Belgium > Achouffe
thomat (8) Göteborg, Sweden | October 29, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Taverna with very good service and nice menu. Shop with a nice selection of beer, clothing etc.
Bryne (214) Bryne, Norway | July 27, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Situated in the idyllic countryside in the Ardennes. A big souvenir shop and restaurant. Nice surroundings, but maybe a bit touristy? If you do not have the chance to visit d Achouffe, you can find their beers in almost every decent bottleshop. No beer exclusively brewed for the brewery tap. (Visited July 6th 2012)
rotjoch (66) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 4, 2012| Updated December 18, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
he beers are great, but the little video with the gnomes was a bit over the top for me
tderoeck (126) Gent, Belgium | March 19, 2012| Updated December 18, 2012
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 3/20
If you have never been to a brewery, like probably most of the people taking this tour, practically all of them loud and only partially interested Dutch people, then you get a clear explanation about the brewing process and about the brewing history. (In the last 5 years they have tripled capacity or something.) Other than that, it’s a very impersonal tour, the fact that you have to get into your own car to drive to the bottling line, some kms away, doesn’t help either. And then the biggest fiasco of this whole tour: it doesn’t end in the shop, where you start the tour. So if you want to buy some souvenirs or some bottles, you have to drive from the local bar, where the tasting is done, all the way back to the shop. As it was already well past 5pm, we didn’t take that risk of ending up outside a closed shop. What a commercial fiasco! I think the worst part about the tour, was that local bar. The music was playing incredibly loud, and was of the worst kind. A sort of "carnaval" music. No, don’t think of Rio, you’re completely off chart, think of loud humpapa music, with bad vocals and repetitive chorus. And then, the beers. Oh my god. If I were brewer, I would not put my visitors in such a tormenting bar, but what’s more important: I would make sure that my beer would be served in good technical conditions! We tried the normal Achouffe and the Houblon IPA. Both of them were flat, not enough gas in it. The normal Achouffe tasted very metallic and both of them don’t taste anything like I remember them. We didn’t finish our first glass and gave away our 2 left over tokens to some locals at the bar. One of my worst experiences in brewery tours ever. But I guess if your target group is loud ignorant Dutch people, you can pull this off.
Bart (106) Brussels, Belgium | January 2, 2012| Updated December 18, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place stucked away in the ardennes. Friendly personnel. Ok seasonal food at the brasserie, nothing to fancy though. Short but to the point tour of the brewery and the packaging facility. Unfortunatly you don’t see everything from closeby, except for one installation. Afterwards some samples at a local pub.
Oostende (11) Oostende, Belgium | November 29, 2011| Updated December 18, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good place to stop wen you are nearby.
Have some nice regional meal and a Chouffe and your day is OK.
Martinus (116) Nijmegen, Netherlands | August 17, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
OK place to visit when near (which is relative as it is quite remote. Friendly enough guides, nice (though standard) brewery tour and plenty of motion (since the bottling line is 5km away from the brewery). Drinks at the end were enjoyed in a pub near the bottling line, not at the brewerey itself, but in good atmosphere.
bernatbeer (72) barcelona, Spain | August 15, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
la visite hace ya unos años,antes de que Duvel la comprara.
Situada en un pequeño pueblo de las ardenas,esta situada esta braserie que en su tiempo tantas buenas cervezas nos dio.
Llena de enanos por todos lados y la grand choufferie que era la fiesta de cada año.No se si seguirá igual,ya que las cervezas ya no son lo que eran.
Gracias cris y pierre por esas cervezas que hicisteis en su momento.
baxterfish (141) , England | June 8, 2011
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place is surprisingly remote and you will probably need to ask for directions. Not bad - the new cafe is better than some of the trappist efforts. The beers are all widely available elsewhere(Achouffe, Duval, Liefmanas).Food is okay, but not great.
Ther are two other cafes close to the brewery which also sell the beers.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | March 14, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place in a picturesque rural part of Belgium. Excellent food, friendly efficient service. the beer is OK, but it isn’t what it used to be.
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