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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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 2014 San Diego International Beer – Bronze Medal – Other Belgian-Style Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (564) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
Hazy orange with fluffly white head. A spicy citrus farmhouse funk smell. Taste is very spicy, black pepper, salty, some caramel malt, very little sweetness though. A little alcohol burn. Spiciness is a bit much. Not bad overall though. A little bit of the barrel character but not much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle pours with a hazy gold body that supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up Belgian yeasty spices, a mix of sweet apple esters and citrus hops. Pretty big malt sweetened aroma. The taste is similar where I get a mix of malt sweetened citrus hops, apple to ripe peach like esters and then it dries out into the finish with lingering hop and grape skin tannic bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Tap at Frisco Tap House. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is Chardonnay, pear and apple esters, biscuit and honey malt, earthy yeast spices, light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is moderate Chardonnay, sweet malt and fruity esters, earthy yeast spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6201) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours a hazy gold with a thick off white head. Funky nose. Flavors of Leno , tart green apple and sea salt. Smooth tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1498) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (584) - 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.

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