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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. ElGallo

    ElGallo Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    For rarity: Alchemist Luscious
    For sentimentality: a 2009 Cantillon Grand Cru Bruoscella. I plan to open it when my daughter graduates from college (she's 3).
     
  2. mattsander

    mattsander Feb 3, 2010 Alberta (Canada)
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    I'm happy with my Cantillon collection. Always 'need' more, but its at a respectable point now in terms of variety/quantity. Need to stop trading those away to you fine Americans...
     
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  3. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
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    Alvinne Beer Geek Wedding. And my shelf of Cantillons
     
  4. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    A 200kg gnome.
     
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  5. thunderroad12

    thunderroad12 Nov 13, 2008 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Since you asked:
    -Wooden Hell
    -Sloth
     
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  6. black13

    black13 Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Isabelle Proximus
    Blabaer
     
  7. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Dec 20, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I would say my few years of Darklord, but my gem is my 3L of Supplication. Saving that for a big day.
     
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  8. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    2 turtle doves
    Red poppy
    Expedition 2010 (my first cellar beer)
    Cantillon classic
     
  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I drink my wales, but still have 2 rares. Rarest beer I have ever owned is probably BA Vanilla Dark lord
     
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  10. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Not sure how I turned a post into a quote, so lets try again.

    I think the two most rare items in my cellar are an '04 Samiclaus and an '03 Thomas Hardy.
     
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    '07 Chef Boyardee Mini Bites
     
  12. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Tie. Drie Fonteinen J&J Roze and my Cherry Adam from the Wood 09' Magnum.
     
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  13. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Recent adds that take spots 1a and 1b: 2005 BCBS and Alpha Kong.
     
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  14. dgilks

    dgilks Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    The '89 Thomas Hardy's (year of my birth) is right up there. The 2006 Lou Pepe Gueuze and Armand 4' Box Set are also up there. Finally, my remaining bottle of De Struise Double Black (maybe it will be drinkable one day).
     
  15. Sunhunters

    Sunhunters Oct 22, 2008 California

    Hmmm...

    Probably have to say its a properly cellared set of Stone Vertical Epic going all the way back to 02.02.02, but honestly the 2011 reviews of the 02 itself have bummed me out a bit.

    Beyond that:

    T25
    09-12 vertical of Old Stock including the 2009 Bourbon Barrel Cellar Reserve (probably my favorite beer)
    2008 Palo Santo and Brown Shugga
    A variety of FW and Deschutes gems
     
  16. Ultraman9000

    Ultraman9000 Jul 22, 2008 California

    That one's nomtastic right now!
     
  17. beerking

    beerking Mar 17, 2012 Illinois

    Time to replenish......;)
     
  18. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    I bet that beer is still tasting amazing. I had an '07 Soft Parade and '06 The Curl this past year, both 750ml--they were among the best brews I've ever tasted. I'd break that baby open and see what it's like!
     
  19. BlueOkie

    BlueOkie Jun 19, 2008 Oklahoma
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    Yeah, I keep waiting for a Special Occasion, and the longer I wait the harder it is for any time to feel Special enough! Vicious circle... :)
     
  20. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    Good to hear! Although I'm not sure how long I'll be able to store mine before temptation takes over lol
     
  21. Dactrius

    Dactrius Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I haven't been cellaring for long but my jewels are my 2xBourbon Barrel DL12. Someday I'll have something old and impressive....assuming I don't drink everything too quickly. If I keep buying faster than I drink that shouldn't be a problem.
     
  22. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

  23. Sipchue

    Sipchue Mar 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I have a bottle of Samuel Adams Boston Lager from the fall of 1988, and then there's the two bottles of Dogfish 120 minute from 2011. And does the mead that I made in 1999 count? I have probably 10 bottles left of that golden nectar.
     
  24. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Aug 13, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    This is a tough call, there are quite a few I'm excited to have, including:
    -Westy 12
    -2xLove Child #2
    -3F Schaerbeekse Kriek
    -Upland Sour Reserve 2
    -4xKBS (2x2012 and 2x2011)
     
  25. jdhende

    jdhende Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    1 King Henry
    2 BCBCS
    1 2012 Black tuesday
     
  26. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Really eager to try Funky South Paw now - I got a 2012 a couple months ago and its been in the fridge ever since!
     
  27. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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  28. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    2005 Cantillon Bruocsilla Grand Cru
    2004 Cantillon Iris
    Drie Fonteinen Golden Blend
    2010 Melange 3 (first release)
    N&R Shot in the Dark (blackberry lambic made with Girardin lambic) http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nr--shot-in-the-dark/150375/ (it's not in the BA database for some reason)
     
  29. ncaudle

    ncaudle May 28, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    had a '12 Funky South Paw yesterday and thought it was fantastic (every Jackie O's sour I've had has been great)
     
  30. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California

    It certainly does, and I won't judge you if you want to send me a bottle.
     
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  31. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    yeah, goose island just opened their cellar up and i bought three there about a month ago from 2/19/2010 for 20 a piece
     
  32. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Veritas 004, but that will be opened in a month.
     
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  33. JustinQ

    JustinQ Nov 24, 2011 California

    Cantillon Classic, 3F Golden Blend
     
  34. Kadonny

    Kadonny Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Probably my Troegs Splinter Red.
     
  35. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Armand'4 collection
    Some De Cam 750s
    A few Cantillon fruit lambics
    3F Oude Gueuze Vintage 2006
    2001 and 2004 WWS
     
  36. ILhophead

    ILhophead Nov 21, 2005 Illinois

    Toronado 20th that I bought at the 20th anniversary party.
     
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  37. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Dec 20, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    You need the 2001...Had this entire vertical about 6 months ago (not with 2012). It was very good and the older ones were holding up extremely well. The 01, 02, and 03 could have used a little more carbonation. I think the best ones were the 05 and 07 (as well as the 2011) from what I remember. Try to do it blind...;)
     
  38. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Miller 64 Lemonade or 3L FiftyFifty BART.
     
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  39. nawset

    nawset Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    DFH Golden Shower.
     
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  40. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    There is no 01. Not quite sure what you were drinking.

    http://www.stonebrew.com/epic/faq.php.htm
     
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