Blended 2017
Side Project Brewing

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From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 4.64%
Ratings:
107
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 31, 2021
Added:
Apr 19, 2017
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  19
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: A blend of the following:

2014 - A mash bill of 65% pilsner and 35% unmalted wheat that was turbid-mashed and boiled for three hours with hop pellets. Inoculated with Barrel #40 and fermented in and aged in two neutral Hungarian oak 500L puncheons.

2015 - A mash bill of 65% pilsner and 35% unmalted wheat that was step-mashed and boiled for two hours with aged, whole-leaf hops. Inoculated with cultures from the 2014 brew and fermented in and aged in two French oak 500L puncheons.

2016 - A mash bill of 70% pilsner, 20% unmalted wheat and 10% malted wheat was single-infusion mashed and boiled for two hours with hop pellets. Inoculated with cultures from the 2015 brew and fermented in and aged in two French oak pinot noir 500L puncheons.
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4.5 by rbrefbeerman from California on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.71 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2020
 
4.55 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 08, 2020
 
4.21 by unclekeith from Alaska on Feb 18, 2019
 
4.68 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Aug 03, 2018
 
4.71 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Jun 11, 2018
 
4.48 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on May 18, 2018
 
4.49 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Apr 22, 2018
 
4.5 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Apr 18, 2018
 
4.67 by Nuggetz from Texas on Mar 14, 2018
 
4.75 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Mar 06, 2018
 
4.27 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Feb 27, 2018
 
5 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Feb 05, 2018
 
5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jan 28, 2018
 
4.5 by petermethot from New Jersey on Jan 17, 2018
 
4.5 by knicks19947 from New York on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.75 by imyourhero21 from California on Jan 03, 2018
 
4.76 by whitenads from Michigan on Dec 19, 2017
 
4.5 by c-rum from Missouri on Dec 18, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured as a nice looking Yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell is pretty funky along with some citrus in there too. The taste of the beer follows the nose, lemony citrus funk. The feel is light bodied, sharp and crisp. Overall a very nice beer.

Dec 16, 2017
 
4.25 by J_Mueller from Illinois on Dec 12, 2017
 
4.62 by FreshZ from Missouri on Dec 03, 2017
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4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

essentially american gueuze, this is among the best side project beers i have ever had of any persuasion, and fully worthy of all the accolades it has received! this is incredible beer, a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year wild ales aged in oak. white and red wine elements to the nose, insanely mature funk, a solera sort of inoculation from what i understand, this yeast mix is insane. i get heaps of fruity brett, pear and apple and apricot notes, with some nice bacterial sting too, iodine, oak, and aged hops, really lambic-esque, developed, and complex, i could sit here and sniff on this all day without taking a sip, my mouth waters enough to satiate my thirst, its unreal. the flavor is just as good as the nose, a lemon lime soda complexion real quick followed by a raw wheat cereal character and a pils malt crackery element that is more robust that i am used to in belgian lambic, but still understated and appropriate, i want to taste the grain in a beer like this, and i certainly do here. the yeast drives it of course though, fruity and tannic, with the oak and wine elements alongside. layered bretty maturity, musty basement, wet straw, dog funk, and wood, sounds weird but tastes amazing. the sour side is moderate in acidity but really interesting in flavor with a cutting lemon element. slight cherry for a second, must be some red wine wood here? not all the way dry to finish, this takes awhile to fade out, which is just fine with me as it tastes incredible. awesome carbonation too, i love a beer like this that is alive and not still, whatever tradition says. an expensive bottle at the cellar, but i have come to know that you get what you pay for in here, and i have never regretted bucking up for a crazy side project beer. this is among their best work, and among the best american lambic types in existence. just about full marks here from me!

Dec 01, 2017
 
4.65 by ragnar3 from Iowa on Nov 16, 2017
 
4.6 by taospowder from New Mexico on Nov 16, 2017
 
4.19 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Nov 16, 2017
 
4.5 by Kurmaraja from California on Nov 13, 2017
 
4.24 by mattboyer182 from Indiana on Nov 03, 2017
 
4.78 by durlta from Iowa on Nov 03, 2017
 
4.55 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2017
 
4.56 by chippo33 from Vermont on Oct 25, 2017
 
4.5 by atrocity from Virginia on Oct 10, 2017
 
4.5 by TboneRN from Minnesota on Oct 10, 2017
 
4.42 by ADG2995 from Missouri on Oct 07, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Bright saturated gold with sharp clarity, ample foam and lacing.
Rustic complex aroma, lightly acidic, lots of oak and light wet hay funk.
Big tannins, lightly puckering soft sourness, lemon rind and oaky vanilla.
Medium bodied and smooth, soft and even carbonation. Very well balanced.

Thanks to Steve for this one!

Sep 30, 2017
 
4.25 by frasergrove from California on Sep 27, 2017
 
4.5 by MeLoynes from Missouri on Sep 23, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Trying to get caught up on ratings. Wasn't a huge fan of this. Pucker factor was very high for me and really took away the other aspects in the beer.

Sep 20, 2017
 
4.37 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Sep 15, 2017
 
4.27 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 13, 2017
Blended 2017 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 107 ratings