A limerick a week #34

Putting the P into Pilsner …

If all goes to plan I shall be in Brussels when this is posted, in the country of moules, frites and bière – especially bière.

It may be sacrilege to admit it, but personally, I’m not overly fond of many of the Belgian beers. I do like some, but the naturally-fermented lambics and most of the beers brewed by Trappist monks are imho either distasteful or overly strong or both.

So, in general, I find it wise to avoid the beers that have pictures of monks or monasteries on their labels. And I’m always careful if asking for a large bière blanche; in some bars it is very large indeed and arrives in what is, effectively, a glass bucket!

It’s possibly the after effects of drinking such a bucketful that inspired the creation of the Manneken Pis, the famous Brussels statue of a small boy peeing eternally – it’s not (but it should be) and that is the thought that inspired this week’s limerick …

It’s a question that’s hard to dismiss
But the answer is quite simply this:
‘It’s palpably clear
That an excess of beer
Is what makes the Manneken Pis!’

Les Bruxellois, taking the p**s out of Scotland …

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😎 - Former scientist, now graduated to a life of leisure. - Family man (which may surprise the family; it certainly surprises him). - Likes cycling and old-fashioned B&W film photography. - Dislikes greasy-pole-climbing 'yes men'. - Thinks Thea Gilmore should be much better known than she is. - Values decency over achievement.

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