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BrianY
04-25-2012, 08:14 AM
Allsopp's Arctic Ale 1852 England

Starting bid: $89,900. Buy it now: $155,000

Who's gonna buy it for the next forum EBS?

Paul Pless
04-25-2012, 08:19 AM
Allsopp's Arctic Ale 1852 England

Starting bid: $89,900. Buy it now: $155,000

Who's gonna buy it for the next forum EBS?


http://www.newlifeauctions.com/allsopp.html

Donn
04-25-2012, 08:53 AM
Now...who said spelling isn't important?:D

Paul Pless
04-25-2012, 08:54 AM
:d :d :d

John Meachen
04-25-2012, 03:47 PM
Almost certainly undrinkable,so apart from collecting the bottle why buy it?

BrianY
04-25-2012, 05:29 PM
Almost certainly undrinkable,so apart from collecting the bottle why buy it?

Not necessarily. The beer has an estimated alcohol content of over 12% - which puts it in the same range as wine. It was also stored under arctic conditions before it was brought back to "civilization" and after that, it was supposedly stored properly. The wax seal over the cork is intact and it's in a black glass bottle. So, all of this means that there's a pretty good chance that it will be very drinkable.

Of course, I'm not going to spend the bucks to find out!

C. Ross
04-25-2012, 06:29 PM
I still remember the episode of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau where they found wine in a 2000 year old amphorea and dubbed it a "poor vintage".

Now news of aged undersea champagne.

http://www.cousteau.org/news/shipwreck

B_B
04-25-2012, 06:36 PM
IIRC, the Stanley Cup Champions paid about that much for a non-descript bottle of champagne last year, so one never knows.

Even if I won that $300 million lottery from a while back would I be able to stomach that kind of excess, though I'd love to be in a position to test my superiority in that way... ;)

skuthorp
04-25-2012, 07:13 PM
I vaguely remember a dinner where a bottle of wine from Jeffersons(?) cellar was to be sampled, but the bottle broke while they were trying to open it and no one got a taste unless they licked the table.