Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Old 750 ml bottle likely from early 2000’s shared by Beastiefan2k. Thanks! I had this beer years ago in an even older bottle, but was never able to find the entry. Eugenes bottle was better from what I remember of the older one. Hazy amber with particle floating around thin head. Musty, old cork aroma, dank basement stale and mildewy chlorine-like funk with a bit of old pool toy that has also grown some mildew. Flavor is stale crackers, old crumbly cheese, mildew funk, stale bread, and a lame lemony tart citrus finish with more bland old malt- stale and corked all the way through but not entirely bad. Thin malty cidery and brown sugar in the middle with some oxidation as well. JoeMcPhee (9456) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
Old bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Clear amber beer. Aroma is lightly oxidized and cardboardy but with a rich fruity aroma as well. Lightly earthy with a bit of sour fruitiness. Tastes sort of like red licorice. It’s lost quite a bit... very thin body. Lingering corky finish. Definitely showing it’s age. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Very old bottle shared by BeastieFan2k. Darkish pour, light head. Aroma is old cellar, musky, cobwebs. Very oxidized, sherry and port notes. Flavor is thin, with some pear and orange, but quite thin and past it’s prime. No surprise there really. An experience for sure. Aged surprisingly well really for the type of beer. beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Old 750mL bottle found at New Beer. Cork comes out with a lot of schmutz on it. Aroma is old, cork-y and very musky, plenty of cardboard. Age has not been kind to this beer. Taste is a but better with light tartness from the age, malts are like old stale bread and still age and cardboard. I am so surprised of a dud from Huyghe. DrnkMcDermott (3122) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
750 ml bottle. Found at Sam’s Wines in Downers Grove, and kept it for about a year. Finally opened to find a rusty cage and a dry, almost shrunken cork, so I’m worried some air may have gotten in. Pours a deep brown with no head, in fact except for a few strggly bubbles, the beer is almost still. The smell of aged malts is nice, though. First taste has iron to it, like I had poured over the residue of the cage or foil. Taste is of beef broth and reisling over heavy dark malts. Gotta admit its pretty good, just don’t know if it’s what the brewers intended.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/21/2006bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
opaque yellow, whispy white head, huge tart granny smith apple aroma, good body, lots of apple flavor, nice gritty sweetness, light tartness keeps it balanced,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of apple, dustiness, and light herbs. Flavor of caramel malt and apple. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2006
750ml bottle with a (dry cork and oxidized cage) pours a good looking mahogany/vermillion with a cream-colored head that fades fast to halo. This has basement yeastiness with sour vinousness... moldy aromas are overpowering to the point where I fear my allergies will act up! Flavor finds defined maltiness that is caramel in nature before opening up to white wine and vanilla. Ends sour with fruity esters. Enjoyably different and a good value at $5.99/750ml.aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Note: Everyone keeps mentioning the "1984 Vintage", and while my bottle displays a 1984 Merchant du Vin copyright, I seriously doubt that’s the same thing... it’s probably the year they copyrighted the name or the label. You may be able to copyright a recipe, but you can’t copyright a beer.
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Someshat tart and sour nose with some off notes. Grassy hop notes and a touch of Diacetyl and Urine. Barnyard notes lead into an earhy almost moldy not. Toasted malt and cookies come thru on the palate with a touch of banana and mango. Finishes acid and sour with some residual spice. steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours orange amber with light whitish head. Nose has a fruity yeastyness. Flavor is spicy with hint of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Underlying grassyness. Creamy through the middle with an almost tart dry finish.