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Old 06-16-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default 2003 Sam Adams Utopias #3465...

Is mine!

I think that's the number anyway, I don't have it in front of me right now.

I found it at a Wegmans in Princeton, NJ. Just on a whim, I walked into the wine & spirits section and found it in the glass case. $139.99.

Anyone ever have it before? Anyone ever have the pleasure of having both the 2001 and 2003?

I really want to try it soon, but I feel like I should dedicate an entire night so as to have a special occasion for it. As I understand it, the alcohol content is supposed to keep it from going bad. At least I hope that's true because there's no way I could drink the whole thing anytime soon.

I'll review how it tastes at a later date, but I wanted basically just to brag.

Ok, now call me crazy for getting it...


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Old 06-16-2006, 09:23 PM   #2
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Ok, now call me crazy for getting it...

OK......I think you're fricken' crazy.


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Old 06-16-2006, 09:31 PM   #3
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That's awesome. If I had the money...

You just have to keep telling yourself "it's not a beer, it's like a really, really good scotch." Not sure I could ever bring myself to drink it, though.

So if you buy it in a state with a bottle deposit, do you get $0.05 back if you return it? Or do they get around that by not carbonating it?
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:13 PM   #4
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Never had it, but supposedly it is supposed to be drank like a sherry. Take it slow and enjoy it.

Mad props man, you've got some serious huevos to spend that much on beer. Can I come over?

I wonder what the carbonation level is--and if you can open/close the bottle frequently to drink from it occasionally?
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The carbonation level is 0 from what I'm told. Same as the Tripple Bock (which I've also had but doesn't cost nearly as much).

And if you feel like taking a drive all the way out to NJ, I'm sure I could provide a sip.

BTW, if anyone has been interested in the Tripple Bock, I know a place that has 4 or 5 of them. I could certainly send some out.

The other part of the story is that I convinced my Fiance to buy the Utopias for me for my (way way belated) birthday present. So it's much easier to justify it if you think of it that way.
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The bottle is actually ceramic from what I can tell. It has a copper glaze or dip or something to make it copper. There is no notice of refund but for $140 I'm damn sure keeping this bottle.

I did make a mistake, the number is actually #3545.
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That's actually a great price. I bought 3 of them and paid more for all 3... two 2005's and one 2003. Haven't tried any of them yet.
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Hey... Jersey's my old turf, I'm up here visiting the family. For a Utopia, I'd make a side-trip. Where in the N.E.W. Jerz are you?

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