Just curious. Would this even be good?
My 40th birthday is coming up in a few years, and I had a thought to track down a bottle from my birth year.
I have a long list of stouts, lambic, fresh ipas, etc. Hit me up if interested in parting with a dusty bottle.
Figured I would inquire. Thanks for looking!
Can’t help you with the beer itself, but we opened a 1984 bottle of Bruocsella Grand Cru two years ago and it was very tasty. So yeah, it could be good.
Wow. Good to know.
I suspect a bottle of 1982 Cantillon Gueuze would be hard to find, let alone trade for it.
Is there a market for rare coral on this board still? I found some in my backyard…
Mikkeller were selling some old lambics so you may want to check their webshop.
I have 80s Geuze but not 82 and older stuff also. Should be someone here who has 1982, pretty sure about that. Though not cheap.
Thanks for the info!
Didn’t see anything on the Mikkeller shop.
Koelschtrinker - how would you value Gueuze from that era?
There are some facebook groups where you might have more luck then here … If you need pointers write me a pm … I think 1982 should be doable. Value depends on the bottle (and probably also brewery)
If the bottle was stored properly there is a good chance you will get something nice. I would say a higher chance with a Geuze then fruited beers. If I was to aquire a bottle I would ask about storing conditions (and number of previous owners), but especially fill levels. If fill levels are low there is a high chance you get an (expensive) bottle of vinegar…
The easiest is trading for something that’s equal old, then the value is on a similar base. Otherwise of course hard to tell, it’s mostly a “what are you willing to trade” and “am I comfortable with giving it away”…for some old beers one can take alook at beerblackbook but you need to abstract the crazy factor to get to a realistic price. Crazy factor again raises when a beer gets older so I think I’m turing around in a circle.
Often people have already a vision of what they want in exchange for older stuff.
Makes sense, and kind of what I was thinking.
Thanks again for the conversation!