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Samuel Smith Taddy Porter date codes

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by brureview, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. brureview

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    The date is SE25L1. Is this May 25 2012? Is this past the date for good drinkability?
     
  2. ahq514

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    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.
     
  3. UCLABrewN84

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    If you already bought the beer, there is only one way to find out right?
     
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  4. brureview

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    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...
     
  5. Mandark

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    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.....
     
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    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:

    https://sites.google.com/site/freshbeeronly/international-breweries
     
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    The "S" is irrevelent (for Sam Smith?), the E is May, 25 is 25th day and "L" is 12th letter of alphabet (2012).
     
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    Ah. Thanks much.
     
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    I bought a pint of Samuel Smith today with the code SF12L1, so we are in the same boat! They should be ok though.
     
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    I had a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout last night with the code SE24L1; seemed fine to me.
     
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    I need to start writing down the decryptions to all of these damned codes.
     
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    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.
     
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  14. StartedwithSAM

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    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?
     
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