Pulling Nails Blend #4
Side Project Brewing

Pulling Nails Blend #4Pulling Nails Blend #4
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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Wild Ale
4.45 | pDev: 6.07%
Sep 20, 2019
Aug 08, 2016
Pulling Nails Blend #4Pulling Nails Blend #4
Notes: Pulling Nails is our ongoing experiment in the art of blending individual threads of different beers to create one unique, complex, finished beer. Blend #4 further encompasses my love for soft, blond wild ales and Saisons. Threads for Blend #4 include:

Unblended #40 (28 months in oak)
Bière de Missouri (Blanc de Blancs base beer - 16 months in oak)
Oude du Blé (14 months in oak)
Oude Fermier w/ Peaches (17 months in oak)
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4.68 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 20, 2019
4.43 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Feb 05, 2019
4.56 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 16, 2018
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 01, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy and golden colored; the head fades but leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Acetic and funky, with the oak barrel dominant and a hint of peach

Taste: As with the aroma, acetic and funky, from the outset, with the oak and peach tones developing; in the middle, the vinegar tones recede slightly, allowing the cheesy funk to emerge; after the swallow, the acetic tones re-emerge, bringing home the finish along with the oak and the peach

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; quite puckery

Overall: This is one of those beers that shows Side Project's mastery of the style

May 29, 2018
4.06 by nmann08 from Virginia on Apr 28, 2018
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Nov 30, 2017
4.46 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2017
4.35 by frasergrove from California on Sep 09, 2017
5 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Aug 20, 2017
4.38 by dddddddd from Washington on Jul 24, 2017
4.25 by atrocity from Virginia on Jul 13, 2017
4.5 by imperialking from Illinois on Jul 11, 2017
4.51 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jul 01, 2017
4.35 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Jun 25, 2017
4.35 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on May 21, 2017
4.75 by robgage from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2017
4.68 by Raziel313 from California on May 07, 2017
4.75 by fthegiants from California on May 05, 2017
4.25 by OneEye78 from Texas on Apr 27, 2017
4.48 by drmcleod10 from Missouri on Apr 26, 2017
4.13 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on Apr 09, 2017
4.09 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Apr 09, 2017
4.25 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Mar 27, 2017
4.04 by siege06nd from Virginia on Mar 25, 2017
4.41 by billab914 from Virginia on Mar 25, 2017
4.81 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 23, 2017
4.39 by Brian29 from Ohio on Mar 14, 2017
4.49 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2017
4.5 by ADG2995 from Missouri on Feb 25, 2017
5 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Feb 18, 2017
4.54 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Jan 29, 2017
4.5 by drahodo from Missouri on Jan 29, 2017
4.22 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jan 28, 2017
4.6 by whitenads from Michigan on Jan 26, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SpeedwayJim from New York

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. My first Side Project beer! 750ml capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is apricot, hay and oak. Deep with a cheesy funk. Its rare to detect that last note in an American Wild. Beer opens oak, stone fruit, vinegar, nail polish, coriander and hay. The funk is certainly present here with a big dose of puckering tartness and various stone fruit (peaches and apricot). This one evolves with the tartness gradually dropping out from sip to sip and the funk, wet wood, hay and cobwebs building. Very good. Feel is light bodied with ample carbonation. Puckering in the mouth and filmy and more pucker going down. Real nice.

I'm thoroughly impressed by this beer. Hopefully its not the last I'll have from Side Project!

Jan 25, 2017
4.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
4.15 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 07, 2017
4.59 by TampaRainman from Florida on Jan 03, 2017
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4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jhavs from New York

Bottle poured into fluted snifter.

Orange, slight haze, but end of the bottle pour will make for quite a hazy brew if you're not careful with the sediment.

Tart candy aroma, slight earthy peach and woodiness from the barrels.

Tart and acidic at first sip, but layers of flavor come out as it warms and my taste buds become accustomed. Light peach candy, hint of funk, white wine grapes.

Soft, smooth, moderate carbonation and medium body.

Delicious and delicate while being up front and assertive with its level of tartness and acidity.

Jan 02, 2017
Pulling Nails Blend #4 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 105 ratings