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Help with Westvleteren Extra bottle date

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Beersnake1, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Meyvn (1,197) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    So, I received this beer from a friend today, and he said that it was at least 40 years old. I did a bit of research online, but couldn't find the exact date when Westy Extra changed to Westy 8. Any thoughts about bottle date?

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  2. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,219) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    No numbers on the cap?
     
  4. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Meyvn (1,197) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    No, nothing visible. The rust might be obscuring something, but nothing can be seen. On the bottom of the bottle, there is a big 32 and then smaller 6085 underneath that.
     
  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,219) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Dang. Oh well, when you open that puppy, I hope you post a review of it. Prost!
     
  6. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Meyvn (1,197) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Absolutely will!
     
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  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,219) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Right on, bro!
    I read some reviews and I saw that the red cap didn't do very well with the aging. I reckon that I should open mine and see what's what. Prost !
     
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  8. MrDell

    MrDell Disciple (365) Nov 20, 2014 Switzerland
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    There was a discussion about old westvleteren caps with dates and stuff on The Belgian Beer Board's Facebook group a week or so ago. May be worth asking there.
     
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  9. bartlebierle

    bartlebierle Initiate (121) Apr 16, 2014 Germany

    In case it's not too late and you've already dug in: Care to cap it side by side with a more recent vintage of West8?
     
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