Torontoblue wrote:JesseM wrote:Oh by the way, that 88 Goudenband BETTER have been good. A lot of good things came out of 1988, like me for instance! But all self flattery aside, it always blows my mind when I read about someone drinking a vintage from when I was born, or around then. To think that beer is actually is old as I am, it just seems, bizarre. It would be so surreal for me to drink a 1988 vintage .
You're lucky you can get beers the same age as you are. I dread to think what a beer from 1970 would taste like I guess if it was Grotney's Red Barrel then we wouldn't know the difference
Was looking at the beginning of the "What are you drinking now" thread and saw this.
I am one who can say I've consumed a beer older than myself. I'm born in 1964. In the summer of 1986, I was visiting a Great Uncle. He didn't drink beer, but knew I did. Suddenly, and gleam came to his eye and he said he'd be right back. He went to his basement and came back with a bottle of Old Vienna in a clear bottle from the early 60s. My grandfather had brought a him a case some 24 years or so later, it wasn't quite gone.
I drank it. Whenever I tell this story, I'm invariably asked if it was skunky and if it was good. No to both. It wasn't good, but not so terrible that I couldn't finish it.
So, is there a club for this?