Splinter Gold - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Acquired via trade
(Aged for 3+ years)
Not the typical POP! upon opening which has been typical with this beer, if reports do serve correctly. Only a mild "hmph" upon opening, and no gushing here to report.
Hazed dark golden and dark yellow in color with a small near-white head. Leaves the glass lined with stick. Pretty, though unremarkable.
Big notes of Brett funk--apparently this beer has evolved into this Brett monster over the years; it's a good thing I love me some Brett. Huge notes of earth and old, dirty stones (the depths of a well is what I'm picturing in my mind), with some hay and grass, and a bit of lemon, pear, and green apple character. Complex and powerful.
As with the aroma, the flavor is dominated by the delicious, complex, funky, evolving yeast: grass, barnyard, brick, and stones. Along with yeast is some mild lemon and sweet bread, with just a tiny bit of tartness, but this is one funky beer.
Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Perhaps would have been even better with high carbonation.
We want the funk, gotta have that funk, we need the funk, give up the funk!
01-19-2013 22:33:42 | More by ehammond1
District of Columbia
3.5/5 rDev -18.6%
Bottle shared by yourfragile
Appearance: golden peach pour with good head and lacing
Smell: Mostly brett with some oak and very faint funk
Taste: Brett dominates, followed by oak
Mouthfeel: very dry, high carbonation
Overall: Very brett-forward beer, not sour at all though. I didn't find it particularly enjoyable.
05-21-2012 19:07:20 | More by craytonic
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
Shared by yourefragile at our sour and wild ale tasting on April 14, 2012. Thanks Michael!
The beer appears hazy and golden yellow colored with a small white head. The aroma is very pleasant, with scents of oak, brettanomyces, funk, citrus. I am a big fan of the flavor. Everything I discovered in the aroma translates beautifully into the flavor profile. Citrus, yeast, oak, funk. Alcohol content is hidden gracefully. Overall, I thought this was fabulous.
04-30-2012 02:22:55 | More by Huhzubendah
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
From 04/14/12 notes. Big thanks to yourefragile for sharing this one; thanks Michael! Big want of mine.
a - Pours a hazy golden color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of brett, fruity malts , oranges, citrus hops, and some spice. Nice brett and oranges, I like the nose.
t - Tastes of a ton of oranges and brett, fruity malts, citrus hops, spice, yeast, bready malts, lemon. Taste has even more brett and oranges; just awesome. A step up from the nsoe for me.
m - Medium body and high carbonation. Nice but a little too carbonated, keeping the body from being great.
o - Overall a really nice beer. Wasn't overly sour at all, but had a ton of oranges and brett which I love in a beer. Worth checking out, looking forward to them brewing this one again.
04-24-2012 19:24:38 | More by mdfb79
4.15/5 rDev -3.5%
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Served in a Troegs cervoise. At the time of this review, this is #7 on the "Top Beers - American Wild Ale" list and #78 on the "Top Beers - United States" list on beeradvocate.com.
Beer is yellow and hazy with a thin wispy white head, moderate retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation.
Aroma is bretty and oaky, very oaky, mild sourness, mostly funk.
Beer is light in body with a pretty dry finish, a really dry finish, very oaky, very strong, very tannic on the finish. Odd bitterness, nice mild tartness and lactic, interesting beer. I'm glad I got to try.
04-19-2012 17:04:40 | More by drabmuh
Splinter Gold from Tröegs Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.