2003 Cantillon Kreik?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by steeb, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. steeb

    steeb Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 California

    I bought a bottle of cantillon kreik. Looking at the date on the back the year clearly says 20 for the first two digits. The last number somewhat represents a 3, and the third number appears as if its a 0. My assumption would be that its a 2013, could it be 2003?
  2. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (400) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Look at the cork

    Edit: I would wager a bunch it is 2013 . I have a lot of 2013 Kriek with the same bottle date (March 12)
  3. STLWill

    STLWill Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2007 Missouri

    I don't think the date on the label came along until after 2003. As the previous poster said, the date on the cork will be the proof.
  4. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Yep. Dates on the labels only started in 2007. Before that it is just cork dates.
  5. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,047) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Your first clue is that you bought it.

    That eliminates 2003 as a possibility.
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  6. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i had an '05 that pretty much tied with beatification b5 as the sourest thing i've ever tasted. i can't even imagine how sour an '03 would be if that is in fact what you have (which i doubt you do). the cork will be definitive here.
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