Old Rasputin vs. New Rasputin

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by PatrickBeebe, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. PatrickBeebe

    PatrickBeebe Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    So I drank a fresh North Coast Old Rasputin back to back with one Ive been cellaring for 6 months...didnt taste much different. SHould I let my other ones sit longer? Do they get any better past 6 months?
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  2. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,058) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    This belongs in the cellaring forum.

    6 months on a beer like raspy wont change much in my opinion.

    But also remember that aging it won't make it "better", just different. Whether it's better or worse after aging is up to your taste buds only.
  3. FriarTuckInLuck

    FriarTuckInLuck Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 Arizona

    I'd have to say forget you even own them. Put them in a box you won't open for years, and do your best to forget you did so. 5 years from now when you are moving, or spring cleaning, or have an urge to look at those old highschool yearbooks you will be in possession of some pretty great tasting brews to help celebrate the occasion.
  4. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,910) Mar 18, 2010 California

    This beer ages well. It all depends on you tastebuds in regards to cellared versus fresh.
  5. Moc513

    Moc513 Aspirant (262) May 24, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    One year old Rasputin tasted pretty good...we are going to start cellaring a vertical of them to taste the difference fresh-5 years old
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