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Beer Available At Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman (arranged by most recent)
Delirium Hivernum 39, De Ranke Guldenberg 96, De Prael Johnny 49, De Molen Wilde Porter 93, Laugar RSA , Fullerís Old Winter Ale (Bottle) 81, Gruut Bruin 63, Gulpener Vers Hopbier , Laugar Laino Basatia 50, De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA 97, Gooische Hilfertís Blond 44, Oedipus Mannenliefde 82, Anker Bok 83, Weiherer Bock 59, Volendam West VÝlen/Pijtje 83, Alvinne Morpheus Extra R.A. 82, The Kernel Pale Ale Waimea 79, Fyne Ales/Brewdog Smoked Chilli Dark Ale 61, Laugar Aupa Tovarisch (Jura) 95, Keesmann Bock 61
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Travlr (1256) 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 (1165) Boulder, Oregon | June 19, 2006| Updated December 1, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Spent a lot of time at In de Wildeman during my Aídam visit. Itís located in a footpath near the RLD, to the west. Inside itís 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.
Beershine (681) 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. Itís 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, itís nice finding a fellow female who digs beer. As for food, usually they only do cold plates. but thatís 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 canít say enough about this place. When Iím in Amsterdam I pretty much live in de Wildeman.
Rastacouere (651) 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 Amsterdamís 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 theyíre 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, Iíd think otherwise as this one has a strong import draught list.
brokensail (617) 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. Canít go wrong here.
Oakes (614) 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.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 22, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Crackiní 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 IPAís 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 (524) 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 ďAround Amsterdam in 80 beersĒ Tim Skelton says that ďThe ĎWild Maní is one of the worldís greatest beer bars and you should not leave Amsterdam without visiting it.Ē I agree! Itís 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. Thereís 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 Iíd found the smoked porter I didnít really need to try anything else. Incidentally, the Wildeman has a free smart Ďphone app listing the beers it currently has on tap so I can now see what Iím missing on a regular basis.
(Last visited 1 July 2013).
Fin (433) 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 íT Arendsnest I canít 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.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Located on one of the many small streets in the heart of Amsterdam, right next to the red light district. The bar is medium size, the inside is divided in two sections and can probably sit around 80 people. They have a few chairs and tables on the front to sit 10 people outside. Old beaten pub just like I love them, they havenít put work in this place for at least 20 years. Lots of wood, this place is warm, beaten up and welcoming. Atmosphere is truly beer drinker pub, this not a family place. Beer selection is 15 to 20 taps and a long but uninteresting list of bottles. You really go there for the tap selection. Beer selection is about 50% Dutch beers and 50% other stuff (German, Belgium, American, etc.). If you want a beer menu dedicated to Dutch beers you go to Ďt Arendsnest, 10 minutes walking distance from Wildeman. I was at Wildeman many times in 2010 and went back again in 2011. Here are a few of a beers I had at this bar: Schlenkerla Fastenbier, De 7de Hemel Hopla, Schneider Weisse Nelson Sauvin, some De Molen and many more. I drank a lot of cool stuff at Wildeman. All beers have always been in perfect condition, they really take good care of their tap lines. A real party place, even made some friends there in 011. Depending on who you talk to, the best beer bar in Amsterdam is either Ďt Arendsnest or De Wildeman. Totally different atmosphere and both have a superb tap list. But I for one, much much prefer the crazy Wilderman.
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