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St Lamvinus

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by CaptCleveland, May 7, 2013.

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  1. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Champion (801) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio
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    I have one bottle and only ever had this bottle. Stamped 2011.
    Wondering how much I can age this brew. Thanks.
     
  2. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Have you tasted it? If you haven't tasted it fresh, what's the point in aging it?
     
  3. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    Drink it. ST Lam is my hands down favorite Cantillon
     
  4. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    the fruited sours get much more sour as they age, so it depends on whether you want more fruit or more sour. more fruit = drink fresh, more sour = age.
     
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  5. jsboots21

    jsboots21 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2009 Tennessee

    I drank a 2011 about 3 months ago and it was unreal. One of the best beers I've ever had the privilege of enjoying. Nicely sour with a strong and enjoyable merlot grape presence. Drink your bottle now and age the next one you get.
     
  6. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    St Lamvinus '05 is one of the best beers I've had. I also love it fresh. You really can't go wrong either way.
     
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  7. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Aspirant (218) Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    We opened a 2004 a few months ago and it was amazing.
     
  8. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Champion (801) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio
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    Thanks for all the replies. I will probably sit on this one until Huna '14.
    Looking forward to sharing.
    Cheers!
    Dan
     
  9. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Meyvn (1,311) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
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    i hands down prefer it fresh, drink now
     
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