Divine Reserve 13

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by JohnBender, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Advocate (500) Texas Aug 16, 2012 Verified

    Beer guy at Mason Specs said a lady who works for St Arnold told him they are looking at a March 18 release date for DR13. Take it with a grain of salt but it's not too far off. Hear people are already lining up.
     
  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Not sure if I'll go after this one. DR2 was not that great IIRC.
     
  3. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (325) Texas Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    I can already see all of Houston collectively marking they day off in their calendar and begin to think of excuses to get out of working that day to camp outside specs to hoard the shit out of that beer.
     
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Nope, work 7p-7a. :D
     
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  5. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (495) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I'll sit this one out, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find it later if I want it. Too hard tracking these ones down.
     
  6. gomezman78

    gomezman78 Aficionado (215) Texas Mar 30, 2011

    Didn't we have this conversation already? The only similarities between the DR2 and DR13 are the fact that they are both Quads. Having tasted DR13, I can honestly say it is pretty f-ing tasty.
     
  7. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (345) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    3/18/13...I'm looking forward to the day. I enjoyed the bomber of DR12. Picked up a 6/squatters of it in December from Bunker Hill HEB, and actually enjoyed more when it was fresh. Got four still sitting for agin.
     
  8. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (435) Texas May 24, 2012

    only because i dont know where else to put it, i bumped into a store that had two six packs of dr11 on the sales floor today.

    kinda lol'd a little bit.
     
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  9. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (730) Texas Dec 28, 2012 Verified

    Rowdys in Pasadena/Deer Park? Screw that store... every beer is WAY overpriced and all their IPA is old collecting dust. They had 3 Ten Fidys left of a 4 pack and I asked how much, she said $4.75 each so that would be $14.25. I turned around and walked out.
     
  10. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (435) Texas May 24, 2012

    yeah. they have cases of homefront left too.

    a great majority of their beers are out of date. but for stuff that shelf ages well if you get things that aren't in the sunlight, sometimes you can find things there that have been gone elsewhere for a while.
     
  11. Show

    Show Aficionado (235) Texas Jul 21, 2011

    13 is terrible.
    don't waste your time.
     
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  12. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (730) Texas Dec 28, 2012 Verified

    Yeah, I figured it was a good store to grab a whale but nothing else. I'll pay a few extra bucks for saving me some trouble on certain releases, but for stuff I can easily find at Specs I'm out.
     
  13. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (425) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Yeah screw that store. In fact lets never ever mention it again...
     
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  14. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (730) Texas Dec 28, 2012 Verified

    Being sarcastic? They do have a damn good selection, just like I said, it's mostly old and everything is over priced.
     
  15. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    That place is horrible. All rancid swill!
     
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  16. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (495) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Plus they are incredibly rude! Don't go there! Terrible beer and management!
     
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  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Sooo many places have that beer still. Sadly, I even have at least 1 more... lol
     
  18. champ103

    champ103 Champion (920) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Overpriced and old beer...pretty much the only reasons why I would not got to a beer store. That pretty much sounds like they suck, unless they have every Fuller's Vintage in a cooler from the year that series started.
     
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    **waits for someone to say that Homefront has become a beautiful barleywine with age**
     
  20. cfh64

    cfh64 Champion (750) Texas Aug 16, 2005

     
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Trade ya for some vintage 2011 Sailing Santa. ;)

    Cellared at 78 degrees on a shelf.
     
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  22. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Kissed by pure sunlight too!
     
  23. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Shoutout to DonD for making this possible, Thanks man.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. cfh64

    cfh64 Champion (750) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    Just tried a DR 1 and 2 (improperly stored in a 70 degree closet) and both were flat. I'll be curious to hear how others have turned out.
     
  25. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (380) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    VERY impressive. Wish I had a 2 oz taster of each one.
     
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  26. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (530) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    DonD is the man!
     
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  27. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I'm told all 12 have been in a dedicated beer fridge @ 50-55 degrees this whole time, I trust his word - all were cold. I know not to let them warm back up or Game Over so.....they now have a permanent residence in my fridge.....all 12 of them in 2 6ers.

    I've kept my DR12 Stockpile (along with all my "special" beers) in an unused Kitchen Cupboard above the fridge. Figured it would be awesome because my 4'11" Fiancee can't reach them plus they are out of the way, and in the dark - far enough from the oven not to get heated up too much (if at all) If I want something I just pull it out the stash the night before and pop it in the fridge till the next night.

    After doing some reading I see that I may have been doing it wrong to long term storage. Fear was born when I had a couple not so awesome bottles of DR12, Figured out those were from a 6er that was given to me by a friend....she may have heated/cooled them at least 3 or 4 times and then I got them from her fridge and just stuck them in the stash - they warm back up to room temp and then I stick them in the fridge......not so good.

    Had a DR12 from one of the 6ers I personally bought then stuck in the stash - no light ever hit them and they have been at about 70 degrees since Day 1. It still kept it's proper flavor so am I doing it right (or not as wrong as I thought?)

    New to stashing beer so please forgive my ignorance.
     
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  28. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    Not sure on the exact answer for you, but I've kept 3-4 DR12's @ a constant 52-55F, several more in a temp controlled chest freezer with temps ranging as low as 40 and as high as 68 (but virtually always around 55F, and then I have 1-2 DR12s in the closet @ a constant 70ish. I wanna do a blind tasting to see if I can determine which is which.

    Of course I'll wait until at least the 1 yr aging mark recommended by St. Arnolds that many people seem to ignore/forget and call it a shitty beer. Will report my findings either on the DR12 review page, or a thread on here.
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Above the fridge may not be the best spot just because A) when the oven is on, the kitchen's ambient temp can rise and B) any heat coming off the fridge will rise and hit the beer.
     
  30. MattCinatl

    MattCinatl Aficionado (145) Texas Aug 30, 2009

    If anyone in Austin wants some DR12, I've got three 6-packs that I'm willing to part with. They're just taking up too much room.
     
  31. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Advocate (510) Texas Mar 12, 2012 Verified

    Warm air rises. The floor is the coolest place in most any environment.
     
  32. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (530) Texas Feb 21, 2011

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  33. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    [​IMG]DR12 is drinking pretty good right now. It's mellowed out very well. Each sip is subtle and sophisticated. Getting really excited to see where DR12 goes as far as aging. Hell I might even be down to trade some of my rarer beers for properly stored DR12.
     
  34. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I have a lot... lol
     
  35. cfrobrew

    cfrobrew Advocate (550) Texas Oct 9, 2012

    Ill trade ya one or two for that consecration... :)
     
  36. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    lol 1 or 2 6 packs right? :p
     
  37. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    According to the Saint Arnold news letter DR13 will be released March 18th.

    Luckily, I will be home for this one.
     
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  38. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    And I'm off that Monday.
     
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  39. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    ...you guys hear that?....the sound of many engines starting....I felt a breeze from all of the collective credit cards being pulled out at once.....
     
  40. Ford

    Ford Advocate (535) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Subscriber

    I may send my mommy to get some. Are they expecting this release to be about the same size as DR12?