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Guinness Draught Can... Is there a way to determine the age?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nhindian, Apr 1, 2013.

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  1. nhindian

    nhindian Savant (914) Feb 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I have a Guinness that I am trying to date, but not having any luck. There are a bunch of letters and numbers on the bottom of the can, as well as something that looks like a time (00:47), but not having any luck finding a way to decode that into a meaningful date.

    Any help?
  2. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (562) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Just drink it. If it takes like water it's fresh. If it tastes like bad water it's old. Then go pick up a bottle of foreign or extra stout.
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  3. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,283) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Boy is this clever.
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,287) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Not according to Diageo-Guinness USA"Consumer Care":
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  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,793) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I wouldn't date a Guinness. I like beer, but not that much to ask one out on a date. :wink:
  6. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Holy hell...
    What was Shogo saying the the other day again?
  7. nhindian

    nhindian Savant (914) Feb 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    No idea, what was Shogo saying the other day again??
  8. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,960) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    What wasn't Shogo saying just the other day? Again. :grinning:
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  9. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (271) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    ...and not accurate since I dont see how the Extra Stout is better than the Draught. Foreign Extra is much better of course but to me the Draught and Extra Stout are the same.
  10. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    The only Guinness I really drink anymore is on tap, the fresher the better. This last St. Patty's Day, my local Irish bar, The Dubliner, must have had the freshest Guinness I've ever had. It was actually pretty good.
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