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Tröegs Splinter Gold

Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
The transformation of Scratch #3-2007 to Splinter Gold has been a slow rest in oak wine barrels dosed with brettanomyces. During a two-year aging period the horsy flavors of the brett combined with the Westmalle yeast used during primary fermentation to create a complex blend of flavors. Bone-dry and 12% abv, Splinter Gold is highly carbonated.

Splinter Red and Gold are both limited to 300 bottles and will only be available at the Tröegs Brewery Giftshop/Tasting Room.

2013 Splinter Gold originates from the Scratch #3 Triple recipe and is fully fermented with Westmalle yeast. The beer is then inoculated with two barrels of Splinter Gold (2010) infusing the beer with Brettanomyces for a secondary fermentation in oak wine barrels from Allegro Winery & Vineyards and virgin Pennsylvania oak barrels sourced from Keystone Cooperage. Three years in the making, Splinter Gold is a highly-carbonated, bone-dry wild ale boasting a rich Bret “funk” married with lush vanilla, toasted coconut, and oaky tannins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
750mL bottle, sent from AltCarl (thanks a lot, Craig), pours an opaque dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out funky brett, lots of oak, and some stone fruits. Flavour is complex as hell, with oaky wood, vanilla, apricoty stone fruits, and funky brett. Very complex, with a great mix of vanilla, apricots and wood. Really excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2013 Bottle thanks to Cocoapuph. Pours hazy amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is vinous, oaky, funk, barnyard, horse blankets. Flavor is light tart, some funkiness. Lightish body, medium soft carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle batch 2, aroma is heavy acetone and oak. Taste is thick and funky with a dry heavy oak finish. Tried a second day, heavy wood and nail polish still there, may be a bad bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This.onenpoured a semi hazy pinkish orange with a white head. Aroma was of.lots of oak, damp grass, lemons and cranberries. Flavor was woody, vanilla, fruity, lightly tart but nothing mouth puckering. Overall very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Really interesting sour. The alochol is oddly non existent for such a big beer. Nice tartness and great oaky characteristics. Huge oak on the finish with some cherry, citrus, yogurt, and vinous notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2932) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma: Honey, Oakey, Malty Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Oakey, Funky, Sweet Fruit, Mild Chardonnay Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2014
xloved this, so much flavors, usually bourbon aged blond sours are overpowered but his one was balanced very nicely. Every sip just kept getting better, very impressive troegs!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s deep gold with a small head. Strong acetic funk. Loads of barrel, concentrated lemon. The taste is pretty hot. Some nail varnish. Syrupy vanilla pear. Bourbon notes. Woody hot finish. Full body, aggressive. Overall, fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2570) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Pretty sure this is from 2010, via in-person trade with orangesol IP Philly and brought to Sammy’s tasting. Cloudy copper with a creamy head. A great balance of light funk, horse blanket, mild chardonnay, oak, vanilla (but not too sweet), easy to drink with high carbonation, some aged blegian candied sugar and dry pleasant finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
A very interesting beer. Spices, hops, tempered sourness, almonds, orange, some elements of lambic and of geuze. Soapy head. Smooth mouthfeel.Thanks Pushinkow for sharing.

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