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Left Hand's Haystack - How old is too old?

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Aleforge

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I just picked up a 6er of Left Hand Brewing Companys - Haystack Wheat from my local supermarket and noticed the brew date as 09-17-08. Now correct me if I am wrong but most Hefe's seem to be better green and do not age well? I am getting a faint metallic taste in the finish. And I am not sure if thats normal or since the stuff is coming around to 6 months of age. What do you guys think?

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It is true that Hefes don't age gracefully. It's also true that it's hard to get German hefes in the US when they're fresh, and I've had many of those I like. I don't know about Haystack. I think these beers tend to lose their "brightness" with age rather than take on metallic flavors.
 
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Your probley right, it must of been caused by something else. Its all gone now anyhow, it wasn't bad enough to dump or take back. I was just curious if it was getting to old for the style.
 
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