Splinter Gold - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 692
Gots: 35 | FT: 5
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i didnt love this one as much as others. its heavy on the wine barrel characteristics, which is almost a fruity double jeopardy with the belgian yeast, and the wild yeast, which is mostly brett from what i gather, doesnt make nearly as much of an impact as i was hoping for. still, the beer is good, almost like a tripel in its yeast and body, and in that its sweet all the way through it an unapologetic for that. carbonation is awesome, its very alive, and the wood on it is enormous. im not sure the wine barrel was the best choice though, neutral oak may have been more appealing, but the fruitiness is pleasant too. slightly tart and tannic, but never sharp. it also doesnt need to be so strong. i might have like this better around 8% abv, the extra booze does little for the beer and is distracting in some contexts. it improves as it warms though, and the funk comes out a bit more. this is fun beer, but i expected a lot more from it honestly.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jbaker67
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange amber with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is musty, candle wax, light booze strains, dank wood, orange rind, light funk, tart fruit skins. Taste comprises bitter orange, aged apple core, musty wood, sweet notes, toffee apple. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light boozey knockings in the finale. Decent enough, plenty going on, a little overly sweet for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Splinter Gold from Tröegs Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.