Apfelwein from 2014 any good?

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Is this going to be ok to drink.it was packaged in Brown beer bottles. Is 2 years too long for thisthis packaging?
 
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I recently had some that I had bottled three years ago. Still good to drink! Assuming you didn't oxidize yours, it should be good too.

I don't think 2 years is too long for this, but it's getting there. Depending on the handling it receives, it *might* do 3-4 years but that would be really pushing it.

Mine was noticeably mellower and more complex (bottled under cork), but it was borderline.
 

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Is this going to be ok to drink.it was packaged in Brown beer bottles. Is 2 years too long for thisthis packaging?
Frankjones how did this turn out? I bet a lot of people are curious if they've made Apfelwein.
 

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i just opened a barley wine that has been b ottled for 6 years. Beer/cider does not go bad in bottles. Especially an apfelwine. It will only get better. let it sit a few more years.
 
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i just opened a barley wine that has been b ottled for 6 years. Beer/cider does not go bad in bottles. Especially an apfelwine. It will only get better. let it sit a few more years.
I had a 26 year old bottle of Sam Smith's Old Ale shared with me once. It was like sex in a bottle.

That said, not everything gets better with age. Old standard beer is just old beer and is best served when it's semi-fresh.

Wines GENERALLY age well but a white whine normally does not age as long/well as a red wine for instance. I would not expect Apfelwein to improve much past a couple years, and rather it will likely degrade after that. The "bigger" the wine, the more likely it is to age well.
 
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Guys and gals.... It went down the gullet ... It was awesome. Very smooth.. Definitely tasted it's best... I usually get into them in a few months, this 12 pack of brow beer bottles was found in the back of a closet...

Now. I just need to wait 2 more years for more that tastes this good. It was so good, very smooth..

I don't know the abv but it's the standard.ed.worts recipe with montacharet red star.
 
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Yeah wish I had more.... Just bought ten gallons of musselmans hard cider and a few bags of sugar...
 

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