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Foaming issues with La Trappe

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BlueRogue, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (615) Maine May 1, 2011

    I just opened these beers. They weren't shaken or anything. I popped the caps off and a few seconds later it just rose up out of the bottles. Are they drinkable or is something wrong with them?

  2. what temp were they opened at?

    Had they been moved around or changed temps in the last 48 hours?

    they're fine, most likely.
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  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    What the heck are they? Rochefort?
  4. Beer, right? Then drinkable.
  5. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (615) Maine May 1, 2011

    They've been in the refrigerator since December. They're La Trappe Isid'or.
  6. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (885) Florida Feb 1, 2012

    Looks like le trappe.

    They are fine to drink. Some Belgians do that. Happened with a westy 12 for me.
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  8. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (605) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    That has happened to me only when my fridge was too cold, they had begun to freeze, and when I popped the top they did exactly that. Is your fridge too cold?
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  9. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (615) Maine May 1, 2011

    Nope, it's around 45
  10. Kuester

    Kuester Aficionado (165) Colorado May 14, 2012

    Belgians seem to do that. Had a delirium tremens do the same thing.
  11. shagens

    shagens Savant (250) Wisconsin Feb 11, 2013

    Had that with Belgians too. Especially quads. I learned to be ready after I popped the caps on Westy, Achel, Rochefort etc.. I think all the alcohol is pissed and wants to get out.
  12. Too many variables to anwer your question. Only thing you are going to get is more questions (see above). My advice, nut up and take a drink. You either will like or dislike. If you like, keep drinking. If you dislike, move on to something else. Maybe a Woo Woo or a Fuzzy Navel. (I kid about the Fuzzy Navel, not the Woo Woo, try it, if it's good, keep drinking, if not, stop drinking).
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  13. Opening temp makes a difference.. for homebrew I usually let it warm a bit before opening, as this increases the carbonation for some reason. Did you let 'em warm a bit before opening?

    Either way, drink sir! :)
  14. Someone more knowledgeable weigh on on this if I'm wrong, but I think most Belgian beers are bottle conditioned, so sometimes they get a little over-carbonated from the highly active yeast in it. It could also be possible the bottles were infected with brett or some bacteria, which could make it taste a little sour or very dry.

    Gushers happen sometimes. You lose a little beer but usually what's left is fine.
  15. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (615) Maine May 1, 2011

    I'm drinking them. I just wanted to be sure there wasn't anything in there that might make me sick.

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  17. The only beers I've ever had go a-gusher were all Belgians. Uncork them over a sink and well away from your eyes.

    Once I started screwing the cage off an Ovila BSPA--hadn't even pulled off the cork--and the cork blew right off and gave me a good bruise between the eyes. Lesson learned.
  18. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (510) Florida Aug 10, 2012

    Overcarbed maybe? Never had any problems with La Trappe products. But The Bruery beers seem to barf foam more than any other brands I buy.
  19. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (340) Florida Feb 20, 2013

    There's your problem. You waited to long and the beer blew its load a month ago.
  20. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Savant (290) Maryland Dec 16, 2010

    Too much priming sugar by the monks
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  21. I'll notify quality control for you.
  22. stealth

    stealth Advocate (630) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    You're going to die.
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  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I don't believe any beer will actually make you sick. Maybe you'll throw up a little(or a lot if you indulge too much) but that's aboot it.
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  24. Nothing that can live in beer can make you sick. I know this from bro science and beer math.
  25. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (635) Missouri May 11, 2012

    I ran in to a similar situation with a Alvinne Podge and JK Black Metal recently. By the time they stopped foaming half the bottle was gone. They tasted ok though. I'm interested in the science behind this
  26. They were just happy to see you is all bad case of premature ejaculation
    Drink up
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  27. bubseymour

    bubseymour Advocate (710) Maryland Oct 30, 2010

    Belgians and German Heffes do that quite frequently. I've had many bread bakes that have risen well over an ince over the rim of my glass with a very careful tilted glass and slow pour that started 1 inch below the rim and kept rising for 5 minutes after the pour was complete.
  28. too much infected/bad beer can actually create a massive morning duece or at the very least a slightly rumbly tummy...ask me how I know:)
  29. Kikodamian

    Kikodamian Zealot (90) Florida Feb 9, 2013

    Vigorous bottle opening. If you open a cold bottle of anything a little too hard then set it on the counter a little too hard, boom goes the dynamite. It rarely happens early in the night but as time passes, so does coordination...

    At least from my experience.

    I hope you didn't lose too much!
  30. Take this with a grain of salt because it came from a brewer and not a biologist or doctor, but....supposedly no known human pathogens can survive in over 4.x% alcohol (cant remember the tenths but it was between 4.5 and 4.9). As others have said, it may taste a bit off if there is something in it that shouldnt be, or it is just some over active yeast.
  31. Beerboy33

    Beerboy33 Aficionado (100) Illinois Mar 19, 2008

    Those look like 2 Oak Aged La Trappes, roughly $18 a bottle in Chicago. I would suck that foam like it was the fountain of youth!
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,050) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

  33. griffeyb

    griffeyb Savant (385) Pennsylvania Oct 15, 2010

    Nothing can live in beer that can make you sick, except alcohol.
  34. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    This is obviously a clear case of someone dropping a Mentos in your beer.
  35. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (515) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    The perfect prep before spending the next three days watching the Mets/Twins in the f*cking snow!
  36. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (515) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    Wrong forum people.

    I was way off.
  37. Brazzers....
  38. Rback

    Rback Aficionado (210) New York Feb 26, 2012