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Beer Available At Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman (arranged by most recent)
Gulpener Chateau Neubourg 29, De Hemel Rafael Lentebier , Against the Grain Golden Sower 84, Witte Klavervier Schipluyden , Oedipus Pale Ale , Flying Dog Imperial IPA - Citra Single Hop 98, Volendam West Vølen/Pijtje 84, Scheldebrouwerij Oesterstout 91, Emelisse Red IPA 74, De Natte Gijt Hop Met de Gijt Speciale Editie 91, Oedipus Mannenliefde 68, Jopen Mister Rudy (Cask) , Schwanenbräu Burgebrach Maibock , De Prael Doe Maar Met Hout , Gooische Bertus 44, Klavervier Barrel Aged Poorter 68, Fritz Ale American IPA 94, Christoffel Het Genadeschot , Bru’d HoppenHeimer , De Prael / ’t IJ Amsterdams Bruin
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3fourths (1122) Boulder, Colorado | 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 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.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | September 29, 2012| Updated December 1, 2011
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.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | 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 (606) 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.
Beershine (606) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 26, 2007| Updated July 16, 2010
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.
nate2g (447) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 22, 2011| Updated July 16, 2010
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.
womencantsail (415) Garbage Grove, California | October 4, 2012| Updated July 16, 2010
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.
bhensonb (405) Woodland, California | June 3, 2008| Updated July 16, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very nice place. Good selection of beers, though perhaps not so many Dutch beers as ‘t Arendsnest. Stuck with bottles, so can’t speak to the condition of the drafts. Has a very old woody atmosphere - great stack of old kegs on the back wall. Prices seemed very reasonable.
Boudicca (389) London, England | April 25, 2011
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.
Fin (377) 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.
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