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New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« on: March 18, 2011, 05:06:24 PM »
Just got the most recent addition to my cellar and the oldest beer in there to date: Bass 1902 King's Ale  :pickle: :pickle: :excited:



Pint sized, silver foil/cork packaging.  More info can be found on the history of the bottles here: http://www.mpeterson.co.uk/kings.htm

I've had the chance to drink/review this beer about a year ago at a tasting which sent me on my own quest to acquire one.

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This beer seems to have held up extremely well over time. The pour was a deep mahogany with ruby hues in the light. The smell came off the glass in much the same fashion as the 1929 Prince's ale but not nearly as pungent. More dark fruit, some molasses and caramel and the odd medicinal/spiced rum combo. The taste was of soft tobacco with some dark chocolate notes. An interesting leathery taste exists too, the best I can describe it. It reminded me of roasted chestnut in some ways. The spiciness subsided as it warmed up and mellowed out substantially. Nice mouthfeel, thick but not cloying. This was easily one of the best (and biggest surprises) of the night as far as taste goes.

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 05:24:09 PM »
Just got the most recent addition to my cellar and the oldest beer in there to date: Bass 1902 King's Ale  :pickle: :pickle: :excited:



Pint sized, silver foil/cork packaging.  More info can be found on the history of the bottles here: http://www.mpeterson.co.uk/kings.htm

I've had the chance to drink/review this beer about a year ago at a tasting which sent me on my own quest to acquire one.

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This beer seems to have held up extremely well over time. The pour was a deep mahogany with ruby hues in the light. The smell came off the glass in much the same fashion as the 1929 Prince's ale but not nearly as pungent. More dark fruit, some molasses and caramel and the odd medicinal/spiced rum combo. The taste was of soft tobacco with some dark chocolate notes. An interesting leathery taste exists too, the best I can describe it. It reminded me of roasted chestnut in some ways. The spiciness subsided as it warmed up and mellowed out substantially. Nice mouthfeel, thick but not cloying. This was easily one of the best (and biggest surprises) of the night as far as taste goes.



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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 05:29:39 PM »
Guess it would be helpful to show this album from a little over a year ago: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2084030&id=58400765&l=cb92a0d077
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 12:57:46 AM »
:thumbup: cool acquisition
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 10:04:03 PM »
How did you acquire it? Did you purchase it from the site you linked?

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011, 11:55:13 PM »
How did you acquire it? Did you purchase it from the site you linked?

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Nice addition!


Nah, that was just a random site I found a year or so ago when I was looking up info on it for the 1st tasting we had of it.  I got it from Ebay  :bag:  It's my go-to site for old(er) English ales.  They pop up from time to time.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 11:57:58 PM »
I need to ask...
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 12:00:12 AM »
I need to ask...
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Meh, not that much.  Shipping cost just a couple Pounds less than the bottle itself.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 09:55:15 PM »
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 09:58:11 PM »
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 10:05:58 PM »
Haha he was on the other side of the table from me.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 11:45:18 PM »
Shouldn't you have a picture of yourself with that beer? 
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 06:43:20 PM »
Shouldn't you have a picture of yourself with that beer? 

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 10:11:13 PM »
Just bought one of these after being shot down many times by ebay snipers. I did, however, miss a bottle of Thomas Hardy 150th anniv by some snipers. Very pissed about that one, as it is my all time favorite.

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 04:27:08 PM »
Shouldn't you have a picture of yourself with that beer? 

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 07:44:36 PM »
Just bought one of these after being shot down many times by ebay snipers. I did, however, miss a bottle of Thomas Hardy 150th anniv by some snipers. Very pissed about that one, as it is my all time favorite.

You must have been the bastard that beat me on that last one... :hot: :hot: :lol:
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2011, 09:26:35 AM »
Just bought one of these after being shot down many times by ebay snipers. I did, however, miss a bottle of Thomas Hardy 150th anniv by some snipers. Very pissed about that one, as it is my all time favorite.

You must have been the bastard that beat me on that last one... :hot: :hot: :lol:

There are several on ebay right now. Buy it now ranging from 80-95 pounds, with 35 pound shipping. Yeah, I don't want another bottle that much. I prefer to spend under $100.

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2011, 09:47:57 AM »
Just bought one of these after being shot down many times by ebay snipers. I did, however, miss a bottle of Thomas Hardy 150th anniv by some snipers. Very pissed about that one, as it is my all time favorite.

You must have been the bastard that beat me on that last one... :hot: :hot: :lol:

There are several on ebay right now. Buy it now ranging from 80-95 pounds, with 35 pound shipping. Yeah, I don't want another bottle that much. I prefer to spend under $100.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2011, 10:52:10 AM »
Just bought one of these after being shot down many times by ebay snipers. I did, however, miss a bottle of Thomas Hardy 150th anniv by some snipers. Very pissed about that one, as it is my all time favorite.

You must have been the bastard that beat me on that last one... :hot: :hot: :lol:

There are several on ebay right now. Buy it now ranging from 80-95 pounds, with 35 pound shipping. Yeah, I don't want another bottle that much. I prefer to spend under $100.


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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2011, 10:02:02 PM »
Just bought one of these after being shot down many times by ebay snipers. I did, however, miss a bottle of Thomas Hardy 150th anniv by some snipers. Very pissed about that one, as it is my all time favorite.

You must have been the bastard that beat me on that last one... :hot: :hot: :lol:

There are several on ebay right now. Buy it now ranging from 80-95 pounds, with 35 pound shipping. Yeah, I don't want another bottle that much. I prefer to spend under $100.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Convert+pounds+to+dollars

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I just didn't want to. :shrug:
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 10:04:35 AM »
Just got the most recent addition to my cellar and the oldest beer in there to date: Bass 1902 King's Ale  :pickle: :pickle: :excited:



Pint sized, silver foil/cork packaging.  More info can be found on the history of the bottles here: http://www.mpeterson.co.uk/kings.htm

I've had the chance to drink/review this beer about a year ago at a tasting which sent me on my own quest to acquire one.

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This beer seems to have held up extremely well over time. The pour was a deep mahogany with ruby hues in the light. The smell came off the glass in much the same fashion as the 1929 Prince's ale but not nearly as pungent. More dark fruit, some molasses and caramel and the odd medicinal/spiced rum combo. The taste was of soft tobacco with some dark chocolate notes. An interesting leathery taste exists too, the best I can describe it. It reminded me of roasted chestnut in some ways. The spiciness subsided as it warmed up and mellowed out substantially. Nice mouthfeel, thick but not cloying. This was easily one of the best (and biggest surprises) of the night as far as taste goes.

Was that tasting with Will?
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2011, 10:48:08 AM »
My bottle just arrived from the UK.

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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2011, 04:50:23 PM »
My bottle just arrived from the UK.

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2011, 01:12:39 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2011, 03:39:08 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2011, 05:20:15 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Awesome to see you here!!!  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: There's not a huge cellaring community here, but it's still awesome to be here and post without fear of retaliation from others.  In all honestly, this one may have edged out your bottle by just a little bit. It still had the same doctor's office/leather/tobacco notes but they all seemed to be a bit more refined.  Or maybe it's because I knew what to expect and was looking for something deeper this time.  Either way, I think the bottles are probably all about the same unless they have been stored in dire conditions and still VERY delicious.  I'm on the hunt for another one to hang on to for a while longer  ;)
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2011, 07:47:45 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2011, 09:34:34 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2011, 09:56:48 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

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Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2011, 10:12:20 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2011, 07:50:39 AM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2011, 10:07:20 AM »
I might drink my Courage Investiture Ale before I leave VA.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2011, 10:08:02 AM »
I might drink my Courage Investiture Ale before I leave VA.
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« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2011, 10:15:05 AM »
I might drink my Courage Investiture Ale before I leave VA.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2011, 06:46:53 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2011, 08:23:10 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2011, 10:13:10 PM »
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2011, 02:20:36 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2011, 07:35:41 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2011, 08:51:54 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.

How does that work with eBay? Do you get a refund?

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2011, 09:00:01 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.

How does that work with eBay? Do you get a refund?

No refund. He packed it very well so I can't blame him at all. If the beer was something more readily available, I might have been able to work with the seller and possibly get a replacement,(?) but considering the rarity of King's Ale...

Btw, if he had done a poor job of packing the beer, I would have pursued it to the fullest but he didn't and I have to be honest about it.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2011, 09:51:34 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.

How does that work with eBay? Do you get a refund?

No refund. He packed it very well so I can't blame him at all. If the beer was something more readily available, I might have been able to work with the seller and possibly get a replacement,(?) but considering the rarity of King's Ale...

Btw, if he had done a poor job of packing the beer, I would have pursued it to the fullest but he didn't and I have to be honest about it.

That's OK for a trade but you paid to have a bottle of beer delivered to you in one piece.  If he didn't insure it, then that's on him.  He has an obligation to fulfill his end of the transaction.  HE is the one who hired the shipping company.  He heeds to have them take care of him but that has nothing to do with his obligation to you.  You are entitled to a full refund, in a timely manner.
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2011, 12:06:42 AM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.

How does that work with eBay? Do you get a refund?

No refund. He packed it very well so I can't blame him at all. If the beer was something more readily available, I might have been able to work with the seller and possibly get a replacement,(?) but considering the rarity of King's Ale...

Btw, if he had done a poor job of packing the beer, I would have pursued it to the fullest but he didn't and I have to be honest about it.

That's OK for a trade but you paid to have a bottle of beer delivered to you in one piece.  If he didn't insure it, then that's on him.  He has an obligation to fulfill his end of the transaction.  HE is the one who hired the shipping company.  He heeds to have them take care of him but that has nothing to do with his obligation to you.  You are entitled to a full refund, in a timely manner.

Gotta agree here.  According to ebay, you paid for a collectible bottle that you never received.

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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2011, 12:02:43 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.

Well, that's stinky, Bill.  If you're ever in the area let me know and I'd be happy to open a bottle with you. 
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Re: New Addition: Bass 1902 King's Ale
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2011, 10:07:42 PM »
I finally got around to joining this site.  I must have missed when you opened that bottle (I assume you said something about it on Facebook).  How did it compare to the one we drank?  I have yet to open any of my other bottles and am curious if the first one was indicative of them in general or not.  Cheers!

Howdy Will! :cheers:

I have a ROYAL CELEBRATION ALE , 29TH JULY 1981 brewed by Hook Norton headed my way. :pickle:

Hey Bil!  Good to see you here, and sorry I didn't respond to your post above, didn't see it until now!  That was my own bottle that I got about a year after my initial tasting with Will.  It was great  :pickle:

No problem. ;)

I saw a couple more bottles of that beer on Ebay and I lost out on both. Man, the price is sky rocketting! :rant:

Yah they're starting to get up there.  I grabbed mine for a reasonable price but there was someone selling two bottles on there with reserve prices that were ridiculous.  They're not as rare as some people think it seems!

It's funny though.  Sometimes people aren't paying attention and bottles of the King's Ale go pretty cheap.  Other times the price is dear.  Just depends on the luck of the draw, I guess.  That Royal Celebration sounds good.  I hadn't had an older beer in a while and then for the heck of it drank a Courage Silver Jubilee Ale a couple weeks ago.  I do love the way those things taste.

I just won a bottle on Ebay...again. Hopefully I'll actually get the bottle this time. :unsure:

Well, I got the box and...it smelled like beer. Yep, the bottle broke on the way to me. I give up on Bass King's Ale. :no:

Did they pack it well? Mine came in a styrofoam single bottle shipper.

Yep, it was well packed and it still defied the odds. Me and Bass King's Ale aren't meant for each other, I guess.

Well, that's stinky, Bill.  If you're ever in the area let me know and I'd be happy to open a bottle with you.

With the little traveling I do any more, that's not likely to happen but...the next time you open one, raise your glass and say "Cheers, Bill". :cheers:
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