1953 Coronation Ale - Mitchells & Butlers

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  1. jmgrub

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    Just picked one of these up on eBay UK. Can't seem to find any reviews. Anyone had a chance to tick this one?

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    Also thinking about picking up a 1911 H & G Simonds Coronation Ale. Any tidbits on that bottle would be appreciated as well.
     
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    Trady did according to untappd

    I love old beer but this envoking my gag reflex.
     
  3. Brady

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    dfclav shared one with our Gang Bang team a few years back, I got the last pour out of the bottle (had all the nice yeast crusties). It was pretty far gone in oxidation, but not really offensive to drink, even if I got the shit pour.
     
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    I certainly don't have any expectations about the taste. These super-old beers are all about the experience for me - I think it's cool to consume something that was made so long ago.

    I think this may be a different beer than the one Trady had (or maybe it's the same beer but brewed by a different brewery - will have to do a bit more research).
     
  5. tosh

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    We should proper it in authentic 1953 Coronation glassware
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  6. jmgrub

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    Lemme know next time you are in LA and I'm in.

    How was that '35 Jubilee Ale? Still have a bottle of that I need to open as well.
     
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    You don't know me
     
  10. jmgrub

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    Anyone know anything about this bottle? Thinking about acquiring one.

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  11. tosh

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    Only version worth drinking.
     
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    You ever had that bottle (from 1993)? It's 15% so I have to think it at had at least a chance of holding up alright.
     
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  13. tosh

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    Nah. Never had it, sorry.
     
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  14. jmgrub

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    Just picked this bad boy up on eBay today. Going to be disgusting. Lots of airspace in the neck for maximum oxidation.

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    Though the Untappd reviews are actually pretty good - looks like Padraig may have ticked this one, unless someone else on Untappd is going by Padraig.