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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cellaring.

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by jwheeler87, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    So I bought two bottles of this from a store near my girlfriend's parents house. I drank one right away (it was excellent), and want to age the other. What is the best way to store this due to the cork and sediment. I currently have it stashed standing upright underneath my stair case in a crawlspace in my basement. It is consistently 50-55 degrees year round and no light can possibly get in. These bottles are also pretty fresh. Is there a peak for this beer after seeing some age?
  2. kscaldef

    kscaldef Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    There's another thread on the front page of this forum covering the orientation debate. Let me sum it up: do whatever you want.

    I've had 3F up to 15 years old, and other gueuzes up to 21 years old, and I can't say that I've seen any peak, per se. They keep changing; and I'd say that there's a pretty dramatic change in character somewhere around 10 years old. Granted, that's a long time to hang onto a bottle, so I'd recommend trying to get your hands on an already aged bottle to figure out if you like the old stuff before starting a cellaring program of that magnitude.
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  3. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Thank you! Good information.
  4. xpimptastikx

    xpimptastikx Oct 8, 2008 Texas

    I think the biggest thing to take into account is batch variation. Some are amazing right out of the gate, some seem a little muddle, but I've never had a "bad" 3F geuze no matter what the age is. There's never really a peak because they move through so many phases.
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