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Econwatson

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I was taking a look at Dan's and stumbled across this very reasonable lager.

http://danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_697055/crown-ambassador-reserve-2012-750ml

A steal at $95!

Now I'm kind of torn about it. I think it would be great if beer was viewed in a similar light to wine, but on the other hand $95 seems like a lot of money for a Crownie!

What do you guys think of it?

Apologies if this has been posted before!
 

Econwatson

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What in the hell?!

I don't quite understand the idea of beer vintages. Doesn't beer go off? I thought you had to drink it within a period of time, it's not like wine!

This is a new idea to me, I don't think the idea of super-premium beer has been tried in the UK!

EDIT: After some reading, apparently higher gravity beers benefit from longer periods of ageing, who knew! (probably everybody except me :p )
 

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I meet stinking rich bogans all the time, this must be aimed at them
 

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tried this years, didnt think it was worth 90 bucks, it was nice but not that nice.
 

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I've got a bottle of the 2010 aging at the moment.

Considering the "interesting" reviews I've seen about the 2010 and the possible brett infection I figure the longer I leave it the better chance the brett with develop and it will become enjoyable.
 

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Brett can be beautiful young and horrible aged.
Then it can become good again.
 

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I reckon you'd be better off buying 2 bottles of Murray's Anniversary Ale 7
mine got here on tuesday and i'm kicking myself i didn't buy a second bottle to try right now
 

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i have a bottle of the 2009, it was given to me as a gift back then

should i drink this now or wait longer ?

any idea what it might be worth ?
 

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When i bought my bottle of 2011, i was told some bloke had just sold his bottle of 2010 for $80
all accounts say wait at least 5 years
I've also heard tales of the 1st year bottles going for over $400
 

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$95 for a Crownie.
I don't care what shape the ******* bottle is, it's still a Crownie.
Imagine how many superior beers you could get for $95.
 

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carniebrew said:
even exxier...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CROWN-LAGER-AMBASSADOR-2010-Bottle-0025-/120609824185?pt=AU_BarwareCollectables&hash=item1c14e7ddb9


My son has been buying these - he has one from each of the last 3 or four years. At $500ish for a bottle bought for about $80 two years its almost an investment.

Personally I would rather spend the money on ingredients - make 20 odd litres of something awesome...
 

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Brew your own
It gives you yhe recipe
The cheapest Lager malt, f#uck all crytal and some Galaxy Probally f# all too
Age in oak
Carb and bottle in wierd shaped bottles
Its a Crownie on really bad horse steriods
@ $95
 

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