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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
Huhzubendah (3546) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by yourefragile at our sour and wild ale tasting on April 14, 2012. Thanks Michael! The beer appears hazy and golden yellow colored with a small white head. The aroma is very pleasant, with scents of oak, brettanomyces, funk, citrus. I am a big fan of the flavor. Everything I discovered in the aroma translates beautifully into the flavor profile. Citrus, yeast, oak, funk. Alcohol content is hidden gracefully. Overall, I thought this was fabulous. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-30-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL at Woodshop 7. Pours cloudy, glowing gold. Fizzy white head with large formation. Heavy Brett C and B nose: cedar and pineapple blend. Fresh and tropical. Taste is juicy, melon heavy, cantaloupe, pineapple. Palate is still thicker and oily with Brett effervescence. Easily loved Brett centric blonde. An easy winner from Troegs. This is a must for a re-release or for a year round release.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle provided by Chris for Epic Tres. Pours a hazy light yellow/orange, with a half fingers worth off-white head. Nose is spicy, A little Brett, some honey, and a little phenolic. Taste follows the nose, spice and honey dOminate with some mild funk and apple in the background. Mouthfeel is light, good carbonation, dry, and a moderate finish. Good, not great, one of my least favorite of the tasting. Think I prefer splinter blue to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
750ml thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy golden brew with lots of off-white head. Aromas of Brett, honey, and some fruit - wonderfully tart with more Brett, spicy yeast, and a nice bitterness. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Gusher. Pours with a hazed golden hued body and a massive white head. Some particles. Aromas are of funk and floral oak, spicy barrel notes, medium esters, lots of phenol. Rich brett. Mild alcohol. Flavors are dry and funky, with still a rich Tripel character. Nice esters and phenols, elegant. Some tannin notes. Light perceived sweetness from the alcohol. Dry, with very active carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours golden orange with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is sweet wild yeast so pleasant in the nose. The flavor of the spicy and sweet westmalle yeast complement the Brett so well on a decent solid body. There are boozy notes that come through clean on the Belgian style flavors and good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 02, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, bsp
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet funky aroma, touch of oak, sweet lemon, funky cheese
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing funk, touch of citrus
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) frothy eggshell colored head that is big and lasting atop this gold pour. Nose of honey, Belgian yeast, spicy, floral, horsey, mildly tart as well. Taste is also big on florals, brett, honey, gold raisin, pear, alcohol, Belgian yeast, an absolutely delicious floral linger, some tartness found in the finish as well. Maybe the best spin on a sour tripel I’ve ever had. I’d drink this regularly if they could make it often!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fbm115 (187) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
from notes. cloudy golden color, lots of carbonation. billowing head falls to a cap. straight up funk and tropical fruit. lots of biscuity malt. fairly woody. Taste is of boozy malt with lots of malt that is kind of sweet. smooth at first with a harsh alcohol feel. not really something that i want to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of peach, horse blanket, barnyard, and citrus. Flavor of peach, brett, oak, citrus, restrained vanilla, and yeast with a soft mouthfeel.

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