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Brewpastor 12-10-2006 08:45 PM

Trader Joes Vintage Ale 2006
I was in Trader Joes yesterday and saw that they are selling an 8% Vintage Ale 2006. I picked up a couple bottles and figured I would give it a try. Anybody know anything about this stuff? I will report my findings tomorrow.

Right now I am enjoying a SN Celebration Ale. Mighty fine, mighty fine!

Brewpastor 12-10-2006 08:51 PM

I just googled it. Here is a link:

It is a 9% Belgium from Uniboroue. Scored a 91 on this web rating. $4.99

dibby33 12-10-2006 08:54 PM

Go on, open it up, you know you want to!

...I opened a bottle of my "ye olde ripper" last night. 51 weeks early! My tummy is a little active this morning... Tasted mighty good though and should be a nice drop by next december :D (11% when I bottled it :drunk:)

Brewpastor 12-10-2006 08:58 PM

11%?! Wow, you done good! It sure is hard to age beer, for me anyway!

dibby33 12-10-2006 09:15 PM

11% is easy when you put 7 kilos of DME into 23 litres :)

going for the strong stout next. aiming for the magic 12% this time! Have started stock piling the bags of dark DME. ...have not done a mash yet but thinking about it after reading this forum!

it is hard to age a beer but I find that if you make enough then some will filter through to maturity - bit like turtle eggs!

Don't have a name for my "brewery" yet, may go with Turtle Brewery :)

Brewsmith 12-10-2006 10:17 PM

BP, please leat us know the results off the TJ's brew. I saw it the last time I was in there, but didn't pick any up. I'll pick up one or two if it's any good.

Brewsmith 12-11-2006 05:04 AM

So I picked up a bottle today. When I get around to drinking it, I'll post some comments.

Wheat King 12-12-2006 03:51 PM

i was able to taste some of that TJ's beer this Saturday. i'm nt going to pretend to be an expert critic so i'll just say "I liked it" :)

david_42 12-12-2006 04:33 PM

Thanks for the warning. If it was just about anything other than a big Belgian I'd be tempted. Not that I wouldn't try it if someone else was buying.:p

Toilet Rocker 12-13-2006 04:04 AM

I had no idea this was a Unibroue product...time to run to TJs.

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