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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by brureview, Jan 16, 2013.
The date is SE25L1. Is this May 25 2012? Is this past the date for good drinkability?
You are correct with the date. As to it's drinkability, it's up to you. I've had 9 month old taddy porter that was still delicious before.
If you already bought the beer, there is only one way to find out right?
Perhaps the porter was still good. I didn't like the finish- too bitter. I was expecting more- fuller flavors which
I taste in their stouts. However, this is a different style...
Exposing my appalling ignorance here, but how can you tell from 'SE25L1' that the date is May 25th, 2012? I'm not sure which calendar that is.....
I'd really like to know this as well; I've stopped buying S.S. cos I can't tell the dating...I would love to know how to decipher these!
Edit: Nevermind, I found this:
The "S" is irrevelent (for Sam Smith?), the E is May, 25 is 25th day and "L" is 12th letter of alphabet (2012).
Ah. Thanks much.
I bought a pint of Samuel Smith today with the code SF12L1, so we are in the same boat! They should be ok though.
I had a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout last night with the code SE24L1; seemed fine to me.
I need to start writing down the decryptions to all of these damned codes.
I put them on an excel spreadsheet on a needed basis after researching on freshbeeronly, print out the ones I know I will be purchasing during runs in the smallest as possible size (to read) and put them in my pocket for quick reference. A this point though I have the usual's memorized so I don't need it as much.
Not a comprehensive list but it does the job. Samuel Smith is on the list.
I wonder if the codes, regarding the months, for Samuel Smith restart after month 12 (L)?
I just discovered my local beer/wine shop currently shelves Taddy's Porters and other styles of theirs that are a year old, so I'm not buying any anytime soon, and the month for the Porters are (N) so I assume if they go past (L) then it starts over with (M) being January (?) . Does that mean March?