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ABV & Shelf Life

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by shaw87psu, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. shaw87psu

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    Is there any rule, that if a beer is over a certain % ABV, than shelf life is increased? and if so, how long? For instance, I have 1/2 case of Mad Elf, and 1/2 case of Corsendonk Chistmas Ale left and I am Christmas Beered out. Can something like this sit till next year?
     
  2. jhartley

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    There may be some subtle differences in flavor, but it would be cool to cellar them until next year and do a vertical tasting. The Mad Elf is 11% and could last many years and the Corsendonk is 8.5% and can last a while as well. You will want to make sure you don't store them where the temperature would fluctuate.

    Edit: This may help: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/store
     
  3. YeahNelsonMandela

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    Fresh is best 90% of the time.
     
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    I wish I had more mad elf
     
  5. shaw87psu

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. raczkowski

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    I had a year old corse donk Christmas ale this year. It was pretty decent. A guy that owns a bar loves vintage Christmas ales and had 2011 vintage on draft at his bar this year during the holidays.
     
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    Corsendonk Christmas Ale is awesome and I'm guessing cellars well.
     
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