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RATINGS: 143   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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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Devgod opened a bottle while visiting NYC. Everything that you would expect in a nicely balanced Belgian-style IPA. The chardonnay barrel adds a little oak but does not overwhelm the taste. Excellent beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3531) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
750 ml capped bottle. Dirty, cloudy bright gold with lasting head retention. Aroma upfront is mild white wine with a touch of floral type hops, traces of yeast.

Flavor start with oak tannins, funky grape hints, and a hop blend that get progressively more bitter as I sip. Oak hangs around after the sip with the bitterness. A lot going on in this brew, really busy. Yeast chewiness with a dry finish. Lots of oak and Chardonnay grapes, honestly the hops are not present here, but a mild alcohol burn is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft sample at FoBAB 2014 pours avg gold. Nose slightly dank, tannin, and hoppy. Some spice in nose as well. Taste similar to nose, but with more spicy character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"My favorite in a line of really really good Nebraska beers last night. I didn’t know what to expect from the chardonnay barrels as I’ve had everything from mellow soft and buttery, to light apple, to sour. This had a light tropical fruitiness and a coconut aspect to the barreling that has been noticed in bourbon aged beers like Bruery White Oak. The aroma is tantalizing fruits and coconut, oak and hops. The hops are subdued but not covered by the barreling and their presence put this one over the top compared to the Melange (same barrels). Expensive, but soooo stinkin good. Mouthfeel soft and full and oh so smooth."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft at Max’s. Cloudy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of vanilla, lemon, light brandy. Taste is rich, complex, boozy vanilla and summer fruit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (361) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (408) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy golden with big white head. Musty white wine funk aroma. Slightly spicy white wine and funk flavors up front. Hoppy wine slightly tart finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (728) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2014
750 bottle. Hazy pale gold with lacing. Tart banana bubblegum with granny apple nose. Mild sweet clove and apple flavors followed with spicey burning tart citrus bitterness. Than a wood vinous dryness. A very big complex beer. Usually this style would be more sweet. Very enjoyable and unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (681) - - FEB 18, 2014
Tried during Omaha craft beer week. 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours hazy bright gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like strong pine hops, resin, old grapes, funky, musky flavor. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like old fruits, grains, bready, and fermented.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3789) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap at Max’s Sour Fest. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is sour fruit, floral hops, cereal and biscuit malts, light caramel, and light barnyard grassiness. Flavor is fresh hops and sour fruit esters forward with supporting dry malts and finishing dry with a bit of tartness. Medium body and carbonation.


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