Discussion in 'General Beer Topics' started by Michigan, Oct 3, 2013.
This years is pretty delicious right now. A+ shit.
Yes, as are most fruit lambics (except kriek & grapes) imho.
Depends on the vintage. 2014 aged nicely for a couple years, but 15 and 16 don't seem like they are going to age very well. Generally 0-24 months is a safe bet imho
Meh, I love aged Fou Foune. I'll take all y'all's bottles that you "held onto for too long."
If you've got any 15 you don't like anymore, I'll fight nathan for them
I gave up on the fresh vs aged fruited lambic argument 3-4 years ago when, for science, I opened a fresh fou along side a 3 year old bottle and the 3 year old bottle had seemingly more fruit character than the fresh.
Lambic in and of itself as well as batches, storage consitions, etc are all variable. Maybe the fruit one year was fucking really awesome vs not other years? The beauty is in the moment you pop that shit open and enjoy it. Typically though, if you want to enjoy the adjunct in all its glory, open it as soon as possible. But its just as fun to wait and see what age does too. I have/had a stash of 2010/11 fou. Im due to open one, if my wife hasnt drank them all.
I like Cantillon's Fruited Lambic at 1-1.5 years from bottling. Enough time to even out the rough edges that fresh Cantillon can have (to me at least), but not long enough where the fruit starts to fade. Although I've had similar experiences as stakem above, so who the fuck knows.
Speaking of Fou' Foune, would anyone like to trade me some gross, disgusting Elderflower-laden Mamouche for a delicious stone fruit poppin' FF? We could expand, or I could add another bottle of FF for a Cuvee des Champions des St Gilloise or whatever the kids are calling it nowadays. Lmk via PM, or I could throw up an ISO like a normal person (and risk the soul-crushing Photekut like).
Saint Lamvinus is ageless.
As is Viggy.
Old Viggy is the best.
Not that young Moore Viggy.
There goes the neighborhood...
Me: any ideas for xmas gifts for you?
Dad: Cantillon beer since I’ve never had any.
Where did you hear about Cantillon??????
Dad: you, and the Brews auction, and the guy at Wicked Barley (local brewery) mentioned it.
You dont share lambic with the family? Judging you rn tbh
I gave my dad his first taste with some Tilquin earlier this year. It "wasn't terrible".
With my sister and brother, and friends.
Dad is usually whiskey or wine.
Grandfather has been a fan of Westvleteren 12 for a few years now ( after I gave him a few).
That is fair. My family isnt the biggest fan of lambic but exposure therapy seems to be improving their views on it.
My mom’s usually a good sport about visiting places: she liked deschutes, Commons (to rise again!), and cascade and hated hair of the dog... so good taste too
My brother’s first bottle was Blauw, unfortunately he loved it.
I think parents just want to be supportive of their children's interests. My mom is not a fan of acidic beers but has come to many breweries and tried many of my bottles. She's more of a haze bro-ette it seems. I forgive her because she's family.
You did this
but also that's awesome you could share such a great bottle with family and have them enjoy it.
Want my 2004 and 2005s?
Around 14 years old...