Schneider Aventinus explosive bottles???

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Schneider Aventinus explosive bottles???

Postby Jan Primus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:51 pm

I recently picked up a few bottles of Schneider Aventunus at the local LC and every bottle so far foams all over soon as I pop the cap. Last bottle I tried just openning the cap a tiny bit to let air out but same thing...I store them around 55 f. Anyone else have this problem? I don't recall them doing this in the past, it's a pain to have to clean up everytime I open one.
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Postby Belgian » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:58 pm

Maybe the bottle fermentation went a litte crazy from high shipping temperatures. How's it taste?


Personally I'd return them & try other stock if it bothers you.

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Postby Jan Primus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:10 pm

Well it taste fine but it is a beer and style that I'm not overly familiar's been awhile since I had this beer don't recall if it's any different, maybe a touch more boozy but that could be my imagination.
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Postby Jan Primus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:13 pm

Gonna try chilling colder...I recall that Pannepot is explosive at room temp but not so much when chilled.
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Postby Illuminatus » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:53 pm

I haven't had this problem with the current batch of Aventinus.
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Postby Magni » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:13 am

Every single bottle of Aventinus I've bought (Winter-May) has done that and made quite the mess, I just started opening them over the sink. I just assumed that it kept fermenting in the bottle to some crazy explosive amounts.
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Postby Manul » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:03 pm

Let them rest for a few weeks after you buy them and chill them well before drinking. Also be very gentle when handling the bottles just before consumption. Avoid shaking them as much as possible.
Also the shape of the glass and the pouring will have an effect.
Try to choose a weizen glass with a wider bottom section and tilt it as much as possible when pouring. I've had this problem with Aventinus for years. It will never stop me from enjoying it - still one of my favourites.
I ussually age mine for 6-12months before consumption. That will subdue the explosive fermentation.
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Postby Bobsy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:15 pm

My Aventinus also gushed like a poorly tapped oil well, but I didn't lose much. In fact I used it to make the broth for some aventinus steamed mussels (influenced by talk of using christoffel). They were spectacular.

The advice on cellaring for 6 months to a year sounds ideal on several levels, and will be the course I take in the long term.

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