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Aug 19, 2014 07:03 PM

Three Philosophers 2007

Over the weekend, a guest brought a bottle (1 PT 9.4 OZ.) of Three Philosophers Belgian-Style Quadrupel 2007. It was our intention to chill it slightly then share it among the six of us here. Unfortunately, the weekend kind of got away from us and we never did get to uncork it. I'd like to hold onto it until his next visit, which may be a month or more from now. How should I store it until then? Thanks!

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  1. Keep the bottle cool, standing straight up. Around 55 degrees F would be ideal.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Tripeler

      Thanks! Interesting about keeping it standing straight up. I would have thought that with the cork, it should be on its side.

      1. re: CindyJ

        It's bottle conditioned and may have some yeast sediment that you would want settled at the bottom when pouring.

    2. If it's been well-kept it should be fantastic.

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      1. re: Josh

        I must admit, I need to learn how to appreciate and savor the nuances of various ales; I'm new to the scene.

        1. re: CindyJ

          The only thing you have to do is pour carefully and enjoy. The beer you have will be best about 55 degrees F. Just don't chill it much beyond that and use large wineglasses if you don't have any good ale glasses.

          1. re: Tripeler

            Is there an "ideal" glass for this particular ale? I've got a variety of beer glasses, several of which I brought back from a trip to Belgium a few years ago.

            1. re: CindyJ

              Tulip is what I'd use, best to avoid any with metal rims. If tulip isn't available a wine glass also works well. Glassware should be room temp (i.e. not chilled).

          2. re: CindyJ

            It's a commonly available beer. I would suggest buying a fresh bottle, it should cost $10-12, and trying them side-by-side.

            1. re: Josh

              That would be really interesting; thanks for the suggestion.

              1. re: Josh

                Great suggestion, Josh, and it will certainly help Cindy the OP to become more familiar with beer flavours.

                1. re: Josh

                  High 5. Try a couple quads alongside it. Please report your tasting impressions.