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Yes, you can do this just like a bottle of sparkling wine. It should keep the beer for a couple of days, but not forever. Sometimes the corks don't work great, so I would buy a Champagne bottle stopper like the one below Don't get the one that hold onto the ridge under the bottle opening. They work great for Champagne bottles but not so good on Belgian beer ...


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I've been homebrewing and winemaking for almost 25 years and there are 3 reasons why a bottle might explode. Too much sugar for the secondary fermentation in the bottle. Homebrewers do this ALL THE TIME. Turns your beer into little hand-grenades. Sometimes fermentation is not complete and with the normal addition of sugar at bottling can cause problems. ...


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Abt is abbot in Dutch. You can hear a couple people pronounce it on Forvo, but in the States I'd just say abbot. The top two examples are German. If you scroll down there is one Dutch speaker. For anyone unfamiliar with St. Bernardus or how a monk relates to a beer, it's an abbey beer. Additionally, the 12 in the name seems to refer to the beers gravity. ...


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Not knowing much about the beer but the 30 second Google search - I will try to give insight as to why this may happen. I've noticed this was a Trappist beer. As such, there is probably as much yeast in there as homebrew beers that have had sugar added to carbonize the beer during the bottling process. When too much sugar is added at this step, the ...


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Sediment and cloudiness are common characteristics of many beers from that area, they aren't a sign of whether it is gone off or not. It may be okay to drink or it may not, it depends how it's been stored. If it's gone bad it's not going to be poison or anything, just unpleasant to taste, so there's no harm in trying it. Personally I'm in the decant crowd, ...


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Yes, it's ok to drink. Belgian beer usually has a lot of sediment to begin with. I've aged Belgian beers for several years. Some taste quite good with that amount of age. It's up to you if you want the sediment or not. I am a decanting guy but not everyone is. All you can do is pop it in the fridge and try it out!


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You can't. At least not like wine or whisky. It is different from wine because: The price increase of wine is based on the vintage. If you a bottle of wine of a high-priced vintage, it increases in market value because over the years the number of available bottles decreases. The value does not increase because it tastes better. The chance of finding a 30 ...


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Don't worry about the sediment, most of it will be yeast and if the beer was preserved properly it will still be alive. It's up to your personal taste to add it or leave it in the bottle. When I sample old bottles I listen to the sound the beer makes when I lift the cap, if it's quiet silent the beer goes down the drain. I wouldn't age La Chouffe Blonde ...


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Grimbergen Cuvee Blanche is in the style of a Belgian Witbeer aka "White Beer". There are are countless similar beers that are widely available. The archetype for the style is named Hoegaarden. The creator of Hoegaarden, Peter Celis, created another beer in the same style named Celis White. In the U.S., the most widely available example of this style is ...


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If I want to find a beer, I use the Untappd app. Link to the beer is here: https://untappd.com/b/abbaye-de-leffe-leffe-brune-bruin/5941 If you load it up in the App (certainly on Android), you can 'Find It'. This will search for recent check ins close to you. That should certainly point you in the right direction anyway.


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After opening the bottle the beer will begin to oxidize and degrade in quality, so flavor will begin to suffer shortly after opening. Pressure will not continue to build in the bottle from fermentation, the yeast have consumed what residual sugar is present for bottle carbonation. That being said, the dissolved CO2 will remain in solution at cooler ...


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Any beverage that is "bottle conditioned," with active yeast, has the possibility of this happening. In most cases, the yeast will be limited by either - Fermentable sugars already being depleted (not all sugars are readily fermentable to brewing yeasts) Alcohol levels (this is the waste product of yeast) reaching levels that are toxic to the strain of ...


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If You do enjoy Grimbergen Blanche You should definitely try out some Blanc 1664. It is light white beer - cold one is best choice at hot summer! As for me, the one in the bottle is better (like all of the beers). The taste of this beer is not suitable for everyone, some of my friends argues with "how could you drink this ?". I really do love the rich ...


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I really like the Grimbergen Blanche and find it quite similar to the "Blanche de Namur", one of my favourite white beer. So I suggest you to try this one ! ;-)


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