Dating a couple of beers

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by AlexFields, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. AlexFields

    AlexFields Meyvn (1,277) Dec 13, 2009 Tennessee
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    Got a couple of beers as extras and trying to figure out the vintages (guy who sent them wasn't sure).

    First is Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver. Numbers punched on the side are 0 and 8--does that mean it's an 08? I've never understood how to read DDC labels.

    Second is Boulevard Dark Truth Stout, best buy date is 07/13--how far out do they date these?

  2. ActonBrewer

    ActonBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Massachusetts

    As long as one doesn't find out about the other, you should be able to date both of them simultaneously.

    On a more serious note, The dark truth is going to be good for a while. I wouldn't age it for years, but you can definitely put a few back.
  3. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    I believe Boulevard puts best by for Dark Truth 2 years out from bottling date.
  4. Yarf018

    Yarf018 Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 Colorado

    For the dark truth, does this mean to drink it by the best by date or to cellar until the best by date?
  5. mattosgood

    mattosgood Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2014 Massachusetts

    Have we figured out DDC's code yet?

    I have their barleywine that my brother got this weekend and it's marked 7/7. As much as I would like the have a seven year old bw, I doubt this is true.
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