Troegs Splinter Blue, dipping deep and pulling out them blue BALs


If you are a basic bitch raised in the last 18 months on that ISO swag, then you might think this is the Gold re-release. Wrong. DDB is pulling some wild alechaeology with this bad ratchet.

What in fucks sake is a splinter and how do you blue it?

“What is Splinter Blue? Splinter Blue combines three of our favorite things – Dreamweaver, tart cherries, and Brettanyomyces. To begin this process we fermented Dreamweaver wort with Belgian/Lambic yeast blend. After a complete fermentation,… we aged the beer in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria for one year, and then added eighty pounds of tart cherries for another six months of aging. Splinter Blue pours a cloudy rose color with copious carbonation and a Brettanyomyces yeast funk. The beer’s effervescence highlights it’s sharp acidic cherry flavor, followed by a doughy cereal-like finish that lets you know there’s wheat in there.”

Alright now let’s talk about this 2010 release that most people completely forgot about. Except PA tickers. They will remind you about this beer relentlessly.

The beer pops with a crackly carb that leaves gushing out quickly, grabs a handful of Doritos and then peaces out. It sits there with insubstantial lacing kinda like an amber tepid cider flexing its serrata ready to spar .

The nose is intense acidity like a kriek cut with a framboise, cherry tannins and a robust sour shock tart meets earthy musk. The taste provides an American wild ale experience with low ph by the fist full but also gives a nice faded fruit profile as well, gently drying with currant and red grape and a touch of dry oak along your bitter zones. If you ever made out with a chick in 8th grade and got that braces special in your face hole, you will know the power this beer has. Or if you currently have an 8th grade girlfriend …I am not here to tell you how to live your life.

This oddly reminds me of veritas 013, except with a different fruit aspect to it. It is hard to find a direct analog, but imagine if Upland cherry had more than one dimension… Or let’s say someone like Ale Apothecary made a cherry wild ale, this would be it, and then 4 years on it.

I don’t even adjectives that hard.


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