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Old 10-21-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Barley wine - how long to finish after opening?

I've never had barley wine before so I went out today and picked up a bottle of English style barley wine.

Its a liter bottle brewed by Pennichuck brewing company.

I'm looking forward to tasting it but I know I'm not going to knock it down all by myself, at least not in one sitting.

Can I take my time with it like a bottle of fine scotch or does it go bad after a while like an opened bottle of wine?



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Old 10-21-2009, 01:59 AM   #2
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I wouldn't let it go opened for too long, maybe one night to the next? Maybe find a friend to share it with, or wait for a night whan you can enjoy the whole thimg by yourself.



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Thanks. I guess I'll wait until I have a few friends over.

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I'm gonna agree with hockey, I wouldn't let it go very long opened. Now it will age over time if left un-opened, most high gravity beers age very well, but if you open it consume it that night

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Re-bottle part of it immediately on opening. Alan, over at Hair of the Dog, puts many of his monster beers in jeroboams. He also does 7 oz. bottles, which is about right.



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