Splinter Gold | Tröegs Brewing Company

Splinter GoldSplinter Gold
BA SCORE
90.4%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 166 Ratings
Splinter GoldSplinter Gold
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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.

Added by Deuane on 12-17-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
166
Liked:
150
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
13.18%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
671
Gots:
32
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipHopsHooray
4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

batch 1! Nice carbonation and fairly dry. Lots of oak in smell and taste. This is probably 6 years old or so by now. It is slightly one dimensional and not very complex, but it is still good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
1.3/5  rDev -69.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle batch 2, aroma is heavy acetone and oak. Taste is thick and funky with a dry heavy oak finish. Tried a second day, heavy wood and nail polish still there

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
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%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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1/5  rDev -76.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jbaker67
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
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 +5.9%

Photo of montrealbcr89
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of phishphorce
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Lare453
2.25/5  rDev -47.1%

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Splinter Gold from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.4% out of 100 with 166 ratings
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