Sam Adams Utopias. How to enjoy fully?


#1

I recently have recieved a bottle of 05 SA Utopias in my hands. I want to ask, what would be the best way to enjoy this. I know this is very subjective question, but how would one go about this? Brandy sniffer or what other glass? Let it breath for how long before partaking? Should I wait a couple years to drink it? Prep my palate an hour or so beforehand with a bottle or 2 of tripple bock? Should I share (LOL)?

Anyone have any experience with this or anything remotely similiar?


#2

Uh, Sam Adams is generally beer.
Is this beer, or what?


#3

Yup. It is categorized as an
“extreme” beer, whatever that means.


#4

It’s a snifter, not sniffer.


#5

Its a uncarbonated beer, meant ot be served at room temperature. It’s 25% alcohol and made in pretty low quantity.

Here is the blurb from Sam Adams
http://www.internetwines.com/rws28347.html

CNN’s little article on it.
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/02/10/ultimate.beer/

And finally a beer rating site’s commentary.
http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=12228

And yes, “snifter.” :wink:


#6

flat beer . . . I’d rather gag down Filipino balut . . .


#7

Think of it more like a mild cognac or brandy, actually.