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# 165986 26-Feb-2015 22:01
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Wondering if a beer historian can carbon-date this full crate of Lion Red for me based on the label design?

(Found in a community hall cupboard)




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  # 1247398 26-Feb-2015 22:24
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Late 80's?




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  # 1247415 26-Feb-2015 23:01
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Looking at http://www.lionred.co.nz/History.aspx and http://www.canmuseum.com/Search.aspx?Brand=3646 

It could be in the 1987 to 1991 date range making it potentially over 24 years old!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1247416 26-Feb-2015 23:02
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I wonder if has got better with age?

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  # 1247417 26-Feb-2015 23:05
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1986 at the earliest is all I can really say...





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  # 1247483 27-Feb-2015 05:54
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jdmatt: I wonder if has got better with age?


No.

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  # 1247493 27-Feb-2015 07:04
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Where's my shock?




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  # 1247496 27-Feb-2015 07:09
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kiwitrc:
jdmatt: I wonder if has got better with age?


No.


I wonder whether it's possible to tell the difference between one of these and a fresh Lion Red in a blind taste test?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1247512 27-Feb-2015 07:48
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I remember a time when both Lion Red and Tui were brands that hardly anyone drank. If you took a crate of either to a party it would be left alone while anything else was available. I don't know if the recipes were changed over time but it has been interesting seeing how the brands were repositioned. IIRC Lion Red poured money into rugby league and Tui targeted Uni students.

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  # 1247513 27-Feb-2015 07:51
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Doesn't it have an expiry date on it? Beer doesn't last all that long I believe, so it will certainly be within a year of that date I would think.

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  # 1247526 27-Feb-2015 08:01
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joker97: Where's my shock?


Typical of articles with such titles :-)




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sbiddle:
kiwitrc:
jdmatt: I wonder if has got better with age?


No.


I wonder whether it's possible to tell the difference between one of these and a fresh Lion Red in a blind taste test?



Probably tastes just as bad now as it did new!

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  # 1247564 27-Feb-2015 09:04
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Brewery Successfully Recreates 172-Year-Old Beer Recovered From Shipwreck

Stallhagen's two releases include the mass-market 1843 bottle and a collector's edition 1842, which will sell for $143 U.S. per bottle.




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  # 1247571 27-Feb-2015 09:11
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I've still got a can of Duff somewhere.....



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  # 1247573 27-Feb-2015 09:14
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Surprisingly there doesn't seem to be any floaty bits like I've seen with newer beer left for too long.

Ahh the days before use-by stamps and planned obsolescence...

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  # 1247578 27-Feb-2015 09:27
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Must have some manufacture code/date somewhere, contact Lion Red and ask :)





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