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Old 12-10-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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I just googled it. Here is a link:
http://www.ratebeer.com/Brewers/Beer...iews-66837.htm

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

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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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 (11% when I bottled it )

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:58 PM   #4
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11%?! Wow, you done good! It sure is hard to age beer, for me anyway!

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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

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:17 PM   #6
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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.

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

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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"

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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.

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

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