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Name one beer have you been saving for a special occasion

Postby El Pinguino » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:39 pm

We seem to like some of these listing topics - pictures of cellars, what we're drinking now.

So, for everyone who has a bit of a stash saved up - name ONE beer you're most excited about in your cellar, and are saving for a special occasion or craving to try.

It's hard to limit yourself to just one of course, I know. I have some aged Unibroue I'm looking forward to, among others, but the one beer in my cellar that I'm most looking forward to is a sour:

La Folie from New Belgium Brewing.

How about you?
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Postby grub » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:48 pm

damn, that's a hard question. i've got so many interesting beers down there that it's hard to pick just one. i guess the most "special" (because i doubt i'll ever see another again) is the 1992 thomas hardy's ale. the only question is whether to try it now, or wait another 17 years or so. for now, it waits...
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Postby Guybrush » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:54 pm

I'm afraid I drink them all to soon.

I suppose I don't have a good answer to the question...

The oldest beer that I myself have been aging since it was released in stores is a 2006 Fuller's Vintage, but the oldest beer I have in my possession is a 1996 Harveys Elizabethan Ale. But I suppose I don't really care about when I drink those, I'm really looking forward to when my 2005 Thomas Hardy is about 12-15 years old... So I guess that's my answer.

I'm just a hack though, I'm sure the more experienced beer-cellar-er will have an amazing something-or-other stored away.

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Postby Torontoblue » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:18 pm

grub wrote:the 1992 thomas hardy's ale. the only question is whether to try it now, or wait another 17 years or so. for now, it waits...


I recently had a 93 Thomas Hardy and I would say that they are good to drink now and probably wouldn't last another 17 years. Ask Viggo, he tried it too.
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Postby mjohnston » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:24 pm

I can't say I have anything particularly special.

I've got a few bottles of Mort Subite Gueuze I bought in 2003 that I'm looking forward to sampling against a fresh one and against a Giardin.

Umm... a growler of unfiltered Ploegers Vlaams Rood I'll let age a few years. Hope it can take the pressure :P

Looking forward to Maleur Dark Brut, Dark Horizon 1.Edition, Black Butte XX, Barriquee, Curieux, New Glarus Red. I know, more than one, but, I can't pick one.
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Postby mjohnston » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:25 pm

No one will admit to their secret stash, lest they be pestered to bring it to a tasting from now till eternity. :)
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:29 pm

mjohnston wrote:No one will admit to their secret stash, lest they be pestered to bring it to a tasting from now till eternity. :)


Then they are deffo the types you don't want to invite then ;-)
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Postby mjohnston » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:38 pm

Yeah, neither the pesterers nor the withholders :P
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Postby Belgian » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:41 pm

Mainly the 2006 ADAM and 2005 St. Bernie 8 + 12 + Delirium Tremens + Rochefort 8 are super nice. I hope the 2006 Oak Sawdust Yeti and Thomas Hardy are tasting better. The MS 2006 Barley is... evolving.

I should kill off the 2005 La Terrible soon... and also buy lots more UniBroue and Koningshoeven to enjoy in future as I drink up my old Pistoles and Chimay Grande Reserve.

My oldest are 2004 - Mort Subite Gueuze, which I didn't care much about and Orval, which honestly doesn't change that much after one year - cant wait to stock up big on Orval this spring!!
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:47 pm

Some of the earlier Fuller's Vintage Ales that I need to find a vertical for.


I also have some 03' Chimay Blue Cap, 2003 Niagara Falls EIsbock, and some Bohemoth that I am saving.
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:52 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:Some of the earlier Fuller's Vintage Ales that I need to find a vertical for.


Recently did a vertical of the Vintage Ale; the 04 through 07. Huge difference between every year. Kinda surprised me. The 05 was probably the best (from memory).
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Postby Jon Walker » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:05 pm

I've got some really wonderful bottles quietly aging. None are earmarked for a specific event or anniversary...I'm hoping the right occasion simply suggests itself...but I'm in no hurry. Here's a few;
2004 Allagash Curieux
Stone Vertical Epic 060606
4x 2002 Liefmans Goudenband
2003 Alesmith Grand Cru
2006 Lost Abbey Angel's Share
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Postby mjohnston » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:06 pm

Torontoblue: Guybrush and I recently did an 05 through 08 and also agreed that the 05 was our fav, as far as I recall :)
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:07 pm

Jon Walker wrote:I've got some really wonderful bottles quietly aging. None are earmarked for a specific event or anniversary...I'm hoping the right occasion simply suggests itself...but I'm in no hurry. Here's a few;
2004 Allagash Curieux
Stone Vertical Epic 060606
4x 2002 Liefmans Goudenband
2003 Alesmith Grand Cru
2006 Lost Abbey Angel's Share



The Liefmans will be good.

I opened a 1978 bottle a couple of years ago and it was still spectacular, and could probably go at least another 5 years.
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:09 pm

mjohnston wrote:Torontoblue: Guybrush and I recently did an 05 through 08 and also agreed that the 05 was our fav, as far as I recall :)


It gets a bit hazy after a while............................ :lol:

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