which includes several Cascade beers and the four sisters from GI. Try it if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 15:09:38 | More by Jared14
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4.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Side Project long stemmed tulip fro a 375ml bottle.

Pours a nice pale golden straw color with some fuzzy haze to it. Light thin white head tries to rise but fades to a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is marvelous!! Wow. Notes of sweet peach followed by exquisite peach skin and un-ripened peach tartness. This fruit punch is then followed by more earthy and citric yeast tartness. The tartness seems somewhat mild in the nose but enticing and indicative of some great wild yeast and bacteria. Fresh peach juice creeps up again with a nice woody and clean finish near the end of the bouqette.

Wow! This is so complex for a fruit sour. Starts off with strong notes of peach skin and un-ripe peach pulp. There is tartness and some mild sweetness that mingles together to give a very fruit forward intro. After this intro a sharper more citric yet measured pop of acidic tartness creeps up. Clean and sharp. Lingering residual tartness stays with you yearning for more sips. Very clean finish with a great clean and crisp carbonation. Light and fluffy mouthfeel with a dry woody finish. Overall, I am a bigger fan of Cory’s sasions but this is an exquisite, excellent and near perfect fruit wild ale. The fruit notes are nuanced but retain their importance and are not overly dominated by the bacteria. An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 14:57:53 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle shared by Cory last week, what a sweetheart!

Pours a golden yellow color, light eggshell head, thin ring around the glass and some wisps on top. Nose is peaches...not just peaches, but the most amazing peach note I've ever smelled in a beer, no doubt. Along with the fresh peaches, there's a nice tart citrus acidity, oak, nice funkiness. Flavor is the perfect mix of tartness from the sour base with the most insane natural peach note I've ever tasted. The barrel charter is light, good acidity without being over-the-top. Light body, soft carbonation that's just right, dry finish.

Probably the best American Wild I've had in a couple of years and better than Yellow Bus (when it was fresh). Basically, the best peach-based sour I've ever had and definitely the most memorable beer I've had so far in 2014. Great work, Cory...believe the hype.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:43:54 | More by Sean9689
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4.83/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Got to try this at FoBAB 2013 and IMO it stole the show.

T: Great balanced sour, peach is forward note, but not over powering. Crisp flavors with a subtle tart finish.

S: Peach, sour apple, even a little orange. Very citrus-y nose.

A very light amber color.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2013 17:54:41 | More by geimerman
Fuzzy from Side Project Brewing
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