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Offline mrbowenz

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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 06:30:05 pm »
What an extraordinary story/experience!  Thanks for sharing! 

Out of curiosity, are beers that old typically still due to CO2 escaping through the cap over time? 

Usually so, especially the corked bottles, first the C02 escapes out, then the O2 filters in, unless the wax seal remains solid , they will be oxidized and musty/papery like old sherry.
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Offline phillamb168

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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 02:10:54 am »
Man, the oldest bottle I have in my cellar (that's not wine  ;) ) is from '03. Happy tastings there!
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Offline Gribble

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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 02:54:54 am »
Great story.  I hope one day someone uncovers a beer that I brewed and gets as much enjoyment out of drinking at as you did with yours.
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Offline davidgzach

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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2012, 08:27:17 am »
VERY cool post.  Thanks for sharing!
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Offline erockrph

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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 04:39:48 pm »
Truly fantastic story and pictures. Thanks for sharing. This is dangerous for me because I have some bottles that I've been hoarding for a while now (including a Sam Triple Bock from my 21st birthday), and I may never want to open them if they could still be going strong well after I pass on.
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Offline oscarvan

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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 06:32:29 pm »
Like Denny said......wow. :o
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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2012, 07:34:36 pm »
That was really something.  It reminds me of the story about The Macallan recovered in a shipwreck.  Well done.
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Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2012, 08:30:05 am »
Thanks for sharing, that was quite an amazing story.
Jesse