What's the oldest beer in your cellar right now?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by JasonLovesBeer, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. drinkinmiles

    drinkinmiles Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2013 Illinois
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    Have been cellaring maybe a year at most, oldest has to be 2011 samichlaus 4 pack, also have a bitches brew from 2-3 years back that probably is past it's prime, may never open it though, love Davis and was named after him.
     
  2. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,471) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    A dear friend actually gave me a bottle of this beer about a year ago and it was opened for a tasting almost immediately! It was a great example of a geuze that was aged well and still had a light carbonation and layers of complex flavors. Did you want a full glass to quench a thirst or go with a meal? Probably not. But it was a nice bottle to sip and enjoy in a small portion. This is a good one.
     
  3. joel66

    joel66 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 New York
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    good to hear! i heard it was pretty awful
     
  4. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (841) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    1989 cantillon brabantiae
     
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  5. OldPenguinHunter

    OldPenguinHunter Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2010 California

    Don't age that "Cease & Desist" I held onto mine for a year or so and popped it. I wasn't impressed at all. I'm not saying the beer didn't age, I'm saying the beer itself wasn't worth the time to age it.
     
  6. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Devotee (481) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep that in mind!
     
  7. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    2012 Cantillon gueze, just moved across the pond and restarted my cellar
     
  8. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey
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    Thanks to brian4beer a 2002 Harvest Ale!
     
  9. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Meyvn (1,218) May 13, 2011 California
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    1990 stille nacht
     
  10. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    2006 Alaskan Smoked Porter
    I think that is the year
    Will have to dbl check tho
     
  11. BeerAssassin

    BeerAssassin Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Antarctica

    2004 Dragons Milk, I'm looking for a 2002 or older, I think it came out in 2002 please correct me if I'm wrong. Would love to get a bottle or 2 from the 1st batch.
     
  12. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    I'll take it off your hands if you don't want it - I was born in 87.
     
  13. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    Oldest bottle I have is Blauw.
     
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  14. arkansastroy

    arkansastroy Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Arkansas

    98 Harveys Elizabethan Ale
     
  15. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (385) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    1993 Cook's Goldblume. It couldn't be any worse today than it was 20 years ago. :relaxed:
     
  16. PALMEJ1

    PALMEJ1 Aspirant (214) Dec 8, 2008 Alabama
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    1970's Rodenbach Grand Cru, not sure of the exact bottling year.
     
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  17. jeremiahoden

    jeremiahoden Disciple (332) Apr 4, 2012 Indiana
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    87 Thomas Hardy. Just drank my 80 for my 30th. 05 05 05 is next up. Im a light weight!
     
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  18. nolimitnsb

    nolimitnsb Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 Illinois
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    2003 Avery The Czar is my oldest currently
     
  19. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (485) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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    Oh ya that baby gets smoooth with age. I had an 07 last year, it was starting to get a lil thin though, but still fairly great and will get you faded just the same.
     
  20. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (607) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    2007 DFH Raison D'Extra - had one earlier this year and it was amazing
     
  21. nolimitnsb

    nolimitnsb Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm sure it's way past prime. It's more a collectors item to me.
     
  22. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    1935 Ind Coope and Allsopp Jubilee Ale, 1986 Thomas Hardy Ale, 1996 Anchor Christmas. Always on the lookout for vintage beers.
     
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  23. Kump

    Kump Initiate (191) May 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    2001-2002 Fish Poseidon Imperial Stout (BA)
     
  24. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (456) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Aventinus Vintage 2004.
     
  25. ExperimentalAles

    ExperimentalAles Initiate (168) May 24, 2012 Texas
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    I have a 3L 2010 chimay blue. I plan to open it when I get a big planned promotion at the 5 year mark.
     
  26. landrewg

    landrewg Initiate (183) Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
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    That Fuller's will be great. I had a 2004 a couple years ago that was one of my best.

    I also have a 2008 Fuller's along with a Westy 12, Chimay Blue, Expedition Stout from 2008.
     
  27. OtisCampbell

    OtisCampbell Initiate (102) Jun 7, 2004 Massachusetts
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    2000 3F Oude Gueuze
     
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  28. radshoesbro

    radshoesbro Devotee (486) Dec 16, 2004 California

    Drink that Stonewall soon. IMO it peaked a few years ago, I don't know how much longer you're gonna want to keep it.
     
  29. radshoesbro

    radshoesbro Devotee (486) Dec 16, 2004 California

    Technically? 1970s M*A*S*H 4077th. In reality? 2006 3F Kriek.
     
  30. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (485) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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    Haha I have a six pack of that too. Don't know if I'll ever tempt to drink one, but they look cool propping up my great grandfathers wwi helmet lol.
     
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  31. radshoesbro

    radshoesbro Devotee (486) Dec 16, 2004 California

    I've had one. It wasn't good.
     
  32. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (485) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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    Lol, any tasting notes? I had a 10 year old cave-aged (no joke) MGD a while back that was lemony tart and sort of enjoyable, I wonder what the MASH tasted like?
     
  33. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    No cellar in my house, but I do have some old beer that was terrible fresh, lol
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1533/16858
    I have 2 2003, 3 2004, 1 2005 left. why I do not know, there were hiding behind some motor oil.
     
  34. radshoesbro

    radshoesbro Devotee (486) Dec 16, 2004 California

    It was a few years ago, I don't really remember any specifics.
     
  35. IPAnut

    IPAnut Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Texas
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    2009 BA Santa's little helper
    Before that was a 2010 BA Boris from hoppin frog
     
  36. CypherEnigma

    CypherEnigma Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    1902 Bass King's Ale
     
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  37. coldy

    coldy Initiate (83) Sep 16, 2010 Delaware

    Have 1997 Sam Adams triple bock. Next in line s a DF 120 from several years ago
     
  38. wvdfh120fan

    wvdfh120fan Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 West Virginia

    I have a few Dogfish head 120min aging ranging from 2006 - 2013 about 2-3 from each year.
    I have a few DFH Old school's from 2010? Also have a few Worldwide stouts from 2009-2012 aging. along with a lone Immort ale from 2010
     
  39. MRLMedic

    MRLMedic Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Massachusetts
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    2010 SN Celebration Ale
     
  40. reprob8

    reprob8 Initiate (94) May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    1973 Courage Russian Imperial Stout
     
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