1852 Samuel Allsopp and Sons Arctic Ale. Drank at a gathering at the Andechs Brewery in Bavaria in 1996 w/ the late Michael Jackson. It was a large gathering; therefore, each individual only sampled approximately 4 oz. the bottle held up well and was recovered by my father from the Allsopp Ind Coope Brewery in 1957. My father still has on in his vast beer cellar. The best aged vintage beers are by far Truman's No 1 Burton Barley Wine or Benskins Colne Spring Ale. Remember there ales were made under strict guidelines (English Brewing Laws no adjuncts) & no pasteurization. Today's beers are no comparison and will not stand the test of time.