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Smooth | Side Project Brewing

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4.55/5
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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:
Smooth is our Missouri Wild Ale that was fermented in and aged in a French Oak foedre with Missouri microflora for 2 years. Once mature, it was racked on to Missouri Nectarines from the same farm in which we get White Peaches for Fuzzy. Big stone fruit aromatics, subtle Brett complexities and a more refined acidity.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#188
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
112
pDev:
5.27%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
26
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Eternal218:
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4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of largadeer
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

White head. Hazy yellow color.

Tons of nectarines. Very fruity. Peachy. Lemon acidity. Light vinegar. Some funk. Mostly sour.

Light bodied. Nice carbonation.

So much fruit. Very awesome sour. Well done.

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Photo of Morey
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of billab914
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.23/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephensinner
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle sealed with silver pressure cap.

poured into Side Project "sour flute".

Appearance: opaque orange body with tall white head composed of fine tiny packed bubbles. Bone white head that wisps away fairly quickly, but a thin cap of head remains on the beer during the entire drink. Leaves a bit of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: The nose is bursting with juicy nectarines. This is also oaky, some earthy brett, and light SP funk; but the nose predominantly consists of juicy and authentic fruit. This really does not smell like it is going to be very sour.

Taste: This is way more sour than the nose would lead you to believe; 7.5 out of 10. Lemon / citrus acidity is huge on the front end of this beer. Light funk, dry oak, and a hint of stone fruit. The fruit does not have the juicy quality that is present in the nose and does not have the intensity as the aroma possesses. The lemony / citrus funk lingers during the entire drink and even on into the finish. Sourness is more intense than the fruit for sure.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Bright, citrusy, and dry. A pucker factor big enough that it requires sipping on this beer. Carbonation has a creamy feel to it despite the dry effect that this beer imparts.

Overall: This sour is hitting on all cylinders. A visually appealing sour. The nose is the best part of this beer because there is so much authentic fruit aroma. A very flavorful sour with an outstanding mouthfeel. I think that the sourness overpowers the fruit a lot in the flavor of the beer and I could use a little bit more nectarine flavor. Not much else need to be improved on here it is just an outstanding fruited american wild ale.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.84/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Hazy orange without much of a head. Nice nectarine aroma. It smells of very distinct peach/nectarine/stone fruit. The taste is immensely sour up front. Oak. Strong stone fruit. Very juicy. After the sourness dies down, it has a little bit of nectarine sweetness. Standard absurd Side Project sourness. Makes it difficult to drink. Low carbonation. Very flavorful, but overly sour.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Photo of IrishColonial
4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks flat but color is translucent golden orange. Smell is nectarine and mango. Taste is tart juicy nectarine mixed with oaky white wine. Mouthfeel is smooth but slightly undercarbed. My favorite Side Project small format fruit to date. Doesn't suffer from the yogurty lacto and sometimes extreme acidity of some of the previous offerings. Nectarine nectar!

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

375ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pale straw color with a small fizzy white head that lasts a while before disappearing

S- juicy nectarine, barnyard funk, lemon peel

T- slightly tart, with juicy gushy nectarine, lemon peel, dried hay, finishes tart

M- med body, low carb, slightly foamy mouthfeel , tart dry finish

O- delicious stone fruit showcase

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Notes from a recent bottle share.

Per my notes, "fruity as hell on the nose." The nectarines are crazy juicy and strong with some light tartness and a decent dose of dry oak on the back end of the scent. The pour is your basic Side Project fruited sour pour, light a fizzy with little to no lacing or head. This one is a beautiful, full golden to moderately light orange in color. On the tongue this one stings with a strong sour right up front. The tartness is quickly subdued a bit with the emergence of great nectarine fruit flavor. The stone fruit is still tart, but juicy as hell to go along with it. The back end mirrors the back of the scent with a very drying, oak tartness. The fruit lingers on the tongue well after the drink has ended. Just like the scent being typical Side Project, the mouthfeel is as well. It is highly carbonated and sticky with the fruit on the palate.

Overall, this is probably my favorite of Cory's fruited sour small bottle series. It is sour of course, but not so bracingly sour as to outshine the fruit addition. If you like any peach/apricot/orange sour beers, this beer if definitely for you.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Smooth from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 112 ratings