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Belgium Christmas beer festival Essen

Discussion in 'Europe' started by beerpirates, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. beerpirates

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    For all those who are intrested

    The christmas beerfsetival Essen this year is on saterday 14 and sunday 15 december 2013

    http://www.kerstbierfestival.be/ENG/index.htm

    The beerlist for this year will be updated soon !


    Who is coming this year ?
     
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  2. trevorjk

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    I am hoping to be there. Depends on family plans and work :)
     
  3. Brabander

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    I will go for sure!
     
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    Wouldn't dream of missing it.
     
  5. Albin

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    I was planning on a visit but I dont know yet..
     
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    Very entertaining festival with great, ver great, beers...
     
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    I will go
     
  8. SStein

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    I plan on being there.
     
  9. beerpirates

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    Thijs ,
    Maybe we can make a list with who is coming and on what day('s) ?
    It would be fun to get all togheter on those day('s) :)
     
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    I will be there, I have been there in the past two years. Usually go on Saturday, sleep at a friend’s place who lives nearby. I might return back on Sunday.
     
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    Wife and I will be there with the Stu Stuart's Belgian Beer Me! Beer Tours. He showed us a good time a couple years ago with his Ardenne Mountain Beer Tour so we thought we would go back.
     
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    Went both days last year. Sunday was much less crowded than Saturday, most people didn't start showing up until the late afternoon. Maybe they drank too much the first day! :)
     
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    I might be there, definitely considering it.
     
  14. beerpirates

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    I'll be there for two days, incl. an interesting second Dutch Trappist beer quest :)
    Cheers,
    Filip
     
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    Then we (finally!) will meet Filip!
     
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    FINALLY !!!!! thumbs up !
     
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    I plan to come too, don't know exactly when yet. Looking forward to meet some of you!
     
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    For those travelling to Essen by train: new timetable from sunday, the stopping train Antwerp - Roosendaal runs to a new schedule on sunday!
     
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    Francois.......sunday!
     
  21. Albin

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    So, how was the festival? I couldn't attend but booked a flight for Zythos the other day.
     
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    Went Sunday, parts of it were almost unbelievably calm compared to Saturday 2012.

    Tried 50 (!) new beers, lots of interesting stuff, tried beers from a lot of Belgian breweries I have never heard from before & I have had a lot Belgian beers (1350+). Most of them were interesting so overall this was probably the best beer festival of Belgium in 2013. Some disappointed, some exceeded but that is always the way. I really applaud the organisation which did their uttermost best like in the last years.
     
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    Still reading through the tasting guide from the festival...

    It was my first time going to this, really really impressed by the range and quality on offer. Between myself and my brother in law we tasted 'several' brews. Of course some were nicer than others, some were an absolute revelation. Port aged Silly and Chateau d y'Chouffe were my two highlights. Might try and do my first reviews on the site of some of them during the week.

    Hats off to the people behind it. Looking forward to Zythos already- having just moved to belgium a few weeks ago i'm starting to get a clear and rather exciting glimpse into life in beerland.
     
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    What is this venue called on Untappd?
     
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    Do you know what the venue name is on Untappd?
     
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    Me...the sunday...
     
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    Think i take a taxi to that event ....
     
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    Sunday will be the day Wim!
     
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    De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2013 announced for the festival. Made exclusively for the festival. 8 months on a wine barrel from Languedoc.
     
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    I regret I didn't book a flight a long time ago. Now its to expensive...
     
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    Stille nacht reserva 2013 and 2010 will ONLY be for taste at the festival , not for take away ,
    3 coins for 15 cl , 1 coin for 5 cl
     
  35. Albin

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    I figured that, which mean I won't even be able to trade it. Well well, this made me book a flight for Zythos right away. So something good came out of it anyway.
     
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    I would really like to come to this event. But it's like 3.5 hours by train from my place :( so 7 hours in one day
     
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    I’m tempted to say that it is worth the trip. (P.S.: Loving the Family Guy avatar).
    If you are going on Saturday, tempted to say find me. The tall guy writing notes at the table, likely joined by others doing so.
     
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    Anyone else going today? Also anyone who went yesterday is the a confirmation on the St. Bernardus 12 Oakes aged.
     
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    This beer wasn' t available.
     
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