Splinter Gold
Tröegs Brewing Company

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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
12%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 13.18%
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
96
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 10, 2021
Added:
Dec 17, 2009
Wants:
  659
Gots:
  29
SCORE
94
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.14 by edthehead from New York

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kurmaraja from California

Feb 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.66 by HipHopsHooray from California

Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Oct 06, 2015
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

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.
Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 24, 2015
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Rated by wethorseblanket from California

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.
May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Mar 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Devman171 from Maryland

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
Dec 27, 2014
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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.
Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by UncleNeighborChris from Pennsylvania

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by DLSheidy from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Kuoinetown from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

Jun 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by tdimaria from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by phishbfm from North Carolina

May 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Joecaddie from Delaware

Apr 27, 2014
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Reviewed by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania

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.
Apr 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by funkyaudio from Illinois

Apr 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by montrealbcr89 from Canada (QC)

Mar 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by phishphorce from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by WillCarrera from Ohio

Mar 08, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by Lare453 from Florida

Mar 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by metalgdog from New York

Jan 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Quackus from New York

Jan 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by woooobeer from New Jersey

Dec 22, 2013
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
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.
Dec 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by FletcherC from Turkmenistan

Dec 05, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by ncaudle from Virginia

Dec 01, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by bauermj from Illinois

Nov 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ryser2k from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by Birdmarg741 from Maryland

Oct 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Mike from New Hampshire

Oct 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by Morey from Pennsylvania

Sep 29, 2013
Splinter Gold from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 168 ratings