Martinus (140) Nijmegen, Netherlands | November 28, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Haven’t been in the main supermarket, but the seperate beer store is nothing too special. Selection was a bit disappointing, mainly the bigger brands pils, koelsch and weizen, and a lot of beer/cola mixes (seems to be the new hit in Germany?) Less than a handfull actually interesting brews (that is, if you’re not just looking for ticks, but also want some quality in your shopping). I prefer the Trinkgut in the same city, it’s somewhat cheaper, and has more to choose from (though both focus on selling bigger volumes of German lagers rather than selling Germany’s finest)
Douberd (56) Arnhem, Netherlands | May 14, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is basically a huge supermarket in Kleve, Germany. In the main building you can find fruits and vegetables, household items, food etc, whatever you can find in a supermarket but in larger quantities. We skip this and we go to the beer/liquor section that is of interest. Here you will find mostly beers in cans and six packs of 330 ml bottles, a couple of times I have taken singles out of them when the six pack was already torn, but I am not sure you are allowed to start ripping boxes just to get a bottle out of them. Selection is nothing special, mostly macro pilseners, radlers and other beer mixes. Some good wines and hard liquor as well. When you go out though and on your left, you find the separate liquor store. Here, things are much more exciting. Shelves full of different beers, aisles full of crates of beer. Again six packs and cans with beer mixes, but you can just pick up singles from the shlves or from the crates lying around. The selection is much bigger, with weizens, bocks, schwart beers etc, also lots of polish beers and a bunch of czechs beers too. Every now and then they have mixed six packs of 500 ml bottles, from microbreweries, a bit more expensive though than the other ones. Bottom line, if you are in the area, it worths a visit, if not for the quality of beers, then surely for the quantity, don’t forget that tickers gotta tick.