New $400 Beer from Carlsberg

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bstill
beers 1 º 11:06 Fri 1/25/2008

fuck the hype!

 
CaptainCougar
beers 7634 º places 142 º 11:08 Fri 1/25/2008

Well, at least Denmark isn’t using the Euro.

 
JAXSON
beers 611 º places 4 º 11:15 Fri 1/25/2008

Originally posted by puzzl
Why must every single (non-beer geek) beer article use "hints of" when describing a beer. So annoying! Seriously, look for it, it’s 100% guaranteed.


Yeah, or "notes of."

"Notes of peat can be detected on the palate."

 
JAXSON
beers 611 º places 4 º 11:16 Fri 1/25/2008

Originally posted by Myrup
It’s a Barley Wine (10.5%), only 37,5 cl. 200 bottles have been aged in fresh swedish oak barrels, and 400 bottles have been aged in fresh french oak barrels. There will be a Jacobsen Vintage No. 2 in 2009 and Jacobsen Vintage No. 3 in 2010, costing respectively 2009 and 2010 danish kroner.

You can see a picture here


Seriously, the bottle and label are beautiful. I could live without the custom box though.

 
Myrup
17:35 Fri 1/25/2008

Better close-up pictures, where you see the 4 different lithography labels made by the artist Frans Kannik:

All 4 different bottles/labels

Bottle and box

Pictures from this charity auction for 4 donated bottles.

 
MrEcted1
beers 144 º places 4 º 17:41 Fri 1/25/2008

Originally posted by Myrup
Better close-up pictures, where you see the 4 different lithography labels made by the artist Frans Kannik:

All 4 different bottles/labels

Bottle and box

Pictures from this charity auction for 4 donated bottles.


Looks like the one in the front has a little bit less in it... it’s missing like $20.00 worth of beer!

 
CaptainCougar
beers 7634 º places 142 º 17:42 Fri 1/25/2008

Is it just me, or does anyone else hope this beer sucks? I don’t want to think twice about wanting to try this. I just wish Sam Adams Millennium didn’t rate as high as it did, so I wouldn’t care that I never tried it.

Hm, I guess malt and hop prices went up this year...

 
xmarcnolanx
beers 945 º places 2 º 18:01 Fri 1/25/2008

Originally posted by TheBeerCellar

Boutique beer...nothing more. It’s all marketing and hype.

Just like Opus One, this won’t be nearly worth the asking price. Will some people buy it? Maybe. Will they be suckers? Most certainly.

THIS!
I whole-heartedly agree. I’ve had Opus on several occasions, and I can think of about 5 different wines I’d rather have before it that are under a hundred dollars.
Speaking of which, if anyone gets any Earthquake Petit Syrah and would like to do a trade of local beers. That’d be awesome.

 
gunhaver
beers 1030 º places 13 º 18:02 Fri 1/25/2008

i just want to know how they determined the price. what’s so special about this beer?

 
faroeviking
beers 11343 º places 138 º 18:09 Fri 1/25/2008

Originally posted by lb4lb
At $400, it is clearly the best beer ever made.
Case closed.


Ok, ya, right. Then when a beer in the future goes for $401 and above...it is better...right...?