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dieu du ciel bottle date coding

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jnorton00, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Anyone know how to tell the date on these bottles? There's numbers 0-9 with a notch in one then another 0-9 with a notch.
  2. Dieu du Ciel: Uses a bottled on date for Canadian bottles ONLY. On the left side of the front label, there are months (1-12) and years (10, 11, etc...). Each is notched.

    info from
    https://sites.google.com/site/freshbeeronly/
  3. I have 0-9 twice though
  4. as does mine. Im thinking its from before 2010.
  5. Mine has 4 and 5 notched, I wonder if its really April 2005 or may 2004
  6. yea I was thinking the same think. Im just assuming mine says 3-5 means March of 2005. the label looks worn.
  7. My label looked pretty good and while its possible I think its a bit strange that there were 6 year old bottles of peche mortel sitting in a big well known store here but maybe this beer is just that underrated still.
  8. I think its one of those beers that unless you do your research, you have no idea what it is. Honestly, I wouldnt have known what it was unless I was given a bottle of Spring break.
  9. kuhndog

    kuhndog Savant (330) New York Sep 6, 2011

    My bottle of Derniere Volonte has the same dates notched. I find it hard to believe that they are that old. My local store just got a new shipment of this beer. Although the bottle I tasted had not much hop flavor for a pale ale.
  10. Email the brewery. No way in hell is your bottle from 2005...
  11. Any new perspective on this? The label on mine has a first notch on the 4 and the second notch between the 5 and 6
  12. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    When someone actually figures out the bottling code, please let me know. There's no way I have vintage Aphrodite/Aphrodisiaque and Solstice D'hiver, even if both sit on shelves forever here
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  13. wow i'm surprised not one person read the first answer in this post....DDC only bottle dates their Canadian bottles, therefore, all of you in the US will not get a bottled on date...
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  14. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    'touche salesman I too have an uncle'
  15. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (315) Vermont Sep 25, 2010

    So why are the notches there? I also had a peche recently that was marked from '05 from a store that sells out regularly, and was rather confused.
  16. I've spoken to a couple guys from Canada who says the notches on the bottles distributed in US are batch numbers and not months/years. I have a couple bottles of Peche Mortel with an angel on the cap that have a notch in the first set of number between 04/05 and 07/08 in the second. Also have another bottle with only a black cap with notches between 04/05 and 05/06. Any info on these would be great.
  17. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Savant (390) Illinois Nov 21, 2013

    For people searching out this info in the future: the notched numbers (in the US at least) refer to a batch number. I don't think anyone has compiled a list of known batches to dates, but some people have had luck emailing the brewery to find out the actual dates based on the batch number.

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