Pulling Nails Blend #3
Side Project Brewing

Pulling Nails Blend #3Pulling Nails Blend #3
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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 5.71%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
209
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
99
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Pulling Nails Blend #3Pulling Nails Blend #3
Notes: Blend of: Oude du Ble that was aged in French Oak for 1 year & then aged on Apricots + 14-Month-Old Foedre Beer + 2-year-old Missouri Spontaneous Blonde.
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 209 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
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boilermakerbrew from Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a bright and slightly hazy orange-golden in color. A small and fizzy head forms but is gone just as quickly, so there is no lacing at all. Really looks like a hazy champagne in the glass.

S- When the scent first hits the nose, there is a good dose of apricot and lightly tart fruit. Right after the fruitiness, the Ble component of the beer gives a dry tartness to the nose. Right at the end there is a slight hay or barnyard funk that is very subtle and balances the overall tartness.

T- The first taste that hits the tongue is very similar to the initial scents of this beer, with a good dose of apricot fruitiness. The stone fruit really takes over at the beginning and provides both a lightly tart and heartily juicy flavor. The middle of the drink sees a slight rise of dry tartness, but it is very subtle. Most of the tartness subsides and gives way to dry base saison before the funk of the yeast moves end at the very end. Lingering flavor is a combo platter of light sour and barnyard yeast.

M- I'm really perplexed by this beer's feel on the tongue. There is definitely a combination of highly carbonated champagne feel along with fairly thick and smooth juice. It really is a unique mouthfeel with a thickness of a juice but the texture of a champagne.

Overall, this beer smells awesome, but has a way more complex taste. I'm impressed by the subtlety of the fruit and the delicate tartness of the rest of the blend. This is one of my favorite of Cory's beers so far.

Jul 10, 2015
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KevSal from California

4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Happy birthday to me! Well it was a few days ago but I can finally open something nice.

Time to be selfish. 750 into a side project tulip. Split with myself and paired with the Warriors

Look- looks fantastic in the glass, nice soft finger size head.

Nose- oh yes you can tell this will be good, real nice sour notes and funk. Actually reminds me a lot of beatification. Some real nice fruitiness.

Taste- this is the star of the show! Fantastic mix of sour and funk and the great tasting base.you can taste the different components on the tounge

Feel is damn near perfect, on money of body and carbonation.

Overall- wow I was hopin this would be good but this exceeds my expectations. The blending is masterful on this one. I made a very good choice on this one tonight. I don't see this one getting any better.

Damn Warriors first loss in 7 weeks! 24-1. Here's to a great start and a phenamal job by the dubs!

Dec 13, 2015
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RebelWithoutACause from California

4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional! One of the best stone fruit sours I've had to date. Booming with apricot and a nice dry finish.

Jun 16, 2015
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MilwaukeeBeerMaker from Wisconsin

4.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Always worried when drinking a hyped up beer but this one absolutely delivered. The aroma was intoxicating and the taste was out of this world. Tart and delicious apricot taste. It is definitely at the top of my sours list and hope to be able to get it again and again and again!

Sep 02, 2015
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Dnayew from Missouri

4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am not a fan of Saisons or Sours, but this is true CRAFT beer. So complex it will blow your mind. Would pair well with really funky bleu cheese. Highly recommend.

Jul 05, 2015
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gibgink from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange. Little funky going on the nose along with a little apricot. Taste is very complex. There is a sweet and sour aspect that play well together. I bet that this will get even better with a few more months on it.

Jul 13, 2015
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Tridement from Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jul 24, 2015
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evanfox81 from Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 08, 2015
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xtonytx from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 05, 2016
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sneezeallday from Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 24, 2015
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 10, 2019
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Zomdust from Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 18, 2015
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HellBell66 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lucky enough to make it to the release on Saturday and cracking my first one this evening.
Gorgeous hazy orange with little head that dissipated quickly.
Very nice tart sweetness I assume from the apricots.
Perfect amount of funk aroma. Looking forward to trying this one again given some time to cellar. My first from SP and I am impressed as I expected.

Jun 15, 2015
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ChrisP802 from Vermont

4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 26, 2015
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joshstl from Missouri

4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jun 14, 2015
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Teddy_Hopper from South Carolina

4.94/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jun 22, 2015
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pvahamaa from Wisconsin

4.86/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! This sour ale blew me away! Pours hazy orange-yellow, with a thick head that dissipated almost immediately, like a champagne. Huge fruity smells are immediately noticed before even getting it to your nose! Apricot, peach and grape flavors balance well on a blanket of barnyard funk. The mouthfeel is similar to a champagne, not much body to the ale itself. Overall an outstanding representation of a sour and I would drink this again... and again... and again... and again.

Aug 13, 2015
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RajaSTL from Missouri

4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 01, 2015
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fondyball20 from Wisconsin

4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

May 22, 2016
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NellysBandaid from Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sep 16, 2015
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Mikaveli from California

4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Feb 03, 2016
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MartyIU13 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 19, 2016
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ttp86 from Missouri

4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 07, 2016
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frasergrove from California

4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 02, 2016
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dddddddd from Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 06, 2016
Pulling Nails Blend #3 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 209 ratings