Having an American craft beer sitting in the cellar for a while sometimes isn’t done on purpose. There are those beers you get that you aren’t exactly sure you are going to be fond of and, in some cases, the beer style will allow it to sit on top of it. So it is more of an intentional/unintentional cellaring of a beer. Nothing against the beer personally, just that it doesn’t hit your fancy at a given point in time.
Old Leghumper by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company is one of those beers that has sat for a few months. Nothing drastic. The overall beer was really good: a quality, easy drinking porter but the nose was a little light. I think I found a diamond in the roughness of my cellar. It is always nice to find the unexpected. Aroma: 7, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.7
Now it has me thinking on which beer I will be able to find in the basement next. What have I been storing that I really haven’t wanted to store? Will it measure up or am I asking too much? Time will tell. Enjoy!