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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse03 Dec 2015 12:06 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.
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Hope you enjoy!

And… salut! (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 12:22 p.m. PST

Here's to Scotland's Best & Blondest:

Alba gu brath!

DeRuyter03 Dec 2015 1:33 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:

store.belgianshop.com/recherche?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=waterloo&submit_search=Search

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

Kadavar04 Dec 2015 4:33 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 6:08 a.m. PST

It can be bought online in the UK:

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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 7:39 a.m. PST

Hello,

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

Cheers!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Dec 2015 9:53 a.m. PST

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

Amicalement
Armand

wehrmacht04 Dec 2015 3:17 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 3:03 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 TMP In the TMP Dawghouse07 Dec 2015 9:32 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…

Amicalement
Armand

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