Foaming issues with La Trappe

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

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  1. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

    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. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Initiate (0) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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 Poo-Bah (8,354) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    What the heck are they? Rochefort?
  4. firstlighthiker

    firstlighthiker Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 Tennessee

    Beer, right? Then drinkable.
  5. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

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

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,432) Feb 1, 2012 Florida

    Looks like le trappe.

    They are fine to drink. Some Belgians do that. Happened with a westy 12 for me.
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  7. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (3,008) Jan 4, 2013 California
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  8. alex_hart

    alex_hart Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    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 Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

    Nope, it's around 45
  10. Kuester

    Kuester Initiate (100) May 14, 2012 Colorado

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

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

  12. shagens

    shagens Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2013 Wisconsin

    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.
  13. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Initiate (0) May 6, 2010 Minnesota

    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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  14. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    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! :slight_smile:
  15. busternuggz

    busternuggz Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2008 California

    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.
  16. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

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

  17. tcman128

    tcman128 Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Illinois

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  18. Droogins

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    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.
  19. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (206) Aug 10, 2012 Florida

    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.
  20. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Florida

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

    GoatmanBrewsMD Aspirant (244) Dec 16, 2010 Maryland

    Too much priming sugar by the monks
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  22. ItsLaTrappe

    ItsLaTrappe Initiate (0) May 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'll notify quality control for you.
  23. stealth

    stealth Zealot (571) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    You're going to die.
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  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,354) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    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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  25. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (212) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    Nothing that can live in beer can make you sick. I know this from bro science and beer math.
  26. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    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
  27. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    They were just happy to see you is all bad case of premature ejaculation
    Drink up
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  28. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,562) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    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.
  29. xgeneralzodx

    xgeneralzodx Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 California

    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:slight_smile:
  30. Kikodamian

    Kikodamian Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2013 Florida

    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!
  31. biercycle

    biercycle Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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.
  32. Beerboy33

    Beerboy33 Initiate (111) Mar 19, 2008 Illinois

    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!
  33. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

  34. tbrascojr

    tbrascojr Aspirant (239) Oct 15, 2010 Pennsylvania

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

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

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

    PieOhMy Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

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

    PieOhMy Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Wrong forum people.

    I was way off.
  38. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (167) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

  39. Rback

    Rback Initiate (127) Feb 26, 2012 New York

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