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  • nils_
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    I booked myself a room in Brussels now, the nice thing is that I can deduct it as a business trip Just need the train ticket.

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  • chithanh
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    Originally posted by Dedale View Post
    I wasn't even aware Karlsquell was still sold.
    Originally posted by nils_ View Post
    Apparently Karlsquell hasn't been sold since 2002, good thing I reached the legal drinking age for beer one year earlier.
    Aldi (Nord) still sells Karlsquell Malz, but that is not "real" beer.
    https://www.aldi-nord.de/produkte/au...9.article.html
    Originally posted by cRaZy-bisCuiT View Post
    Well, beer that is not brewed honoring the German "Reinheitsgebot" may be ale or whatever, but not beer by a German definition.
    That is not fully correct. A grandfathering clause exists: Beer styles that were already brewed since before the Reinheitsgebot went into effect are allowed to be out of compliance, and still be considered beer.

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  • nils_
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    Originally posted by cRaZy-bisCuiT View Post
    Well, beer that is not brewed honoring the German "Reinheitsgebot" may be ale or whatever, but not beer by a German definition.
    There is no legal distinction here, Reinheitsgebot is just marketing. There are great beers that don't follow the limits set by the Reinheitsgebot while there are terrible beers that do.

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  • cRaZy-bisCuiT
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Registration not needed for FOSDEM, you just show up and go to whatever room(s) you want.
    Thanks Michael!

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by cRaZy-bisCuiT View Post
    Well, beer that is not brewed honoring the German "Reinheitsgebot" may be ale or whatever, but not beer by a German definition.


    Is it still possible to attend FOSDEM or do one need to register more early?
    Registration not needed for FOSDEM, you just show up and go to whatever room(s) you want.

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  • cRaZy-bisCuiT
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    Well, beer that is not brewed honoring the German "Reinheitsgebot" may be ale or whatever, but not beer by a German definition.


    Is it still possible to attend FOSDEM or do one need to register more early?

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  • nils_
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    Originally posted by Dedale View Post
    i corrected the typo. i wasn't joking about German beers. I was making fun of the tendency of some Belgians to believe we make the best beers in the world and that everyone should be bothered.
    I think that's objectively true, though the recent trend towards craft beer means there are now even good American beers The problem with Belgian beers of course it that you get drunk too quickly so you can't enjoy that many in a single sitting.

    I wasn't even aware Karlsquell was still sold. The well known cheapo ale would be Cara Pils these times.
    Apparently Karlsquell hasn't been sold since 2002, good thing I reached the legal drinking age for beer one year earlier. And it was actually brewed in Belgium, as is the current Aldi Store brand Maternus (which comes in Plastic bottles).

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  • Dedale
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    i corrected the typo. i wasn't joking about German beers. I was making fun of the tendency of some Belgians to believe we make the best beers in the world and that everyone should be bothered.

    I wasn't even aware Karlsquell was still sold. The well known cheapo ale would be Cara Pils these times.

    I will probably attend Fosdem. Everything is at biking distance in Brussels anyway.

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  • nils_
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    Originally posted by Dedale View Post
    But i have a more plausible explanation. You site is popular enough that some Belgian there saw one of your posts praising GERMAN beer ! Oh sweet summer child i can imagine the horrific reaction of my compatriots. I live in Brussels and nobody knows i like to have a Karlsberg from time to time.
    I'm pretty sure Carlsberg is from Denmark, not Germany. I've never heard of Karlsberg with a K, there is of course Karlsquell which is the Aldi store brand and a favorite among the homeless and unemployed, while I don't discriminate on taste that should get you chased out of Brussels post-haste.

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  • rubdos
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    @Michael: I cannot pay for your flight, but I can offer you a comfortable couch and breakfast in Brussels, at 20 minutes walking from ULB.

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