Pulling Nails Blend #1 | Side Project Brewing

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Pulling Nails Blend #1Pulling Nails Blend #1
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by coryking on 01-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.74%
 
 
Wants:
239
Gots:
33
For Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sheldon for pulling out all the stops and always bringing some Side Project bottle to every March Madness, I would have never tried these had he not.

Pours a yellow with deeper citrus like colors and a nice head, white formation, that is 2/3". Aroma was tart lemons, apple grove sourness. Taste had that white wine barrel and brett funk thing going along with that acidity and sourness. Pretty good carbonation and mouthfeel on it.

While I enjoyed the beer, I thought it was similar to Upland in its acidity and sour terms, but because of who knows why, limited bottle numbers, it seems to get a pass in the neckbeard community. I mean, its a good beer, but its far from perfect or the inflated scores I often see in here otherwise for such a beer. Good yes, great no.

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Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud

Nice foamy fizzy bubbly 1 finger head fades at a med pace, decent lacing, honey copper with amber rose hue

Nose mild funk, little sour perhaps bacteria funk, Brett sour funk, big fruity, generic fruit with a little berry and apple tree fruit, a little musty grape, jammy fruit musty funk, little wine barrel vinous and oak.

Taste brings little acidity, bacteria sour funk, little Brett funk, tangy fruits, into musty vinous grape skin and wine barrel, little oak notes, genetic sour fruit, little sour apple pear like, nice funky sour blond in general. Finish is sour funk, tangy acidic little flemmy, little fruity tree fruit.

Mouth is med bod, little tangy nice acidity, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, good sour beer, decent fruit, nice acidity and carb, tasty.

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Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade a long time ago, batch 1, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nude crystal clear honey copper hue hue with a one finger head that fades to leave a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of very nice funk, light wine barrels. There is a little apple note, very faint pear like aroma along with some light almost grape musk.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair amount of tartness, nice brett funk, good almost generic fruit, fair amount of tart apple.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, good tartness.

O - Overall this was a solid beer with nice funk and tartness. Rather solid with good tartness.

Serving Type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
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4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.43/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Pulling Nails Blend #1 from Side Project Brewing
4.39 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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