Friday, December 07, 2007

Session 10 and Belgian Beer no.193: Plaizierke by Gordon Xmas

I thought this might be a good 'session' to introduce the official 2007 Christmas Market beer. And to celebrate almost 200 Belgian Beers.
This year's beer seems to be sponsored by Gordon. Last year the official Christmas Market beer was a Delirium Christmas, this year it is a Gordon's Xmas. As long as everyone is happy. Why I chose it? Well, because it is this year's official beer, and everyone going to the Christmas Market in Brussels will come across it. This and a very interesting mulled Kriek. Which I admit I didn't have the guts to try (Kriek. And mulled?)
There is very little else to say except that the Plaizierke 2007 is not as strong as Christmas beers usually tend to be. 8.8%. Enjoy it if you come across it.
Probably also a good moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from We will be spending winter down south (Brazil to be exact) so Belgian Beers will resume in January 2008. Thank you all for reading and contributing to Belgian Beers. Here is to 200 more :) At least!


Noggin said...

Thanks Andreea for the best blog on 'tinternet.

Have a wonderful time in Rio ( you jammy so an so) - hope you enjoy the sledging.

Nog :)

Anonymous said...

Hello there!

I wish you very Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

And thanks for creating such a fun blog! I will be spending part of the holidays in Brussels so I'll take some good photo shoots of Belgian beers in order to contribute in 2008 to the ongoing Belgian Beer quest!

By the way, as you might know Inbev, the beer company which owns among others Jupiler, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe, became the world's biggest beer company after the merger of Interbrew (Belgium) and AmBev (Brazil)...Their HQ is in Belgium and they are still mainly belgian but the CEO of the company which brings you the Leffe beer you drink regualrly is actually a Brazilian dude! Keep it in mind while in Brazil and have fun!


A Brussels Nostalgic

Boak said...

Is this exactly the same as Gordon's Xmas or do they tweak it for the event? I had Gordon's Xmas in an Irish bar in Spain, and it was very tasty.

Mulled Kriek sounds interesting - in Poland they go for mulled beer, often with raspberry juice. Surprisingly tasty.

The Dude said...

Enjoy the trip to Brazil. I went down to Rio for work ~4 years ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. The beer in Brazil isn't much to write home about (especially if you live in Belgium) but the scenery is awesome. Have fun!

Bier-Mania! said...

Damn Andreea you get through some beer!

Feijão said...

Hy Andrea

I love your blog, as well write a here in Brazil, on the market for special beers, and I am very happy to know that we are coming to Brazil, invite you to know the state of Santa Catarina, as well as beautiful beaches has higher concentration of breweries in Brazil. Below is the address of my blog to know that, and my e-mail for any information they need.
Greetings and is very welcome to Brazil.

Paulo Feijão

Boak said...

Happy New Year, Andreea

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