Berserker bottle year?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by zrab11, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. zrab11

    zrab11 Crusader (750) Dec 25, 2010 Indiana
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    Just curious how you can tell which year Berserker is? Is it by the alcohol content or some other marking on the bottle? any help would be much appreciated. So i can make sure what year my bottle is. Thanks
     
  2. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Not sure about Berserker specifically, but on arctic devil, the year recently was on the front logo, and older ones had the little tic marks next to the numbers on the edge of the label.
     
  3. optophobia

    optophobia Initiate (62) Sep 29, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Berserker doesn't have the year like AD.
     
  4. NWer

    NWer Defender (697) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    optophobia is right. No year and the tic marks on the side designate month and week only not year.
    Label from my cellar reads 12.7 abv 30 ibus
    and for what it's worth, bottled on tic reads November 2nd week.
     
  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    My world for a Berserker !!! Any year
     
  6. unitmonster

    unitmonster Initiate (0) May 17, 2011 California

    I'll trade a berserker for a Fantasia :)
     
  7. zrab11

    zrab11 Crusader (750) Dec 25, 2010 Indiana
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    SO no one knows how to determine a year on this bottles? Are you just supposed to guess if you have a 2010,2011??
     
  8. boMD

    boMD Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2009 Oregon

    Have you tried emailing the brewery?
     
  9. NWer

    NWer Defender (697) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    It's not my fault! I swear!!
     
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  10. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington
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    Assuming that it has not been bottled on the exact month and week number every year, there is probably a way to backtrack for people who have earlier vintages based on the label tic. There was no 2011 release, and the 2010 release was week 2 of November. I don't have earlier vintages so I can't comment on those.
     
  11. zrab11

    zrab11 Crusader (750) Dec 25, 2010 Indiana
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    So since there was no 2011 release then its prob a 2010 right? Or can anyone confirm that they made this beer BEFORE 2010?
     
  12. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington
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    The easiest way to approximate when a beer was first bottled is to look at the earliest BA reviews. In this case, 2005 appears to be the first release which was 10.4% ABV. I think it switched to 12.7% ABV in 2008. Yours is likely 2010, but I suppose it could be 2008 or 2009 if there is no discernable label notch on the lower right edge.
     
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