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What should I do with the can of beer described in the OP?

Send it back to Anheuser Busch for scientific analysis.
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Give it to the homeless alcoholic who panhandles down the street from my office
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20%
Get a pair, suck it up, and drink it yourself
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30%
Send it to one of you volunteers to taste and report back
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Send it to Brett Favre, he loves beer
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Send it to Chuck Norris, whose mere stare will cause it to liven up and taste like it was fresh from the brewery
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Slip it into a blind flight at an Offline.
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#1 Post by J a y H a c k » February 3rd, 2018, 7:21 am

Cleaning up my laundry room I found, pushed to the back of a storage rack we use for soda and Snapple when there's a good sale and I buy in large quantities, I found a can of Budwesier. Source unknown because I do not think I have ever bought Bud. On the bottom of the can, it says "23May03" so it is coming up on it's 15th anniversary. What should I do with it? Do you think the carbonation has leaked out of the can somehow?
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#2 Post by Drew Goin » February 3rd, 2018, 8:55 am

At the wine and gourmet food shop I worked (1997-2007), the bookkeeper told me a strange story.

One hot summer day, she and her husband were fishing on a local lake. Her husband hooked something heavy in about ten feet of murky Louisiana water. He reeled in a six-pack of Miller Lite (or was it Bud...?) whose markings/can design indicated that the beer was more than a few years old.

She declared that the cans were nice and cool from the prolonged immersion, and that they were the most delicious alcoholic beverages she'd ever tasted!

I still shudder when I envision drinking "lake beer".

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#3 Post by GMcCarthy » February 3rd, 2018, 9:14 am

J a y H a c k wrote:Cleaning up my laundry room I found, pushed to the back of a storage rack we use for soda and Snapple when there's a good sale and I buy in large quantities, I found a can of Budwesier. Source unknown because I do not think I have ever bought Bud. On the bottom of the can, it says "23May03" so it is coming up on it's 15th anniversary. What should I do with it? Do you think the carbonation has leaked out of the can somehow?
Carbonation won't leak out of a can unless there's a problem with the double seam. The amount of dissolved oxygen in their cans is probably under 10 ppb as they have state of the art packaging controls. I would guess the hops are completely faded and you will get sweetness from the malts. Probably darker in color as a result of oxidation owing to its age and being room temp. If you had kept the can in a fridge for 13 years the CO2 would be held better in solution so maybe it would be "fresher" and lighter. There is no can conditioning as the beer was done fermenting, carbonated to desired CO2 levels and then packaged.
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#4 Post by Jorge Henriquez » February 3rd, 2018, 11:17 am

GMcCarthy wrote:
J a y H a c k wrote:Cleaning up my laundry room I found, pushed to the back of a storage rack we use for soda and Snapple when there's a good sale and I buy in large quantities, I found a can of Budwesier. Source unknown because I do not think I have ever bought Bud. On the bottom of the can, it says "23May03" so it is coming up on it's 15th anniversary. What should I do with it? Do you think the carbonation has leaked out of the can somehow?
Carbonation won't leak out of a can unless there's a problem with the double seam. The amount of dissolved oxygen in their cans is probably under 10 ppb as they have state of the art packaging controls. I would guess the hops are completely faded and you will get sweetness from the malts. Probably darker in color as a result of oxidation owing to its age and being room temp. If you had kept the can in a fridge for 13 years the CO2 would be held better in solution so maybe it would be "fresher" and lighter. There is no can conditioning as the beer was done fermenting, carbonated to desired CO2 levels and then packaged.
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#5 Post by PaulMills » February 3rd, 2018, 6:06 pm

Try it and just be near the sink in case you need to spit.

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#6 Post by Rick Allen » February 3rd, 2018, 6:10 pm

Throw it away.

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#7 Post by Michael Martin » February 3rd, 2018, 6:22 pm

Send it to C Fu. He’ll flip it for $1500.

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#8 Post by mmarcellus » February 3rd, 2018, 6:50 pm

How old are your kids? If they are young adults, let whichever one of them put it there claim it.
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#9 Post by David K o l i n » February 3rd, 2018, 7:58 pm

I imagine that the skunk is strong is that one

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#10 Post by Brian Tuite » February 4th, 2018, 7:09 am

It’s a Budweiser, I think it’s physically impossible for it to degrade further than when it was first canned. The duscussion should have ended there.
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#11 Post by Brian Tuite » February 4th, 2018, 7:13 am

Flawed poll.
Throw it away.
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#12 Post by Jorge Henriquez » February 4th, 2018, 9:58 am

Brian Tuite wrote:It’s a Budweiser, I think it’s physically impossible for it to degrade further than when it was first canned. The duscussion should have ended there.
With Jay “the discussion should have ended there” doesn’t exist.
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#13 Post by David K o l i n » February 4th, 2018, 10:08 am

Brian Tuite wrote:It’s a Budweiser, I think it’s physically impossible for it to degrade further than when it was first canned. The duscussion should have ended there.
I know from experience that this is not true. At least if wasn’t 40 years ago

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#14 Post by Anton D » February 9th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Take it out shooting.
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#15 Post by Craig G » February 11th, 2018, 3:51 am

Bring it Monday to PDH. Then we can post tasting notes.
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#16 Post by Thomas Keim » February 11th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Keep it.

Do a blind tasting of this can, with a fresh can of Budweiser. I would bet anything that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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