Belgium > Brugge
Beer Available At De Kelk (arranged by most recent)
Liefmans Goudenband 98, De Cam Oude Geuze 99, Struise Tsjeeses Reserva PBA (Port Barrel Aged) 97, Boon Lambic Foeder # 10 (Boon to be Wild) 96, De Witte Zwaan 39, Basilius 72, Bryggja Tripel 77, Westmalle Dubbel 99, Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold 87, Forestinne Mysteria 61, Struise Catso 87, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis 666 100, Struise Kill & Destroy IPA 87, St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition 94, NíIce Chouffe 99, Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black 100, Cantillon Fouí Foune 100, Struise Roste Jeanne - Red Haired Jeanne 89, Mikkeller Spontanframboos 98, Prťaris Blond 89
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demmbonz (48) Wisconsin | April 10, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most interesting dudes Iíve ever met. Amazing selection of beers. Lots of picture and bottle sharing. Had a big headache the next morning!
77ships (41) Antwerpen, Belgium | February 3, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Close to the centre & easy to find. Nice, clean interior, traditional with a hint of modern. Lots of love for Struise going on here, bottle & advertisement on display. Service is very knowledgeable of its product and good - the agread to my off-beat request. De Kelk is very much your traditional village cafť in Belgium but with much better beer choice than those kind of places usually have. Which is apparently exactly what the owner was going for, mission accomplished. Very much a nice local place with a good share of local clientele plus some tourists. Choices are solid Belgian stuff, including some less popular but fine options plus a good selection of the common trappist & lambic beers in Belgium. Kept in fine condition. A good choice of Struise beers including a couple of less common ones plus a handful of fine De Molen beers. Most options are well priced plus there was one fine Struise beer on tap when I visited, some of the rare Struise stuff & De Molen is very expensive Ė some of these are understandable considering the purchase cost. Food I believe is limited to snacks. If you already have done a lot of BE beers you may not find new stuff here but De Kelk might be a great option to get a view of the kind of bar you usually wonít go to whilst venturing beer geek establishments whilst enjoying some fine beers. Maybe important the cross-section of beers here is comparable to the ones offered @ Brugs Beertje, whilst the previous offers some Smiske / Smisje stuff, this one offers choices from the fine, touch more USA-centric breweries De Molen & Struise. Unlike Brugs Beertje, this one offers a far more traditional bar despite what you might feel what a traditional BE bar should be like.
ramesh_Brugge (1) , | January 18, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Nice place to go!
berwickbear (1) Berwick-upon-tweed, England | December 25, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best boozer in Bruges, unpretentious, knowledgeable owner and staff, friendly locals and sublime beer. Black Albert was the best beer on a mammoth 4 day session recommended by the owner and like most of his suggestions was spot on, also try his offbeat saisons and auld gauze. If you want a change from the tourist-traps would highly recommend De Kelk
Cook50 (1) , England | December 4, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Just back from 5 days in Bruges, including 3 decent sessions in Die Kelk. Best bar in Bruges for me, with a more innovative and interesting selection than Bruges Beertje. Loved the ambience, especially the fact that most of the seating is provided by stools at the bar, an almost forgotten concept these days. Music choice excellent too, like a trip down memory lane for an indie fan like me but with some kitsch classic and eurodisco thrown into the mix.
But to the beer. Iím a guezehead so being able to sample stuff I hadínt tried previously like the sublime Morlai and more mainstream Tilquin oude guezes alongside classics like Oude Beersel & Girardin Black Label was a real result.
The Pannepot beers were also excellent, especially the rich Black Albert at 13%, and my other half tried out a very treacly De Molen whose name I canít recall. Also loved the on-tap Duchesse de Bourgogne, my favourite oud bruin.
Landlord and owner Jeroen is key to the success of De Kelk. No bullshit with him - heíll tell you if he thinks a beerís decent before you buy. I know that tasting new beers is part of the thrill, but when youíre spending more than you usually would some real honesty like that is very welcome. Heís also a generous host - i walked away with a 750ml bottle of rare kriek as a birthday gift, having only met the man a couple of hours earlier.
Iíd recommend De Kelk as the starting, mid and finsihing pont for drinking in Bruges. Once youíve been there, youíll always find yourself going back
HouseDog (3) , Barbados | November 13, 2012
22 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
Loud, uncozy bar. But a good beerselection. Staff is friendly but not knowlegable on beer. A beerbar too many for Bruges. Restrooms very smelly and not looked after. Not my kind of place.
kraddel (25) deurne, Belgium | August 8, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
specialized in sours ( oude geuze, oude kriek ) but also a lot of struise beers, as well as de molen , and other great things ! relay worth a visit, onley to bad thereís no back-stock ( you wont find beers that are sold out for years) , unless, ofcourse, you are luckey ! currentley still double black ans five squared i heard ...
FrancoisEwok (10) , | July 25, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Only open in the evenings, with a very local crowd, buy always a good atmosphere & music selection. Very limited seating so get there at 7pm opening tim eif you want a table. Extensive selection of aged & rarer beers as well as the norm, but a price.
maharwojo (10) , England | July 25, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Only open in the evening, and seating limited, but worth a visit for the gueze selection, Forestinne beers & the music.
Snowdevil6 (1) , | May 23, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing place amazing gueze selection, 5 minute walk from the city center and so damn worth it.
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