Utrecht: Café Derat
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Café Derat
Excellent based on 37 ratings
Type: Bar

Lange Smeestraat 37
Utrecht, Netherlands 3511 PT [ print map ]
030 231 9513

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Hours: Daily from 1400


Mayor: caesar (6) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 100


Café Derat

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Beer Available At Café Derat (arranged by most recent)
Oedipus Rhubarb Ria , Kaapse Brouwers Carrie 91, The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo 96, Beavertown 8 Ball 94, Poperings Hommelbier Dry Hopping 75, Wageningen Wagenings Hout Bruin 1st ed. , Rooie Dop Double Oatmeal Stout 97, Texels Wit 30, Duits & Lauret Houtgerijpte Rook Dubbelbock 94, Duits & Lauret Extra Blond 86, Het Uiltje Joost Mag Het Weten 99, Redchurch Hoxton Stout 94, Stapzwan Porter 92, Espiga Garage IPA 65, Oldskool Sapphire Hopfen Weisse 88, Oldskool Pilgrim Hopfen Weisse 84, Mad Yeast Triple Mad 71, Wild Beer Epic Saison 88, Wild Beer Wild Goose Chase 84, Oedipus Gaia 87
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37 reviews for Café Derat
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  89%
 Selection  78%
 Food  70%
 Value  80%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke  (21) Brussels, Belgium | July 26, 2015
Last stop in the Netherlands before heading home. Glad i stopped here! Amazing list of beers, a lot of Lambiek and very nice local microbrews. Erik, the owner (?) is very friendly and advises well on beers. He had me go in the cellar to have a look, very nice. First ’bruine kroeg’ where they serve such great beers. Also some very rare, unknown stuff. Will definitely go back to utrecht to go to De Rat. Oh yeah, they have a very good sausage aswell.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
JStax  (236) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 30, 2015
Stopped in here after a beer festival in the city. It took some weaving to get here from our hotel, so thankfully our guide knew where he was going. The bar is very cozy, and has a lot of what I expect of most european pubs that have been around a long time. One thing I thought was unique, was that they have two house cats that come in and out at their leisure. They have a predominantly dutch tap list and a nice bottle list as well. If you ask, they also have a lambic bottle list. I was able to get a bottle of HORALs mega blend for a very reasonable price. If ever you are in Utrecht, take the time to find this place and stay here for awhile.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p  (96) Steenwijk, Netherlands | January 21, 2015
Small and cozy little pub. Bartender was friendly and quick to offer suggestions. Pretty good selection, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of Gueuzes. Unfortunately a very large group of tea-drinking students arrived, which ruined the cozy ’local’ beergeek atmosphere. Will return here, hopefully it will be less crazy crowded then.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
k6rfm  (4) Palo Alto, California | December 26, 2014| Updated December 27, 2014
A great place. Quiet but not deserted midafternoon Christmas week. Two cats, no waiting. Framed dessicated rat on the wall. Not a lot of taps but a very nice selection (lots of bottles, but we didn’t try any.) Good recommendations from the barkeeper, useful since they had Dutch micros this Californian had never heard of. If I lived in Utrecht I’d spend a lot of time here. I should mention: the barkeep asked "how did you find us?" and when I mentioned ratebeer.com he said "oh yeah, that got me through Canada last year."
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus  (172) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | December 14, 2014
Nice little pub in Utrecht. Visited in the early evening.
Frequented by a nice mix of locals and beer geeks. Nice ambiance, great beer list, even some decent ciders, and an impressive lambic list for a Dutch pub, especially as lambic (or any sour beer) doesn’t usually get much love in this part of The Netherlands -yet-. Tap list included local Dutch micro and more exotic English and Danish choices. Recommended!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Joop  (22) , Netherlands | October 24, 2014
A really very nice and cozy old pub. Great service by the owner - who loves/knows what he’s offering you. Small range of beers - but good on the lambics and The Kernel on tap! Good spirit range - jenever, whisky. Prices fair. Recommended.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (128) Lille, France | September 28, 2014
Visited the 27th September 2014 after the Borefts 2014. For me the best place in Utrecht. On the city center this small place has an amazing beer selection, with good beer from Holland and others countries on bottle. The service is really great and the ambiance is amazing. People there was really friendly. The price are smart and the decoration is nice. I really recommend this place, the best one in Utrecht.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (344) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | June 30, 2014
Visited with friends on a Monday afternoon. Small old place downtown Utrecht near the station. We weren’t alone in the cafe but there was seating room. Really nice cozy ambiance. The owner was super friendly and we had an amazing time, he really knew his stuff and you could tell that he really polished the selection in his bar. We actually came to taste jenevers but ended up tasting those, a rum and a couple of lambics as well (nice selection, including lots of de Cam). The belgian beers are made up of a list of classics, but if you’re into spirits and/or lambic as I am, then this is certainly the place for you. Prices were quite reasonable. Great place, I will most certainly be back.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_  (30) Quebec | June 30, 2014
Beautiful old pub, mostly locals. A decent selection of draught beer and an impressive lambic selection for the Netherlands (especially a small town such as Utrecht) for cheap prices. Very good spirit selection, The owner is very knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. We had a very nice Jenever tasting (1/3 pours). I definitely recommend this place.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (198) Baarn, Netherlands | May 25, 2014
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. :-) Knowledgeable staff, also good whiskeys if you’re interested. Often (mostly) new beers on tap from the Utrecht area. Very cosey place. Probably my favourite bar in Utrecht. Must visit. Just a little out of the (shopping) centre, but still walking and crawling distance.

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