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Old 03-12-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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I was planning on letting an Old Guardian that I just received age for a year or so. Unfortunately it was refrigerated for days before I got it.

If there were any yeast left to help with the process, I would assume this wouldn't do much good for the aging process.

My question, If I were to keep this at room temperature for the next year or so, would it still age as well as an Old Guardian that were never in the fridge?
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:35 AM   #2
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Should be fine.

I would not recommend leaving on the kitchen counter for a year. But if you can keep the temperature fairly consistent and cool, like a basement you should be fine. I have the 09 and 10 Old Guardian cellaring. They keep pretty well.

I am on the look out for the Belgian Old Guardian that was just released for Odd Beers in Odd Years.

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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Is it better to age stouts & barleywines in a fridge or a cellar? Thanks.

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Old 03-15-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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celler. hands down. fridge is too cold
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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I had one from 2008 that I found on a store shelf last fall and it was absolutely incredible. I had another from 2009 that I found around the same time and it was not as good. From my experience, I would say 2-3 years is the best for this one. Either that or fresh. I haven't managed to hold onto any for longer than that, though.

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