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Would you buy a SN 30th Grand Cru?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by JEdmund, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. JEdmund

    JEdmund Savant (475) Kansas Oct 23, 2006

    I saw one of these sitting out (unrefrigerated) the other day and wondered if it would be worth taking a chance on. What do you all think? My biggest concern is light exposure. Not necessarily sunlight, but it's high up, close to the fluorescents. Think it's tough enough to still be tasty two+ years later?

  2. Sonofalime

    Sonofalime Savant (430) Virginia Oct 11, 2010

    Have you bought older stuff from that shop before? Also whats the price? If it was reasonable I'd jump on it. What's the worst, it sucks and your out a couple balloons. Just do it.
  3. Yes and it's probably close to prime drinking. I had one in September and it was incredible but could have used another year mellowing.
  4. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Aficionado (225) Maine Jun 20, 2009

    For me that would depend entirely on my mood - feeling broke, or feeling adventurous? It's a gamble since the storage conditions are unknown - could have been in a cold dark back room the whole time, could have been under a heat lamp. But if the price was decent, and I haven't just blown a wad of cash on other bottles, sure, give it a try.
  5. Just buy it. That beer was awesome. I wish I still had a bottle
  6. JEdmund

    JEdmund Savant (475) Kansas Oct 23, 2006

    OK, I feel encouraged to go for it! Thanks everyone!
  7. vthippie

    vthippie Aficionado (190) Vermont Dec 18, 2012

    Bought one back around Thanksgiving and I was great. The BB is very subtle but there, Bigfoot and Celebration dominate and the SNPA is basically indistinguishable, but I expected that. Hoppier that I thought it would be after 2 years.

    Couple cases showed up randomly at the liquor store so I figured even if it suffered temperature fluctuations it avoided light pollution for most of it's life. Decent price too, think it was $10.99.
  8. Yes I would. That beer is phenomenal and well worth the $10-12. If you find the stout, jump on it HARD!! I've had the 30th GC, Stout, and Barleywine this past summer purchased on a room temperature shelf under lighting, they had held up really well.
  9. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (715) New York Dec 2, 2009

    buy it. this beer has improved with time.

    edit: p.s. agree with above that jack and kens barleywine is drinking awesome.
  10. Buy it ALL got a bottle of each resting peacefully and just came home to a box loaded with this !!!
  11. JEdmund

    JEdmund Savant (475) Kansas Oct 23, 2006

    If it's still there this afternoon, I'm going for it. Thanks again, everyone!
  12. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Thanks for posting the thread. The local wine store has about 10 assorted 30ths sitting and I have also debated grabing some. :)
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  13. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (365) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    They're all good and still tasting fine, a little age hasn't hurt them.