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Old Aug 17 2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Life is good, life is great, with dragon beer

Today I was in my local supermarket (AH) and spotted two articles I hadn seen before. The first was...

Dragon Beer! What's more, the beer is called Golden Dragon!

It comes in a kinda unusual white laminated bottle of 33cl (a normal third of a liter size but unusual bootle in colour and shape). It is brewed in Belgium (where else?) and it's a special beer with 10,5% alcohol (regular beer around 5%). The beer is very dark (brown) in colour with the foam a beige colour it's a tripe-ale which is very popular over here and in Belgium of course.

There even is a dedicated weboage: here
Oh man... I need that tap handle and the special glass!

And they their Golden Dragon beer after a battle...

Pictures? Here they are:



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Old Aug 17 2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Make sure you get a good stock of this in for the Amsterdam HQ!
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Old Aug 17 2007, 05:19 PM   #3
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Oh my word! You do indeed need that tap handle and the glass!
And no one found that dragon on the building for WiTW!!!
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Old Aug 18 2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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Hans, You could have several tap handles like that at the MoM headquarters...and the glasses look like they would also make a lovely addition. So my friend...how did the beer taste???
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I wonder if they ship over seas. I love the glass. & tap handle it would make a nice collector item.
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Old Aug 18 2007, 07:06 PM   #6
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I think the bottle cap would be a good collectible and wouldn't occupy as much space as the whole bottle. When I was a kid people used to collect bottlecaps. One like that would tempt me to take it up!
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Drat! Ever since seeing the title of this thread I've been trying to "finish" it, like a commercial 'jingle'.

"Life is good, life is great, with dragon beer . . ."

I'm just not coming up with anything snappy enough! Anyone else want to take a stab?!
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Old Aug 18 2007, 07:39 PM   #8
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Drat! Ever since seeing the title of this thread I've been trying to "finish" it, like a commercial 'jingle'.

"Life is good, life is great, with dragon beer . . ."

I'm just not coming up with anything snappy enough! Anyone else want to take a stab?!


"Life is good,
Life is great
With Dragon Beer
Beside your plate!"


Ok now everybody, lets have a jingle-making party!
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Old Aug 18 2007, 11:42 PM   #9
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"Life is good,
Life is great
With Dragon Beer
Beside your plate!"


Ok now everybody, lets have a jingle-making party!
Life is good,
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If you're down and life is drear
Pep yourself up with a dragon beer.
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Was it any good? :d
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Oh yes, it's a good triple ale, like almost all the Belgian cloister beers. Heavy, heady and with a lot more taste and "bite" to it then lager/pils/regular beer, which can be nice too but just for thirst. These special beers you drink for pure taste, not thirst.
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Old Aug 19 2007, 10:34 AM   #13
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Those certainly do look fantastic and fun!! And I think that it is neat that the two towns have used the Golden Dragon as their "prize"!!
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sounds nice!

I like proper European beers (not that watery stuff in tins)

there's a brewery over here that does Double Dragon (bu5t what do you expect in Wales! )
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http://www.felinfoel-brewery.com/double_dragon.html

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Maybe I should start collecting beer bottles from other countrys. That might be neat to put up on my mantle with the dragons.
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But not so easy to collect/have them send to you, maw
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If beer bottles prove too hard, try collecting Hanses. Is that plural form right, Hans?
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Well, I think I read that this one had won some awards in the US so presumably there will be at least a limited supply available to anyone able to locate and pay for it. In some larger cities there are places that specialize in imported beers.
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We could aways export a few (empty of course) LOL
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No Ghyle, the plural for Hans is Hansen.
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I thought they made bricks? ROFL
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No Ghyle, the plural for Hans is Hansen.
I should have known that, since I know the plural of keeshond is keeshonden.
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Not last night, but the night before,
three Dutch Hansen came knocking at my my door,
one with a tulip, one with a steer,
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Ghyle, maybe that one should have been in the thread about dreams!
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