What's this snot like stuff in my beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Arsenal0328, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. bigedct

    bigedct Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    I had one slide out of a bottle of FMB. A little larger though. Luckily, it floated in the glass upon pouring. Scooped it out before the wife saw it though. We ain't dead yet.
     
    FriarTuckInLuck likes this.
  2. SuomiHobbit

    SuomiHobbit Feb 27, 2006 Connecticut

    Note to self: Pass on Founder's products.
     
    JuniperJesus and Fattmatt73 like this.
  3. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    And it'll still be better than FMB, Bolt Cutter and Doom.
     
    YogiBeer and Horbar like this.
  4. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Are you a cop? Maybe they put snot in your beer ah la super troopers. Write them and demand a god damn liter o beer!
     
    Scrapss, BeersAndBears and FanofHefe like this.
  5. Arsenal0328

    Arsenal0328 Dec 31, 2010 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Will do!

    I wouldn't go that far! This is my first "bad" experience with them, and it's not that big of a deal really, everything else I've had from them has been awesome!
     
    ScottyG likes this.
  6. CORKSCREWFISH

    CORKSCREWFISH Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Obviously......Its a new 'oyster' stout they're perfecting!.......... :)~
     
    EdTheEdge, AnchorBaby and Crafty99 like this.
  7. Crafty99

    Crafty99 Mar 3, 2013 Massachusetts

  8. MichPaul

    MichPaul Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Both FIS and Dark Horse Plead the Fifth constantly have a big layer of this junk sink to the bottom. If my bottles of either one are any more than a month old or so, I will always pour them through a kitchen strainer. Still GLORIOUS beer to me anyway... Ya'll can stop buyin it, send it back our way!
     
  9. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Do Not Want.
     
  10. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber

    had a similar glob a few years back in a bottle of Port Santa's Little Helper. Should just be proteins.
     
    LehighAce06, luwak and MrOH like this.
  11. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Happened to me with Speedway on more than one occasion. Totally harmless.
     
    MrOH likes this.
  12. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    It looks like the leftover goop from a Cinnabon.
     
    DaltonC and Cee-Poe like this.
  13. jdhowe

    jdhowe Mar 18, 2013 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    I've had a similar "goo" in a bomber of something darker by Port -- I can't for the life of me remember what it was, but the beer was actually fine other than that. The goo I had was a deep brown... I assume it's coagulated proteins that have absorbed some of the beer and taken on its color in some way... almost assuredly harmless but just sort of nasty.
     
    MrOH likes this.
  14. Patandnik

    Patandnik Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    Not any trub I've ever seen! Trub generally sinks... That looks like some sort of gelatinous yeast remnant. Either way, I think it's safe to say that Founders didn't mean for you to get it.
     
  15. BinnysKyle

    BinnysKyle Aug 8, 2008 Illinois

    I found a glob of tar/ flem like substance floating at the top of my breakfast stout after I poured it into a glass a few years ago. It was about the size of two quarters. I have never seen anything like it before.

    It was a darker color than in the picture, the flash made it a lighter color.

    I emailed it to Founders, I can't remember what they said it was though.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. bramsdell

    bramsdell May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    I had a larger glob than that in a bottle of Curmudgeon this year. It was delicious.
     
  17. MikeWard

    MikeWard Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Never.... drinking..... straight..... from.... the.... bottle..... again
     
  18. Aml42000

    Aml42000 Jul 21, 2011 Washington

    Harmless, most likely. Probability of freaking me out, most likely.
     
    Edie, luwak, EdTheEdge and 1 other person like this.
  19. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Occasionally I see something that looks remarkably similar when leaving sweetened ice tea out of the fridge too long. My assumption has always been that it was some kind of fermentation byproduct and it certainly smells that way. No idea what it would be in beer but regardless of whether it's harmless and nondestructive, it should not be there.
     
  20. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Marmite...
     
  21. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

  22. MRsojourner

    MRsojourner Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    wow!! anything is possible I guess
    concur as well- not that I usually follow this practice but even weirds me out about cans as well
     
  23. Bogforce

    Bogforce Sep 2, 2010 Ohio



    Same thing awhile back
     
    luwak and InebriatedJoker like this.
  24. oglmcdgl

    oglmcdgl Mar 10, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Yes it is coagulated proteins. Happens a lot in stouts for a reason I don't know.
     
    foundersfan1 and MrOH like this.
  25. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Mar 23, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Looks like you got an advanced sampling of Founder's new Kombucha Stout
     
  26. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Looks like some funky yeast blob that could be something that'd turn up on back end of the run. Your dog probably had some amazing and potent gas later on.
     
  27. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    I don't always drink snot rockets.

    But, when I do... I drink them out of the appropriate glassware.

    :D
     
  28. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
    Subscriber

    If CrackerJacks can put a prize inside their product package, then so can Founders. :D
     
    luwak likes this.
  29. diabolik

    diabolik Jun 11, 2013 Washington

    Looks like kombucha mother
     
    Christopper likes this.
  30. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Look what I just found when I cracked and poured this can of Big Axe IIpa. I tweeted the brewery and am awaiting a reply! Should I drink the beer anyway?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    luwak likes this.
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I hope I don't find it in the can you sent me. :confused:
     
    Lorianneb likes this.
  32. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader


    I've seen those in stouts before but never in an Ipa. That looks like someone hocked a lugie in that beer , remind me never to try anything from them
     
    BottleCaps80 likes this.
  33. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Ha... me too, man. I have not had this in other cans I've opened, so hopefully it's just a one of thing. :(
     
  34. 1up

    1up Mar 5, 2013 District of Columbia

    It looks like bacon
     
  35. Twan22

    Twan22 Jan 4, 2013 California

    Seen this in a can that had a small hole so the beer was bad, but never in a fresh can.
    Curious to hear their response
     
  36. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Cracker Jacks FTW
     
  37. regularjohn

    regularjohn Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    ISO founders snot rocket
     
  38. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I haven't seen snot like that since way back when when Sam Adams was getting into the double bocks, and some of the early Bells batch beer. Gotta tell ya'll. If you see the words unfiltered, and bottle conditioned. Relax those bottles, or don't pour the whole thing. Leave the last bit in there, or pull the sheets over your partner and carpet bomb them with some wicked farts later.
     
    1up and riemster like this.
  39. Neffbeer

    Neffbeer Jun 9, 2009 Pennsylvania

    foundersfan1 and MrOH like this.
  40. brureview

    brureview Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Tell them you want a free case of Backwoods Bastard or you will report them.

    Quite frankly, it looks like eggplant from a sub.
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!