Loud pop when opening bottle

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bgburdman9
beers 861 º places 25 º 20:13 Tue 6/25/2013

I just had something happen that has never happened in the thousands of beers I have opened. I opened a new glarus edel pils with the same opener that I always use, and instead of a normal hiss sound there was a loud pop. It almost sounds like a cap gun or popping a baloon. The beer is probably 3-4 months old and has been refrigerated since I received it. Anyone ever experience this?

 
jredmond
beers 8645 º places 299 º 20:24 Tue 6/25/2013

Paul opened a de kam and it was really loud.

 
RCL
beers 2032 º places 7 º 20:37 Tue 6/25/2013

Opened an Arabier once and it was damn near a gunshot. Gushed a little but it was tasty.

 
reggiedunlop
beers 3726 º places 182 º 20:43 Tue 6/25/2013

Had some troegs bottles many years ago that sounded like gunshots. Caps were flying off and hitting the ceiling.

 
bgburdman9
beers 861 º places 25 º 21:58 Tue 6/25/2013

This cap neither flew off or was from something sour or I wouldn’t have been as surprised.

 
Alen
places 1 º 21:59 Tue 6/25/2013

Sonic boom

 
AdamChandler
beers 5180 º places 276 º 22:08 Tue 6/25/2013

LIke a fart?


Was the beer bottle conditioned? Most Belgian and Euro beers are, also beers from russian River, crooked stave, fantome, Hill farmstead..mostly farmhouse breweries bottle condition so that pop can happen.

 
GT
beers 10017 º places 672 º 00:16 Wed 6/26/2013

Loudest cap I’ve heard was for Westbrook McColluogh saison. Rocketed off with a gunshot sound and gushed half the bottle onto the wall and floor

 
Countbeer
beers 6599 º places 259 º 00:25 Wed 6/26/2013

Many times and in variaties of corks, iron caps or those swing bottles...
Once with a 75 Duvel bottle I was loosening the iron cage to get the cork of, with only two or three swings the cork flew of with a loud bang, together with it’s cage and bounched throught the kitchen, luckily just missing us. No gusher.

 
reggiedunlop
beers 3726 º places 182 º 11:59 Sun 6/30/2013

just opened a brewery saison de lente and it sounded like a gunshot. no gush...just a very foamy pour.

 
Fantabox
beers 33 º places 3 º 13:30 Sun 6/30/2013

Have had this happen when particular bottles are over carbonated. Some just shatter, others hold the pressure and will pop once you open it. Be careful though, because I’ve also had both happen simultaneously in my hand.