Belgium > Brugge
t0rin0 (1270) 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 you’re 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 didn’t stop and just kept walking.
At the brewery we ordered a round of all the house beers and drank them outside in the courtyard. It’s a very nice place minus the lack of service and the wobbly tables. It’s in the adult Disneyland garbage that is Brugge but it’s got it’s 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 it’s expensive (30 euro). Since my visit here they’ve begun exporting it to the US but for a similar price point so I’ve scrolled past thus far.
So I guess my experiences were a bit contrasting in that it’s a beautiful place and a bit of a safe haven from the annoying tourists (not that we weren’t tourists) but the beer isn’t all that great. Oh well, it’s certainly worth a stop once.
**edit: it’s 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 (53) 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 didn’t try the food. I would recommend the tour for sure if you are in Brugges
undercurrent25 (145) Barnton, England | October 27, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Brewery tour is excellent and includes a rooftop view of the city, you get an unfiltered version of Brugse Zot at the end which is only available at the brewery. The food in the restaurant is also of a very high standard
Blade86 (40) Wrocław, Poland | October 23, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Beer is good at least, bar itself is quite nice, so is the shop, the tour is quite standard, two good things, view over a city and The Lady which guided the tour, great personality, great sense of humour
Overall: quite nice place to spend an hour or two.
patricks110 (51) Alberta | October 15, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
The tour had like 50 people on it and the beer isnt all that renowned nor incredible. Most of the tour involved looking over Bruge from their rooftop and then drinking some beer.
KyotoLefty (443) Kyoto, Japan | September 19, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very busy place with lots of tourists. Only 4 beers, so not that excitingl. Is it worth it? well, in the afternoon, almost everything else in Brugge is closed, so you might stop then. No big deal.
KJB27 (17) Lille, France | August 28, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brewery they have some bar too. They give you one beer for the end of the ride. Quite interesting cause you can see the old school way of brewing including the coolship and aging tanks. Concerning the bar, there’s lots of tourists and very little to drink, a bit expensive too.
Holmen1 (50) Stavanger, Norway | August 22, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Et hyggelig sted med særpreg, og som alle beer hunters bør ha besøkt, selv om stedet oser av turistfelle. Tok den guidede turen, som var en skuffelse. Ikke pga hva vi fikk se, men fordi guiden bare ramset opp et memorert skript som ikke ga rom for spørsmål og dialog, hun var i det hele lite interessert i å svare på spørsmål og formidlet ingen entusiasme eller stolthet.
Abijen (47) ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | June 24, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
We had the tour. Which was nice. More a musuem tour then how the brew now.
The price was pretty good.
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