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DFH Pearl Jam Faithful Ale - 2011

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by genelynch, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. genelynch

    genelynch Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2004 New Jersey

    Hi, I have a few bottles from 2011 and I am wondering if I should expect that they would have aged well or not? Thanks!
  2. GoatmanBrewsMD

    GoatmanBrewsMD Aspirant (292) Dec 16, 2010 Maryland
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    From what I've heard they weren't too good fresh. Maybe age will do them some good.
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  3. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (535) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    I've been putting off watching that Pearl Jam special and drinking this for almost 2 years now? Damn.

    Yeah, it wasn't too great fresh. I don't have high hopes for this one.
  4. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Devotee (452) Sep 3, 2008 Washington
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    I tried mine about a month or two after it was released and it tasted like a slightly sweet version of PBR.
  5. genelynch

    genelynch Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2004 New Jersey

    Yeah, I did not think highly of them in 2011, so I put them away. I was thinking of giving one as a gift and was hoping it might taste better and not offend the recipient. :astonished:
  6. genelynch

    genelynch Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2004 New Jersey

    Thank you for your responses / posts.
  7. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Being that it's only 7% abv and not bottle conditioned, I'd say no.
  8. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,320) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    If you want a close replica of what it tasted like fresh, just grab a DFH 61. I think it tastes similar to what I remember of PJ20 Ale.
  9. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
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    Money not well spent. Find a fan who likes the bottle and the band. But not someone who enjoys great craft brews. As this was a Swing and a Miss by DFH.
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  10. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (350) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Agreed. Ugh. Not a fan. Someone gave our shop a bottle a month ago, we've been torn on either giving it away to another sucker or just splitting it amongst enough people that no one gets an actual taste.
  11. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,320) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Anybody looking to get rid of Faithful Ale (PJ20 Beer) should just go post on Ten Club message boards at pearljam.com. I'm sure there are still folks who'd love the bottle. The memorabilia market will heat up again this summer as the new album and the Wrigley show grow closer.
  12. kelvarnsen

    kelvarnsen Devotee (401) Nov 30, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Yea I bought on and drank it fresh and at $15 it was kind of a let down, especially since I love beer and am a pretty big PJ fan. If it had been cheaper it probably would have been ok, but paying $15 for it made it worse. It tasted kind of like a copy of duvel with black currant flavour mixed in. Unibroue makes a black currant beer in Quebec and I was thinking of getting one of those and a bottle of Duvel and mixing them and seeing if I could replicate it. I imagine after after 2 years most of the black currant flavour is probably gone.
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