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Abraxas Batch 1

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by jegross2, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I realize this beer is only in its second batch of release (November of 201)2, but I am curious how those who have recently tried the 2011 b1 release felt the beer has held up. Did it fall off like Hunah tends to?
     
  2. kristalynn

    kristalynn Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2012 California

    yes.

    opened one (11/2011) a couple days ago, flavors are very muted compared to one opened earlier last year. the base itself is still fine, but the mexican chocolate and spice have dropped away.
     
  3. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Thanks for the info. That was my suspicion. Will consume accordingly.
     
  4. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Meyvn (1,311) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
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    chili peppers do not age well and lose their flavor.
     
  5. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Illinois

    We will see for ourselves in a few weeks
     
  6. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    You have a b1? Cool. Side by side?
     
  7. birchstick

    birchstick Poo-Bah (1,666) Sep 2, 2007 Colorado

    Had an aged one at this year's release. The flavors dropped out quite a bit from the original release. Also note that this year's release has less spiciness than last year's, so the two might be more similar now than they would be if you could compare the two vintages fresh.
     
  8. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Initiate (189) Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Should have batch 1,2,3, and ba batch 1
     
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  9. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Aspirant (213) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    Also have dome a side-by-side. Drink this one fresh. 2011 fell off alot.
     
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