Unblended #40 | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by yourefragile on 06-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#324
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
108
pDev:
6.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Raziel313
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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

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.

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Photo of siege06nd
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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

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4.37/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -5%
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4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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

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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

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Unblended #40 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 108 ratings