As promised here are the pictures of the winners of the peoples choice competition:
3rd place, came ‘Chimney’ a dark strong belgian ale. Brewers where Per Dahlkar, Ari Vallius, Håkan Jihansson and Henrik Jakshöj:
Here is the full list from the peoples choice competition:
Brew nr., Brewer(s), Brewname, Points
16, Henrik Ihre, Claire Pitois, Motley, 93 — GOLD
19, Leif Andersson, Mats Österdal, L&F Balétwo, 81 — SILVER
20, Per Dahlkar, Ari Vallius, Håkan Johansson, Henrik Jakshöj, Chimney, 76 — BRONZE
34, Jakob Carlström, Niklas Stenlås, Mon Dieu Rosé, 73
43, Mats Hellman, Bo Eriksson, Robin Blond, 59
23, Niklas Stenlås, Starbo Cuvée de Noël, 59
25, Ulrik Strandberg, Ulf Henryson, Spelivink Saison, 43
35, Karl o Oskar Andersson, Torpet Oud Gueze, 39
22, Leif Andersson, Mats Österdal, L&F Baléett, 38
39, Håkan o Peter Hultén, General Gedda, 37
9, Peter Nilsson, Deliriduck, 37
The result from the judges competition:
35, Karl o Oskar Andersson, Torpet Oud Gueze — GOLD
25, Ulrik Strandberg, Ulf Henryson, Spelivink Saison — SILVER
21, Leif Andersson, Mats Österdal, L&F Baléett — BRONZE
I’ll end this report of the Belgofest with a picture of some happy beer drinkers:
Yesterday I visited the Belgofest in Uppsala. It’s a home brew festival focusing on Belgian style beer. This year they had moved the festival to a much bigger building. It seems like the number of guests had gone up with the size of the room.
43 brews participated in the festival. The most common styles where all represented like, double, triple. quadruple, blonde, Witt and so on. But there where also some beers that stuck out, for instance a beer with elder berries brewed with champagne technique. Also some cherry and raspberry beer. The quality of beer was overall very high. With very few exceptions I rated all beers between 3,3-4,3, which are all great scores. Felt like several beers could have won prizes.
Belgodeli was there and sold some cheeses. My father bought one of each with only one exception. I also bought a couple of cheeses but skipped the Blue Chimay and only had a small piece of the green Chimay (Grand Cru).
We had a really good time at the festival and I got to try some Vallon beer again. It’s a beer that the Vallon’s brought with them when they migrated to Sweden. They have used the same barrel for ages and when they have drunk half of it they just brew some more and add to the barrel.
I ran into another beer bloger at the festival, Gjölen. He had been part of a brew course lead by Ulf Henrysson in december 2009. It was the first brew he had made so he was participating for the firs time. They had brewed a pale strong belgian ale called ‘Bövel’ at 8,2%. A very tasty brew that I gave 3,9/5.
Tomorrow I jump on the train to Uppsala to visit the Belgofest. It’s a homebrew festival that focus on belgian beer and is usual helt this time of year. It’s one of my favorite festivals due to my love to belgian and homebrewed beer but also that it’s quite small.
I should have some pictures up on sunday, depending on how many beers I sample on saturday