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Pulling Nails Blend #1 - Side Project Brewing

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Pulling Nails Blend #1Pulling Nails Blend #1

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149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 166
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
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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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle pour at the release, a blend of 4 different beers (ranging from 3-25 months aging)
The beer pours a cloudy coppery amber, with little sediment, and a tightly packed, white head that shows mild lacing before fading. The nose is tart with notes of vinous raspberries, oak, and definitely some funk, but no component of this beer's aroma seems overpowering. The taste is surprisingly bright and fruity, with tart berries upfront rounded out by the oak aging and malt backbone. I'd say this beer has a medium body with its big, rich flavors and modest alcohol, but it finishes lighter than expected, with a lingering, dry fruitiness. Each of the four beers blended stretch the palate on their own, but together they seem to work quite well. I'm very interested to see how this beer will evolve over time.

02-01-2014 23:15:42 | More by ThePorterSorter
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poured into SP stemmed tulip, 45 degrees

pours a reddish brown, little to no head. a quick fizz then nadda

nose is nice, tart sour fruit. light cherry and green apple. lots of berry. light oak.

i usually same similar to nose but not the case today. the flanders part really is stand out. however, it is lighter giving way to over characteristics. the dominating fruit would be cherry all the way. lots of nice cherry flavor with hints of berry. sounds like the smell but oddly enough, its different. some faint oak.

pretty vibrant carbonation giving way to the flavors as they pop out.

overall, awesome sauce. i loved it and i love the pull tab for easy wax removal. and the name is fucking metal \m/ !!!

PULLING NAILS, onslaughting your mouth, mouth mosh.

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Pulling Nails Blend #1 from Side Project Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.