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Real Ale Lost Gold floaties

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by bleeng, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. bleeng

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    Grabbed a sixer of 11/24/13 bottles. Tons of floaties in this one. It also doesn't seem to be as hop forward and fresh as the last sixer I had (forgot the date but in the last 2 months or so).
    I could post a pic but not up to that skill level.
     
  2. mattisloco

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    Sounds like it got some serious abuse from heat and light.
     
  3. bleeng

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    The last sixer I had from HEB was maybe the best I had ever had-180 degrees difference. Looks like a filtering issue with the floaties.
     
  4. champ103

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    What date are you using? I am dyslexic, but that seems weird even for me...November 24, 2013? What the hell, please somebody tell me I am drunk after wandering around downtown Charleston?
     
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    I think Real Ale uses a 'best/drink by' dating system on their beer
     
  6. champ103

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    Given that, I don't think that they would have a best anything date in November right now? Also, I have never had a problem with Lost Gold since it has been bottled...
     
  7. bleeng

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    It's on the bottle-best by 11/24/13. Seems like a long time for an IPA but I assume it's the latest batch.
     
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    I bet they date 6 months out... so it's probably about a month old.

    BTW: Dating 6 months out on an IPA is stupid. Sixpoint does NINE months out.
     
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    Lost Gold has always had floaties for me, I thought it was cause its unfiltered but what do I know. Either way it doesn't bother me a bit.
     
  10. champ103

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    That does seem like a long time for a best by. That is why I like bottled on dates better, I get to decide what is to old.
     
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    Lost Gold does have a 6 months drink by(Way too long). And in my experience if you can get it within 2-3 weeks of bottling it is excellent. Drop off is quick for me. I haven't noticed floaties before but I won't buy it if it is a month old so that may have something to do with it.
    Here is a write up Stone did on chill haze (floaties)
    http://blog.stonebrew.com/index.php/chill-haze-the-more-you-know/
     
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  12. Ford

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    They need to start canning this.. they can Fireman's 4 and the Pilsner... we need a canned IPA!
     
  13. Chuk_Hell

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    I think the smart play is to just do bottling dates. I wish everyone did that.
     
  14. bleeng

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    And the 4-squared!
     
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    It's a ploy so that people don't realize that the IPA they are buying is 5 months old. :)
     
  16. Ford

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    Yes.. putting the canning/bottling date on the bottle is the way everyone should do it... I know it scares some for sales though.
     
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