Thursday, 19 May 2011

Treasure Trove



I was tidying the garage (unsuccessfully) earlier and came across these two lovely looking chaps stored away with some other oddities, in a sealed box.

Have a look at the dates on them. The Boon will be the year of bottling I assume and I suppose that will be the same for the Rochefort.  It couldn't be a best before date could it? No. I doubt it.

Anyone jealous? Anyone reckon they won't taste good?

Click on the photos to enlarge and get a better look.

8 comments:

RedNev said...

I hope they're good. If not, better have some chips handy!

Ben said...

It would be great to do a tasting comparing these with this years offerings. Are best before dates plucked from thin air with regards to beer? Do the beers benefit from ageing? and if so how long is best?

tom mann said...

If not mistaken the boon has a 20yr best before so a 96/97 bottling should be good til 2017. I'd happily drink both.

Phil said...

What's that, two 330 ml bottles? At those strengths that's a lot of beer. You'll never get through those on your own. I'd be happy to assist...

Birkonian said...

No, the Rochefort carries a best before date - 5 years after bottling.

Tandleman said...

Phil It is 750 ml the Boon.

Birko - So out of date then.

John Clarke said...

Tanders - the gueuze should be excellent (last weekend in Brussels I had a 20 year plus bottle of De Neve gueuze and it was superb. Rochefort 10 keeps for years but there is no reason why the 8 shouldn't also be in very good nick. There's only one way to find out...

Luke. said...

I'm not a massive fan of Boon Gueuze actually, but as mentioned before, Gueuzes will have a 20yr odd bbf. In fact this is just to satisfy EU laws, and these things don't really go off at all. If you think about it, what could happen to a beer that already tastes a lot like vinegar ?