I recently got worried that some of the "lighter" beers and wild ales I've bought 1.5 years ago and cellared since would "die", so I put them in the fridge. Surely enough, I couldn't resist cracking them open (there are still three waiting though) almost immediately. Didn't take notes or anything, but:
Crooked Stave's Fleur d'Lees and St. Bretta Citrus are both great. So refreshing and well balanced. Just wow. If there wasn't the price tag, I would drink tons of CV's beers... Also opened their Origins (Base Burgundy Sour aged in Oak Barrels.). Also really really good. Light bodied and just super refined, refreshing and balanced. Opened one of my Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Aventinus Barrique (2014; still have like 8 bottles in my cellar) as well. Good, and similar style, but a different beast altogether. Just much more powerful and slightly less balanced. Really excited how they'll evolve in the next 3, 6, 12, ? months.
Brekeriet's Hoppy and Sour is also decent. Quite bitter/tart.
Just opened the AleSmith Decadence 2014. Pretty good decent. Toffee/caramel, dark/dried fruits, boozy. The alcohol is a bit too prominent, imho. [Edit: yep. wouldn't buy this again] Off the top of my head it reminds me of Schneider Weisse's Tap X Mathilda Soleil, but more boozy. Speaking of which, have any of you tried the "new" Tap X (Marie’s Rendezvous)?
Oh, also opened a bottle of AleSmith Wee Heavy recently. Pretty great, but not my cuppa tea. Too strong liquoric-y notes. [Edit: just remembered that this one was very boozy too. Some review said it's better at slightly warmer temperatures and the booziness actually balanced out a bit, to some extent]
Still have a few darker and a bunch of Belgian Struise beers that have also been cellared for >= 1.5 years waiting for me.
Edited by b1os - 10/19/16 at 3:44pm