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2009 Beer.. Safe to drink?

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  • 26-04-2017 3:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭


    I found a 25cl bottle of Green Duvel 7% abv in the back of a cool, dry press in my house.

    On the back, the code is "L11 2009"

    Now is 2009 the manufacture date or the Best Before date.

    And should it be drank in the vicinity of an A&E, just in case ?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,678 ✭✭✭TrustedApple


    I Would say no as the beer would be nearly 8 years out of date and notting will make me risk drinking a 8 year old bottle of beer !!!!.

    I have seen a IPA turn inside the bottle that was 3 months out of date i would not like to know what this smells and even tastes like


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,721 ✭✭✭Erik Shin


    Drink! Drink! Drink!

    Just keep a bucket nearby in case it wants to make an immediate reappearance..... Actually...Make it 2 buckets :D:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 ✭✭✭✭Jayop


    Not a hope would I drink it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,351 ✭✭✭Cloudio9


    At 7% there's a chance it'll taste ok. Either way it won't do you any harm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,558 ✭✭✭✭Creamy Goodness


    The only thing it'll do is maybe not taste great. Drink away but have another beer to wash out your mouth if it doesn't taste good.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    Who wants to try it..

    free to a good home



    I also have a lovely bottle of Hoegaarden Forbidden fruit 8% abv.

    a lovely 2010 vintage

    a-forbidden-fruit.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    Ok.. While i'm at it

    are any of these safe

    Duvel (regular) 8.5% abv 2012 bottle
    Leffe Radieuse (red) 8.2% abv 2010
    Leffe 9 (blue) 9% 2010
    Trappist Rochefort 8 (green) 9.2% . 2013
    Trappist Rochefort 10 (blue) 11.3% 2014


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    mikeecho wrote: »
    Who wants to try it..

    free to a good home



    seriously.. no takers..


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,782 Mod ✭✭✭✭irish_goat


    Where you based..? I would take aged Rochefort anyday of the week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    irish_goat wrote: »
    Where you based..? I would take aged Rochefort anyday of the week.


    cork.. but i think i'll keep the rochefort .. everything else is free to a good home


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,830 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    mikeecho wrote: »
    And should it be drank in the vicinity of an A&E, just in case ?
    No pathogen known to medical science will survive in a solution of more than 2 or 3 per cent alcohol. It may not taste great but it won't harm you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,899 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    They are all safe to drink (as much as any alcoholic drink is safe).

    Some might not taste great, some might have matured really nicely. The only way to tell is to taste them.

    Repeat: They are all safe to drink.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    ok

    i'll pop them open, sometime soon.

    have a sip, and see how i go.


    if i survive, i'll report back here


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    was looking at this earlier.

    https://www.fsai.ie/faq/shelf_life/best_before_and_use_by.html
    Do all foods require a shelf-life declaration?
    No, a shelf-life declaration i.e. a ?best before? or ?use by? date, is not required for the following foods:

    Fresh fruit and vegetables, including potatoes, which have not been peeled, cut or similarly treated. However, this does not apply to sprouting seeds and similar products such as legume sprouts which do require a date of minimum durability
    Wines, liqueur wines, sparkling wines, aromatised wines, and similar products obtained from fruit other than grapes, and beverages falling within CN code 2206 00 obtained from grapes or grape musts
    Beverages containing 10 % or more by volume of alcohol
    Bakers? or pastry cooks? wares which, given the nature of their content, are normally consumed within 24 hours of their manufacture
    Vinegar
    Cooking salt
    Solid sugar
    Confectionery products consisting almost solely of flavoured and/or coloured sugars
    Chewing gums and similar chewing products.
    the EU being notoriously overcautious.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,830 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    rubadub wrote: »
    the EU being notoriously overcautious.
    More like the wine lobby deciding that food safety rules are for the plebs.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 692 ✭✭✭fuerte1976


    Most if not all will be grand to swallow...

    But, WTF with all the nice unopened beers? ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,096 ✭✭✭mikeecho


    fuerte1976 wrote: »
    Most if not all will be grand to swallow...

    But, WTF with all the nice unopened beers? ?

    I made a beer box, and forgot about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭Greg81


    Guys it is always a gamble with out of date products.
    I have found a box (12 bottles) last month while cleaning up grandma basement.

    Best before Jan 1998.

    Tried a sip. Will never do that mistake again.

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,830 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    Greg81 wrote: »
    it is always a gamble with out of date products.
    Only if they don't have any alcohol in them, like the bottles you found. Always read the label :D


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,498 Mod ✭✭✭✭artanevilla


    It's best before, not use by. Be grand.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 828 ✭✭✭omicron


    BeerNut wrote: »
    No pathogen known to medical science will survive in a solution of more than 2 or 3 per cent alcohol. It may not taste great but it won't harm you.

    If the yeast that cause fermentation of sugars into alcohol can survive in it, you can sure that there are other pathogens that can also survive alcohol.

    Cryptosporidium would definitely survive alcohol (not that it should be in it to start with!) for an extended period of time.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,830 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    Well... there's always one.


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