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Old 03-04-2008, 06:11 PM   #12
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The 2002 vintage of Utopias was released last year and was ~$100. This is a new vintage 2003 and they obviously think it is much better.

I would never buy this. For the price you could buy an incredible wine that has way more history, mystic, and likely a much more enjoyable flavor. It just doesn't add up for me.

On the flip side, it is an incredible marketing move (as have been all the Utopias'). The price alone drives the mystic of this beer. I know several people who bought last years release. It is fantastic, but I am quite positive that they are tasting a healthy dose of hype with every sip.

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:13 PM   #13
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You can get some on eBay for just over $200. That's where I got mine. I have to say - an incredible experience.

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:13 PM   #14
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I don't think I'd bother.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:17 PM   #15
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Theres usually a few bottles floating around ebay for like $2-300.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:30 PM   #16
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From what I read it's not carbonated. Must be like a cognac or a sherry.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:10 PM   #17
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Good Lord I've been wondering what to invest my entire portfolio on!WOW it should beat what I have been doing. :tank
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #18
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Its a cool bottle but I think I might fall over after that

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Old 03-05-2008, 05:13 AM   #19
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My new LHBS sells commercial beer too(BTW, anybody ever hear of this before??) and they had on in the back off the cooler with the hops/yeast/kegs. I asked how much, and the guy says its for him and not for sale. Talk about teasing, but I probably wouldn't pay what he'd be asking for it anyway. Over $100 is nice Bordeaux territory, and I'm sure I'd enjoy that more.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:39 PM   #20
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No, I've had Utopias and for a free taste it was good. 98% of the scotches I've had were better and I can get cases of great RIS' for that kind of money. I don't buy gold-leafed chocolates either.
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