Belgium > Mechelen
Beer Available At Brasserie Het Anker (arranged by most recent)
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale 97, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be 95, Scheldebrouwerij Wildebok 78, Scheldebrouwerij Strandgaper 58, Gouden Carolus Easter Ale (2010+) 96, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 97, Lucifer (2009 - ...) 77, Adelardus Trudoabdijbier Bruin 69, Géants Gouyasse Tripel (Triple) 90, Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 100, Gouden Carolus Tripel 98, Maneblusser 69, De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 96, Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas) 99, Gouden Carolus Classic 99, Anker Herfstbok , Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 96, Gouden Carolus Ambrio 94, Anker Pils 20, Anker Boscoulis (...-2009) 38
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JulienHuxley (181) Hilversum, Netherlands | April 6, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. I don’t think this place is on a lot of beer geeks’ itinerary in Belgium because there are a lot of good places to see and generally not a lot of time to visit them on. I will however, strongly recommend this place. Firstly, I don’t think the place entry does it justice - this is the Carolus brewery, with a restaurant and a hotel attached, as well as a bottle shop. We did the brewery tour which was great; one of the better ones I’ve been on actually. We got to see how small an operation Het Anker really is (6200 liters per brew) vintage brewing equipment, including their copper kettles and their very own koelschip (yes, before 1999 Carolus beers were chilled in a koelschip on the roof of the brewery). We also saw the aging whiskey which was quite nice. Then we had a decent lunch in the cafe (a bit pricy but tasty) with all their regular beers available in bottles or on tap with the easter beer special on tap and the Cuvée van de Keizer available in bottles. The shop was also fully stocked with everything including their whisky which is quite decent by the way. Prices weren’t wholesale low, but decent. It is conveniently situated on the ring in Mechelen (between Brussel and Antwerpen) and parking is available nearby. Check it out!
MrW (44) Londerzeel, Belgium | April 2, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located at the ring of Mechelen.
Went there with the whisky weekend. Nice athmosphere, but the waitress was really unfriendly.
In the weekend, it’s best to make a reservation if you want dinner. The menu was pretty good and of course served with their beers and whisky.
Went there last summer as well (when I was on a biking trip). The service was better back then.
Fin (491) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | February 12, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
We (me and Loz) visited here on Saturday 8th February 2014 which turned out to be a particularly wet and windy day. Unfortunately we were unable to go on the brewery tour as we were unaware that we could have done this simply by pre-booking, never mind it will give us a good reason to re-visit :-) The tap toom/brasserie was modern, smart and we liked the layout with high wooden chairs & tables. The staff were friendly and helpful and beer choice fine though limited to the Het Anker range clearly. Prices were excellent and beer very good. It is situated by the ring road and yet still very close to the centre, the hotel, beer shop and brewery are all on the same site. In fact the hotel prices for a room looked pretty good value, now just need to find a campsite local to Mechelen to find an alternative to Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges
wimenels (4) , Belgium | January 16, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place , I love there beers , the ambiance is ok but not waaw
Food is also very good ,
Good value !
beeroverwithme (97) Tønsberg, Norway | October 3, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The tap room from brewery Het Anker offers most of the Gouden Carolus beers on draft, in addition to Lucifer, Maneblusser and Anker Lente Bok. The brasserie has an ok atmosphere though it feels a bit open and impersonal. The kitchen serves hearty dishes, often with Gouden Carolus beers in the sauce. Overall the best beer place in Mechelen. Visited: 2013-10-03
gEUS (44) Linden, Belgium | August 2, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pity they only serve the flagships only per bottle. Food is quite ok but slightly overpriced vs. quality
OllieBBommel (27) , Netherlands | April 28, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice brewery with local beers. good food.
dasdan (22) , Belgium | April 23, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Service and food were ok. A few vegetarian options. A little noisy but ok to visit with some friends after a visit of the brewery and taste the beers. **
alethol (16) , Netherlands | December 20, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good place to try different Carolus beers. Had the X-Mas beer, which was excellent and very different (licorice!).Beer shop offers very good value. So does the hotel, which is basic, but tisdy and clean.
Plaas (56) Alkmaar, Netherlands | September 11, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Brewpub. I like their beers, but did not found it very cosy in there. ’t Ankertje aan de Dijle has the better "pub" atmosphere. Staff was not interested, slow and just as polite as necessary, not doing extra effort. Nice interior however.
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