6 yr old pliny homebrew

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6 yr old pliny homebrew

Postby speed » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:45 pm

i know you aren't supposed to age this beer this long but i found a couple of these in the basement tonight andthought what the hell i'm going to throw it in the freezer for awhile and cool it down. amazing, i thought the hops would be gone but this isn't the case, they are still there and has a nice malty backbone, can't taste any oxidation, hoppy nose. for a beer this old i am totally impressed. too bad there is only a couple left
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Re: 6 yr old pliny homebrew

Postby alewife » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:49 pm

I had a similar experience last year with a big Belgian beer, a sort of clone for Affligem's Noel. I found a couple bottles from 7 years ago stashed way in the back of the coolest closet on the north side of our house. Decided to try it, and whoa!!! :D It was just spectacular, full of flavor, smooth and delicioso. What a treat! 8) Makes you want to plan a batch to age that long, but I just don't have the room to put down that many bottles... oh well....
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Re: 6 yr old pliny homebrew

Postby tookalisten » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:20 am

That is a nice find. I too wish I could put some back that long; have to hide them from myself I guess.
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Re: 6 yr old pliny homebrew

Postby alewife » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:23 am

tookalisten wrote:We need a storage room like Greg.


You got that right! :wink:
On Deck: Flanders Red

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Conditioning:

Ready to drink: Harri's Tudor 1504 Ale; Irish Heavy, Dobby's Magic Belgian Dark

Cellared: Hardly Cider (2015 and 2016)
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Re: 6 yr old pliny homebrew

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:05 pm

The oldest beer that I've found tucked away was a little over a year. It was a sweet stout and it was phenomenal!
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Keg #1: Nothing
Keg #2: Nothing
Keg #3: Hallertau 2-Row SMASH
Keg #4: Nothing
Fermenting: Chocolate Stout
Next On Deck: Pale Ale
Brewed in 2017: 40 gallons
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Re: 6 yr old pliny homebrew

Postby turbo_ale » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:37 pm

I just had my last bottle of my Foreign Extra Stout #39, which was made last March, much better now than it ever was. Very impressed, so much better than the stouts you get in micro breweries.
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1. 1C
2. 4B
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Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

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