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Fuzzy | Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by coryking on 11-07-2013

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Photo of fireazzi
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fuzzy was great, smelled like a peach with just the right amount of funk. Loved the taste. A great tasting brew and definitely get the wine barrel in it too. Would love to have this again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of my most desired and sought after beers that i had never had before, until now that is, and it was worth the wait! i think the fact that they use white peaches is pretty cool, makes it different, there is a very distinct difference in the peaches, yellow and white, and the tangy somewhat less sugary white peach is a perfect compliment to this more delicate sort of lambic type wild beer. shocked its as strong as it is, so well hidden, and definitely not grain heavy. its wheaty at the base sure, texturally interesting and all, but the peaches must have provided a lot of the fermentable sugar here for it to be so strong but so gentle too. hazy and summery, one smell and my mouth is full of saliva, its so sexy. fuzzy peaches for sure, the peak of ripeness, off the tree, just juicy and fragrant and incredible, the skins and the flesh too. the peaches almost provide the sourness themselves it seems, such a seamless integration between the souring cultures and the tang of the fruit, its stunning really. there is a lot of funk too, old world lambic type, oaky, and with some white wine acidity in the end. i had batch 2 on this, which i think is relatively fresh, but i could see this ageing really really well. in the peach or apricot wild ale hierarchy, this is way way near the top, one of the best and most dramatic and dynamic that i have encountered. makes me yearn for that first fresh august peach right off the tree, this is as good as anything being made in the world right now.

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a light clearish golden color with a white head that disappears almost immediately.

S: Big peach and almost a medicinal smell to it. Earthy funky tartness.

T: Strong peach flavor very tart but not overpowering in any way. Very clean finish

F: Very crisp and clean nice amount of carbonation

O: A very well balanced funky sour.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bend 2:

A: Beautiful straw, golden color. Hazy with a little bit of white head that dissipates quickly. S: A little subdued by SP standards, but peach skin and flesh with some oak and that SP funk. Some tart lemon. T: A rich peach. Not the fruity sweet peach like say Wild Peach by NG, but an unripen peach. Some oak, white wine like barrel character. Storm hay and basement funk. Exactly what you want in a peach beer. M: It's a little fuller than your typical sour beer, and the carbonation is on point. Finishes nice and dry with some vinous quality. O: Corey King does it again. I look at these SP beers like I look at Hill beers. Just wonderful.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit underwhelmed, but even still I could tell this was a special beer. It tastes fancy, but also a bit dry. I'm excited I finally got to try this legend, but IMO there are certainly better Side Project brews out there.

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Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2 huge thanks to JLindros for this. Review #2700

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy straw hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of big cheesy earthy funk, genetic stone fruit, pits. Lightly medicinal, still very cheesy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, big cheesy notes, good lactic tartness, nice genetic stone fruit pit, good apricot, very nice floral tartness.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp clean.

O - Overall this is a rather solid stone fruit beer. Very enjoyable, however, a bit too much cheesy funk.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy fluffy head fades quickly, hazy pear yellow orange color.

Nose brings loads of peach, fresh juicy peach, stone fruit with a touch of citrus, then big cheesy earthy funk, little medicine thing, stone fruit pit earthy thing, acidic like tangy fruit funk, a little sweet stone fruit icing.

Taste brings big dine stone fruit, great apricot and young peach, nice sour funk, tart tangy juicy peach, good acidic funk, bacteria sour funk, stone cheesy earthy funk. Finish fair acidity, nice tart peachy stone fruit funk.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, fair acidity.

Overall pretty nice, good funky base sour, great fruit.

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Photo of mothman
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear yellow color. White head with lace.

Very sour and tart. Lots of fresh peaches. Lemon acidity. Light funk. Earthy and herbal.

Light bodied.

Easy drinking sour. Very nice bottle.

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Photo of abb610
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the easiest drinking beverages, next to water, that I have ever enjoyed. That said, this is one of those beers that was overhyped for me. I kept reading about the super fresh peach smell and taste which was there but much, much more muted than what I was hoping for. This falls into the "American Farmhouse" flavors more so than wild/sour. Not that it makes it bad, it just left me wanting more flavor and punch. The best thing about this beer is the light, airy, mouthfeel that makes the beer so chuggable. The bad thing about it is I needed more of it to get a feeling of satisfaction on the palate.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2 drank in a Side Project flute or something similar on 6/18/2016

Look-golden orange, lots of carbonation but it went away quickly and leaves a really thick lacing unlike anything I've seen before from a sour

Smell-funky, acidic peaches. You can smell the tart. So potent. Amazing

Taste-sour peaches at their absolute best! Get plenty of funk, not too tart, oak especially after warming up some. Lovely fruitiness

Feel-coats the mouth. Incredibly drinkable. Not too tart.

Overall-simply amazing. Not an overrated beer by any means and one should seek this out if they enjoy this type even the least bit. Thanks Side Project for an incredible piece of work!!!

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best Side project beer I've ever had! Perfect summer beer! Tons of fruit, nice light tart and a clean crisp finish! Someone ahip me a few cases of this please and I will make it my official summer beer! Glorious!!

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Blend 2 poured from the bottle

A - Beautiful golden orange with a very minimal head that dissipates quick.
S - Funky peaches and some lacto acidity
T - Peach and sour working together in an almost perfect medley. I love all the fruit that's present.
M - Perfect...just perfect. Excellent carb...really couldn't ask for more.
O - Easily one of the most magnificent beers I've had. I waited a long time to get my hands on one and it was worth the wait.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's a great peach sour. The peach is there, but not overwhelming. It's well balanced. Mild funk, pretty soild, booming acidity, but definltely not an acid bomb like I was expecting. It's about in line with the other 375 mL fruited SP beers. They've all been quite good, but none of them have blown me away.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.84/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mother of God this Wild Ale ...

Peach burps. A beer so good I actually enjoyed the aftertaste and smell from burping. All I can say is seek this out and try it. Just an awesome experience on this humid spring night. You can read others reviews on the LSTFO but anything less than 4.50 is insanity for this.

Besides Heavy Mettle from Trillium, this beer is easily top 5 of the year for me. Worth every penny and trade value. The only negative is that they really should make it in a 750ml though ...

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Photo of gcamparone
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Side Project long stemmed tulip (wine?) glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a lightly hazy, sunny yellow body with a 2 finger white, frothy head that sticks around for quite a while, leaving a good amount of lacing and retention. Looks really nice.

Aromas are potent and forward - they filled my kitchen upon uncapping this beer. The aromas that come off this beer are absolutely stunning. This is how a wood aged fruited sour should smell, period. Heavy funk and hay, TONS of overripe stone fruit, like you left some peaches out in the sun for a while, definitely tartness going on here, I can't wait to sip it.

Beautifully complex stone fruit, sour candy, funky yeast, pretty strong sourness, oak, champagne, musty basement, more woodyness on the finish, leaves a puckering sour apple aftertaste, quite dry. Mouthfeel is light, refreshing, effervescent, crisp.

One of the best, if not the best beer I've had this year, and one of the best sours I've ever tasted. All around this is magnificent and world class. Would recommend.

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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
3.75/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No idea why this one gets the hype that it does, but by all means feel free to trade away half your cellar for a 375 of this. Just another average sour

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a great beer. Carb is perfect. Color is beautiful and the taste is perfect. Despite a lot of tartness upfront, there is a good amount of residual peach on the back of the tongue.

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Photo of M_chav
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - a million little bubble form and stay. awesome carbonation and a nice foamy/hazy peach color. its gorgeous.
S - that funk is amazeballz, seriously reminds me of a Cantillon aroma. Some serious tangy peach flows into the nostrils. It does smell a bit acidic but I'm not sad about it, lets dive in...
T - peaches!!! so good, super carb which makes it light and crisp and full of fruit.
F - a bit acidic at first but the more it sits, the more fluffy and soft it becomes, bordering later on a creamy mouthfeel which is pretty awesome.
O - One that I'm super happy to have finally scored. Side Project holds a special place in my heart and I consider moving to St. Louis overtime I have one of their bottles, just awesome stuff.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Blend 2 from a bottle
L: Golden warm peach and honeycomb hues with a thin 2mm white fluffy head
S: Strong funk aroma complemented by apricots, nectarines, and of course, peaches
T: Lactic punch up front recedes into a delicious peach, marmalade, and tangerine melange with a crisp finish
F: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation
O: This was an incredible wild ale and had a gorgeous fruit-forward flavor profile. Highly recommended.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.84/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a glowing golden color with a thick head that dissipates and lingers in the form of an outer Saturnal ring. Smell is overflowing with peaches, chardonnay, oak. Flavors reflect the same with excellent balance between the 3. Can't say enough about the feel, perfect carbonation. Exquisite beer.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From bottle. Super peachy. Nice head with serious ring. Beautiful peach and oak on the nose. Really get that Chardonnay with ink the oak as well. Man oh man this is good. Super tart peach that explodes. Sour wine grape helps as well. Just dances on the tongue. Amazing.

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Photo of CTAdams
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer. Looks almost like a slightly darker champagne. Smells faintly of peaches. Flavor is strait peaches with slight sourness and a touch of oak. Mouthfeel is light with a slight puckering effect without being overly sour. Easily my favorite sour that ive ever had. Would fight a bear for more.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Blend 2 poured at the Side Project Cellar. Peaches and oak on the palate...sourness isn't overwhelming, non is there a great deal of acidity, but it is definitely a puckering beer. Excellent overall!

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Photo of gibgink
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 poured at the Cellar. Pours a "peachy" darker yellow, with a fluffy white head that quickly dissapates. Hints of peach on the nose. I really think Cory nailed this one, because the taste is a beautiful blend of peach an sour. This is not overly acidic in my opinion. Just a great beer!

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.29/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color. The nose is an eye watering sour fragrance with a lot of peach behind it. The taste is a "creamy" sour with an interesting finish. An overall very good beer, but probably not as good fresh.

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