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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Chardonnay Barrel aged version. 750ml bottle only. This version of Hop God is a fascinating, big, bold Belgian-style Tripel hopped in very high amounts to concentrate citrus, grapefruit and floral aromatics in the nose. The addition of Chardonnay barrel aging adds further dimension and oak tannins to an already wonderfully complex Ale - bringing to mind tropical fruits and peach.

2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Other Belgian Style Ales


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
bottle,. very nice. goldenish pour. chardonaay really shows itself, grassy, floral, citrusy, lots of grapefruit. oaky chardonnay adds a lot of new flavor to the Belgian base. Peach notes, grapefruit, juicy white wine. nice

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (429) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Everything about this beer is big. The aroma, the head, the taste, the finish. Before I get ahead of myself, let me take this one step at a time. The aroma is tremendous. The Chardonnay really comes through here. The head is tight and pristine. The taste is a complex phenomenon. There’s lots of citrus in the middle of the mouth, then there’s a Belgian style fruitiness. Finally, there’s that huge hop finish with a controlled bitterness. The flavor of Chardonnay lingers on the tongue for quite some time. This is an unbelievably good offering from Nebraska Brewing Company.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by a local rater.. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Some fine particles in the body. Thin white head, some ropes of lace. Nice chardonnay oak barrel in the nose. Some grapefruit citrus. Bigger body. Smooth, sort of soft, lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light zest. Nice lighter warmth in the finish. Nice hoppy belgian strong ale. Good complexity. Enjoyed it quite a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at zenos. Slight haziness; bright orange/gold with white head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is pear, slight peach, and some oak. Flavor is the same plus some grape and a long fairly dry finish. Impressive, interesting, unique beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at zenos at penn state. Golden color. Medium head. Aroma is tropical hop citrus with some oak background. Warming alcohol. Oak musk notes. Slight Belgium yeast notes. Slight sour notes. Overall is good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
hay, nuts, resin, grass, citrus, leaves, woody, alcohol, A solid outing from Nebraska Brewing Company. Smooth and drinkable despite the high ABV. Worth $30 a bottle? Maybe once in a while.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (876) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
A fruity "belgian" aroma. Flavor is an odd mix of ipa bitterness and belgian sweetness with a dryness from the barrelaging. Color is cloudy orange with a white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Ken1. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty, fruity, white wine and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Very Belgian indeed. 160813

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours a medium golden orange. Aroma vinous, Brett, stone fruit, effing beautiful. Body lively, finish funky, tart, citrus, just massive. Nebraska strikes again!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1311) - Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
From bottle at 2013 Portland International Beerfest. Deep golden color. Aroma is of a citrus lambic. Taste is intense tropical hop, but incredibly balanced by the barrel aging, giving it a nice woodsy note. Quite impressed by how smooth and flavorful this is.


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