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Old 03-03-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
Joe American
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Oct 2007
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I've got a case of Samichlaus that was bottled in 1995.
Have I waited too long to drink it?
Am I sitting on a gold mine?

Any thoughts or questions are gladly accepted!
This, too, shall pass.

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Old 03-03-2009, 04:51 AM   #2
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I have an 85 year old bottle of Cognac. Camus Freres VSOP. It actually stopped improving in taste probably 25 years ago. That doesn't mean it isn't cool as hell to say that this bottle is 85 years old.

Same thing for the beer. It may stop improving at some point but as long as oxidation or poor storage hasn't ruined it then it is still at least a cool conversation piece and at best a great beer drinking experience.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:55 AM   #3
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Tasting notes I found on google here:

Samichlaus Beer - Vintage Tasting in July - Beer and Brewing

I would be happy to test a bottle to see if it is poisonous.... PM me for shipping instructions.
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