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Pulling Nails Blend #1 - Side Project Brewing

Pulling Nails Blend #1Pulling Nails Blend #1

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.7%


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

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pulling Nails is an ongoing experiment in the art of blending to create sour and wild ales of extraordinary depth, complexity and balance. Blend #1 is the union of four different beers that were fermented in and aged in wine barrels for six months to two years.

(Beer added by: coryking on 01-16-2014)
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Side Project long stemmed tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a a hazy and slightly muddled dark orange with some nice copper hues. Some mild yet bright pinkish hues can also be perceived. There is a nice quarter inch head that forms that is pretty dense and slightly off-white. The head recedes pretty quickly though down to a nice thick ring around the glass. (4.5)

Aroma is pretty yummy and enticing. Starts off with some vinous and berry like tartness. Notes of mild raspberry mixed in with some nice slightly tart white wine acidity. There is some nice earthy, rustic and funky grain notes in the nose as well. Notes of fresh cut hay as well as some funky and musty barnyard notes. The rustic grain s very complimentary to each aspect of the brew to include the mild tartness and the wood notes. (4.5)

Flavor follows the nose quite well. Starts off with slight citric (lemony) tartness with some notes of balsamic vinaigrette. The tartness is quite mild and approachable. The tartness has some notes of berries especially in the finish. The grain notes are exquisite. Notes of fresh cut hay, bread and earthy malty grain say present throughout the middle and end of this brew. The finish is very dry with tart berry notes and a delicious lingering midl tartness. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side similar to a nice fresh saison but the flavors are complex and the mouthfeel goes well with the complex and rich flavors.

Another wonderful brew. Takes Saison to another level by blending a couple of Saisons with some other "wild" beers. Such great grain notes in the brew with great berry and citric tartness.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:41:16 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Poured into Side Project wine glass.

Pours a dark amber with blood orange and copper highlights. Two finger off white head that leaves nice lacing. Frothy layer rests on top after head subsides.

The aroma speaks of barrels and sourness. Gorgeous white wine dazzle, young and fruity Pinot Noir, cherries buy the boatloads, definite Flemish red characteristics, and a musky/farmhouse note only found in lambics and other great American sours. But that's not all, you also get that brett yeast component found in barrel aged Saisons, lactic citrus pucker, overtones of raspberry and strawberry, oak, and a powerful floral note much like you would encounter in a flower ship or springtime field of daisies.

On the palate you get a mini acid bomb. Thankfully not overly sour or lactic. Drinks like a 3 year old Cantillon, still subdued pucker but certainly picking up corrosion capabilities. Plenty of funk, cherry and berry fruits in general, lemon, lime, oak tannins, tart apple, green pear, and ever so light sweet bread malt. Very drinkable wild ale.

Mouthfeel is light with just enough carbonation to tickle the tongue and clean the palate. Tart and dry finish.

The verdict on Pulling Nails? It's a fantastic wild ale and blend of beers. You can expect plenty of sourness, funk, fruity flavors, wine barrel presence, subtle saison characteristics, and overall just finely integrated flavors. A unique offering, and more proof the Side Project is doing great things.

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S- Starts off slightly to moderately tart then transforms from there. The acidic and slightly fruity tartness changes to a sort of musty and yeasty scent towards the middle and end of the drink. Really starts to smell like Saison de Rouge towards the end with more of a saison and hops scent presence. Hops are not strong or bitter, but more spicy and contributes to the musty scent a little.

T- Starts off with a moderate dose of sour flavor right up front. Tartness is more similar to lambic than a tart saison in nature, being more citrus-like and acidic. Moves on toward a more traditional saison flavor of grain and yeast from the tartness, although the tartness is always in the background of this beer. Musty with some grain and the underlying tartness in the middle of the drink. The end of the drink is more spicy with a slight hint of hops bitterness. Lingering tartness is left on the tongue.

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Pulling Nails Blend #1 from Side Project Brewing
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