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Old 03-25-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Bottled in 1959.....Whats the oldest beer you have ever drank?

A friend of my Dads just gave me 2 bottles of beer his Dad bottled in 1959. They look OK through the bottle but they do have some sediment in the bottom. Do you guys think there is anyway the beer is still good?


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Old 03-25-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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Is it homebrew? If so, keep in mind it wasn't filtered/pasteurized. I don't even think a barleywine would hold up that long.

It might be interesting to pour one out and look at it or take a sniff, but drinking? You'd have to be a braver man than I.


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Old 03-25-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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I'd taste it
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I'd take a few sips.
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Pour it, look at it, smell it... if all clears your perception of good beer then take a swig... its not going to kill you.. it may hurt a bit but no biggie!
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OH I AM GOING TO TASTE it for sure but I bet its not good
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My buddy bought a home about a year ago and down in the fridge in the basement sat a 6 pack of 12 year old natty light. I drank 1, it had more character then the "fresh" stuff.
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My buddy bought a home about a year ago and down in the fridge in the basement sat a 6 pack of 12 year old natty light. I drank 1, it had more character then the "fresh" stuff.
Wow that's crazy! I didn't know Natty Light came in anything other than 24 pack cans...
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I just recently attended the San Louis Obispo Craft Beer Fest. They has a "tasting" of Anchor brewery's beers ranging from 1970 to 2010. 10 beers sampled in all, 70,74,81 etc. The older beers retained the spice flavor but virtually no evidence of hops. They were however,all good. Crack one open and enjoy!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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I have a beer from the mid-50's. It from a brewery that I collected brewerania of. But there's no way I'm trying that stuff!


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