Large Format Bottles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by NoSignsOfPain, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. TNGabe

    TNGabe Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Nope, but went to a party with a 9l once - it's a blast. The novelty photos alone are worth it.
     
  2. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
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    It's almost worth it to see my wife's expression if I rearrange the main fridge to somehow make it fit.

    Post them bad boys. What beer was it?
     
  3. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Haven't popped it yet: The St Bernardus Abt Methuselah drew me in last year and it's still staring at me from my dining room through the hole in the box.

    Creeps me out.
     
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  4. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Pull the trigger on that sum bitch! Then post a video of you drinking it all by yourself in one sitting. That's 8 liters, right?
     
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  5. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Only 6 Liters. I think it will make my 3L RR sours look to pitiful to store next to them. The price is pretty nutts.
     
  6. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    If you get it, make sure it is a beer you can age and something easy to drink for many people. It's A LOT of beer even thought it may not seem like it. You'll be pouring glasses out of it all night and not everyone will have more than one beer if it has an out of the ordinary flavor profile.
     
  7. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I was thinking of buying a 6l Val dieu triple they have at tw in Orlando, but I just couldn't do it...
     
  8. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Yeah, it's a decent sour but all the 750's I've ever had were filled with floaties which could be a turn off for newer drinkers.
     
  9. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Also from my experience the first half goes really fast, the second half seems to last forever.
     
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  10. billandsuz

    billandsuz Sep 1, 2004 New York

    i bid on a Meth of Ommegang at the very first BCTC. in hindsight i was too far gone to know better.

    i LOVE that bottle. it's big, it's stupid, totally impractical and it's bad ass. i put homebrew in it but you really do want to have a reason to open a massive bottle like that. that is alot of beverage my friend.

    that has been my experience with the Methuselah.
    Cheers.

    edit. i am not sure what is bottled in it at the moment if that gives you any idea of the utility of the bottle. really, you want a reason to own the bottle and not just the beer. i am guessing you could buy the same amount in a small format for less money.
     
  11. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Wait, what beer are you talking about? Last I checked Curieux isn't sour. I'd be skeptical of this bottle, last one I had was a butter-bomb.
     
  12. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Jan 23, 2009 Vermont

    does anyone know where empty large bottles could be bought? 3-9L? I'd be interested in putting homebrew in there.
     
  13. TNGabe

    TNGabe Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Gosh, it was in the days of yore. Not sure if it was film, but before I had a digital camera. I'm thinking it was St. Feullien, elsewise Tiple Karmeliet. Neither are beers I'd seek out ordinarily, but everything tastes better from a ginormous bottle. Now that I homebrew, I would love to get a hold of some bottles this size.
     
  14. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
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    The one bottle I've had was sour and tart to all hell. I don't care what style they claim to be...
     
  15. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    had this recently.
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  16. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Weird, it's never been sour for me.
     
  17. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Believe they are just doing Dragon's Milk right now. Maybe adding Imperial Mad Hatter down the line?
     
  18. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Although nonsensical. Sicilianos had a 3L for $99.00 while their sixth barrel of Dragon's Milk was $101.00
     
  19. oldedog

    oldedog Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

  20. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    lets pour was just featuring a Salmanazar of St Feuillien. I was bummed it was out of my price range ;). Someday...
     
  21. rather

    rather May 31, 2013 California


    3 liters of awesomeness, 80 ish dollars in OC
     
  22. WTKeene

    WTKeene Jul 13, 2013 New Mexico
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    I saw a Magnum of Avec les bon Voeux at Total Wine, but it was 40 bucks. I'm pretty sure the 750ml bottles aren't 20+, so it doesn't seem to me like an economical way to buy that fantastic saison.
     
  23. alexanf

    alexanf Jun 22, 2012 Mississippi

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