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Tröegs Splinter Blue

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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What is Splinter Blue? Splinter Blue combines three of our favorite things – Dreamweaver, tart cherries, and Brettanyomyces. To begin this process we fermented Dreamweaver wort with Belgian/Lambic yeast blend. After a complete fermentation,… we aged the beer in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria for one year, and then added eighty pounds of tart cherries for another six months of aging. Splinter Blue pours a cloudy rose color with copious carbonation and a Brettanyomyces yeast funk. The beer’s effervescence highlights it’s sharp acidic cherry flavor, followed by a doughy cereal-like finish that lets you know there’s wheat in there.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7015) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Poured a hazy reddish apricot with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a pretty present oak note as well as sour cherry nearing acidic and funk. Flavor had a nice balance of sour cherry, acid, funk and a really nice backing oak note.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2014
750mL bottle. Poured a lovely shade of copper with just about nothing going on for head.. looked like apple juice. The aroma was very assertive, with sour cherry vinegar, wood, and a healthy dose of fruity/footy/musty funk.. loved it! The flavor opened bracingly, with sour cherries, oak, and lemon zest leading.. some earthy wheat and cherry meat showed across the middle.. the fairly quick, dry, sour finish left residual cherry dust and skins. Light-medium bodied with very low carbonation.. very, very sour, and in a good way.. refreshing and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5920) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
750 ml bottle sample shared by someone at a Jackie O’s bottle share from notes. Pours a bright hazy reddish orange color with a medium sized frothy off white head. The aroma has some acidity, sour cherries, tart berries, a hint of spice, wheat cereal notes, lactic character, pretty decent drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Unclear - hazy matt medium yellow - red orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry - cheery, tart, sour, light raspberries. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, berry - raspberries, tart, sour, sweet berry - cherry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130913]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart weak cherry aroma. Fruity sour tart weak funky cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Cloudy red/amber - white head. Peppery, acid, sourness, fruity, vanilla, rhubarb sourness, wooden, dryness, cheese notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light beige head. Aroma. Sourness, grape, berries, some vague vinegar. Flavour. Sourness, berries, some oak, balanced vinegar. Medium to full bodied. Ends sour and grapy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Hazy, golden-amber colour with a small, pink(-ish), white head. Tart aroma with wheat malts, citrus, tart cherries, bretts and oak. Taste is light sour. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Finishes tart with sour cherries. Very nice and alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle - Amber red pour with a medium white head. Sour berry fruits with woody nuances, light malt, medium acidity, high carbonation, vinous, tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Tasting at Amager Bryghus. Hazy orange coloured with a red tinge and a small white head. Light acidic aroma of oak and berries. Light acidic flavour of cherries and oak. Tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32337) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citric and funky. Solid citric, mild funky and fruity. Dry and lingering citric finish.


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