Belgium > Baarle Hertog
JoeinEscazú (278) Ozark, Missouri | September 10, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t let the shop in front dissuade you; I counted 30 beers on the shelves before heading back to find the bar. It’s more like a miniature beer hall, complete with long tables and loads of breweriana. There I counted 150 beers, so I think this is where the owners are focusing. Also an enclosed terrace. Appeared to have everything from Scheldebrouwerij, perhaps identifying with some kind of Belgian-Dutch hybridity.
Countbeer (160) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | December 28, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Located very close to the Biergrens, which I would suggest to visit instead of this place.
It has a nice interrior and the service is ok, but there are no hidden gems, all the beers are most likely the same old everybody knows and the bar seemed a bit desolated. I can imagine that this place lives up in the summer, though I wasn’t that impressed...
So maybe I have to re -visit it in the near future. The Biergrens has more to offer and is less than 500 meter walk.
Martinus (134) Nijmegen, Netherlands | April 30, 2011| Updated November 7, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Taken over and re-opened by a new owner in 2010
Het brouwershuis is really turning around. Nice ambiance, good atmosphere and a very friendly owner couple. More and more beer lovers from all over Belgium seem to find this place, which makes that a nice conversation is always waiting to happen.
They currently have over 200 beers on the menu, a good solid selection with some jewels, mostly Belgian. Sunday afternoons there is live music of the quite old-fashioned kind.
In the back room a small beer museum is taking shape, with over 2000 bottles of beer, some really old, and all unopened.
The focus is more on the quite cosy bar but the entrance section is there to buy bottles to take home. Nothing too exciting there last time I checked, I like the pub section more.
Their home beer made by "De Scheldebrouwerij" is quite OK.
Jerre (74) Waregem, Belgium | August 9, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Was her yesterday with DavidBles.
We expected a bit more.
The food was good (we where here just allone).
Housebeers are month nog availble.
hagar70 (1) Den Helder, Netherlands | October 5, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
If there was a heaven on earth: this is the place for me.
I come here for more then 17 years now and it still breaths beer.
in my early years, with thanks of PIM FONTEYN god bless his soul, we came here with a free publictransportpass, The athmosphere is phenominal, the owner is a true beerlover. For more then 5 years we talked about him as if was GOD himself. Some 10 years ago there was a story about and ape on the road facing to Heaven (Baarle Hertog). Every time we go there (by train some 250 km aprox a 4 hours journey) we still talk about this.
For the people who say that you must not buy a beer afte rthe * Best Befor Date, I say this: The best beer Ii’d ever tasted in my life was a beer that was at least 25 years of age, and I still a live today. The rules from EUROPE forced the brewers to put on a BBD*. before that they put on a brewdate. most of the beers I’d like are much better after a couple of years after the BBD... Aspecialy the christmasbeers.
2nd I know the choice of beer is not anybodies game, but for me is this the finest place on earth to drink a beer with friends.
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | September 30, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Nice bar, some special beers. But overall nothing too exciting.
chuma (10) Essen, Germany | March 16, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Disappointing! They have about 100-150 beers on display in the shop and upon request, they confirmed that THATS IT! As I drove there upon recommendation in Tim WEbb’s book (stating some hundreds of beers more), I was really angry. The range available consisted mostly of average mainstream beers available in larger supermarkets. Prices are extremely high. Most beers I had a look at were dusty and over their best before date. I will certainly not return to this place. If you happen to be in the region anyway, you could try De Biergrens in Barle Hertog, which is far better and has much more choice and lower prices.
caesar (251) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | October 31, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I visited this store last year when driving through Baarle Hertog during a beer-buying trip through Belgium and the Netherlands. Selection was not that bad i would say, decent amount of gueuzes for example. But the prices were indeed quite high. Also, a "tasting room" (proeflokaal) was present.
pivnizub (455) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | October 11, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Where have all the good times gone in this shop ? Poor selection - by belgian standards, expensive ! Owner - or staff - not very friendly.............
All in all disappointing !
bierkoning (241) La Tropica, Netherlands | September 9, 2005
28 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 3/20
This place used to have a much larger assortment, but there are some surprises. Watch the BBF dates. I bought Albani Gold that was 3 years old. An absolute disgrace to sell this overaged beer without a warning!
Avoid or be very careful. Expensive by Belgian standards.
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