Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.
Maltslam as I like to call it. Soooo tasty.
For rarity: Alchemist Luscious
For sentimentality: a 2009 Cantillon Grand Cru Bruoscella. I plan to open it when my daughter graduates from college (she's 3).
I'm happy with my Cantillon collection. Always 'need' more, but its at a respectable point now in terms of variety/quantity. Need to stop trading those away to you fine Americans...
Alvinne Beer Geek Wedding. And my shelf of Cantillons
A 200kg gnome.
Since you asked:
I would say my few years of Darklord, but my gem is my 3L of Supplication. Saving that for a big day.
I have more impressive brews but my crown jewels are my 2 Splinter Blues, 3 2011 Funky South Paws and 5 2012 Funky South Paws.
Why? Because I love the shit out of both of those beers and they would be the first ones I would grab if there were a fire or something.
Also, if anyone has any Splinter Blue and you would like something else instead hit me up
2 turtle doves
Expedition 2010 (my first cellar beer)
I drink my wales, but still have 2 rares. Rarest beer I have ever owned is probably BA Vanilla Dark lord
Not sure how I turned a post into a quote, so lets try again.
I think the two most rare items in my cellar are an '04 Samiclaus and an '03 Thomas Hardy.
'07 Chef Boyardee Mini Bites
Tie. Drie Fonteinen J&J Roze and my Cherry Adam from the Wood 09' Magnum.
Recent adds that take spots 1a and 1b: 2005 BCBS and Alpha Kong.
The '89 Thomas Hardy's (year of my birth) is right up there. The 2006 Lou Pepe Gueuze and Armand 4' Box Set are also up there. Finally, my remaining bottle of De Struise Double Black (maybe it will be drinkable one day).
Probably have to say its a properly cellared set of Stone Vertical Epic going all the way back to 02.02.02, but honestly the 2011 reviews of the 02 itself have bummed me out a bit.
09-12 vertical of Old Stock including the 2009 Bourbon Barrel Cellar Reserve (probably my favorite beer)
2008 Palo Santo and Brown Shugga
A variety of FW and Deschutes gems
That one's nomtastic right now!
Time to replenish......
I bet that beer is still tasting amazing. I had an '07 Soft Parade and '06 The Curl this past year, both 750ml--they were among the best brews I've ever tasted. I'd break that baby open and see what it's like!
Yeah, I keep waiting for a Special Occasion, and the longer I wait the harder it is for any time to feel Special enough! Vicious circle...
Good to hear! Although I'm not sure how long I'll be able to store mine before temptation takes over lol
I haven't been cellaring for long but my jewels are my 2xBourbon Barrel DL12. Someday I'll have something old and impressive....assuming I don't drink everything too quickly. If I keep buying faster than I drink that shouldn't be a problem.
Pretty sure that's false. Goose Island says it is not being brewed, and I think they would be the first to know if it was.
I have a bottle of Samuel Adams Boston Lager from the fall of 1988, and then there's the two bottles of Dogfish 120 minute from 2011. And does the mead that I made in 1999 count? I have probably 10 bottles left of that golden nectar.
This is a tough call, there are quite a few I'm excited to have, including:
-2xLove Child #2
-3F Schaerbeekse Kriek
-Upland Sour Reserve 2
-4xKBS (2x2012 and 2x2011)
1 King Henry
1 2012 Black tuesday
Really eager to try Funky South Paw now - I got a 2012 a couple months ago and its been in the fridge ever since!
Let me know what you think. A lot of people seem to not like it as much as I as it has no WOW factor but I find it amazingly balanced and insanely easy to drink. Hoping the 2012 comes into it's own as the 2011 is a notch better (or was as of a few weeks ago anyway).
I've already said too much....
2005 Cantillon Bruocsilla Grand Cru
2004 Cantillon Iris
Drie Fonteinen Golden Blend
2010 Melange 3 (first release)
N&R Shot in the Dark (blackberry lambic made with Girardin lambic) http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nr--shot-in-the-dark/150375/ (it's not in the BA database for some reason)
had a '12 Funky South Paw yesterday and thought it was fantastic (every Jackie O's sour I've had has been great)
It certainly does, and I won't judge you if you want to send me a bottle.
yeah, goose island just opened their cellar up and i bought three there about a month ago from 2/19/2010 for 20 a piece
Veritas 004, but that will be opened in a month.
Cantillon Classic, 3F Golden Blend
Probably my Troegs Splinter Red.
Some De Cam 750s
A few Cantillon fruit lambics
3F Oude Gueuze Vintage 2006
2001 and 2004 WWS
Toronado 20th that I bought at the 20th anniversary party.
You need the 2001...Had this entire vertical about 6 months ago (not with 2012). It was very good and the older ones were holding up extremely well. The 01, 02, and 03 could have used a little more carbonation. I think the best ones were the 05 and 07 (as well as the 2011) from what I remember. Try to do it blind...
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