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Old 08-07-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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I just received a Unibroue Trois Pistoles today from someone. I looked at the date and it stated "Best before 11/02/02" Um...that's 10 years ago, and while I like this beer, I'm not sure it's a good aging beer...at least not 10 years. Should I even attempt drinking this?

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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Uhh,. Yes. Let us know how it is.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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I just received a Unibroue Trois Pistoles today from someone. I looked at the date and it stated "Best before 11/02/02" Um...that's 10 years ago, and while I like this beer, I'm not sure it's a good aging beer...at least not 10 years. Should I even attempt drinking this?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 AM   #4
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Not just yes, but HELL YES!

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Absolutely!! If my memory serves me right that is a higher alcohol beer so it should be fine to drink. HOWEVER.......I am sure it has lost a lot of its' character....only one way to know for sure....

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #6
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revvy has drank beer way older than that

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:27 AM   #7
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revvy has drank beer way older than that
Revvy has done EVERYTHING!!!!!!!




Seriously, taste it and describe it to us.
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Why ask? Were your panties on the line? It may not be in it's prime, but it is still good! I had one that froze in the trunk a few years ago, and it wasn't worth drinking. It broke the bottle, but my trunk didn't need an air freshener.

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I bought a beer (stout) in 1987 and drank it last year. It can be done.

BTW, it really sucked.

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Should be drinkable. It's a beer that can be aged. 2-5 years Max before flavors begin to fade. Old beer can't hurt you but flavors and oxidation can really come out with age. Oldest beer I had was in May a 1989 Gueuze in Belgium. It was remarkable. It's not uncommon for friends to open 90s SN Bigfoot or very old Lambics.

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