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Old 04-01-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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So at the end of this coming week our Wheat beer will now be in the bottles for 4 weeks. How long can it stay in the fridge before it starts to go bad? Im tempted to keep it in for a few weeks then try a few as I have heard it will taste better with time...

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:51 AM   #2
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In the fridge it can last years.

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Your beer is probably bad by now. I will be happy to dispose of the bottles/beer for you. PM me to request shipping information to my house.

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So at the end of this coming week our Wheat beer will now be in the bottles for 4 weeks. How long can it stay in the fridge before it starts to go bad? Im tempted to keep it in for a few weeks then try a few as I have heard it will taste better with time...
Has it been in the fridge the whole time? Or did you have it out of the fridge for a couple of weeks to carbonate, then put it in the fridge?

I think almost any beer will last 6 months or something, and some will taste much better with age - but generally you do the aging outside of the fridge (unless it's lager time).
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The beer was outside of the fridge for the first 3 1/2 weeks.

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If the beer's any good, it'll be drunk LONG before it goes "bad."

Remember, beer doesn't really go bad, per se, it's just gets a little... off. Hop flavor and bitterness drops out, they might get a bit of an oxidized character. Older wheat beers have kind of a weirdness to them (it seemed that my hefes get more and more banana-ey as time goes by). But, there's never a point at which the beer would make you sick if you drank it. It's not milk!

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I drank a bottle of wheat beer that had gotten "lost" in the back of my fridge that was over a year old a couple of weeks ago. It was delish.

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