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RATINGS: 142   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 2014 San Diego International Beer – Bronze Medal – Other Belgian-Style Ale


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (467) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Had up at Freetail in San Antonio for the Old Bat Rastard bottle release, shared with some awesome BA’s from San Antone and Austin and provided by Scott, owner of one of the best brewpubs in Texas, Freetail!

Pours out a light gold with some haze.. foam is sturdy and lacing is ample..

Smell is wonderful, light sweet notes, very light oak, sugar, hints of fresh squeezed hops, and some mellow honey and citrus..

Taste will absolutely blow you away. amazing stuff, from the sturdy hop presence, to the light honey, to the fun yeast/oak flavours; this is just to hard to describe without doing this beer justice!

not only that but the mouthfeel for a beer of this caliber is untouchable.. smooth as silk, with not even a hint of the 10%.. the abv is hiding so well you should check your pockets..

ALL and all this beer is just amazing.. I want it again and again and drinking it with new friends made it that much better..

I raise my glass!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (515) - Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2012
From notes..one of the top 3 or so offerings from Savor this past June, obviously this is not the ideal setting to be trying to take notes, but this really impressed, stood out from most other offerings, had a ton of complexity, and extremely drinkable..would love to see how this would age..seek it out..

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
traviskurowski (21) - - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Tastes like an IPA sour--Chardonnay yeasts bringing the citrus flavor out of the 108 IBU hop flavor. Cloudy in appearance, orange color, thick foamy head that relaxes after a bit. Big mouthful. Lovely. Recommend, recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
First rate in awhile. I felt the beer deserved it. A rare re-purchase at $25/750. Aroma seamlessly weaves equal notes of citrus, dough, oak, and fruity chardonnay. Flavor is sweet-fruity up front but develops a complimentary tartness (orangey tartness, not lacto tartness) to balance the sweetness. Bitterness level may be hefty, though it comes across as fairly mild amidst the sweeter notes from the malt, yeast, and chardonnay. Full bodied but not overwhelmed with sticky sugar. Soft carbonation, appropriate with all the subtler fruit notes. Didn’t get any funky notes other raters have mentioned. A real winner of a beer from a barrel not often seen in the beer world. Well, well worth it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
750 ml bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, tangerine, tropical fruit, oaky and peppery notes. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, very complex, rich, very hoppy with a huge malt bill, a lot of tropical fruit notes, and some peppery notes. Very well made as usual from these guys.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Very nice floral and fruity aroma and taste with notes of green apple, pear, caramel white wine, vanilla and oak with a soft silky palate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (353) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft at White Oak Tavern. Deep golden hue with substantial head and ample lacing. Citrus and fruity hops with Chardonnay on the nose. Complex flavor profile with sweet malt, citrus, oak tannins and dry white wine finish. A truly outstanding Belgian style trippel...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
Thank you Josh for sharing this one! 750ml bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden/amber color with a very large sized off white head. Aromas of funkiness, vanilla, citrus, wood, and some wine. Tastes of the same nice funkiness, oak, vinous, vanilla, and citrus. This one was very good and took me by surprise!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Stellar freaking beer! lightly hazy gold color, white head. Aroma is loaded with white grapes, hops, yeast, sweet yeast, and spice. Flavor is a blend of hops, sweet malt, the chardonnay barrels offer such creaminess and yeasty notes, great spice. Awesome stuff.


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