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Is It Okay To Drink Beer After Expiration Date?  
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hey everyone,

This is a question I guess for those beer drinkers out there. I just turned 21 in November and have just started to have a few beers seeing that I can not drink during school time (yes some of you know I go to a Christian College). Well during breaks we are allowed to drink and so I have had my first couple of beers over Christmas Break. My question is, can you drink a beer after expiration date and not get sick? I just feel like I had a really bad tasting beer tonight (Red Stripe) and the 4 numbers on it were 4207 but dont know if these are the expiration numbers. Anyone got a say for this?

By the way, I have drank just Fosters (at Outback Steak House), Red Stripe (tonight), Amstel Light, and Bud Select so far. Any recomendations out there for something I can find fairly easy in the states? I am about taste, not about getting drunk.

Thanks guys!

QXatFAT


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
I just turned 21



Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
I am about taste, not about getting drunk.

 redflag   laughing 



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
I have drank just Fosters, Red Stripe, Amstel Light, and Bud Select so far

All piss beers.........

You say you're about taste so go find a brew pub or a beer store that sell micro brewed beers. It depends on what you like..? IPA, Ales, Porters, Stouts....


Right in your home town..... looks like a good selection... talk to the staff and brewmasters
http://www.bjsrestaurants.com/beer.aspx

[Edited 2008-01-03 21:38:25]


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User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Stick to wine coolers and Zima if you're concerned with expiration dates. It's not like milk or meat.


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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting HickoryShampoo (Reply 3):
Stick to wine coolers and Zima if you're concerned with expiration dates. It's not like milk or meat.

So are you trying to say that expiration dates do not mean a thing? Give me a break man, I am knew to this okay gosh!

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
It depends on what you like..? IPA, Ales, Porters, Stouts....

Yeah I do not know what I like yet, that is why I am askin for ideas. Out of the ones I drank so far, Amstel Light seemed to be the best tasting. What do you prefer?



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Think of the expiration date more like a best by date.

It is still safe after that date, but it might be a tad skunky.

Not that Red Stripe ever tastes good.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
I had a really bad tasting beer tonight (Red Stripe)

That has nothing to do with the expiry date.

I have had Pilsner Urquell (bottled) that was almost a year past its best by date with no side effects (apart from getting it cheaper).



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I don't buy beer if the "best before end" date is not *at least* 6 months away.
The fresher the beer, the better. Beer approaching it's expiration date tastes stale at best. It really is noticeable.

Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
Any recomendations out there for something I can find fairly easy in the states?

Local micro brews? Or Beck's. While Beck's is only mediocre, it's a good "first-timer" German style pilsener which is available basically everywhere.

Remember: Always buy bottles, not cans!



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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
By the way, I have drank just Fosters

Shame on you! Truly terrible stuff.....

I'm downing a Carlsberg as I write this....



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7917 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Melpax (Reply 8):
Shame on you! Truly terrible stuff.....

I'm downing a Carlsberg as I write this....

Shame on you! Truly terrible stuff ...

Ok, maybe not as terrible as Foster's, but absolutely bland and unmemorable.



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User currently offlineFlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
By the way, I have drank just Fosters (at Outback Steak House),

There's two mistakes right there...  Wink There is a reason we export Fosters! And Outback Steak House is no more Australian than I am American... Big grin

Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
I am about taste, not about getting drunk.

Just remember with the taste, that it is YOUR taste not ours that counts. What I like, you might detest. Just experiment with the different beers, you'll find one that you like. Very sensible there not to overdo it as well.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 7):
Remember: Always buy bottles, not cans!

THAT applies to any drink.

And NoUFO has some other good advice in his reply too.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I think the Taste would not be as Fresh as it could have been.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Melpax (Reply 8):
Shame on you! Truly terrible stuff.....

I'm downing a Carlsberg as I write this....

Im drinking Millers Chilean Style Lager! Bloody nice too!

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 10):
There's two mistakes right there... There is a reason we export Fosters! And Outback Steak House is no more Australian than I am American...

So true, Outback steakhouse is SHIT, been to 2 different ones and its the worst worst steak ive ever eaten in my life. Etamoa Pub and Tony Romas are wat better  Smile

Fosters is shit, no idea why people enjoy it so much for?

Best beer i reckon is Speights!, Made in Dunedin NZ and its the best beer, crisp and clean yum!



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Off Beer =  vomit   vomit   vomit   vomit   vomit   vomit   vomit 

User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Try some premium pilsener, instead of that canned sewage.


Thanks

Morgan


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 5):
Think of the expiration date more like a best by date.

I've found a bottle of beer in my dorm kitchen that was more than two years past it's expiration date, and it did taste a little weird.

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineAmigocharlie From Switzerland, joined Oct 2007, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Fosters? It isn't expired, it allways tastes like that...

Once i even drank old beer with some sort of flakes in it... didn't even taste that bad...


Cheers



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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 5):
It is still safe after that date, but it might be a tad skunky.

And your farts will likely clear an entire lecture hall....



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I've never noticed a difference.

Signed - Homer Simpson



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

It may be safe, but it may not taste as good. Beyond 3-4 months after packaging, almost all beers will get 'skunky' due to packaging leakage, exposure to light, temperature changes and lack of preservatives. It is best to get beer with the longest sell by date or most recent 'born on' or packaging date.

User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I've done it with Tecate and Miller Light. Tecate was so so when it was expired, I used some extra lime juice.
The Miller tasted awful, even more watered down with even less flavor.



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User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
I am about taste, not about getting drunk.

THATS FUNNY.

Do what I did when I was in high school(early eighties), buy a 6 pack of ok tasting beer(at the time it was Molson's) and then get a case of cheap stuff(at the time Pabst's Blue Ribbon). after drinking 2 of the "good" beers, the "bad" beers tasted ok. Good way to save money. And It was about getting drunk not the taste.

Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

It won't kill ya dude, there is even an expiration date on mineral water that has taken 10,000,000 years to percolate through the limestone to the spring.

User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Thread starter):
Any recomendations out there for something I can find fairly easy in the states?

Alaskan Amber. Best beer out there.



Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 12):
Im drinking Millers Chilean Style Lager!

Q. What's the similarity between having sex in a canoe and drinking Miller beer?

A. They're both fucking close to water.

[Edited 2008-01-04 12:35:31]

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 18):
I've never noticed a difference.

Signed - Homer Simpson

The signed-by would be perfect if the name was Barney Gumble.  

For me, there's nothing worse than Heineken and Imperial, they both taste like piss (and Heineken isn't even imported in Costa Rica, it's licence brewed).

[Edited 2008-01-04 13:51:47]

25 AA61Hvy : That stuff is awesome Awful tasting
26 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : I'm a big fan of the Redhook ESB myself; you should check it out.
27 AC777LR : Hey Ryan next time you come to Canada try this Rickard's White. It is awesome I just bought a case the other day and I am pretty much done. I doubt th
28 Falstaff : Most US brewers recommend drinking the beer within 120 days of packaging. By your standard you wouldn't even drink it if it was bottled that day. The
29 9V-SPF : In that case you miss out on some of the best beers brewed in Germany...many smaller bavarian breweries do not add preservatives, leading to a limite
30 Post contains images Checkraiser : The older, the worse - but still drinkable unless over two years. Beer that's been stored warm will get skunkier faster than say a beer that's been i
31 NoUFO : It only indicates that the expiration date differs - if anything. Here in Germany you won't have a problem buying beer which "Best before end" date r
32 WildcatYXU : That's an european thing. Many beers there have a year of declared shelf life. Skunky taste is not caused by temperature, but UV light. Just try to l
33 Checkraiser : It's probably some of everything. I usually drink canned beer so UV isn't a factor. But it still gets skunky. If you take a beer and leave it in your
34 NoUFO : Yeah, but those micro brews aren't available at my local supermarket in Berlin. Plus the German purity law prohibits preservatives. If some micro bre
35 Captoveur : We can only hope Doesn't it always?
36 KevinL1011 : Don't believe Jafa! Old beer can Kill ! Didn't you ever see that documentary on the "Oxygen" channel about Killer Beers? Old beer was one of them. Yo
37 Andz : I must remember that the next time I have just finished cutting the grass and feel like a nice frosty one...
38 KevinL1011 : Whoa, whoa, WHOA! Better check the expiration date! I happen to know that the testing lab is open right NOW! You can't be too careful. An ounce of pr
39 Post contains images Pilotdude09 : LOL Nah the chillean lager stuff is actually pretty good, got salt and lime in it, im not a big beer drinker, im a Jack Daniels and Smirnoff drinker
40 QXatFAT : Alrighty guys thanks a ton! I am going out to eat again tonight and will see what they have there. I am sure most of the ones you guys said will not b
41 PC12Fan : DOH!! I was referring to an episode when Homer found a beer in a jacket of his that he hadn't worn since school.[Edited 2008-01-05 11:19:05]
42 Post contains images Queso : I wouldn't recommend it, unless you want to end up like this guy:
43 MCOflyer : Very true if one over does it. Very true. I prefer Corona but like Alaskan Amber. Hunter
44 Post contains images Jafa39 : There is a more efficient one in NZ!!!
45 ZANL188 : Expiration dates in many cases are simply a means for the manufacturer to limit liability... "Oh (insert favorite brewery here) Breweries are so sorr
46 Falstaff : Wouldn't change a thing the alcohol would be in there no matter what. True, but beer is a food product and doesn't last forever. It will last a long
47 Srbmod : Their Longhammer IPA is pretty damn good as well. If it wasn't for the stash of beer I got for Christmas (Some family members know what the perfect g
48 ZANL188 : Ok a different example... "Gee XYZ Batteries is sorry your family burned up in a fire.... But the XYZ battery in the smoke detector was a year out of
49 FlashFlyGuy : BINGO!!! Nothing like that coldy after you've just mowed the lawn in summer...it just slides down reeaallll well.
50 Post contains images Toast : Who in the world lets their beer lay around long enough to reach its expiration date, anyway?
51 Falstaff : Any brewer will tell you beer only lasts so long. Lemp (the second Largest US brewer prior to prohibition) started putting best by dates on their bee
52 AirPortugal310 : Good question if you ask me...
53 Post contains images Nitrohelper : I've never had the interest to drink any piss, ,so thanks for the taste test. All the beer I drink seems to turn into piss eventually,so I guess your
54 QXatFAT : Okay guys I just got back from eating dinner and actually had a really nice beer. I had a Sam Adams Winter Lager Draft. It was REALLY good compaired t
55 GOCAPS16 : From time to time, I'll drink a Sam Adams. In fact, I have a 6 pack of Sam Adams in my fridge but only drank one about a month ago. Not a big beer dri
56 Srbmod : Been a Sam Adams fan for a long time. If you ever get the chance to go to Boston, I highly recommend take their brewery tour. I never liked their Che
57 ZANL188 : Ok I stand corrected... where beer is concerned anyway. I didn't see born on dates or expiration dates on any of my favorite alcoholic beverages unti
58 Dougloid : On the subject matter of the original post, Cousteau's crew dove on a vessel that sank in War two and among other things brought up a number of bottle
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