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Gigantic Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout 97, Meantime Californian Pale Ale 54, Oxbow / Coppertail Grizacca 97, Baird Morning Coffee Stout 92, NÝgne ō Havrestout 79, Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout 100, Half Acre Mikkeller Guest Lager 94, Birrificio del Ducato Victoria IPA 61, Two Roads Road 2 Ruin 92, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 85, Mikkeller Cream Ale 90, Rogue Juniper Pale Ale 76, Anderson Valley Highway 128 The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose 92, Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo 99, Anderson Valley Boont Barl Bourbon Barrel Amber Ale 89, Het Uiltje The Big Fat 5 Double IPA , Gigantic Too Much Coffee Man 93, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 93, The Kernel India Pale Ale Chinook Simcoe 85, Oedipus I Hardcore Peet
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brokensail (852) Orange County, California | October 4, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
The tap list is quite varied with beers from all over Europe and the US. Bottle list is mostly focused on the US with some European choices like Brewdog, Mikkeller, and Evil Twin. Prices are a bit on the high side and Iím not totally sold on the maintenance of their tap lines.
Boudicca (694) London, England | April 22, 2011| Updated October 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is the sister bar of Ďt Arendsnest and it concentrates mainly on American beers, although there are several others, notably from Scandinavia such as Mikkeller and Nogne O, and Brew Dog from Scotland.
Itís on a busy central street, with a small seating area outside, and is more basic in dťcor than Ďt Arendsnest Ė think working manís club rather than high society tea room - although the staff are equally welcoming and professionally knowledgeable. Like many Amsterdam bars in old buildings, it has a short frontage and is long and narrow inside. There are high top tables and a huge, long board listing the very extensive range of (sometimes slightly pricey) beers by state in the case of the USA and by country for others.
(Last visited 29 September 2013).
nate2g (641) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 22, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Modern beer bar with a focus on American and Scandi craft brews. Enthusiastic staff and nice for a beer when itís quiet, otherwise itís too loud on busier nights and very pricey.
Leighton (613) London, England | January 4, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Super bar. Huge draft selection with breweries from all around the world represented. Big bottle list as well with lots of hard-to-find options. Very decent prices, friendly service. An Amsterdam highlight for sure.
Fin (544) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 25, 2009| Updated March 11, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited here Oct 09. Dropped into this place on a midweek early/mid afternoon, it was fairly quiet only one or two others. Barman was very friendly and helpfully suggested different beers. We went for a couple of the house beers, and as I recall I did have an American beer (forgot which one) Prices are a little steep especially for some of the bigger bottles but then when I discussed this it would appear that there really wasnít a lot of diffecence between what you would pay here and what you might pay in one of the specialist beer shops, so what do I know and besides they are likely to be shared amongst a small group. I enjoyed this bar and think it will quite soon become a well established place to drop into on the Amsterdam pub/bar circuit.
Visited here on a few more occasions since my first visit. The beer list really is top notch and whilst it is pricey if you stuck to the taps you can drink for a reasonable price. We (me & my dad) visited twice over w/e 9,10 March 2013 and had some great beers.
rosenbergh (446) Tampere, Finland | September 25, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Quite incredible selection of US brews in Europe. 32 taps. Not that crowded on Thursday night. Quite expensive as you can imagine. Great place to have an American treat.
jackl (403) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 1, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good bar located not far from De Bierkonig. The taplist features about 30 beers from around the globe. On my visit, I tried some cool stuff from Australia that I had never seen in Europe. The usual Euro craft suspects like Mikkeller were well represented. The bottle list is strong. The lone barman did an admirable job of keeping everyoneís glass filled. The valueís OK, reflective of the limited nature of the beer. Overall, a must-visit if youíre in the area. Pretty good.
Brugmansia (393) Jylland, Denmark | October 9, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited september 2013, and I really wondered why I havenīt been here before. Very cosy relaxing place ( on a sunday late afternoon ) but can imagine that it other times can be very crowded. Placed in a pleasant walking distance from the station, easy to get to. Great beer selection, both on tap and bottles, and even more local ones than expected. Beers served in good condtion, friendly and serviceminded staff and lovely company :-) All in all a great place to end a lovely, long beery weekend..
sic1314 (374) Leiden, Netherlands | August 12, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great idea, staff who know exactly what they are talking about. But.... itís never very busy, I donít see how it manages a decent turnover (not that there is anything wrong with the quality). The draught selection does tend to stick to a general set of US brewers - and more European stuff is making itís way in.
chriso (371) London, England | September 6, 2012| Updated February 24, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Same ownership as Arendsnest. More modern feel. Big beer list Ė 30 on tap and just short of 100 in bottle but itís all US or US-styled (that basically means Scandinavian and BrewDog). However, the beers are pretty much the ones that are in circulation all round Europe, so no great rarities for anyone who has had a lot of US beers Ė just 2 new ones for me. However, I did feel the need for a hop fix from time to time during my week stay, so dropped in on a few occasions. Never seemed very busy. Not cheap. Staff are enthusiastic and friendly. Quite difficult to give a score because, whilst itís undoubtedly a very good bar, itís not really what I come to Amsterdam for.
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