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Unblended (Barrel #40) - Side Project Brewing

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Unblended (Barrel #40)Unblended (Barrel #40)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 22
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 06-27-2014)
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CSO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2014 04:57:22 | More by CSO
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Maryland

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Missouri

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07-18-2014 14:55:17 | More by mendvicdog
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Maryland

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07-18-2014 12:59:32 | More by oline73
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a hazy and brilliant gold to yellow in color. A small and bubbly head that is white in color forms and retains just a little while. Minimal lacing, but some residual light bubbles on the top of the body.

S- Lightly fruity and just a touch tart on the nose. Maybe a hint of white grape flavor that is a little sweet. A slightly spicy and peppery scent comes in towards the back of the scent. At the end of the scent there is a yeast scent that is a little grainy.

T- Starts off with a touch of tart fruitiness followed up by a bit of acidic tartness. The middle of the drink turns back toward a fruity flavor that mostly resembles white grape. The white grape flavor gives the beer a balancing sweetness next to the earlier tart flavors. Slight dry, oaky character at the end mixes and lingers with both the sweet fruit and tart acidity.

M- This beer isn't quite as carbonated as I would expect for the style, but still moderate in the carbonation department. The body of this beer is very smooth and it is very drinkable and refreshing.

Overall, this is a phenomenal beer. Cory does it again with a refreshing, slightly sour wild ale. This is a summer beer in its purest form. It's a shame that I have to pick only one more time to enjoy this with the 2 bottle limit!

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07-06-2014 01:45:22 | More by boilermakerbrew
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Side Project long-stemmed glass.

Pours a nice slightly hazy golden straw color with some slight orange hues. Nice thin fizzy whit head rises up and recedes to a nice thin film.

Aroma starts off with vinous grape notes. White grape skin tannins and acidity are on the nose quick with a nice sharp tartness. Nice slightly sugary sweet notes of grape juice are present. NIce fresh woody notes that hint at some mild vanilla. Simply exquisite with notes of lemon rind and citrus acidity and sourness.

Beer starts off with a sharp acidic sourness that isn't too overwhelming. It smooths out to a nice dry tartness with hints of sweet grape trying to shine through the more tannic vinous character. The tartness lingers on until the nice dry funky finish. Nice notes of oak are present throughout the brew with great wine character. Lower carbonation gives the brew a nice oily and buttery note like a Chardonnay. Delicious.

As always. Great experimentation and execution by Cory King. An amazing brew with nice vinous character and an approachable tartness.

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07-03-2014 21:21:01 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow. Not much of a head, just a few bubbles when I pour it. Settles to nothing.

Smell - Lots of stone fruits. Lightly acidic. Woody and white winey.

Taste - Very woody. Much more lemony. Not as much of the stone fruit flavor. Kinda grassy. Finishes with a yogurty tartness.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Pleasantly sour.

Overall - It's good, but I was hoping for a little more complexity.

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willis870ace

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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A great sour. Beer shared with 3 other people, so it was a 4 oz pour--not nearly enough to really enjoy it, but still enjoyed it very much. Very similar to the Fuzzy, but without the lemon mouthful; the smell is less intense as well. An incredible mouthful of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 23:38:13 | More by willis870ace
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle acquired today from Perennial tasting room. Poured into a stemless wine glass and served at 45 degrees to let warm as I drink. 1 barrel was brewed of this so it yielded roughly 300+ bottles.

A - Appearance is a hazy amber golden orange semi-opague pour with a quarter inch foam head that recedes back into the glass within a couple of seconds. It has a very appetizing appearance and follows a lot of the same characteristics as fuzzy.

S - Smell is upfront with they art smell that you get from a lot of other sours but follows with a nice citrusy aroma that mixes in with some orangey mango passionfruit smells that really only come out on the back end and when it warms up a bit

T - Taste follows the nose, it is up front tart with bright lemony citrus notes which dissipates quickly into a luscious citrus sweet bomb. It's hard to pick out the exact fruits but the beer reminds me of a solid combo between Fuzzy and SdF

M - Mouthfeel is just fine for this style. Every sip leaves you wanting more, and after finishing the bottle I was very tempted to just down another one. It's crisp and to the point and finishes with a smooth light finish

O - I thought this was slightly better than Fuzzy and my favorite SP beer to date. I have not had many, but between SdF, Fuzzy, and this, I believe this one takes the cake. Thanks Cory for brewing another amazing beer, just can't imagine what oude ferm will be like.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 05:36:09 | More by drmcleod10
Unblended (Barrel #40) from Side Project Brewing
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