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Old 01-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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Once your beer is kegged how long can it last before it starts to taste weird?

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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depends on the beer, but i'm guessing you'll finish the keg before you need to worry about the beer going bad.

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I've never had a beer in a keg for longer than 6 months, but I noticed no flavor issues at that point. As long as you're not introducing air, you shouldn't have a problem. You will notice though, that if you don't have much beer in the keg, it will start to take on a carbonic acid taste from absorbing too much co2 over time.

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It really depends on the style. Some beers are best young, a few months. Others will not even be ready in that time frame.

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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So pale ales would be better young while belgian beers need more time.

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Old 01-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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I have a a keg of oatmeal stout that is about 11 months old and it tastes fine.

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You will notice though, that if you don't have much beer in the keg, it will start to take on a from absorbing too much co2 over time.
"Carbonic acid taste" is a bunch of crap. If the beer absorbs too much co2, it would be overcarbonated.
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I have a a keg of oatmeal stout that is about 11 months old and it tastes fine.
"Carbonic acid taste" is a bunch of crap. If the beer absorbs too much co2, it would be overcarbonated.
I get the carbonic acid bitterness when I sample beer that is force carbing but not done, it disapates in a few days after that.
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I don't know that I have ever had one in a keg more then 2 months.

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It has nothing to do with anything. When I saw the subject line, "How long does beer last for?", my first thought was, "About 20 minutes".

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