Cellared Beer Reviews

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by Treebs, May 9, 2015.

  1. joshruffin84

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    Those beers can go forever. I've got some 2013 Beast and Mephistopholes that haven't even hinted at peaking yet. Shame they don't make these anymore.
     
  2. libbey

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    2012 was a drain poor. Total mess. 2011 was lovely. Bright mineral funky lambic. Yum.
     
  3. greg4579

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    I opened a 2011 Kriek the other week and it was pretty darn good.
     
  4. davey101

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    10/23/2015 vintage. Used to love buying the 750's of this beer when in college and making a night of it. I bought two four packs hoping to finally try the beer super fresh. This is the first bottle of those, so it took me almost three years to get around to it.
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    Has a bunch of floaters in it but it's a nice deep burgundy. Nose is fusel heat and caramel with the obvious scent of raspberry. Taste is much the same. Boozy mix of burnt raspberry candy and some old toffee. Not getting much from the "Belgian" aspect of it sort of a slight yeasty aftertaste that doesn't go well with the alcohol. It's a really one dimensional beer but definitely holds up to the age. It's not amazing but it sure is fun, i'm excited to try the new variant of it this year.
     
  5. iong516

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    A&T is still unsurprisingly incredible. Great pop of the cork, no gush, big head if not pouring carefully but not overly bubbly. Dirty nose, soft feel, earthy and dusty, nice oak. Not showing any negative effects of age. Need more :oops:
     
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  6. matedog

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    CBS' sweet deals on old RRBC got me motivated to crack some older bottles. Tempt has a rep for hangin' tuff and this did not disappoint. Older bottles get some nice green apple notes I just don't get in it fresh. Couldn't detect any oxidation. This was tasty.

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    Threw a 2011 Bigfoot in for good measure. Would have been better to try side by side with newer bottles since it tasted just tasted like Bigfoot. That being said, I had to remind myself how abrasive fresh Bigfoot can be and that this was definitely less so.
     
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  7. CommanderofAwesome

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    I just opened a BF '11 a month ago or so and it was a flat mess. Glad yours held up better than mine!
     
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  8. matedog

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    In all honesty, I don't really like Bigfoot. Or any non-BA American BW for that matter. I prefer it aged a bit since it's not as harsh, but I can't say I really like it. I scored it well because it is good for the style, I just don't like the style that much.
     
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