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Beer Available At Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman (arranged by most recent)
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 84, Beavertown Black Betty 99, The Kernel Pale Ale Apollo Citra Mosaic Ella 83, Buxton Bloc Head 90, LoverBeer BeerBera 96, Brewfist Fear Milk Chocolate Stout 77, Brewfist Spaceman 96, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Bottle) 97, Gulpener Dort 37, Wild Beer Ninkasi 93, Buxton Special Reserve III Tsar Bomba 97
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Countbeer (225) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | May 15, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Located next to a crowded shopping street, this place is located in some sort of a bigger alley. Great and old looking from the outside and cosy and old looking from the inside. We were quickly talking with the owner for an unlimited time about beers, brewers and everyhting else connected to beer. He showed us the cask place in the back as well as the beer cellar. Really nice owner dedicated to his work! A nice selection of beers from tap, cask and bottle. A must visit when in Amsterdam! Great place!
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).
Hoprider (3) , Denmark | April 20, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
A must visit place if you are in Amsterdam. The service is exceptional.
BriSava (78) , Japan | April 18, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
2009-01-27. Excellent choice of beers and taps. Contemporary atmosphere, but cozy enough. I had Crombe Oud Kriekenbier. Wonderful.
chriso (446) London, England | April 12, 2011| Updated February 24, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a toss up whether this or Arendsnest is my favourite Amsterdam hostelry. Arendsnest certainly has the edge for Dutch beers but this place has a superb atmosphere, despite being just yards away from a busy pedestrianised shopping street. In fact, the choice of Dutch beers on tap was much better than I anticipated and not as Belgian dominated as I was expecting. And, apart from the obligatory dull pilsner, they are pretty much all high quality brews. There are interesting bottles of the week and bottles of the month (one of each). The main beer list is extensive but the Dutch selection there lags behind Arendsnest for interest. A big advantage is that it is open from midday, when many of the other top beer places in Amsterdam don’t open until 4pm. In fact, the quieter period in the afternoon when the guvnor is invariably in evidence and has time to chat, is arguably the nicest time to visit, if sometimes a little quiet. Even at busier times though, despite the proximity of hordes of shoppers and tourists, it is not often jam-packed and usually there’s a seat to be found. Service is excellent and knowledgable. Prices are fair. Food is the usual cheese / sausage snacks. Always a joy to visit, I did so several times during the course of a 10 day stay.
madmitch76 (154) , England | March 30, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A proper old boozer! Great characterful place that is far too easily walked past amongst the fast food and faster sex joints in the back alleys of old Amsterdam. Nice selection of well kept beers although I would like to see more Dutch beers here - there is always a few mind. Service is friendly. Don’t be scared of sharing tables - it’s a friendly crowd in here, about a 3rd local and a 3rd knowledgeable beer ttypes and the remainder curious tourists. Do watch the stairs and do use the hand grips. As with many stairs in Amsterdam they are narrow steps and quite steep and don’t mix particularly well with enthusiastic consumption of beer!!
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.
beernoevil (51) Suwanee, Georgia | March 21, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I thought this place was the bomb until we went to ’t Arendsnest the next night. The ambiance was better here but I just seemed to enjoy the beer list at ’t Arendsnest better. You can’t wrong at either place though!
GlobalVillager (15) , | February 27, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
World class doesn’t say enough about this great pub. 18 beers on draft, with a nice balance of Dutch and Belgian. Hundreds in the bottle. Fast, friendly and efficient bar service, offered a taste of anything unfamiliar that I ordered before i bought. Roomy bar that has a great vibe. The go-to spot of the bars in Amsterdam I’ve visited.
SudsMcDuff (186) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | February 21, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is pure craft beer quality!! .. from the super cool bar staff, the great selection of brews, and the decent prices- this place is a must stop if in Amsterdam .. . I would make this my local if i lived in Amsterdam.. . Also pretty easy to find but, as like quite a few buildings in the dam, watch your step going to the bathroom downstairs..especially after a few brews.. Ask for Nick, he was a cool cat! .. . Prost!
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