Hey guys, about a year ago I decided to do a little experiment with the leftovers of a brown ale I had. I bottled some for a competition and threw in a packet of Roselare yeast to the remaining 3 gallons. After peeking in on it over the past year, its developed quite a funk. At first, there was a "normal" looking pellicle, and tonight I looked at it and saw a huge change. It looks like there's a solid brownish layer on it, as well as some mold. I was looking forward to taking a sample from it, but the look kind of scared me away. I thought I'd ask the pros here, so what do you think, should I take a sample or is it going to kill me?
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