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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by NoSignsOfPain, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. I have seen a Jeroboam of Maudite.
  2. phillybeer7779

    phillybeer7779 Savant (310) Pennsylvania May 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Drie Fontenein Geueze magnums exist
  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    There is a 6l Val dieu
  4. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    You seem very versed in the italian craft, kinda makes me feel bad since i've never tried a single italian brew. I need to start supporting the homeland.
    Giovannilucano likes this.
  5. Guess I gotta go to Belgium then :rolleyes:
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  6. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Like who? Have not heard nor seen this, so wondering if you had a picture or link?
  7. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 Advocate (705) Texas May 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    And in no way is that a bad thing.
  8. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    I can't tell if you're serious or not, but just in case, he's talking about kegs.
    Beerontwowheels likes this.
  9. Allagash makes more than 6L Curieux - there are Methuselahs and Jereboams of Curieux & Tripel at least (and I think I've seen Dubbel too)
  10. Dajtai007

    Dajtai007 Savant (445) Texas Jan 15, 2009

    I've seen a 6L of HotD Matt and a 9L of Deviation over at Bottleworks a couple years back. Brought tears to me eyes!
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  11. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Anyone know how "resealable" Stone 3Ls really are? I'm curious because i have a Double Bastard & VE 12.12.12 and i was planning on sampling them through out a 3-4 yr process.
  12. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Haha, I was actually. Didn't get he was talking about kegs. I was thinking of how they have stainless growlers now and thinking maybe there was some breweries out there doing this, or he was just lying. "You have to excuse my friend. He's a little slow" - says me pointing at myself
  13. Cascade77

    Cascade77 Savant (250) Vermont May 14, 2009

    That's a hell of a markup. That triple wholesales for about $160.
  14. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    I actually had the same mindset when he said that... hard to recognize sarcasm thru text.
  15. they are not resealable. I mean you can do it, but the beer won't keep. Once you open it, drink it.

    Also, I don't trust those stone 3ls. All the rubber gaskets at the stores around here are cracked and the bottles are leaking beer.
  16. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    Have you ever used a flip-top growler? It'll be just as resealable as one of those. Meaning your plan would result in you drinking terrible, awful, gross, flat, oxidized beer for about 2.95-3.95 years.
  17. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Never. How well is it sealed as is? Would i get those same results if i didn't open it?
  18. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    I would imagine the seal is pretty good as that's a pretty common seal type. However, why wouldn't you just get normal-sized bottles?
  19. [​IMG]

    Imagine this full of Cantillon.
  20. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    I'd rather just have a keg.
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  21. Would you pose next to it in a Canadian Tuxedo like this guy?
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  22. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    I did buy normal sized bottles to drink. 1) because they're badass and i'm impulsive 2) because i planned on trying them multiple times at different times but it sounds like that isn't gonna happen.
  23. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    I'd almost certainly pose cockily next to it, but probably not in his splendid garb.
    I'm a bit confused about what you're trying to accomplish here. The problem is that once you expose beer to air you've started a ticking clock that lasts around 24-48 hours. Any individual bottle, no matter what size, will only be good for sampling at one "age". If you have a half dozen bottles, you can easily taste the beer at constant intervals for 3-4 years. If you have one big bottle you can't. Well, you can, but as I said after a few days it'll be flat, after a week it'll be gross, and after much longer it'll be epically gross.
  24. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Got it. I thought i've read post of ppl sampling a bomber at different intervals and then recapping it and i think dipping it in wax. Guess i read wrong. I'll just have to keep them for a special occasion and share it.
  25. Agreed, just drank one this past weekend. Still holding together nicely.
  26. It's called a keg...
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  27. wtf? lol, i'm just picturing you looking at your jeroboams now and thinking, "...fuck."
  28. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Sarcasm on the 04 OG magnums? I've opened 3 and all have been ridonkulous
  29. WOW thasts 104 ounces of nastiness there
  30. Yes, I really do enjoy the Italian craft, but you know I will not push it if it is not something anyone wishes to try. It has become something I feel very passionate about and one reason why I would brew beer myself.
  31. Agreed, I've had two, amd they've been fantastic.
  32. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yeah, that got cleared up by stupac2. Way to get the silver medal though!
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  33. Thats one of my top brews. Celler it for a few years and it will be worth over that much.
  34. Ommegang has 3L bottles of Abbey Ale. I have never seen them for sale, but you get them as part of the Bed & Brew package. Have had 2 of them in the past. Each bottle is signed by the brewmaster. Pretty cool.
  35. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    I've had several that were like that. Reports from others too. Although while tasting them people were raging over it so maybe its me. Wouldnt be the only bottle ive had from them that was flat and oxidized.
  36. Teaches me for responding before finishing to read the rest of the thread.
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  37. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Who cares? The world is ending anyways right. ;)
  38. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Exactly, crack a brew bro and watch the ensuing chaos.
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  39. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    My local shop has a Allagash Curieux Methuselah I'm trying to talk myself out of buying. The novelty is pulling me in and I don't think I can turn away.

    Has anyone had experiences with this size?
  40. dmeadows

    dmeadows Savant (320) New York Aug 6, 2002

    No, but I'd suggest getting a few friends to go in on it and grab that sucker.