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HF Arthur

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by mikecharley, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (555) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Beer Trader

    I had a bottle of Arthur the other day, and enjoyed it immensly. Very funky, with some lemon pepper going on, and great earthiness that all add up to a great saison. Now I have a dilemna. I have another bottle... I have had saisons similar to this that have aged great, and others that have fallen apart after 6 months to a year. Has anyone had success with aging this particular beer? Any horror stories? I would just hate to waste the potential of a great fresh beer only to pissed when I crack it in a year or two and am disappointed
  2. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Advocate (690) Washington Jan 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    If it tastes so great now, why wait? I say open it with some friends soon.
  3. Number45forever

    Number45forever Savant (400) Vermont Jan 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Arthur is my favorite HF saison that didn't come from a barrel. Outside of Vera Mae anyway. I've never had any Arthur manage to stay in my house for more than a week or two before it somehow finds itself poured into a glass.

    So, I suggest that if you manage to age it, you're a stronger man than I.

    Sorry, that's all I have.
  4. I have an Arthur I'm trying to keep tucked away for a year or so, but we'll see how that goes. My guess is the tartness and funk and lemon/green apple notes will become more dominant, but there's only one way to find out.
  5. HopsHopenstein

    HopsHopenstein Savant (440) Connecticut Sep 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    I think they have started putting Arthur in barrels for a short time, as of the last couple batches. Not positive but I know the plan was to eventually make Arthur like the first batch of Art. Then future batches of Art would be aged for 12 months or more in barrels.