Splinter Gold - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by aglose45:
4.68/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a cork and caged 750ml bottle into a two DFH snifters. Shared with my future father-in-law.
A: Pours a nice light golden, straw color, with a massive near white, frothy head. The head clung to the walls of the glass and is retained throughout the duration of the beer.
S: The nose is full of many different flavors. It starts of with a funky Brett smell. Next a crisp citrus smell, lemons and maybe a bit of oranges, shines through the funk. At the end I can almost faintly detect a flower-like smell. There is also a pungent oak smell.
T: The taste is very similar to the nose. It starts off with a quick hit of Brett, moves to a sweetness (sweet apples and maybe the floweriness I was detecting in the nose), and finally to a citric flavor (lemons and oranges). The oak wine barrels definitely have a say in the flavor as well.
M: The cabonation is high, but works perfectly with all the flavors and higher alcohol content. Just as advertised; this beer is bone dry.
D: I went into this beer assuming that the Brett would dominate, just like most other beers I have had with this strain of yeast. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it balanced out all of the other flavors, especially the sweet ones. This is an impressive beer. Well done Troegs!
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2009 20:25:00 | More by aglose45
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3.78/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Nice off white head.
Smell - Very malty. Minimal acetic acid. Stone fruits. Nice acidity to the nose.
Taste - Stone fruit. A little peachy. Sour. Lots of oak. Caramel. Estery.
Mouthful - Medium heavy for a sour. Moderate sourness.
Overall - Reminds me of a Cascade sour. Oaky with a nice stone fruit complexity.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 04:26:13 | More by Alieniloquium
Splinter Gold from Tröegs Brewing Company
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