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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 1:06 p.m. PST

"On my last visit to the Waterloo battlefield, I crossed from the north of the farm Mont-Saint-Jean. During the battle in 1815, the homestead served as a hospital for the Anglo-Allied army. Numerous signs and some Reenacter made me aware. When I had entered the yard through the big gate, I was expecting a hustle and bustle. Schank stalls, re-enactors and numerous visitors romped between the buildings. It point out that the farm has been converted into a brewery and it celebrated its opening today. In addition to the brewery, there is now a big sale and building an even bigger restaurant on site. The huge barn to serve as a meeting room for future events…"
Using translator.






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For translation you can used.

Hope you enjoy!

And… salut! (smile)


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 1:22 p.m. PST

Here's to Scotland's Best & Blondest:

Alba gu brath!

DeRuyter03 Dec 2015 2:33 p.m. PST

They were selling it on the battlefield at the bivouacs this summer – a nice Trippel and I bought one of the souvenir mugs as well. Drank it whilst watching Wellington giving a TV interview! Sadly could not take any back with me on the plane. Kicking myself for not stopping at the farm/brewery for lunch!

Not imported to the US- need to order from a Belgian site like this:

Outrageous price for the mug though – mine was 10 euro full of beer!!

Kadavar04 Dec 2015 5:33 a.m. PST

They were the main supplier for the Allied Army beer tent at Waterloo. Brought a couple of bottles of the Blonde beer back but wish it was more. Really good, but strong (8% I seem to remember) Price wasn't too bad, I think it was 4 euro a bottle. Sadly you'd need a large order to make it worth while shipping.

Beer or figures, the wargamer's Christmas dilemma.

DHautpol04 Dec 2015 7:08 a.m. PST

It can be bought online in the UK:


A bit dearer than 4 euros, but does permit relatively small orders.

Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a high street outlet.

C M DODSON04 Dec 2015 8:39 a.m. PST


I had a very nice couple of these at the Allied camp beer tent. Expensive, but for two hundred years was worth it.

Vive L'Emperour


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2015 10:53 a.m. PST

By memory… the two best beers I have prove in Europe were Belgian and czech…! (smile)


wehrmacht04 Dec 2015 4:17 p.m. PST

Quaffed a couple of these brews meself in the tent at the Allied camp. The cherry variety was quite nice on a hot day. The clay "chalice" even made it back to Canada intact!

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2015 4:03 a.m. PST

A question. The size of the buildings in the current photo and the old print are quite different. Why and which is accurate. Makes quite a difference in the size of the unit that could be put into the structure both in that battle and other similar situations.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2015 10:32 a.m. PST

The size of the building is the same… maybe the perspective from the painter/drawer looks like more tiny… compare the size of the front door… with the people on the street…


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