Amis Pour Toujours
Side Project Brewing

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Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #117
Ranked #1,571
4.34 | pDev: 5.3%
Mar 16, 2021
Sep 15, 2017
Notes: 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.
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4.45 by chepi141 from Missouri on Mar 16, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Blend #1

Sep 01, 2020
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Dec 18, 2019
4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2019
3.98 by 22Blue from Kansas on Aug 04, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Mostly clear golden. Smells of stone fruit acidity, oak, white wine, and a grainy backdrop. Tastes of apricot throughout. Starts with white wine, builds in sourness, sharp oak and apricot sour finish. White wine lingers. Quite sour, but still nice.

Mar 07, 2019
4.15 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jan 06, 2019
4.41 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Dec 26, 2018
4.17 by vfgccp from New York on Dec 09, 2018
3.62 by acurtis from New Jersey on Oct 23, 2018
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Oct 21, 2018
4.38 by hopkrid from Florida on Sep 14, 2018
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4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

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.

Sep 04, 2018
4.5 by MeLoynes from Missouri on Aug 05, 2018
4.49 by devils3-way from Missouri on Jun 10, 2018
4.31 by frasergrove from California on Jun 03, 2018
4.6 by johnlatona from New Jersey on May 03, 2018
4.29 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Apr 24, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Apr 03, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

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.

Mar 27, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

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.

Mar 25, 2018
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on Mar 10, 2018
4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Feb 26, 2018
4.18 by mltobin from Connecticut on Feb 24, 2018
4.02 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Jan 29, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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 side 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 natural 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...

edit: the fruit has really become a lot more subtle with some cellar time on this, its like essence only now, in favor of a more complex yeast profile and drier, more lively mouthfeel, a trade i am happy to have made by saving one awhile. the fruit is only an echo now, but this hasnt gone as sour as a lot of them do, and it remains quite nuanced. a fun one to break out for the solstice with new friends!

Jan 22, 2018
4.5 by Leftofthedial from California on Jan 21, 2018
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jan 12, 2018
4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

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.

Dec 28, 2017
4.41 by durlta from Iowa on Dec 25, 2017
4.41 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Dec 22, 2017
4.49 by aasher from Indiana on Dec 17, 2017
4.58 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Dec 06, 2017
4.34 by J_Mueller from Illinois on Dec 03, 2017
4.34 by billab914 from Virginia on Dec 02, 2017
4.08 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2017
4.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Nov 23, 2017
4.5 by IrishColonial from Texas on Nov 21, 2017
4.38 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Nov 17, 2017
Amis Pour Toujours from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 60 ratings