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"Drink it now!" Thread

Postby EricH » April 10th, 2015, 7:00 pm

Just starting a thread for all of us with beer cellars, to post when you feel a beer is at its peak, or at the very least should not be aged any longer.

I'll start:
2013 Blvd Saison-Brett. I had a bottle of this 2 nights ago and it was excellent. I really can't imagine it improving any more from here on out. If you have some bottles of this vintage, drink it now!
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby Pulp » April 10th, 2015, 9:13 pm

Completeeeeely with you on the '13 Brett. The '12s I've had in the past few months have been a step down from that peak.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby hopmolester69 » April 10th, 2015, 11:06 pm

if you have any zima drink it now!
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby sweeto » April 11th, 2015, 6:06 am

hopmolester69 wrote:if you have any zima drink it now!


idk I did a 94-96 vertical the other day. The 95 vintage is in its prime, so if you have a 96 you may want to wait a year. The 94 sadly was a drain pour. Make sure you get in that 20 year wheelhouse.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby keezer » April 11th, 2015, 7:35 am

Great idea Eric!

A couple from recent memory that I feel have actually past their prime and should be consumed immediately: 2013 Lolita and 2013 Friek. The Lolita had turned a bit acetic. The Friek had lost a considerable amount of complexity and seemed thinner compared to when it was fresh.

Also, nearly every high gravity beer that the brewer did not intend for you to age and has reached the 6-12 month mark. IMO it's a misnomer that most high gravity beers get better with age. Most decline. Some remain "drinkable" for a while after that, but are inferior to what they were earlier. Of course there are exceptions.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby EricH » April 11th, 2015, 9:42 am

keezer wrote:A couple from recent memory that I feel have actually past their prime and should be consumed immediately: 2013 Lolita and 2013 Friek.


I've got some 2013 Lolita... Moving it to the on-deck circle.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby dansb » April 11th, 2015, 10:29 am

I agree on the 13 Lolita. Had one a couple weeks ago; but mine was liquor store aged. I have some 13 friek I will have to consider drinking. 11 bourbon barrel quad was a bit past its prime at new years too. Still great, but going downhill.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby Jake1605 » April 11th, 2015, 11:40 am

That 94 Zima will improve if you add a few skittles to the glass.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby JRBoulevard_KC » April 12th, 2015, 1:46 pm

If you have any old batches of Boxer's Revenge, drink them now!

I just had a batch 6 from Feb 2014 and its pretty acidic. Yet it was still very enjoyable from all the barrel character. Crazy sour.
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Re: "Drink it now!" Thread

Postby Bobby Digital » April 12th, 2015, 11:57 pm

Had a 2012 Sour in the Rye today. That one should have been drank a year or two ago.
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