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My feeling is, that like all GK beers, it's served too young
An intriguing parallel with France's national drink :
Typically, people drink their wines too young. It's sort of a fact of modern life. Because :
So when people go upmarket, they will typically buy an expensive wine and waste it by drinking it straight away. The alternative is to buy it at twice the price, in a vintage which is ready to drink, in a wine shop.
The most pernicious trend, to my mind, is winemakers who are working with a "noble" raw material that deserves to age, and deliberately make it in a ready-to-drink style.
Nothing to do with beer really, just a rant triggered by the age question. But we're talking years, not days.
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- Queen Elizabeth II
I do it with the wines to be drunk young (typically the Australian ones, I buy 5-6 when there is a discount, and only then, as I know there'll be another one down the line). Then I switch to water, or something else, until it gets better (which I hope it will soon).
But I wouldn't waste one to keep -I might drink it early in his right age period, as after all it might have aged faster than expected so drinking the first bottle earlyish makes sense. But that's about it.
Actually, I am struggling to drink my best bottles, as I'd like to do it for a special occasion with other people who care for good wine, and they are few and far between (and I sure don't want to try to finish a good bottle on my own).
As a result, I still have a few bottles that are my age...
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
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