1991 Coors Winterfest...bottles

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  1. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,446) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Just saw these at Beautiful Junk sale at the JeffCo fairgrounds--there's about 6 bottles (empty). Didn't realize how long this had been around (label states it's a stout)

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  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,928) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I thought I had it when it first came out but I don't remember it being a Stout.:(
    It was definitely darker than the one I reviewed in 2005. I want to say that it looked darker ala something like Deschutes Jubelale...
     
  3. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,195) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I had no idea that beer had been around that long. I had my first one back when I first moved here in 2003. Based upon memory, it was akin to something like Avalanche, although maybe a little heartier.
    While it has changed a little since then, I'd say recent batches have actually improved over the ones from 4-5 years ago.
     
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,222) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    "Stout" appears to have once been used as a legal term in some 3.2 states to designate beers above 3.2 ABW (other states allowed the use of "Strong" on similar labels). So that could explain the use of the term on that label (can't make it from the photo).

    Take for instance this CA. label, circa 1975, for Lucky Malt Liquor

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    IIRC Coors Winterfest was first released widely outside CO in the mid-1980's...and then reverted later to a "local" only product.
     
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  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,928) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Ripley in Alien was obsessed with Lucky Beer. :rolling_eyes:
     
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