Aging a Three Philosphers... Is 18 months too soon?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by smallfry1474, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. smallfry1474

    smallfry1474 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Massachusetts

    Hello Everyone,

    18 months ago I purchased an Ommegang Three Philosophers with the intent of conditioning for a 'while'. However, I am stuck at my home due to Nemo, and I am really feeling like opening the Three Philosophers.

    Should I do it? Is it too soon at only 18 months? Can anyone help me out? Anyone up for a snowball fight in a few hours?
  2. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    whats the vintage 2011? should be pretty good. and tbis snow is heavy. perfect for snowball flinging.
  3. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Poland

    It's good fresh, it's good with any amount of age. Can't go wrong - enjoy!
  4. YoDude

    YoDude Aspirant (290) Nov 21, 2008 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I agree. I try to buy at least one bottle every year. It can definitely age for several years, but this seems to be a good occasion. Hopefully you've cracked it open by now and thoroughly enjoyed.
  5. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Drink it now, great timing.

    I'm always up for a snowball fight.
  6. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Cant beat it aged or fresh
    Love 3 Philosophers
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  7. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    I heard they didnt add the cherries for the 2012 bottles. I had one the other day and was wondering why it didnt taste right. Anyone else experience this?
  8. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I would drink it now just for the memory. You'll never forget that beer
  9. Jwiss22

    Jwiss22 Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I agree. I thought that beer was supposed to age well, but for some reason I also drank a 2010 after 2 years age on it and it was terrible tasting
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