Amis Pour Toujours | Side Project Brewing

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4.34/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amis Pour Toujours translates to "Friends Forever" and is a collaboration brewed with one of our closest and dearest friends, Brad Clark of Jackie O's Pub and Brewery in Athens, Ohio. Our shared love of vibrant fruit mixed with our cultures was the inspiration for this wild ale. Fermented in oak with a blend of cultures from Missouri and Ohio, this Missouri/Ohio Wild ale was then aged on Apricots and Mangoes before being blended and naturally conditioned in this bottle.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 09-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,464
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
54
pDev:
4.38%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Texasfan549
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very drinkable, not nearly as acedic as many other Side Project beers, but also not as much flavor-punch as others. Doubled as something of a palate cleanser while we were on site.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devils3-way
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnlatona
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy pale apricot with a thin fuzzy ring.

Smell is toasty hay, seedy yet almost maple-like oak, and pie crust.

This quite drinkable sour brings flavors of orange, apricot and sweet mango with a sharp but not acetic acidity adding a lot of bright oak with a crisp chew and dry, clean fizz.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unrelenting with their mixed cultures, the Side Project brewing team hits a Belgian styled stronger golden ale with a host of microflora for a distinctly sour taste with no glitz and no glam.

Faintly hazed, a strong champagne appearance adorns a glass of racy carbonation and an effervescent froth. Surely golden and with a light chrome hue, a nose piercing scent of sourness tightens the jaws and induces mouth watering reflexes. Orchard fruit, citrus and vinous white wine rounds the scent before a scant sweetness of wafer, sourdough and taffy provide an early maltiness to the front of the ground.

But then the sourness chases out the sweetness with an under ripened, sour fruitiness that spans crabapple, white grape, lemon, lime and agave. A counter of spice comes way of white pepper, oaken chardonnay and extreme acidity.

Bone dry, light in body and somewhat of a simpleton beer, the beer is crisp, clean and relatively effortless in taste. Error free and highly refreshing the ale strips any thirst with ease. The masterful element of the ale is that its dryness exposes any would-be flaws, to which there are none. A quick finish of burlap and cork floats whimsically from the finish.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Side Project Riedel wine glass.

Pours a golden orange body with a small white head that reduces to leave a little retention and no lacing.

Aromas are sharply lactic and fruity, dry, lots of stone fruit and citrus coming through. As it warms and decants the acidity mellows, leaving more pulpy stone fruit.

On the tongue it's fairly sour with pulpy, raw stone fruits and apricots, a little rindy but bursting with mango / apricot / peach flavors, pretty dry but not astringent. The oak shows up on the finish with light funk, lambic-like. Medium-light body, pretty easy drinker. Medium carbonation.

Great beer, lots of flavor here and I really didn't think the acidity took over the fruits as other reviews stated.

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another really nice beer from these guys, made even more special by also using the delicious house wild culture from jackie o, who is really starting to take over the scene lately, ive seen more of their beer than ever around the country in the last several months, good for them, its all awesome. i think sometimes some of the sidep project stuff can get a little samey on the yeast side, and this one likely would too if it werent for the jackie o contribution, so i am thankful for that. the beer is blonde and delicate, with more mango than apricot in both the aroma and the flavor, its natura tasting and fresh, juicy, with that soft orange and pine and lemon complexion it has, the sweetness though is largely fermented out. the apricot is well behind the mango for me. nice complex bretty funk to this but a lot less acid than some of their others, a more sessionable wild beer for my tastes. white wine, cut flowers, fresh grasses, and juiced mango all the way through, hay and funk, wet oak, and rushing carbonation make it rustic and alive. i thought this was excellent beer, maybe not as dramatic as some of their others, but i like the combined yeast profile a lot! always fun drinking new beers from these guys, some of the best out there...

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, blend #1, served in a snifter glass. Pours a slightly hazy and cloudy orange body, one finger white head, good retention and staying power, fair bit of lacing. Smell is strong lactic acid, slight acetone, mild apricot flesh sweetness, moderate lemony citrus tartness. Not sure where the mangoes are, but it's pretty standard Side Project acetic acidity right here with a bit of fruit. Flavour is heavy lactic acid, citrus tartness, lemon, mild apricot (but not La Fosse level), and a bit of oak. The acidity is heavy, and honestly overwhelms the mango and apricots here. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, heavy acetic acidity makes it a tough one to drink a fair bit of. Carbonation is appropriate. Overall, a bit disappointing and fairly unbalanced beer with a ton of acidity, which isn't bad in of itself but I'd have liked more fruit to show up here.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Amis Pour Toujours from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 54 ratings