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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12908) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6552) - 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,

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
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Bottle: The aroma is lightly fruity with a touch of lemon and funk. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white ring for a head. The flavor starts fruity with hints of banana and orange peel. The finish has a touch of lemon and oak. Light-medium bodied with lively, somewhat prickly, carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3225) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle generously shared by Ughsmash...thanks Jason! - Pours murky golden amber, hazy with a foamy white head. Has a huge funky nose--dry and Bretty--real oaky. Not real sharp, with a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet honey and tropical fruit, real nice smooth oak. There’s enough funk and dryness to finish it out nicely with a delicate grapefruit sourness. A little carbonated up, but that’s a nit--this is an awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This is a beer I have wanted to try for a long time. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is extremely funky. I get a lot of brett funk as well as some bready malt, oak and orange citrus notes. A very inviting aroma. The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of tart lemons and oranges along with some oak and brett funk. The sourness is definitely present but I find it less sour than the Splinter Blue. Overall, I would say the beer is more funky than sour. The beer is very dry and easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2011
Rating #5,000! Poured hazy medium golden with a well-retained cap of sticky white head. The aroma was right up there with the best I’ve ever smelled.. tangy oak and vinous notes over darker fruit, vanilla, and bready malts.. warmth brought out a soft, yet supple and savory funky Brett impression that settled with the barrel character around the nose.. vinous character also rose with warmth.. just perfect. The flavor opened with tangy lemon zest, vinous notes, and Bretty funk, with bready and fruity notes settling behind.. tangy and engaging throughout, with fruity Brett and residual barrel impression at the end.. warmth brought out clovey accents.. delicious! Medium-plus bodied and delightfully dry on the palate.. perfect barrel impression over a damn near perfect base beer. I couldn’t ask for anything more out of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9426) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2011
Pours hazy yellow with white head, big thanks to Jason. Aroma has notes of horse, lemon, cheese, barnyard, some yeasty spice. Taste is some nice barnyard, funk, cheese with some sweat, in a good way, some tart notes, slight yeasty spice, touch of bitter finish. Excellent beer, unbelievably complex, and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2011
Thanks Jason! The beer pours to a murky straw colored body with a dense coating white head. The aroma is funky and Orval-ish and/or JP Bam Biere. Lots of crisp funky grains, lemons, and saison like yeasts. The flavor is yeasty, crisp grains, lemon zest, lots of brettanomyces. The palate is really dry and clean. 12% is masterfully hidden. A joy to drink!

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