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Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by kell50, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. kell50

    kell50 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    I went to Belgium last year, visited Cantillon, and brought home 3 750ml bottles. The bottles did make it back unbroken, and are currently sitting in my "cellar." I do not have any intention of opening any of these bottles soon, nor do I have any future date set.

    My 3 bottles are:

    Bruoscella Grand Cru
    Rose De Gambinus
    Saint Lamvinus


    Which beers are you keeping "locked up?"
  2. match1112

    match1112 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I've managed to keep safe 2006 Left Hand Smoke Jumper, 2007 Arcadia Cocoa Loco, and a 2007 Arcadia Shipwrek Porter. The things we keep.
  3. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Member

    Location:
    California
    I'm no where near that level, but I have a Fantome de Noel, and a 2012 Sucaba I plan on holding on to for quite some time.

    Some day I will add a Cantillion to that list and hide them deep in the back row of bottles.
    Worst part, I have been to Belgium! and had no idea about good beers at the time, talk about a missed connection.
  4. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Member

    Location:
    California
    Not the best...But I've had 4 Caldera Moglis for going on 12 months, I plan to open one on july 25th....my dogs first Bday as it is a dog beer....right.
  5. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Member

    I almost didn't open this thread because you told me not to touch. Maybe you you change the title. :)
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  6. DrGonzoDDS

    DrGonzoDDS Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    2012 Utopias locked up. Along with Murda'd Out Stout. Trying to sit on World Wide Stout, but I'll probably drink it soon. Also trying to age 120...see how that goes.
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  7. Flashy

    Flashy Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    Took back two dozen beers from Germany and a couple of weeks later I walked into my basement to find my brother passing them out. They were untouchable, but when your not present you never know.
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  8. thegodfather2701

    thegodfather2701 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    I have a bottle of North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2009 I bought to celebrate a future wedding anniversary because 2009 was the year I got married. I might open it in 2029 just for the sake of aging it 20 years, regardless of whether it holds up or not.
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  9. dmeadows

    dmeadows Member

    Location:
    New York
    Thomas Hardy's 1990-1994.
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  10. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Member

    Location:
    Washington
    I am building out a vertical of Abyss. Have 2 * 2010, 2 * 2011, and 2* 2012.

    I recently got a couple of Cantillons, but as they were my first I wanted to try them straight away.
  11. standardcherry

    standardcherry Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Sucaba is better fresh. You will hear this from many people. Fresh vs aged I would always take a fresh one.
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  12. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I have a vertical of Darkness 10-12 that I am sitting on for a while...looking to get another 2 years before I open them.
  13. BeerFan

    BeerFan Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I buy beer to drink;-)
  14. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Member

    Location:
    California
    I recently got a bottle of The Wanderer that I have no intention of opening in the near future, but that's mostly because I've had it several times and am waiting for a special occasion or some such.
  15. stayclean

    stayclean Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Only thing that is really "off limits" is a 6er of Expedition Stout I have. Wouldn't say it's off limits as much as I just really, really, really prefer it with a year on it, so once it's October, all bets are off.
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  16. stealth

    stealth Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Got some Surly Five that I only open on my birthday. Beatification B2 which I have no idea when I will open. Surly Four which I want to open soon. Working on a Panil Bariquee veritcal (I have 08,09,10) that I won't touch for a while. '11 Cantillon Vigneronne will probably be sitting a while, too.
  17. nihiloexnihil

    nihiloexnihil Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    I have a 2009 Trappist Rochefort that I'm saving for... well I'm not sure. But I'm hoping whatever it ends up being, it's awesome.
  18. ESeab

    ESeab Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I just bought a bottle of black xanthus, anyone know if its better fresh or aged?
  19. patto1ro

    patto1ro Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    1996 Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus, 1992 Courage Russian Stout, 1993 Courage Russian Stout, a few Hardy Ales (can't remember which years), Westvleteren 12 (not sure of the vintage, probably 5-10 years old), some Rochefort 10 with a sell by date of 1998, various editions of Fuller's Vintage Ale, er, that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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  20. kell50

    kell50 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Oh, also, I brought back a Westvletern XII single. That too is sitting in "time out."
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Jester King Whiskey Barrel Rodeo... probably their best and most elusive release. Saving it for my wedding in May. Can't touch this!
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  22. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    2012 and 2013 Sucaba. Contrary to what some people say, I find this far, FAR superior with a year or two on it. Fresh, it's all booze and barrel, no depth of flavor. Might have to start a mini 3-4 year vertical if I have the discipline :) 2008-2012 Bourbon County Stout. Two King Henrys (one for 2013, one for...maybe our first child's birth, hopefully in 2014 or 2015). A 2009 (I think?) 120 minute that will go this year. Dark Horizon, batch 2, to maybe be opened for our firstborn's birthday or an anniversary?
  23. kojevergas

    kojevergas Member

    Location:
    Texas
    2011 and 2012 Blabaer. Every so often someone comes along and makes an ill-informed trade offer. I wonder if it's even worth responding to these anymore.
  24. Lane1

    Lane1 Member

    Location:
    California
    I've got a vertical's of Parabola and Abacus/Sucaba that I plan on doing a 5-6 year tasting of. Also have my Bruery 12 Days of Christmas vertical going, which I will have a complete set. If I can somehow land a BBA Partridge i'll also have a full vertical of the Barrel Aged versions. I have a couple other sets that I'm waiting to do verticals with. I think the most random one I'm gonna do is that Karl Strauss 12 Days of Christmas San Diego style.....i don't expect much out of it, I just think it's funny.
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  25. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    drink the gambrinus within 2 years
    drink the lamvinus within 5
    let that broucella ride, baby
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  26. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    This thread is the perfect opportunity to butcher a quote from a wise BA and issue a word of warning.

    "One time, I almost left a beer that was very special to me someplace where someone could take it, but then I didn't"
    -Overlord
  27. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Wait until at least 5 years past bottling date.

    Trust me. Truuuust me. It's worth it.
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  28. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Heady Topper...because the rarest Heady is aged Heady
  29. Roger85

    Roger85 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I bought a sixer of Westvleteren XII when it was released here. Drank one, give one to a friend, and am saving the other 4 to have one per year on my birthday to see how it matures.
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  30. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Member

    Location:
    Florida
    I'll see your "been to Belgium", and raise you a "my girlfriend (and her family) is (are) from Belgium, and we went there 2 years ago, and I came back with nothing". :eek:

    I too wasn't into "good" beers at the time. I sampled many of the local fare, and drank what they put in front of me, but never visited a single brewery, or even had a single Trappist beer during my week there. o_O

    Next visit... I will more than make up for my past sins. :D
  31. Brunite

    Brunite Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I've got some Michelob from 2008 sitting in the fridge. I WILL NOT drink this....ever. But it will be fun to see how long it sits there.
  32. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    We've got some straight Bourbon County back there from the past few years, and recently acquired a bottle of Dark Lord. These will sit in wait together.
  33. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Fresh imo.
  34. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Look up Arbitrator's review. That should answer your question.
  35. bramsdell

    bramsdell Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I just had an '11 Fantome de Noel and while I love Fantome, I wouldn't suggest sitting on it. It had a very strange flavor that I do not believe would improve over time. Of course, no one has bottle variation like that wonderful little brewery, so yours might be fantastic, but just a heads up.
  36. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Please drink it. You should drink it the day they stop making Michelob (have they killed it yet?)
  37. Brunite

    Brunite Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    FT: 2008 Michelob
    ISO: Anything you have

    :)
  38. papaholmz

    papaholmz Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    I have 4 bottles of Thomas Hardy Ale 1989 that I'm saving for once in a lifetime occasions. Like the birth of my first child, 10 year wedding anniversary, etc...
  39. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Not sure that would be worth the box it's packaged in
  40. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    120's age pretty nice ;)
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