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Beer Available At Altes Mädchen Braugasthaus (arranged by most recent)
Brewers & Union Beast of the Deep 34, Ratsherrn Weissbier 35, Ratsherrn Pilsener 36, Ratsherrn Pale Ale 50, Ratsherrn Moby Wit , Ratsherrn Backyard Beach Summer Ale 42, Ratsherrn Limited Springbock 37, Blockbräu / Gröninger / Joh. Albrecht / Kehrwieder / Ratsherrn Senatsbock 66, Ratsherrn Coast Guard Westküsten IPA 75, Brewers & Union Sunday 57, Ratsherrn Limited West Coast IPA , Ratsherrn Rotbier 43, Ratsherrn Lager 37, Ratsherrn Zwickel 30, Ratsherrn Hoppin’ Jaws India Pale Ale , Ratsherrn Limited Dark Lantern , Brewers & Union Unfiltered Helles Lager 39, CREW Republic 7:45 Escalation 93
beerbert (1) , Germany | June 26, 2015
52 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATE I’m afraid the service and overall experience at this place has taken a turn for the worse. They increasingly seem to rely on their loyal customers, who still turn up in droves, apparently with a lot of excess money in their pockets, not minding the sky-rocketing prices (9,90 for a beer, why not!). And the staff let things slide. The tap list isn’t updated, specials get announced by a single poster on a wall somewhere, and if you’re waiting to request a follow-up beer from one of the tables – good luck getting anyone’s attention. Worst of all, even at the bar – usually the best spot in good brewpubs – it happens that you will spend painful time before your empty glass, or even have it taken away from you without being offered a refill. Not that there’s a shortage of personnel. There are always three or four people behind the bar. But they are way too busy rummaging around, washing things and drying things and stacking things, all the while avoiding eye contact with the thirsty crowd. It’s a shame, really.
ORIGINAL REVIEW This is one of the first craft beer bars/restaurants in all of Germany, established by the Ratsherrn Brauerei five years ago, and it continues to be one of the best. The beer experience is immersive, as the brewery is right next door (offering tours), as is their craft beer store, with a real good, albeit pricey, selection of international and German brews. Limited Ratsherrn editions will be sold here, not necessarily in supermarkets. The Braugasthof is well thought-through, with a multi-level layout, great ambience (if a bit on the dark side - but there’s a fireplace!), a large patio and very good food. Dishes are classics with a twist, there’s also snacks like a basket of bread, which is baked on-site. The big bar sits in the middle of the place, it has a chilled iron plate running around the length of it, to keep your beer cool. Nice touch. Tap selection is mainly Ratsherrn, with a couple of German brews added (Schneider Weisse) and one or two guest beers from abroad. They recently had a Mikkeller on, now there’s a Polish Black Wit. With their own micro-brewery being able to crank out at least two new beers every month, this is the place to taste them. Some of them never see a bottle. Their IPA is actually pretty good, they also put out a quadrupel this year. Service can be hit and miss - depending on who you’re talking to, knowledge of the specials on tap can be sketchy or even non-existent, at other times you get a whole sermon on tastes and styles. The bottle selection is good and ordered by style. Prices are way on the high side, though. 6,30 for a big one is borderline ridiculous, guest beers are so expensive that your wallet will be drained before you get drunk. However, patrons seem to be willing to pay - the place is always packed. With special annual events like the Bock Beer Day and Craft Beer Days that attract brewers from wide and far, this is still Hamburgs go-to place when it comes to beers out of the ordinary. But other beer-minded places are starting to gain popularity, so beware, Altes Mädchen.
Fisler (19) , Germany | June 26, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Sehr geile Location mit einer großen Auswahl an Craftbieren direkt neben dem Craftbierstore - wenn das mal keine Insel der Glückseligkeit ist. Top: Eisgekühlte Metallleiste am Tresen, die die Biere frisch hält.
Houba (27) Hamburg, Germany | June 22, 2015
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 11/20
Sigh. The place brings to mind the famous Yogi Berra quote, “nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded”—which is to say, they must be doing great business, because it really pays to make a reservation but partly because of that, I haven’t been there in months, and I don’t miss it. There are other reasons: for one, the prices for non-Ratsherrn beers have become ridiculous. Yes, they quite obviously cater to a clientele with a lot of disposable income and in a market economy, you set prices at whatever the market will bear, but 6,90 for, say, a bottled Crew Republic IPA? *Really*? The clientele, incidentally, is another reason for me not to come rushing back here -- too many people coming for the food alone and ordering wine with it -- but that’s a matter of personal preference. Look, I get it, this is a business that needs to and is supposed to make money, not anybody’s idea of a craft beer club house -- but I’d prefer if it were a little less obvious that beer is a means to that end, and not an end in itself, or even, dare I say it, someone’s passion. Other places in town -- profit-oriented businesses all -- seem to manage that better.
McTapps (189) Ruhrcity, Germany | June 22, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
We were there at a sunny and hot Sunday afternoon and had a really good time. We only got one new beer from their tap list, what a pity. Hoped the selection would be bigger. Prices were quite high, especially for the bottled beers. Service was very fast, very friendly and also very child-welcoming. Would come back.
Sokolov (647) Moscow, Russia | June 9, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best place for beer in Hamburg. From their brewerey (next door) they have 10+ beers (8 taps + bottles, including ones in the bottle shop) most of which are real good. In addition to that add great food, nice atmosphere & superrior beer store with cool stuff all around the world. Definite not-to-miss place!
macdeffe (31) Århus, Denmark | April 23, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Giant pub, a bit confusing. Very crowded. Nice selection of bier
matnichol (4) Hamburg, Germany | March 31, 2015
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (121) Assentoft, Denmark | March 24, 2015
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
Expensive. And crowded. Hard to get a beer at all. Has one and left. Nice selection though and the consept is ok.
mysland (33) , Germany | February 1, 2015
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Case (21) , Germany | January 14, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Classy upscale joint, usually jam-packed, great atmosphere, short but decent beer list. Did not try the food.
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