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Beer Available At Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Sturm & Drang , Elgoods Talon Imperial Stout , Eight Degrees Grand Stretch 82, 8° Sunburnt Irish Red 55, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice 47, Tempest Brave New World 97, Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil 96, The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin Centennial 97, Wild Beer Hula 48, Marble Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 98, Jopen / Stillwater Bloemenmarkt 65, Brew By Numbers 16/02 Red Ale - Amarillo Citra Simcoe 93, Brew By Numbers 07/02 Witbier - Strawberry & Mango 82, Beavertown Black Betty 99, The Kernel Pale Ale Apollo Citra Mosaic Ella 86, Buxton Bloc Head 90, LoverBeer BeerBera 96, Brewfist Fear Milk Chocolate Stout 77, Brewfist Spaceman 96, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Bottle) 97
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Travlr (1887) Washington, Washington DC | September 29, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small bar in two rooms just a five minute walk from the train station. Staff was quick and friendly despite the place being fairly full. Large tap list, equally big bottle list organized by country. Great place.
3fourths (1444) Boulder, Colorado | June 19, 2006| Updated January 22, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Spent a lot of time at In de Wildeman during my A’dam visit. It’s located in a footpath near the RLD, to the west. Inside it’s all old school barroom decor, old wood and decorations everywhere, quite small overall, with a back area up on a couple of steps. The tap list is short, but they do have a special brew from De Koningshoeven brewed for their 20th anniversary. The bottle list is more than adequate, mixing German, Dutch and Belgian selections. Be sure to ask for their special list, it has more aged bottles and lambic. Service was very good, once they get that you know your way around the beer list. They made some good recommendations, and even pointed me to some other places in town. The crowd seemed to be more locals and more experienced beer travelers and less tourists, which was great.
brokensail (1094) Orange County, California | October 4, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great little place where you can sit outside and enjoy a beer or enjoy the old school ambiance inside. Pretty good tap list with a lot of bottles to choose from as well. Can’t go wrong here.
nate2g (1034) Boomtown!, Australia | March 22, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Crackin’ pub with plenty of charm due to old-world decor, interesting beers and wonderful staff. On my few visits I had the pleasure of indulging the wide spectrum of beers from IPA’s to Sours on tap to a cask condition Golden Ale from De Molen on cellar run, which was in great nick. Exceptional knowledge from the staff and extremely friendly to even us babbling foreign folk. Brilliant.
Boudicca (949) London, England | April 25, 2011| Updated October 13, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
In his book “Around Amsterdam in 80 beers” Tim Skelton says that “The ‘Wild Man’ is one of the world’s greatest beer bars and you should not leave Amsterdam without visiting it.” I agree! It’s located very centrally, close to the tourist district and a main shopping street, and the first couple of times we planned to go there, on weekend evenings, it was bursting at the seams so we had to leave it until quieter times during the day and later in the week. It was well worth the wait, though.
The main bar has a few tables and a raised platform area at the end, where we found Ken and his colleagues Nick and Colin enjoying a beer or two one evening. There’s also a second room to the side, where we usually found a seat amongst the mismatched assortment of old tables and chairs. The whole place, although old fashioned, feels airy and light, probably because of the bank of windows at the front and the soft green colour washing of the wood around the bar.
The array of beers is very impressive, with offerings chalked up on a board, although once I’d found the smoked porter I didn’t really need to try anything else. Incidentally, the Wildeman has a free smart ‘phone app listing the beers it currently has on tap so I can now see what I’m missing on a regular basis.
(Last visited 1 July 2013).
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | September 29, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on Thursday 25/09/14 around 930pm. Smallish wood panelled bar with an air of Victoriana about it. The place was doing a good trade but we find a table easy enough. 18 beers on tap, largely from Dutch micros with a few random US offerings thrown in - we picked up a new CDA here, whats not to like!! Bottle list was a little pedestrian, 100 ish offerings but largely safe bets, not filled with the newer breweries.
Service was good here, a little faster paced and more attentive than the other bars I visited in Amsterdam. For food we just had meet and pate with some excellent home made chutney. A solid stop and 4th in the Amsterdam rankings is a fair place having visited the top 3 during the same weekend. 7/8 mins walk to Arendsnest or Bierkoning / Beer Temple.
Beershine (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 26, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite beer bar in the world. They do not have the largest selection you will see, but it is a high quality and often surprisingly unique one. For example, it is one of the few places to try hard-to-find Dutch brews on draught. They also have an excellent selection of rotating taps. It’s a thoughtful and varied beer list, and all are served at proper temperature. They are true beer lovers here. The staff is unbelievable and is what gives Wildeman its special character. Not only do they know their beer but they like talking about it and will remember you if you are a repeat customer. Genuinely friendly, even at the busiest of times. I like coming right after they open, when I am the only beer nerd in the place. Then I can chat with the staff. Elaine is awesome, it’s nice finding a fellow female who digs beer. As for food, usually they only do cold plates. but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because you can get Trappist cheese, which is nice. However, once or twice a year the owner cooks a special dinner herself. All the courses are made with beer. I had the opportunity to attend one year and it was absolutely fabulous. Really I can’t say enough about this place. When I’m in Amsterdam I pretty much live in de Wildeman.
Fin (730) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 22, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great bar really centrally located in Amsterdam. The barman was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about what he was selling. Good, solid range of beers with an interesting selection on tap. I only got to visit about four-five bars when in Amsterdam but this and the ’T Arendsnest I can’t imagine would be bettered very easily. I would have loved to have come here again over the course of the weekend but it was closed for the next two days as the landlord/barman was off to Nottingham to their twin pub (Castle Rock place, forgot name) I had DE Molen Heen & Weer, Jopen Hoppenbier and De Hemmel Ervaring whilst here.
Oakes (724) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 8, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great beer list. Atmosphere a little dead. Staff can be arseholes. Worth a visit anyway though I'm probably banned for life for getting back at the arsehole bartender.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007| Updated July 16, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A classy looking pub, dead in Amsterdam’s center, on the tourist paths which means that the pub may be assaulted by tourists, but they tended to stay on the terrace during my visit and there were sitting places inside on an early saturday evening. Nice wooden furnitures including breweriana, nothing exagerated. About 150 bottles focusing mainly on belgians, but nothing too rare will be found there. The draught list will be the most interesting feature with 18 taps including obscure franconian lagers and rarer belgians. Obviously knowledgeable, helpful staff. They like what they’re doing and enjoy promoting the good stuff. A nice bar, but I must say I was not charmed near as much by it as Arendsnest. Perhaps if I were a local and had tried hundreds of Dutch beers, I’d think otherwise as this one has a strong import draught list.
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