midlife crisis wrote:Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw 2012. With all the talk (in the other thread) of both the Blauw and Rood coming to us this fall, and the LC's inept reportage on their web site, I couldn't resist blowing the dust off this one from the back of my cellar (ok, crawl space under the basement stairs). It gives a huge hit of prune up front, with some black licorice in there too, followed by a toffee-sweet finish. Very soft - the alcohol burn is gone completely. Have I maybe over-aged this one?
BeerIsGood wrote: I'm going to try one of the St. Bernardus 12's tonight at a dinner party I'm hosting. I have no idea what to expect.
beerstodiscover wrote:Pulled out a Fin du Monde bottled Jan 16 2013. Started very bready, getting more fruity as I sip. Lots of yeasty, fruity esters, spice, lemony finish.
sofakingdrunk wrote:I had a 2013 fin du monde(750ml bottle)from the cellar probably 6-9 months ago and was completely underwhelmed.
darmokandjalad wrote:sofakingdrunk wrote:I had a 2013 fin du monde(750ml bottle)from the cellar probably 6-9 months ago and was completely underwhelmed.
In my experience tripels don't age very well. A few might hold up fine for a year or two (Westmalle's come to mind) but usually they're just going to be worse for the wear.
The longest I have held onto a bottle of LFdM is two years and I felt it was worse off afterwards. Unibroue's website says it should be fine within 3-5 years, but IMO you're better off just drinking it fresh. Their 17 and 25 are much better cellar candidates.
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