Pulling Nails Blend #7
Side Project Brewing

Pulling Nails Blend #7Pulling Nails Blend #7
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.16%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
From:
Side Project Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  9
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Pulling Nails Blend #7Pulling Nails Blend #7
Notes: Blend #7 is the union of a beer that was fermented in and aged in Chardonnay barrels for more than 2 years on Missouri Chardonel grapes and several MIssouri wild ales that were aged for 3 years before being blended and naturally conditioned in the bottle.
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Slight haze, golden body. Smells of oak, strong grape sourness, almost vinegar. Tastes very sour. Oak, grape, a hint of vinegar, and stone fruit. Medium body. Quite sour, but it doesn't overwhelm the positive aspects.

May 15, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mostly clear, slightly cloudy pale burnt yellow with a moderate white fuzz that quickly settles to a soft collar and paper thin film.

Smell is loaded with wine oak and has mild notes of vinegar and green olive but also grapefruit zest, pepper and pineapple gummies.

Taste is very multi-faceted and infinitely complex with all sorts of peppery and splintery yet unimposing oak notes accompanied by sour orange, grapefruit, lemon and some acetic notes of white wine and lightly balsamic vinegars. It's far too sour at colder temperatures, but opens up as it warms.

The zesty, fizzly moderate body mellows out to a tingly, spritzy but softer round swallow, finishing semi-dry and ever-puckering.

May 15, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a winey, oaky, vinous bomb! Smell is sharp in the nostrils, with an acidic tartness. Tons of chardonnay notes in both aroma and flavor, lemon zest, brett, more rich wood. Mouthfeel is prickly and dry. A pleasure to drink.

May 06, 2018
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kevanb from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Blend #7 stamped on the label, poured into a Side Project oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 9.17.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy orange color, golden hues with a foamy white head that has great retention with large swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is nice, lots of bacteria and Side Projects distinctive house cultures, quite citrusy with soft grain and a nice floral bouquet that really opens up as it warms with light oaky white wine character. The flavors are good, very tart, lots of tangy citrus and floral flavors, soft wood, vinous white wine, strong funk and cultures with light pale grain and a mineral water forward finish. The mouthfeel is good, lively, prickly, lighter medium body that is very delicate but coating with a tart finish.

Verdict: A very good wild saison from Side Project. The flavors are nicely developed and very bright, nice barrel character and the vinous qualities are enjoyable. The funk is well developed, perhaps a bit in control at times but there is a nice complexity to this beer and it's bright and refreshing.

Jan 31, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a cool wild ale here featuring the chardonel grape. very mature beer, with portions of the blend being several years old. i think this is really well refined and an expert blend, and i like what these grapes do. is more clear than a lot of their other ones, lightly brassy orange with a short and quickly settling white head. some concentrated fruity winey sweetness from these grapes, hints of chardonnay and muscat wines, sturdy and a little desserty, with a on of oak as well. a neat mix of funk and sour too in the aroma, a good mouthwatering pucker, but also a lot of musty woody mature farmhouse sort of yeast, attractive and complex. the flavor is excellent, fresh and herbaceous at first, notes of lemon in with the lactic sourness, sweetness from the wood, and the bright grapes, which have an almost already made into wine vibe to them with the tannins here and the minerality this has. light body and its just a little light on the carbonation, but it slows me down and this gets increasingly complex as it warms up. elegant beer, mature flavors, finishing dryness with the acid, a really lovely brew. its always a treat to get to drink these blends from side project, they really are leading the way with this kind of thing...

Dec 02, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, served in a Side Project stemmed glass. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange body, one finger thick white head, fair retention, bits of lacing. Smell is stonefruit, a bit of musty grape, moderate lactic acidity, oak and even a bit of vanillin, lemon, a bit of rind. There's a slightly paint thinner, rubbery aroma to it, but not in a bad way, that I've gotten from prior Pulling Nails and other Side Project beers, which I think reflects the distinct house microflora more than any imperfection. Flavour is stone fruit, moderate-heavy lactic acid, oak, vanillin, a bit of citrus rind, a bit of orange zestiness as well as a fair bit of grape. It's not as heavy on the grapes as Blanc du Blancs was, though, it's just one of the many actors on this stage. A bit of that distinct house culture character that I just mentioned. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly heavy handed on the acidity, this one may require some Tums. Good carbonation, tart stonefruit and grape must coats the tongue on the finish.

Sep 16, 2017
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gibgink from Missouri

4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After a couple disappointing nails, Cory sure hit the head with this iteration(lame pun intended). Pours a slight dark yellow hue with small white head. Barn funk on the nose. Taste is where this beer shines. Tart, yet sweet, and a finish that dries out the inside of you mouth to its phlegmy core. Loved this beer.

Sep 09, 2017
Pulling Nails Blend #7 from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 45 ratings