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The crown jewel of your cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. 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).
  2. mattsander

    mattsander Savant (475) Alberta (Canada) Feb 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    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...
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  3. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Savant (425) Connecticut Jan 24, 2008 Beer Trader

    Alvinne Beer Geek Wedding. And my shelf of Cantillons
  4. yinzer

    yinzer Savant (395) Pennsylvania Nov 24, 2006

    A 200kg gnome.
    LambicKing, kozaka and shyhenry like this.
  5. thunderroad12

    thunderroad12 Aficionado (220) Virginia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    Since you asked:
    -Wooden Hell
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  6. black13

    black13 Savant (475) Oregon Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Isabelle Proximus
  7. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Savant (300) Ohio Dec 20, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I would say my few years of Darklord, but my gem is my 3L of Supplication. Saving that for a big day.
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  8. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    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 ;)
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  9. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    2 turtle doves
    Red poppy
    Expedition 2010 (my first cellar beer)
    Cantillon classic
  10. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (760) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    I drink my wales, but still have 2 rares. Rarest beer I have ever owned is probably BA Vanilla Dark lord
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  11. woemad

    woemad Poobah (1,205) Washington Jun 8, 2003 Beer Trader

    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.
  12. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    '07 Chef Boyardee Mini Bites
  13. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Tie. Drie Fonteinen J&J Roze and my Cherry Adam from the Wood 09' Magnum.
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  14. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Recent adds that take spots 1a and 1b: 2005 BCBS and Alpha Kong.
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  15. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (745) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    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).
  16. Hmmm...

    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.

    Beyond that:

    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
  17. That one's nomtastic right now!
  18. beerking

    beerking Aficionado (130) Illinois Mar 17, 2012

    Time to replenish......;)
  19. 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!
  20. BlueOkie

    BlueOkie Aficionado (210) Oklahoma Jun 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    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... :)
  21. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Savant (425) Michigan Jan 27, 2012

    Good to hear! Although I'm not sure how long I'll be able to store mine before temptation takes over lol
  22. Dactrius

    Dactrius Advocate (685) Wisconsin Apr 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    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.
  23. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Savant (425) Michigan Jan 27, 2012

  24. Sipchue

    Sipchue Savant (380) Pennsylvania Mar 26, 2009

    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.
  25. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Advocate (725) Missouri Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    This is a tough call, there are quite a few I'm excited to have, including:
    -Westy 12
    -2xLove Child #2
    -3F Schaerbeekse Kriek
    -Upland Sour Reserve 2
    -4xKBS (2x2012 and 2x2011)
  26. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (400) Illinois Sep 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    1 King Henry
    2 BCBCS
    1 2012 Black tuesday
  27. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (430) Michigan Nov 7, 2010 Beer Trader

    Really eager to try Funky South Paw now - I got a 2012 a couple months ago and its been in the fridge ever since!
  28. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    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).
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  29. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

  30. drgarage

    drgarage Advocate (525) California Aug 19, 2008

    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)
  31. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    had a '12 Funky South Paw yesterday and thought it was fantastic (every Jackie O's sour I've had has been great)
  32. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    It certainly does, and I won't judge you if you want to send me a bottle.
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  33. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (300) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    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
  34. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (410) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Veritas 004, but that will be opened in a month.
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  35. JustinQ

    JustinQ Savant (305) California Nov 24, 2011

    Cantillon Classic, 3F Golden Blend
  36. Kadonny

    Kadonny Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Probably my Troegs Splinter Red.
  37. liamt07

    liamt07 Champion (795) Ontario (Canada) Jul 26, 2009 Beer Trader

    Armand'4 collection
    Some De Cam 750s
    A few Cantillon fruit lambics
    3F Oude Gueuze Vintage 2006
    2001 and 2004 WWS
  38. ILhophead

    ILhophead Aficionado (165) Illinois Nov 21, 2005

    Toronado 20th that I bought at the 20th anniversary party.
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  39. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Advocate (670) California Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    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...;)
  40. Miller 64 Lemonade or 3L FiftyFifty BART.
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