Belgium > Brugge
freretoc (18) BesanÁon, France | March 9, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Trop cher car tíes ŗ Bruges et donc comme bonne ville ŗ touristes on se moque de ta poire, líintťrÍt cíest de boire les Brugse Zot ŗ la pression non filtrťe cíest tout.
miquelcrush (69) Granollers, Spain | February 23, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
baxterfish (182) , England | February 22, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Huge modern place selling the four house beers. Worth one visit to try the blond straight from the lagering tanks.
blackisle (17) Amsterdam, Netherlands | February 16, 2014| Updated March 18, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Brewery is under reconstruction, though visit possible
VincentKabel (20) Haarlem, Netherlands | February 14, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The selection isnít great. They only have their own beers. Wich is logical since it is a brewery as well. The Straffe Hendrik is a especially fine beer. The tour trough the brewery is nice, but not very special. Walking around the roof of the brewery is something special though. You should really visit de Halve maen when youíre in the neighbourhood or at least try their beers.
McWorta (106) , Luxembourg | December 7, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Did not make the tour unfortunately, we were a couple of minutes late and got this info pretty unfriendly t the ticket counter. Had a beer inside the tavern, service was also here stressed and unfriendly, guess too many tourists around... Anyhow no food tried here, value was ok and overall a good place for trying the breweryís beers!
AndySnow (151) Stockholm, Sweden | December 4, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Took the tour around the brewery. A bit too noisy indoors to actually make out what the guide said. The tour is rather nice, but not that different than any other tour. It does have a nice view of the city from the roof. Selection of beer is what is brewed on site.
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 3, 2013| Updated December 15, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited October 2012.
At 3pm there are about two places in all of Brugge that serve food. Since we struck out across the street and at pretty much every other food-serving establishment in the area we decided to have beers here first. In case youíre wondering we ended up eating at a cafe down the way which was nice enough except that as we sat on the cobblestone and ate our sandwiches we sat next to a guy that lit a new cigarette every 90 seconds between sips of wine. After he left and we could both breathe and actually smell our food he returned with two cartons of cigarettes. Luckily he didnít stop and just kept walking.
At the brewery we ordered a round of all the house beers and drank them outside in the courtyard. Itís a very nice place minus the lack of service and the wobbly tables. Itís in the adult Disneyland garbage that is Brugge but itís got itís own little courtyard that protects you somewhat from the constant flash photography and tour groups of 50.
Sadly the beer is not very good. I had high hopes since I had tried the quad before and thought it was decent to good. The others were not so good. The one they were missing that i was most excited about was the oaked quad but that seems to be a seasonal release and itís expensive (30 euro). Since my visit here theyíve begun exporting it to the US but for a similar price point so Iíve scrolled past thus far.
So I guess my experiences were a bit contrasting in that itís a beautiful place and a bit of a safe haven from the annoying tourists (not that we werenít tourists) but the beer isnít all that great. Oh well, itís certainly worth a stop once.
**edit: itís funny to read the other ratings about it being over run with tourists. Maybe we got lucky.
FSC_87 (10) , Netherlands | November 13, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
A nice brewery tour, with a very special look over Brugges from the fooftop of the brewery. After the tour i had a few unfiltered Brugse Zot, which is only available at the brewery.
Smurf2055 (52) Seattle, Washington | November 2, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed the brewery tour. The guide was witty and informative. The selection is kind of rough, no real deviations from belgian abbey ales, so your options are light or dark, weak or strong. Prices were good. Service was average (they were busy). The place itself was fancy, but I didnít try the food. I would recommend the tour for sure if you are in Brugges
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