CBS-bad bottles?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by chuckycheese, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 Maine

    I cracked a CBS today-only to discover a beer gone wrong. Tasted like burned metal I suppose, or something equally unpleasant-far cry from the standard maple bourbon goodness. Between reviews and the forums I don't recall anyone ever reporting a similar experience. My previous bottles of CBS were excellent.

    Surprised to say the least, has this happened to anybody else?
  2. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    Where/how was it kept? If it was exposed to light and/or heat that would have an adverse affect on it it.
  3. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 Maine

    Can't say, just got in trade few weeks ago.
  4. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    this could be used as evidence.
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    It was refilled with Black Crown.
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  6. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    CBS ages well? That's news to me.
  7. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    I had one not too long ago and thought it was excellent. Had one fresh also and didn't really think it had changed a whole lot in the year and half between bottles.... Sounds like you may have been victim to a 80 degree/sunbathed cellar...
  8. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 Maine

    Point taken, but that's not the issue. Sure, the maple/boubon presence could've fallen off, although with respect to this bottle I couldn't tell. The flavor that overwhelmed the beer prevented any chance to gauge those qualities, or lack thereof.

    Like I said, never seen anybody mention anything remotely similar to what I tasted yesterday. Chalk it up to random ugly duckling.
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