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Beer Available At Amsterdam BrewHouse (arranged by most recent)
Amsterdam Sweetwater Squeeze Radler 72, Amsterdam Downtown Brown 46, Amsterdam X Bim Lafontaine Distraction with Peaches , Amsterdam Testify (Mosaic and Galaxy) , Amsterdam Boxer 71, Amsterdam Reserve Saison 88, Amsterdam x Great Lakes Life Sentence IIIPA 89, Amsterdam Barrel Aged Double Tempest 98, Amsterdam Fracture IIPA 94, Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA 94, Amsterdam Market Pale Ale 85, Amsterdam Big Wheel Deluxe Amber Beer 22, Amsterdam Oranje Wit / Weisse 46, KLB Raspberry Wheat Beer 21, Amsterdam Natural Blonde 11, Amsterdam 416 Local Lager 36
mabel (230) Toronto, Ontario | December 31, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Have visited now many times over the past couple years (several this year alone). Itís an enormous 2-storey open concept pub with a huge bar and tons of different sizes and shapes of tables and chairs everywhere. The words "clean" and "organized" come to mind. It all comes together while surrounded by moored boats and docks and a lovely view of the Island. They play fun pop music and when itís busy itís quite bustling, but you can also sit outside on a quiet summerís evening and enjoy relaxing on the Muskoka chairs facing the walkway and water. Have tried a bunch of their delicious food offerings over time (like the apple butter BBQ chicken wings and poutine, most recently), and have had numerous beers on tap and in bottles -- samplers are available but in flights of their own selection. Was a little disappointed last time that not many were actually pouring but I think theyíre working out the kinks of distribution. The beer itself is usually very good and has had a diverse portfolio of tastes over time. Staff is friendly and usually quite knowledgeable about the beer, but it is a large venue so Iím sure patience is welcome. Definitely worth visiting if their taps are running.
I should note that my rating here is an average of experiences rather than based on one visit.
Quevillon (232) Boisbriand, Quebec | October 20, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited this just past 11:30 AM for lunch, on October 10th, 2014. This is the biggest brewpub Iíve ever been, very nice location at the Harbourfront. You can sit a the terrasse, drink your beer, watch the boats and planes go by, or look at the phallic symbol! Plenty of room for large groups, but that is all the nice things Iíll write about. Being big, this place can get loud, worst if the show a hockey game, there is a lot tv screens. The service was OK, not that fast or knowledgable. I only had one beer from them (Fracture IIPA), it was OK, more overrated than anything else. As for food, I had a poutine that was a bit salty for my taste. In all the place is OK, but I donít care if I never go back!
KansaiBeerLvrs (254) Kyoto, Japan | October 7, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Amsterdam Brewhouse is a cavernous brewpub in a hangar right on the waterfront. Probably the biggest place Iíve been to in Canada, seating for 500 people plus-possibly 1000? The atmosphere is a bit sterile sports bar and the staff were standoffish - this is more sports bar than beer geek spot with prices for food high(which tasted alright) and beers being decently priced though average. Nothing wowed or disappointed me here. A short walk from Steamwhistle so an easy 1-2 punch.
bytemesis (438) Sunnyvale, California | October 3, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is why I love my wife; she found this place and suggested we walk there for lunch from the hotel. Large large place, two levels, huge bar, tons of seating. Kind of a chain feel, but still a lot of character. Service was spotty at first, but once we got the attention of the staff we were good. Food was pretty good and interesting. Beer was solid. Worth a visit for sure if you are on the waterfront.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | September 2, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I live across the street and shop at the retail store frequently as they usually have 1-2 rotators available and fresh stock of stalwarts like Boneshaker and Fracture.
The pub is fine and I sometimes go there to catch a game and try a couple new beers, but the rotators on tap are typically the same ones sold in the store, so itís less of a draw since youíre paying more to drink the same "interesting" stuff that you can bring home.
That said weíve never had any issues with the service (despite what others have experienced), the food ranges from decent to good, the bottle list is always solid, and we really enjoyed spending New Years Eve here, so overall I have a pretty favourable impression of the place.
Itís also a great option if you wanna go somewhere with non-beer geek friends and still be able to drink well. Theyíll be happy with the 416 or Blonde and will probably enjoy the music (Top 40) and various games on, and you get to drink Vicars Vice on cask...a win-win for everyone. :)
Randy4Beer (15) , | August 20, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful building down by the Toronto waterfront. Very large interior, nice and clean. A bit loud on the acoustics. Service was adequate but not noteworthy. Beer selection looks good on paper, but there were a number of beers listed that werenít available, including their Fracture IIPA which was the main beer I was looking to try. Food was good, with pretzel bites with a spicey cheese sauce being quite tasty, and my pizza being fairly good (had worse, had better), if a bit thinner than I like mine, and a tad overcooked with black edges. Pricing was OK, neither good nor bad. Overall, this is a bit of a tourist trap, but not one a beer drinker would particularly mind being trapped in.
RichardW (41) Carlisle, England | August 11, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great location, decent beer, decent service, great food and some pretty great music in the background. Bit disappointed the two big hop regulars were off, got to try the weekly special and their latest Sweetwater blood orange beer
Ferris (639) Burnaby, British Columbia | July 23, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stunning location on the waterfront. Service is OK, but a little off. Selection would be good if they had any. Most of the beers were gone which is a huge disappointment. Food was pricey and OK, but nothing special. Prices overall were pretty high. A great location, but disappointing beer venue.
samzim (56) Ontario | June 7, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (173) Bracknell, England | May 31, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A great location on the waterfront, a good vibe and good service, and a good range of their ownbeers and a few others. A great place to sit and watch the boats go by.
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