Belgium > Westmalle
Beer Available At De Trappisten (arranged by most recent)
jvdijk99 (33) , Netherlands | October 18, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 4/20
Official cafe for the Westmalle trappists. Looks like just another bar/restaurant. I donít think you can even see the abby from the place. Beer was good obviously and the service excellent, but still a disappointment.
rotjoch (67) Antwerpen, Belgium | September 3, 2012
42 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
the new official spot of the Westmalle Abbey. Ugly, bland, completely without any form of athmosphere.. Yes, theyíve got the entire Westmalle Gamma. But still...
Dedollewaitor (334) Odense, Denmark | August 26, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited 2005. Large and quite touristy area. Had a dubbel from tap and tripel from bottle. Nothing really special about the place but if you are out seeking Trappist/Brewery locations and you are in the area you should of course stop by.
happyhoppy (60) , France | May 18, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
The place is huge and cozy and can accommodate hundreds. Service is really efficient. Only the dubbel is available on tap, triple served from the bottle. The best is the half dubbel - half triple concept. Whats really worth doing here is a bicycle ride along the abbey and the surrounding region and once completed, come here for a beer and meal. Not really worth to drive all the way here just for the beer.
Martinus (134) Nijmegen, Netherlands | April 20, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not the most cosy of places, but still nice enough. Rather big and impersonal, but almost almost busy with either cyclists or people just coming by to have dinner or a few Trappist beers.
Service was good, quite fast considering how many people were there, and very friendly.
I just donít understand why there is no Westmalle Extra served, seems it would be a good idea from a business point of view.
tderoeck (133) Gent, Belgium | November 19, 2011
32 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
If you want to try some of the most expensive Westmalle beers in the whole region, hereís the place to be. Donít worry, youíll always have a seat. Since the renovation the terrace has the size of football field and inside itís about the same. And on top, itís about as cozy as on a football field. Service tends to be slow by times. At least the good was ok. Not great, just ok. And why the hell is there no Westmalle Extra? I mean, if it would have had at least that, I would say itís worth the effort coming to this place. But itís not.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
The Westmalle cafť is another surprisingly large place with something like 200 seats inside and as many outside with a large a children play area. Personally, I found the place cold and modern, like an American Italian restaurant, huge and in complete contrast to what you would expect when visiting an institution. The girlfriend disagreed. What really helped is that we were served extremely well by competent and friendly staff. The varied menu was reasonably priced (though perhaps more expensive than at Wallonian Trappists) and the food we had was tasty and pleasantly included the house ham and cheese. The brewery, located behind the fields and trees on the other side of the street, is unfortunately not accessible to the public. There is always a strong psychological component when visiting a place like this, but I found the Westmalle Tripel drank here to be the best one Iíve ever had, with the hops bursting forward, a delicate tartness that refreshed the palate and the bubbles fine like that of a Champagne. Iíve never found Westmall Tripel to be such a refreshing, gently tart and delicate drink elsewhere. The draught dubbel could not hold a candle to it. No Westmalle Extra.
RB1 (5) Gilbert, Arizona | September 11, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Cafeí Trappisten is a very upscale eatery and tap house that is located directly across the road from the peaceful grounds of the abbey, and just down the road from the brewery. The place is large, with indoor and outdoor seating, and parking for cars and bicycles. Only Westmalle ales are available, with Dubbel on tap and Tripel in the bottle. Occasionally the Extra is available in bottles. A Dubbel/Tripel half & half mix, and Dubbel with grenadine added are also available. Both are worth a try. The food is good. I had a cheese plate and shrimp croquettes. Both were delicious. A very nice place for lunch, and definitely worth a visit.
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | July 15, 2011| Updated August 25, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Huge modern pub, pretty average food. Large patio. Room to park your bus. Decent food. Charges you for the restroom, even if you have a meal and beers. Shocking.
BriSava (77) , Japan | April 19, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I recommend Westmalle Dubbel on tap. It is very smooth and drinkable.
Attention: There was no Westmalle Extra.
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