Category Archives: Side Project Brewing

Side Project Terroir Project: Chambourcin

Brewery: Side Project Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Missouri wild ale with wine grapes aged in oak.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, 2017 vintage, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear dark ruby red colour with a thin pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Light tartness, red wine grapes, vinous, funky, hay, oak, with notes of mixed berry sweetness.
Taste: Light sour and tartness, vinous, red wine grapes, light funk, oak, with notes of cherry and mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice complex aroma and flavours. It was more vinous than expected, but the aroma especially was really good and everything was just really balanced.

Side Project Balaton

Brewery: Side Project Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend #2

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Missouri wild ale aged with Michigan cherries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 375ml bottle, blend #2, poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark maroon almost cola colour, with a half finger pinkish tanned head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dessert, cherry pie, cherry, almond, berry yoghurt, caramel.
Taste: Sweet, sour and tart, cherry, almond, caramel, cinnamon, oak, with acidic notes especially on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Absolutely wonderful aroma, and while taste was enjoyable, it wasn’t as amazing as the aroma.

Side Project Blanc de Blancs

Brewery: Side Project Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Other Notes: Blend #2

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale fermented in wine barrels with California chardonnay grapes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, blend #2, poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, lightly tart, vinous, white grape, oak, honey, with light funky notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, vinous, white wine grapes, honey, oak, funk, with notes of sharp acidity but not overly so.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Solid beer with nice aromas and flavours with abv completely hidden.