A couple of friend just came back from vacation in Lithuania and brought me a bottle of gira. However, the bottle is made of plastic (it looks like a soda bottle) and it suffered from what I guess is traveling in a plane cargo at low pressure: it expanded like a balloon, even the screw cap has a dome.

A expanded bottle of gira.

What could be the consequences of this expansion on taste, preservation, carbonation or anything else I might have forgotten?

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One possible consequence is that the bottle will pop, sending gira all over the place and possibly hurting someone's eardrums.

I don't know if opening the bottle before it bursts helps or, on the contrary, ensures that it bursts in someone's hands.

The late plastic bottle.

An in the end, you don’t get to know what it tastes like. :’(

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