Belgium > Asse
Beer Available At Koekoek // Out of business (arranged by most recent)
hannont (7) Portland, Oregon | September 30, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place oozes with authenticity and is the antithesis of pretentiousness. I asked the owner if I could try the Girardin young lambic (2 to 3 months old) and he disappeared into the basement and emerged with a glass of the sweet nectar. It was great to try this side by side with the oude gueuze from Girardin. What a treat! only 1 km off of E40 between Brussels and Gent. If youíre after something flashy donít bother. For all others donít miss it!
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | September 16, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very traditional lambic cafe, of the kind that I hope gets preserved. Friendly and chatty locals. Nice selection. Classic snacks. Nice place.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | April 20, 2010| Updated April 22, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of the coolest places Iíve been to, beer-wise, in my life. It smells of old horse saddle, itís small and homely, the bathrooms are outside, and the ticking clock is hypnotic as if in some avant garde art film. The owner is beyond courteous despite the language barrier (he speaks some English) and watching him argue with his wife between talking to me and pouring beers was just too funny. If I lived in the area, I would go here everyday. A must if youíre in Belgium. And of course I sought this place out ícause the name of the town is "Asse," which is, to my 12-year-old mind, close to "Ass."
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 3, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Classic lambic cafe. Young Girardin lambic, boterham and plenty of old guys hanging about drinking pils. Everyone sits with their backs to the wall facing the centre of the cafe to enable conversation with anyone present, as is the fashion in the area. Nice tablecloths, not so nice toilets, but thatís part of the charm. Some of the worldís best beers at some of the worldís cheapest prices, like most lambic cafes.
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated December 1, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Read my thoughts on this lambic cafe at http://beertravl.com/2009/03/one-day-in-belgium/
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