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Splinter Gold - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 694
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 horsey 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.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 12-17-2009)
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one in the cellar for a year plus thanks to Cisco. Figured fathers day would be a good excuse to treat myself.

Hazy straw pour with a big foamy white head. Nice lace. Little bit of a gusher when the cork gave a satisfying pop.

Lots of funk on the nose. Some fruity citrus in the background but mostly funk.

Taste is dominated by the Brett up front but then some fruit kicks in. Sour apple maybe.

Overall a really different brew for troegs but I hope it's a precursor to what is coming in the new faciility.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 01:11:12 | More by beermanbrian
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Splinter Gold from Tröegs Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.