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The crown jewel of your cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Nice. Sounds like a good occasion. I see you made quick work out of getting Elaborative and the beer ill never be able to spell from memory, Prolegomena. When did you pick those up? I was there Wednesday for 3 hours. Nothing like an 8 hour each way day trip.
     
  2. basickness

    basickness Aspirant (206) Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  3. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Lots of things going on in my cellar over the past few months. It was hard to decide on a crown jewel. Most of the bottles in my cellar are single ones, and they each have a little story to them. In the end, it came down to "which bottles will I never ever ever ever ever trade", and it came down to these 4.

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    Funny thing is, I have multiples of 2 of these, so technically not unique :grinning:
     
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  4. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Poo-Bah (1,754) Oct 19, 2010 California

    50th anniversary Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze?
     
  5. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Yup! That's not one I have multiples of sadly :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  6. WeaponTheyFear

    WeaponTheyFear Aspirant (240) Mar 9, 2008 Connecticut

    06 NEBC Imperial Stout Trooper
    De Struise Double Black
    Magnum of 04 Drie Fonteinen Geuze

    Oh and the collector in me values the Stout Trooper even more because the label is on upside down.
     
  7. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts


    Haha I have an upside down label NEBCO 3 Judges! Or I did, until I drank it.
     
  8. Chaaaarlieeee

    Chaaaarlieeee Initiate (50) Nov 23, 2012 Rhode Island
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    2011 Hill Farmstead Ann bottle # 135/300.
     
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  9. leschkie

    leschkie Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 California
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    Um, I think my invitation to this birthday bash got lost in the mail
     
  10. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Yeah, damn storms have been intense, not sure what happened there...plus, budget cuts at the post office of course. Tragic.

    Mimosa, KH, BV Dark Lord, Prolegemena, Elaborative, etc. are all on deck for the night of my 30th on the 21st...then we have a keg of Weinhestaphaner Hefe and a ton of saisons lined up for the next day. The day after that, well, we have Gatorade too. Lots of Gatorade.

    So, if you're a fan of Gatorade, etc. buy the plane ticket and come east!
     
  11. leschkie

    leschkie Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 California
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    Man, I would definitely be there if I could. We had Mimosa this past Saturday and it was still drinking quite nicely. The citrus was still quite crisp, tangy, and dry...it held up like 10000000000000000000x better than that crappy Ann has.

    Also, I would recommend drinking the PvW DL instead of the BV DL, and sit on the BV for a year. In the same tasting (http://beeradvocate.com/community/t...our-tasting-events.13597/page-34#post-1398034), we did the 2012 and 2013 BV DLs side-by-side, and the 2013 is just straight up vanilla at this point. The flavors of the stout haven't had time to integrate yet with the vanilla. But the 2012 is really a thing of beauty right now.

    Anyhow, happy 30 Bill! Enjoy it!
     
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  12. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Glad to hear on Mimosa, this will be first time having it and I was hoping it was still great. Duly noted on BV DL. The initial plan was to save the PVW DL for an upcoming Pappy tasting with Rare, KH, Pappy, PVW Black Magick, etc. Perhaps we can break that up and sit on the '13 BV DL for a while.

    #firstworldproblems
     
  13. Chaaaarlieeee

    Chaaaarlieeee Initiate (50) Nov 23, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Ann hasn't held up well?
     
  14. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    3L 2005 Samiclaus
     
  15. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Drank some of my others at this point. Current gem is KTG 2010x2.
     
  16. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    Brewdog's Dog A and Burley Oak's Lower Class Barleywine (local and only their second bottling of it with only ~720 bottles, which is also their second bottled thing ever, they just started a small bottling of their year-round sessionable BW at 8%).


    Not sure if someone else responded to this because I didn't want to read through all 14 pages, but I just had some on tap like a week ago and it was amazing. I also just picked up some GI Big John. They do so many great stouts. I always find a new stout by them.

    p.s. I had actually come on here to make this very same thread (not in the cellar forums too often, but my cellar is really starting to pick up). I love the feeling of knowing you got some nice beer stashed away for a rainy day, a party, a celebration or just to enjoy one day.
     
  17. millelacsmark

    millelacsmark Devotee (497) Dec 23, 2008 Minnesota
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    My first thought was either the Bourbon County Rare or 05 Lou PePe Kriek but now I am starting to think its the Kentucky Brunch #45 out of 300.
     
  18. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Juicy x2
    Fou Foune x5
    Bunch of Westys
    Couple of Kaberts

    Hardly anything whale-ish, but I'm proud :slight_smile:
     
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  19. box_social

    box_social Initiate (116) Mar 6, 2013 Oregon
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    not a huge jewel, but i have a 3L of 2012 pappy's dark. opening that guy up for my 30th this year.
     
  20. joaopmgoncalves

    joaopmgoncalves Meyvn (1,092) Dec 17, 2012 Portugal
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    My last bottles on the cellar: Trappistes Rochefort 8 and 10. Need to fill it up again.
     
  21. PALMEJ1

    PALMEJ1 Aspirant (214) Dec 8, 2008 Alabama
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    93 Cantillon Kriek
    96 Cantillon Gueuze
    04 Drie Fonteinen Magnum
    Hommage
    Malvasia
    02-08 Oude Gueuze Vintage
    batch 2 & 3 Beatification
    Isabelle
     
  22. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Could you be talked out of any of those first two jewels?
     
  23. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Sadly, no - I had 4 originally and was talked out of the first 2 for some serious Loonage.

    The remaining two will be consumed at a tasting and special occasion, respectively.
     
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  24. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    and that Fou? :wink:
     
  25. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Same dealio! Sorry, I'm the king of hoarding and duke of disappointment for you today.
     
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  26. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    I'm am merely the jester of jealously.
     
  27. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Devotee (457) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
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    My newest acquisitions, 6 Cantillons. I signed up to trade for some different stuff but I need to wait a month :slight_frown:

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  28. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Disciple (323) Jan 2, 2013 Florida
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    My brett-infected BA Gonzo 750. never released, not labeled just the logo on the cage. i will probably never open it, because im sure it's terrible, but the collector in me (not just beer, but autographs, 1st edition books, blahblahblah) just had to have it. its the 1st beer i clicked as a Want on BA. WAY over-traded for it, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
     
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  29. MEGAawesomeLAUREN

    MEGAawesomeLAUREN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2013 Minnesota

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    My crown jewels...
    2008-2012 Surly Darkness, Five, Syx, Smoke and Pentagram
     
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