Thomas Hardy (2008)

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Steven91, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Steven91

    Steven91 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Arizona

    what is everyone's views on then beer Ive never had it before but i just picked up a bottle at my local shop and had a few questions
    1. age for a little longer
    2. drink it

    thanks guys
  2. allouez86

    allouez86 Initiate (197) Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    Drink it then buy another to age longer if there's more to buy.
  3. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (345) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I got one a month ago, it was the only one they had so I wasn't able to hold an extra one in the cellar, and the bug got to me so I drank it. Glad I did. It was excellent, and although I've never had one fresh I'd say it's prime right now.
  4. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    1. Sure
    2. Sure
  5. beercules101

    beercules101 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 British Indian Ocean Territory

    I love how 2008 is drinking now, I also know that it will be awesome in the next 5-10 years. Go crazy man, buy a bunch. Looks like its future of getting a re-brew is very possible as well.
  6. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

  7. Steven91

    Steven91 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Arizona

    Well I got it they only had one and my cuz is getting maried in the next few months to i think I'll just enjoy it with hi
    On his big day
  8. 7ate9

    7ate9 Aspirant (212) Apr 26, 2007 Virginia

    IF it was stored under proper conditions at the store, it could go either way. It tastes good now but it could also age a while longer. If you have any question about how it was handled/stored for the past 5 years, just drink it now.
  9. Steven91

    Steven91 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Arizona

    did not think of that thank you
  10. jeremiahoden

    jeremiahoden Disciple (332) Apr 4, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    2008 is really good right now. I say drink one now then wait 10 years in between each other up to 40 if you can. I have a 1980 and 1987 that are gonna be wonderful in a few years. Opening the 1980 for my brothers 40th in 2021. The 1987 probably next year. I'm still trying to get a 1983 for my 30th in october!
  11. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    The 1980 & 1987 especially are superb. 1989 and earlier have a lot more stuffing than anything in the 90s or under O'Hanson's regime.
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