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Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 - Where?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by yojimbo1, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Has anyone seen any Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 in the area? Specifically looking in Snohomish Co.
     
  2. Mages64

    Mages64 Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2009 Washington
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    you are going to have to talk to Special Brews. They are literally the ONLY ones in Snohomish that'll order that
     
  3. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (346) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Just saw Bottleworks tweet they had it.
     
  4. mdaschaf

    mdaschaf Poo-Bah (2,669) Mar 28, 2010 Washington
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    $44 a bottle a bworks.
     
  5. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I saw that tweet too, had the same reaction I always have when I see a beer I've never tasted, seen, or heard of:
    Maybe I need to go buy this right now?!?! The price tag may have answered my question.

    So in 25 words or less, what's the deal on this beer? I checked for reviews and found nothing (for 2010 anyway)...
     
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  6. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Thanks. Can't make it until late tonight probably be out by then. Ill call first.
     
  7. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    For $44/bottle at least tell me it is a 500 ml or 750 ml bottle?
     
  8. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (346) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Agreed. I only recognized the name because of this thread. There is a thread in New Releases as well...
     
  9. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    2000 version is on the white whale list.
     
  10. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    So all I have to do is spend $44 (OK, more like $48.50) and wait 10 years, and *presto* I'll have a white whale?
    Sign me up!
     
  11. mdaschaf

    mdaschaf Poo-Bah (2,669) Mar 28, 2010 Washington
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    750ml corked bottle with a cap.
     
  12. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    A cork and a cap? Well that explains it.
     
  13. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    This appears to have been made in 2005 and 2008 so most likely they are up to quantities large enough where this would never become a white whale. Especially if its made every few years.
     
  14. JAXSON

    JAXSON Savant (912) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    The deal is that it's not made often and in the mid 2000's the 2000 Stille Nacht Reserva was probably the most sought after beer out here, along with 1999 Framboos. On a personal level, it was important for me to buy a few bottles of this as regular Stille Nacht, when at its best, is a really magical beer that is unlike anything else. The only other Stille Nacht Reserva that was actually sold was the 2005, which according to most people who had the 2000 Reserva in its early years, was not nearly as sublime as the 2000. The 2010 is supposed to be a clone of the 2000 I believe, whatever that means, and it's bottled in 75cl bottles rather than 33cl. I always hold any corked/capped De Dolle 75cl bottle in high regard (see the old "Mad Bitch" in 75cl that was freaking amazing and totally unlike the more recent bottles). So basically, there has been a lot of anticipation for this beer by a lot of people who were around years ago, maybe lucky to have the 2000 before it succumbed to time, as all beers eventually do.
     
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  15. NWer

    NWer Crusader (712) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    My sentiments exactly. My interest was tweaked also until I saw the price. That's about three Abyss for Chrissake!
     
  16. NWer

    NWer Crusader (712) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Thanks. If I get the chance, maybe I will pull the trigger - maybe not. Depending on how extravagant I feel at the time. :slight_smile:
     
  17. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Same here—except substitute "drunk" for "extravagant" and "am" for "feel"...
    I've spent way too much on beer (and Christmas gifts) lately, now dreading the imminent reckoning with my creditors.
     
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  18. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    B-works is out. Damn.
     
  19. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,336) May 12, 2005 Washington
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    A number of sources were saying 4,000 total bottles (360 to the US) - it looked like Bottleworks got a case (6), but maybe they had more. Most reports from the east coast were that select stores got 6 bottles.

    I'm not sure what the story with the 2008 release/listing was but the 2000/2005 releases are pretty notorious. I got my bottle.
     
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  20. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,627) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    OK. I now feel a little bit better about the pricing. That's still a lot more than what the 2005 went for when I bought it (in the 33 cl. size bottles), but I no longer feel quite as outraged by the pricing for this beer. Still debatig whether or not to try to obtain one.

    As for the Mad Bitch, I'm glad to hear you say that. When I first bought the beer, some years ago, it was only available in 750 size bottles. That beer was incredible (only problem was that it had a tendency to gush when opened), and was one of the things I missed when I was transferred out West (I never saw the 750 bottles in the NW). So when I finally was able to try it again, in the smaller bottles, I remember thinking that my taste in beer must have REALLY changed, as it was nothing like the beer I remembered (same with the beer on tap - the current vintage just tastes so much different than the version available in 750 bottles). So maybe it wasn't my taste in beer that changed after all... :slight_smile:
     
  21. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,336) May 12, 2005 Washington
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    oddly enough, I'm pretty certain i saw a 750ml bottle of this (mad bitch) on the shelf @bottleworks yesterday
     
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  22. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Did anywhere else in Seattle get these or just BW?
     
  23. mdaschaf

    mdaschaf Poo-Bah (2,669) Mar 28, 2010 Washington
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    Unsure, but I heard someone say that the entire state got 12 bottles. Don't know how legitimate that claim is though.
     
  24. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    So 6 bottles for BW to sell at $44 and 6 bottles for BW to sell in 2 years for $88?
     
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  25. RantoulDavis

    RantoulDavis Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2004 Ohio

    I would gladly offer 3 Abyss (09/10) for an SNR10!
     
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  26. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Oregon

    Where did you dig up this old fossil thread?! :wink:
     
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