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Old 03-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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Guy in my club brought in some porter that was in the attic of a friend (in FL - where your attic gets to 120 deg) that was brewed by 2 college students in the late 80's. It was in a a green Grolsch style bottle. We all tried some. It wasn't terrible, had some serious sherry notes going on from the heat and oxidation, but overall they must have had good sanitation practices because it was still sorta drinkable. I would say that oxidation kills most older homebrew. That being said, if the zombieapocolypse came and I needed a drink, I'd still drink that 20 year old brew.


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Old 03-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #22
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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Had a 1996 Samichlaus that we opened at a birthday party last fall (2012). It was probably one of the best beers I have ever consumed, better even than the Dark Lord we opened as well that night. It was nearly a religious experience. Of course it had been handled decently and stored at reasonable aging temperatures the entire time.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #23
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The oldest one I've had was a Ballantine Burton ale from 1931. It was 74 years old when we opened it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #24
Mar 2013
Knoxville, TN
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I had a can of 1982 World's Fair beer. You can find it from collectors all around here in Knoxville. It's was still carbonated. It did have some wierd floaties in the bottom. Granted, I shared a can with several people. This beer was never that great in the first place, but at least none of us got sick.

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #25
Jan 2013
Running Springs, California
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I would drink it when would you ever have another chance to drink a beer from the 50 s. if you do drink it let us know how it was

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