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Tröegs Splinter Gold

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1561) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7863) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2585) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fbm115 (183) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11952) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy golden pour with a sour aroma of pineapples, flavor is chalky sour pineapple and tropics,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle shared by Ughsmash...thanks Jason! - Golden pour with tons of fruit, brett and barn yard funk on the nose. Taste is much more sweet with as much fruit as sourness. There is still enough sourness in there. It was mentioned that there was a bit too much carbonation, and I agree. All in all this is still an fantastic beer, I never expected to get to try!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
750ml bottle from a late 2010 trade... Pours a golden orangey brown hue and topped with a thin creamy white head quickly to dissipate... Sweet and yeasty l, fairly sweet all around with a fair bit of vanilla and pineapple note to follow... Flavors follow suit with an upfront sour lightly funky sour tint and then follows up with more of that sweet tripel profile which actually kills it for me. Carbonation is almost too lively and sweet from an overall perspective. Somewhat of a letdown to be completely honest.


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