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Aging

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NeoHippie2
beers 1074 º places 51 º 09:32 Wed 6/26/2013

Is it possible to age a beer too long? I had a Samichlaus Helles from 2007 a few days ago and it was delicious. I wonder what another 5 and a half years would do to that beer...
Is there a window for aging beers or can you (assuming it is properly stored) age a beer indefinitely?

 
drewbeerme
beers 3901 º places 1 º 09:36 Wed 6/26/2013

Yes

 
BenH
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beers 3068 º places 21 º 09:40 Wed 6/26/2013

The flavour will continue to change, sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better. Only one one way to find out.

 
JMerritt
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beers 1893 º places 72 º 09:43 Wed 6/26/2013

Very few improve with age. A good read: http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=466

 
NeoHippie2
beers 1074 º places 51 º 10:12 Wed 6/26/2013

Originally posted by JMerritt
Very few improve with age. A good read: http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=466


Great article! Thank you!!

 
jtclockwork
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beers 11012 º places 281 º 12:11 Wed 6/26/2013

You will ruin more good beers by aging than those that see any improvement.

 
TAR
beers 2518 º places 30 º 12:14 Wed 6/26/2013

No the beer alwayze Gits a little moRE smoothie.

 
DietPepsican
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beers 1531 º places 56 º 12:14 Wed 6/26/2013

Every second you donít drink it your beer is rotting.

 
Bill Becker
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beers 562 º places 2 º 12:26 Wed 6/26/2013

Originally posted by randomgarbage
Every second you donít drink it your beer is rotting.


This has me lmao. The Harveys Stout I bought from you, 2008, was magnificent! Iím gonna call you for more, if you have it.

 
TooManyBeers
beers 1 º 12:52 Wed 6/26/2013

Hoarders shouldnít read this.

 
nuplastikk
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beers 5090 º places 42 º 01:21 Thu 6/27/2013

Originally posted by jtclockwork
You will ruin more good beers by aging than those that see any improvement.


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