Unblended #40
Side Project Brewing

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From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 6.11%
Ratings:
112
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 13, 2018
Added:
Jun 27, 2014
Wants:
  153
Gots:
  13
SCORE
100
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Notes: Unblended will be the label for single barrel releases of barrels that are just too nice to blend with anything else.

Barrel #40 was a 100% spontaneously fermented blonde ale that saw time in our coolship. This barrel was beautiful after 13 months of aging and I decided to bottle it as is. Our first coolship beer to be released.
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5 by PC_Principal from Texas on Sep 13, 2018
 
4.5 by rabbott2 from Illinois on Sep 13, 2018
 
4.77 by Eternal218 from California on Sep 12, 2018
 
4.24 by Bobbydigi from Kansas on Sep 11, 2018
 
4.58 by Raziel313 from California on Feb 23, 2018
 
4.94 by fthegiants from California on Sep 28, 2017
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4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by PDXAmbassador from Florida

Unfortunately my bottle was a bit oxidized. Doesn't seem a common problem with this beer, but it smelled of Sherry and almonds as if it's been a much older beer. That being said, I'll try to rate accordingly...and I loved it.

Beautiful lime zest, bright acidity, Sp Funk, and Gueuze-like character. One of my all time favorites from SP, and it's clear why they're using this culture to inoculate a whole series of "blended" beers going forward.

Jun 02, 2017
 
5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Feb 12, 2017
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

This has the perfect amount of sour, filled with funky brett and a slight acidity. A big stone fruit presence with hints of peach and light white wine and oak flavours. Near perfect.

May 22, 2016
 
4.29 by siege06nd from Virginia on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.44 by billab914 from Virginia on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Jan 31, 2016
 
4.37 by halo3one from Georgia on Jan 04, 2016
 
4.43 by CTJman from Connecticut on Nov 24, 2015
 
4.68 by Stephenjtorres from Maryland on Aug 26, 2015
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4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Kurmaraja from California

Appearance is murky, turbid, a bit uninspiring. Straw color, a touch of haze. Nothing to worry about on the style however. White wine and stone fruit, nectarine, hay and brie, waves of toasted oak, apple / pear, white pepper. Sourness that you feel behind your cheekbones and back in your salivary glands. Very good but, as is the case with many SP small formats, I find the sharpness trying after a while.

Aug 21, 2015
 
3.75 by kscaldef from Oregon on Jul 24, 2015
 
4.5 by akang from California on Jul 18, 2015
 
4.63 by cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2015
 
4.5 by JMFP from Delaware on Jul 07, 2015
 
4.47 by Ohiovania from Ohio on Jun 27, 2015
 
4.81 by jbriggs7 from North Carolina on Jun 25, 2015
 
4.9 by mojiboo02 from Illinois on Jun 11, 2015
 
4.35 by SocalKicks from California on Jun 09, 2015
 
4.34 by Oakhtar from California on May 31, 2015
 
4.75 by Soneast from Wisconsin on May 23, 2015
 
4.75 by HopDropTheElder from North Carolina on Apr 30, 2015
 
4.5 by tamingthebrett from North Carolina on Apr 21, 2015
 
4.46 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 29, 2015
 
4.23 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2015
 
3.78 by POTABLE83 from New York on Mar 28, 2015
 
4.55 by Dralecg from Florida on Mar 04, 2015
 
4.66 by Zack_B from Florida on Feb 24, 2015
 
4 by IrishColonial from Texas on Feb 13, 2015
 
4.35 by WTKeene from New Mexico on Jan 31, 2015
 
5 by SmokeyBear83 from Missouri on Jan 24, 2015
 
4.98 by t8dd from Illinois on Jan 10, 2015
 
4.75 by DrunkAl from Illinois on Dec 16, 2014
 
4.35 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Dec 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Abbbp from Texas

Came back to rereview this bottle just to emphasize to newer traders and tickers to not chase this bottle expecting something more than meh. It's good, you can tell the special reason for holding this back as it was their first cool ship, but in reality it's just ordinary. Gorgeous color, but from there it goes into the realm of not memorable. Try it w ease, seek w caution though.

Dec 12, 2014
Unblended #40 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 112 ratings