Jester King El Cedro

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Pruppet_Master, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. Pruppet_Master

    Pruppet_Master Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2012 California

    Hi all! Got my hands on a bottle of the first batch of this beer and was wondering what the timetable was like on it. I'm guessing, with the Citra hops, it's going to start fading pretty soon? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  2. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    No clue since it just came out. Yes, I'm sure the hops will fade but it does have brett in it. I guess it kinda depends what your looking for. If you want it to taste cleaner and hoppier then open it now. If you prefer funk, as I do, I'd say age it and let the brett work its magic. As far as the cedar goes, I have no idea whether that will hold up or fade since its a rather unique wood to use and I don't have much/any experience with other cedar aged beers that I can think of.

    Disclaimer. I have had El Cedro and really enjoyed it fresh but I tend to prefer aging most beers that have brett since I like "the funk". I don't even know if there is a beer, with brett, that I have preffered fresh over aged but everyone has their own opinion on this based on their tastes.
  3. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Pretty much what I might say too. Brett characteristics are pretty minimal right now from my limited experience, but the hops are super juicy and really incredible. Hard to say if you would loose too much to keep it in balance over time..
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