Bitches Brew Aging (?)

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by proseberry, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hello. I cracked open a 1st Edition Bitches Brew last night, and it was a sour mess. I take it that this was not meant for aging? Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Sour? Infection probably.
     
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  3. camil1mj

    camil1mj Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2010 Michigan
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    I had a bottle from 2010 two weeks ago (second batch I think) and it was awesome. Much better than the fresh bottle I ha earlier this year.
     
  4. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hello. That's what I thought; I'll put another one in the icebox. I thought when I initially bought it it would sit like a RIS, but then see it labelled as an Ale. I'm not gonna toss my stash just yet. Thanks.
     
  5. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,624) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I opened a Batch 1 over the summer and it was fine. Personally, I prefer it fresh(er). Batch 3 is drinking nice right now; at the point I won't age it any longer for my tastes, not like I did with Batch 1.
     
  6. 71gto

    71gto Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    Interesting info. I have yet to crack my batch 1 Bitches Brew. I may have to do that soon.
     
  7. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Aspirant (216) Sep 18, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Should I celler my 2012 or drink now?
     
  8. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    I think this beer is pretty good fresh, but I havent had a fresh one in a while. I drank 2 bottles from the first year this year, one was bottled in "2010 F" the other was "2010 3E". They were both pretty bad, age had done nothing well to them, they were thin and not very good at all. I have one more bottled in "2010 D" I'm expecting to be the same.
     
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