Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DEdesings57, Nov 17, 2022.
Date Code Is: SK23U1 and it's their Organic Lager.
S nothing, second letter is the month (number of that letter in the alphabet)
Next two # = day
Last letter # in alphabet = year
Thanks to other BAs. But this is in my notes in my phone.
So November 23 of 2021. Unless I can’t interpret my own notes which is entirely possible.
If the decoder is working properly, that code equates to Nov 23 2021 (one decoder reference).
ETA: @jonphisher 's decoder is quicker
Just for you
K is the 11th letter in the alphabet = November
23 we’ll I’m guessing you’re good here
U is the 21st letter in the alphabet, 2021
Quit making stuff up!
One decoder ring to rule them all…
The shitty notes in my phone.
Just drink it already!
Probably, but I’m sure it’s alright
I drank one already and not to damn bad. Did not get notes of wet cardboard or unusual esters from the yeast nor did I get any phenolic notes from the ABV which tends to come out with age.
But damn this beer is old. At least it was refrigerated for most of it's shelf life.
I wonder if at say two years or more of age, if the beer would develop any off flavors that are off putting?
crazy, I would never have been able to figure that one out. And I thought Julian Date codes where Bad
Maybe Samuel Smith should include a decoder ring with each six-pack?
There are 26 letters in the alphabet. What happens in 2027?
Without even reading the post, I can tell you that you probably did. I've given up on buying their stuff considering the 2 inch layer of dust on most of their bottles.
Not quite apples to apples, but I recently bought a 4-pack of Paulaner Helles that I failed to note was just over a year old.
I can't say my experience was as pleasant as yours -- the beer has turned cardboard and the hops have turned harsh. I guess not all cans are created equal.
I've wondered this with some of the German ones that do it, I'm guessing they just would start back at A. Or the universe simply implodes...I'm unsure, we'll find out soon I guess.
I was expecting a yes/no question here, where the answer is always yes.
It's beginning to appear like someone doesn't want most folks to know the real date.
Just for the heck of it I checked my Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome.
The code is: SD27V1 - April 27th 2022, yeah, it's old
I hate getting burned on old beer. Was your beer refrigerated when you bought it?
Oh bugger. That kind of dating is like a Rube Goldberg machine. Wouldn't it be grand if the wonderful wide world of brewin' & containerizing could settle on having a universal international date code? Either manufactured date or enjoy by date...or both. My most recent purchase of Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout was dandy. Beer tasted excellent, clean bottles, superb in every way. On a side note, when I buy beer from a "small" beer store I avoid imports as they are commonly older than the hills. Cheers!
And it just bugs me that some distros use certain stores as "clearing houses" for their old stock.
I used to know the liquor manager at this store, but he moved on. If I ever figure out who to corner, I will and point it out.
For imports, I feel like that's as fresh as they come!
In the interim I refuse to purchase beer that is not dated (or dated such that I can't understand it when I pick it up at the beer retailer).
Permit me to relate a story: I attended a beer festival in Philadelphia this past summer. There was a booth from New Trail Brewing Company. The beer(s) I drank from them were very good. I chatted with an employee from New Trail that was manning the booth and I mentioned that I never buy their beers since they refuse to date their beers. He was a bit taken aback to here me say this and a couple of minutes later volunteered that they have no problems 'selling out' their beer inventory. I replied to him that they would get my money if they chose to date their beers as well. I suppose since other customers robustly buy their products they see no incentive to date their beers? From my perspective included dates would be an ethical business practice but...
As long as beer consumers are willing to buy beers with no dates (or secret codes) I suppose some breweries will continue on in this manner.
Cheers to breweries that have the ethics to date their beers using non-secret codes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Weird that the first letter (S) and last number (1) are ignored. . .
Maybe they are for a separate secret message? Like: Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.
So that's what happened to the grain bill!
Message being, you're beer is old. Btw, Ralphie's house is up for sale here in the CLE...quite the little cottage industry they have going on over there around the holidays.
This happens in other industries as well. In my line of work sealed lead acid batteries are dated similarly where no manufacturer is the same and you have to go to their website to decipher, so do you want me to charge you the labor to figure that out or just charge you for fresh batteries and move on...product is cheaper than the labor.
Is a leg lamp included?
If so, I am making a offer!!
"It's a Major Award!"
Wow. From Sam Smith to fra-gee-lay. It's amazing how fast animated gifs can derail a thread.
It sucks because they make excellent beer. But not worth the price without knowing. The cans are better but not as charming
I love many imported beers, but for the reason of supply chain issues, I tend to stick to local beers. Plus, I like to support the small(er) local breweries when I can. Drink local!