Bottled beer a year out of date?

  1. chunkolini

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    The PITA neighbour in the unit next to me has moved out.
    Leaving behind piles of scrap, and a dozen or do bottles of beer from a local brewery.
    They passed sell by August 2019.
    I feel obliged to recycle them.
    I can't see beer going off, any thoughts?
     
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  2. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Just taste it.
    Should be fine.
     
  3. sasquar Member

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    I found some random beer (that im guessing had arrived during a party a while back), in the back of our fridge early i this lockdown period, when getting ANYTHING from the shops was an issue... it was a couple of years out of date, and didnt tast great (dont think it was a date issue, more just a rubbish beer), but i didnt die even a little bit......

    Cant see it doing anything bad..... try it, if its something you normally drink, youll quickly realise if it tastes wrong
     
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  4. chunkolini

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    In the name of science and skinflintism Iĺl conduct an analysis this evening.
    The amount of empties he left is shocking.
     
  5. monky harris Member

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    probably why he was such an rrse...:rolleyes:
    good riddance
    to him
     
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  6. stuvy

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    I had a year out of date beer at the in-laws a long time back it was fine
     
  7. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    As said, it will be absolutely fine as long as it's sealed.
     
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  8. Morrisman

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    My sister is one of those people who check dates on everything, and if it is past its sell by/use by/best by date, in the bin it goes.

    I never, ever check dates, and I haven't died much. I used to have a jar of marmalade in the fridge that had been opened over two years ago, and was 18 months past expiry date....still tasted okay, the occasional times I used some, I didn't die.
     
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  9. jimbo84 Forum Supporter

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    Bottles are ok, cans can be an issue. A fella I used to work with supped a load of out of date beer (cans) it was well out of date, ended up in hospital poisoned by some kind of coating on the inside of the can that had dissolved into the beer. How he wasn't able to taste it I don't know :dontknow:
     
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  10. brewdexta

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    it should be fine, especially if stored in the cool and out of direct light. Some of the flavours may have diminished a little but should be perfectly palatable. If its bottle conditioned, the yeast sediment can start to break down but I bottle home brew and have bottles a couple of years old and they are fine. Non-bottle conditioned beer is pasteurised and filtered so usually has a longer shelf life.
     
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  11. Brad93

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    I’ve drunk cans without realising the date. Some don’t taste right some you can’t tell the difference.
     
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  12. Mark 2

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    Should be fine. Beer gets sunstroke if not kept out of sunlight. That's why brown glass should be use.
     
  13. johnny7 Member

    A mate once gave me a can of ale, Never heard of the make, He asked me what I thought of it?

    It was like nectar, Tasted lovely!

    He told me to look at the sell by date, That too was a year out of date!

    Knowing how frugal he was I'd bet he got them for 10p a can!!

    John
     
  14. TechnicAl

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    A few weeks ago I foundsome Newcastle Brown in one of my beer fridges (I have 4).....so I had a few, 3 maybe 4, next day I had diareee...dihar....diree....****.....looked at the empties and they were out of date.
     
  15. premmington

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    I don't mind a Newcastle Brown - but it has gotta cold.
     
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  16. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    Do you think I would get a discount if I buy 5-year-old claret instead of one year old?? How about that really well out of date 12-year-old malt??

    Stuff like jam and cheese? Scrape the mould off and eat.
    Tins of stuff? Is the tin holed, rusted through or bulging? Bin. If not eat. If unsure feed a sample to the dog and wait a while.

    Do NOT try that with tinned beer or other alcoholic drinks.

    I scrape the mould off the cured ham and salami as well and I'm still not yet dead. But it is rarely more than 2-3 years old, so that's no real test of longevity of cured meat. Bacon I'm a little more careful with though.
     
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  17. premmington

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    I am not worried about "sell by dates"...

    I more use the first taste and reject method.


    Not an ounce of me would reject a bottled beer - even if a year out of date - before I tasted it.
     
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  18. dobbslc

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    That's normal for drinking Dog :dontknow:
     
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  19. chunkolini

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    In the name of science I have cracked one open.
    Hmm not very gassy a bit murky. Quite tasty it's a bottle conditioned Pale Ale, brewed with a new world hp and has a slight sediment>
    They go in the fridge for later.
    I'll carry on tasting this one for now
     
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  20. magnet

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    That would of had no effect on a Geordie :D
     
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