Reply to "What BEER are you drinking?"

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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
goose island matilda- really liking this beer


It's a favorite of mine. What year are you drinking?


Shane, I have had several of these over the last couple of years. Do you or others feel that there is variability between years? Are there good vintages and bad? I see the year on the cap, but I personally do not get the significance of it. To me, it is a little bit like asking what year a Budweiser was made. Most people drink the beer within a couple months of buying it anyway. Would you suggest that aging the bottle will make it better? After all, why else would the vintage be important.
Thanks for your thoughts.


Last month, I drank the '12 & '13 together to see if there was a difference, or benefit to aging these. The '12 had a similar flavor profile, but seemed a lot more "open," if that's an acceptable term for beer. The yeast was also much more prominent.

I am confident that these will improve over a few years. I'm not sure about 5 though.
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