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Old 11-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default What's a good beer type to age for a year?

I know Barley Wines and I think Imperials should be aged. Is there anything else? I'm just getting back into this and have a few brews planned that can be consumed in 4-8 weeks, but want to do something that I can bottle and set aside.


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Old 11-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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The big Belgian beers age well -- Belgian Golden Strong and Dark Strong as well as the Trappist Dubbel and Tripel.

Old Ales, Doppelbocks, and Imperial Stouts also age well. I think you'll find that most high gravity beers age well. The only exception to this might be Imperial IPAs which don't age so well because hop flavors & aroma are too diminished with age.


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Old 11-06-2009, 09:04 PM   #3
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If Old Ale is too obvious for you I would go for a Strong Scotch Ale.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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Another vote for Old Ale. Heck, the title alone should've given that away!
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Maybe I'll give Old Ale or Olde Ale a try. Since beer is not my life, I'm not familiar with the style, so I'll have to find some at my local beer store.
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Maybe I'll give Old Ale or Olde Ale a try. Since beer is not my life, I'm not familiar with the style, so I'll have to find some at my local beer store.

Try this one

http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-OldStockAle.htm
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Sour beers require aging.
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Thanks! Now that looks like a beverage for sipping.


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