LCBO Winter Craft Beer Release 2014

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Postby cfrancis » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:46 pm

spinrsx wrote:so this rodenbach vintage is already aged?

Therefor not a good candidate for me to cellar? (it is already at it's peak?)

If it can be cellared, any idea for how long?


It's already bad. Don't buy any.





Leave it all for Chad.......


In all seriousness, it will keep for years. It's just not bottle conditioned, so it won't change much.
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Postby midlife crisis » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:39 pm

Yeah, opened a 15 year old Liefmans Goudenband on the weekend. It was perfectly fine. Quite good in fact.
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Postby Belgian » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:11 pm

lister wrote:I think the Ark of the Covenant might be in there... :lol:

I believe the wooden box the Ark of the Covenant came in was already used in ageing a batch of blended lambics. It was sycamore or olive wood I believe... I passed on a bottle, waiting for the Second Coming edition.
cfrancis wrote:Rodenbach it will keep for years. It's just not bottle conditioned, so it won't change much.

I didn't want to stray into matters some of you would better know but I believe Rodenbach is already more or less completely reacted chemically in the brewing/abusing process, and then its pasteurized to kill any stray bacteria from the ancient vats, cobwebs and so on. So it's a nice tasting bottle of biologically dead beer that doesn't really age one way or the other.
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Postby cfrancis » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:30 pm

Belgian wrote:I didn't want to stray into matters some of you would better know but I believe Rodenbach is already more or less completely reacted chemically in the brewing/abusing process, and then its pasteurized to kill any stray bacteria from the ancient vats, cobwebs and so on. So it's a nice tasting bottle of biologically dead beer that doesn't really age one way or the other.


Much better answer than mine.
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Postby MaltyTasker » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:43 am

Belgian wrote:
lister wrote:I think the Ark of the Covenant might be in there... :lol:

I believe the wooden box the Ark of the Covenant came in was already used in ageing a batch of blended lambics. It was sycamore or olive wood I believe... I passed on a bottle, waiting for the Second Coming edition.
cfrancis wrote:Rodenbach it will keep for years. It's just not bottle conditioned, so it won't change much.

I didn't want to stray into matters some of you would better know but I believe Rodenbach is already more or less completely reacted chemically in the brewing/abusing process, and then its pasteurized to kill any stray bacteria from the ancient vats, cobwebs and so on. So it's a nice tasting bottle of biologically dead beer that doesn't really age one way or the other.


Belgian nails it twice in one post!
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Re: LCBO Winter Craft Beer Release 2014

Postby mintjellie » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:49 am

liamt07 wrote:
Cass wrote:Sigtuna Midvinterblot


Still a decent number of these sitting on the shelf of my local LCBO from last year's release...


Really? I enjoyed that one quite a bit. Whats your local? I might pick some up lol.
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:04 am

Rochefort 10 is showing inventory now. Stock up!
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Postby GregClow » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:30 pm

In order to rein this thread in a bit, I've split the chat about the holiday packs into its own thread:

http://www.bartowel.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=9942
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Postby Blasphomet » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:05 pm

spinrsx wrote:Rochefort 10 is showing inventory now. Stock up!


Am I the only who much prefers the 8?
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Postby Cadbury102 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:19 pm

spinrsx wrote:
Rochefort 10 is showing inventory now. Stock up!


Am I the only who much prefers the 8?


I prefer the 10, but my wife and parents much prefer the 8. So, you're not alone.

Anyone know what's with the slow release of the R10? I hope we're getting more than is currently available. Drinkvine shows only 117 left across 4 stores. I haven't had a chance to buy any this year.
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:31 pm

I prefer the 10 as well. I also like the 8 more with a bit of age on it rather than fresh.
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Postby El Pinguino » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:08 pm

Rochefort 10 was the first beer I ever tossed down the drain. First time I had it I could only drink 1/2 a bottle...it was TOO MUCH. Love it now though....but the 8 is a thing of beauty too.
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:21 am

Rochefort 10 price just jumped 20 cents. Still a good deal though
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Postby sofakingdrunk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:57 am

spinrsx wrote:I prefer the 10 as well. I also like the 8 more with a bit of age on it rather than fresh.


Agreed
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Postby spinrsx » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:07 am

so a 6 L fin du monde is coming to the lcbo too??

"Please join us as we celebrate the launch of a ‘’LIMITED EDITION’’ 6-Litre Bottle of La Fin du Monde and our other exciting seasonal Unibroue products at the LCBO! We will be hosting an exclusive tasting event led by our brewmaster, Jerry Vietz, and our beer sommelier, Sylvain Bouchard.

This event will be held in Toronto, on Thursday NOVEMBER 27TH from 1:30pm – 3:00pm, at the LCBO Summerhill Events Kitchen (Yonge & Summerhill)."

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