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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Originally posted by Shane T.:
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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.


Thanks for sharing Shane. Love the side by side.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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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.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.


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Thanks for the info TPE, I will try it one day! Great hearing from you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like we will be moving to California (LA) in the very near future!

that is wonderful! will you be in LA or Newport? Obviously can't go wrong with either... I hope we will be able to get together soon and share some more bottles. Been too long. Best wishes.


Wife got a job in Santa Monica, so LA it is! The in-laws in Newport may be moving a bit closer.
Here, here to sharing wine soon. We just had a ridiculous time with winetarelli!
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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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.

it is a beer that can age... so if drinking young, there is probably little variation, but it definitely shows its individual profile after some age. happy thanksgiving to your family wine doc. like the sours from russian river, they can really shine with some age on them.


Big Grin
Thanks for the info TPE, I will try it one day! Great hearing from you and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Looks like we will be moving to California (LA) in the very near future!

that is wonderful! will you be in LA or Newport? Obviously can't go wrong with either... I hope we will be able to get together soon and share some more bottles. Been too long. Best wishes.


Wife got a job in Santa Monica, so LA it is! The in-laws in Newport may be moving a bit closer.
Here, here to sharing wine soon. We just had a ridiculous time with winetarelli!

That is fantastic. I think Brentwood or Palisades would be quite agreeable to the Wine Doc fam.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Last night with one of my favorite forumites, TDub:
St Bernardus 12
Duchess de Bourgogne Flemish Sour
And they served them in the most beautiful glasses... I kindly asked the server if I could buy a couple only to be rejected. =(


I love this!
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Originally posted by Danyull:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Last night with one of my favorite forumites, TDub:
St Bernardus 12
Duchess de Bourgogne Flemish Sour
And they served them in the most beautiful glasses... I kindly asked the server if I could buy a couple only to be rejected. =(


I love this!

you and me both partner... but not as much as i love the Pliny you are drinking.

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