Your Favorite Vertical

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Ilovelampandbeer, Jan 19, 2014.

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  1. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    just picked up a 6er of brooklyn monster ale vertical (thanks @BellportBeer !) im really looking forward to this tasting as its my first vertical of this size(let alone a retired beer)...anyone here have a rewarding vertical and what was different year to year?
     
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  2. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Pooh-Bah (2,211) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    What did you like about the vertical?
     
  3. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    FW 12-16 was amazing and definitely had differences year to year.
     
  4. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Pooh-Bah (2,211) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    Its a different beer each year. Not sure if it counts.
     
  5. deschutes_fan

    deschutes_fan Pundit (820) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    When Abyss was released this past November, a local bar had a 4year vert with '10-'13. Fantastic and very affordable @ $12. Even better, there was Abyss themed food pairings like Chocolate Abyss cake and other such delectables.
     
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  6. semibaked

    semibaked Pooh-Bah (1,897) Mar 27, 2007 Minnesota
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    2006 to 2012 Founders KBS, awesome pretty much all the way through, the grand cru was incredible.
    2003, 2005 to 2012 Goose Island BCS, We did this as a blind tasting, surprisingly 2007 was the winner, 2003 was definitely the worst, very fun tasting as well.
     
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  7. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    counts in my book for almost 20 a bottle.
     
  8. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Pooh-Bah (2,211) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    *scratching head
    We should probably define what "vertical" means. I think we hold to different definitions.
     
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  9. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    Pannepot is a really nice for verticals!
     
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  10. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    K I will go with bcbs 09-13 then, that make u happy.
     
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  11. wesbray

    wesbray Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Canada (AB)

    I can imagine. I have a few 2007s in the cellar. Have you had any older than that? Not sure whether to keep aging or drink them now.
     
  12. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    Last year I had a 2004-07-10 at the Kulminator in Antwerp. 2004 was allready going downhill... 2007 was great! I think those Pannepots are at their best at 3 to 6 years of age. 2010 is drinking great right now!
     
  13. jae

    jae Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2010 Washington

    I agree: 3-5 years for these. The 2010 I had recently was very good.
     
  14. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Pooh-Bah (2,211) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    It's hard to say.. I'm always smiling.

    Joking aside, I agree with BCBS. Great vertical full with interesting changes.
     
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  15. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I have a nice little 3F oude gueuze vertical going. That will be fun.
     
  16. wesbray

    wesbray Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Canada (AB)

    Nice, i'm looking to grab a few bottles and cellar them for several years so you'll have to let me know how they hold up. What years do you have?
     
  17. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Right now 08-13. I'm going to start trading for the older ones soon. They hold up really well, I've had some older vintages.
     
  18. wesbray

    wesbray Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Canada (AB)

    How far back? I'm looking to get bottles for my cellar that are good for 20+ years. Currently have Thomas Hardy 2006, Samichlaus 2010, Cantillon Gueze 2009 and Fullers Vintages 2010-13.
     
  19. jvillefan

    jvillefan Maven (1,329) Sep 3, 2011 California
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    The best one by far is parabola. The most surprisingly good one is Old Guardian by Stone. The beer changes significantly each year until it hits about 4-5 years old and then stays the some for a long time.
     
  20. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    06-13 GI BCBS
    09-13 Bruery Black Tuesday
    09-13 Ommegang Three Philosophers
    10-13 Uinta Cockeyed Cooper
    08-11 GD Yeti (gotta grab a 12&13)
     
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