Aging Beers You Shouldn't Age

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by mkennedy119, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. mkennedy119

    mkennedy119 Devotee (456) Nov 13, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm wondering if anyone has had a beer that has aged surprisingly well that probably shouldn't have?

    I just had a Zombie Dust that I had set aside from last year and somehow forgot about until now. Drank it last night and it was still amazing. I'm not saying it improved, but I noticed very little dropoff in quality. Still a Citra blast to the face.
     
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  2. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Defender (624) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Lake Placid Ubu Ale. Went from a decent brown ale to a monster coffee strong ale. Two years will do a wonder and I suggest y'all give this one a shot!
     
  3. jtmiller03

    jtmiller03 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2008 Oklahoma

    They say IPAs should be enjoyed fresh. One exception I have found is Avery Maharaja. There is nothing better than an 18-36 month old Maharaja. Wow.
     
  4. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    And they're somewhat easy to find still sittimg on shelves at that age also, with no price increase for the age to boot!!!!

    OP - Celebration Ale & Ruthless Rye.
     
  5. Onizilla

    Onizilla Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    I had an 07 Maharaja in 2012 and it turned into one of the best barleywine's i've ever had. Damn, How I wish the little shop I found it in had more. Mmmm
     
  6. surlytheduff

    surlytheduff Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2010 Tajikistan
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    I like Great Lakes Nosferatu with 12-18 months on it.
     
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