Belgium > Antwerpen
Beer Available At Bier- en Eetcafé Gollem (arranged by most recent)
Petrus Aged Red 77, Oedipus Mama 80, Corsendonk Pater / Abbey Brown Ale 98, Diabolici 43, Blonde Bie 24, Corsendonk Blanche d’Ardenne 43, Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles 53, Lupus Wolf 7 75, Lupus Wolf 8 90, Achilles Serafijn Blond 54, Emelisse Black IPA 95, Palm Dobbel 42, De Landtsheer Novice Tripel Black 85, La Trappe Jubilaris 80, De la Senne Zinnebir 92, De la Senne Taras Boulba 94, Emelisse Blond IPA , Viven Imperial IPA 98, Dormaal Donker 83, Dormaal Wit Goud (White Gold) 86
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Travlr (1256) Washington, Washington DC | April 19, 2013| Updated April 22, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
My 999th place rating. Fantastic atmosphere here - friendly and welcoming, like drinking with your old school buddies. Amazing architecture, and the waals are covered with blackboards that show the large tap list and the extensive bottle list, including all (yes, all) the Trappists. Food is very tasty, especially the ribs, and the portions are huge. Beyond all that, prices are low for the area. What’s not to like? Thanks, kraddel, for taking me here!
Boudicca (526) London, England | July 13, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Gollem looks like an old and rather grand brown café but apparently it opened relatively recently. There are some nice old fashioned touches such as the interesting ceilings and a magnificent chandelier on a level with a spindly little balcony which has a single table for six people. They have 30 beers on tap, including their own blond one, and a long bottle list. Despite that I was stuck for what to have so I asked for one of my favourites which wasn’t listed - a small bottle of 3 Fonteinen kriek. It was of course delicious but the mark up on the price verged on the criminal. The prices for other beers, particularly the draught ones, were more reasonable. The service was friendly enough but very slow.
(Visited 28 June 2013).
KyotoLefty (420) Kyoto, Japan | September 14, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice to sit outside and take in the city hall and Grotemarkt. They have a pretty interesting list with some rarities. Not very geeky, with lots of normal folks hanging outside drinking or eating. I liked it.
Scopey (341) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Solid little beer bar located in central Antwerp. The interior is fairly modern and dark. The selection is good, but not great. They have a fairly comprehensive tap and bottle selection with no particular stand-outs or beers I had not seen elsewhere. Saying that there was still plenty of good stuff for me to drink and re-visit. Service was friendly and very attentive by Belgian standards. Food was also rather good if a little pricey. Much better opening hours than Kulminator so if you’re in Antwerp I’m sure you’ll find yourself here. A decent stop.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | March 18, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Great space, but a bit too commercial for my taste. Lots of expected beers and plenty of tourists. Loud, and not particularly worth the effort. Perhaps I caught them at the wrong time, but not a fan. Sorry.
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place doesn’t need the spam reviews. It can stand on its own. Gollem’s a restaurant/bar located in a touristy part of Antwerp. Clean, sleek ambiance. There’s about 25 taps plus 150 or so bottles. There’s plenty of your standard Belgian offerings, but the list is curated to include some nice stuff too. I can’t complain when St Bernardus Abt 12 is on tap for a good price. The food is definitely worth trying. My portion of ribs could have served a family of 4. Prices were quite good considering the location. The service was better than average for Belgium. Overall, this would be a good spot to grab lunch if you’re on a crawl through Antwerp. Recommended.
JoeinEscazú (275) San Jose, Costa Rica | September 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Counted 300 beers in theory, although they are pushing for 400 and may get there. "In theory" means that helter-skelter list on the walls plus the taps, of which there were 30 with not many surprises. One was the Gollem Blond, made for them by the Musketeers at Proef. Didn’t eat but the food menu is ambitious -- maybe too ambitious for a simple beer café that wasn’t especially crowded -- and looked good. Definitely worth a visit but the Bierhuiske around the corner seems to have a clearer vision and stronger (not longer) list for now. Lot of potential, though. Great location on Suikkerrei, between the water and the Cathederal. Friendly owners.
swoopjones (274) Buffalo, New York | October 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
nice spot, prefer the one in Amsterdam. Had a great time here though. Food was very good, solid selection of both bottle & draft. worth the stop
BlackHaddock (263) , England | June 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another good place in Antwerp.
Nicely done out to look old, high ceiling, chandelier and a small gallery for about 8 people above.
Wooden floor with a more open plan area towards the rear, the bar being on your left.
30 or so on-tap beers and Motown music on our visit (late, Sunday 16th Dec 2012).
Good, vibe, if a little empty, staff pleasant and friendly.
caesar (240) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | June 29, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Tourist trap. Loads of belgian beers on tap and in bottles, but they are basicly all the same. No rarities, just their housebeer, which is pretty ok actually. Dutch owners/investors I think and Dutch music was played. In Belgium? Are you kidding me? Too big, too spacious. Basicly, it’s horrible. Avoid if you are a really into beer.
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