Netherlands > Utrecht
Beer Available At Café Derat (arranged by most recent)
Hallets Real Cider 53, Alvinne Morpheus Dark 82, Neumarkter Lammsbräu Zzzisch Edel Pils 42, Foxy Lady 62, Engel Bock Hell 27, Texels Bock Bier 81, Duits & Lauret Houtgerijpte Rook Dubbelbock 92, Het Uiltje UPA (Uil-Pale-Ale) 87, Maximus Stout 8 91, Oedipus Mannenliefde 80, La Trappe Jubilaris 80, Gooische Hilfert’s Blond 44, Klavervier Schipluyden 66, Het Uiltje Velduil 81, Bacchus 79, La Gauloise Fruits Rouges 16, Wageningen Hermelijn 37, Eem Xtreem Centennial 86, Wageningen Otto II van Gelre 39, Muifelbrouwerij Platte Thijs 76
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nicmig (1) , | January 7, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Cafe Derat is a very cosy bar situated near the center of Utrecht. The barman, Eric, is a specialist and makes you feel right at home. The locals treat you just as anyone else and this is the finishing touch to create an atmosphere you don’t feel like leaving. If you want a quiet stay or an endless discussing about beer, either way cafe Derat will fill your needs. Eric selects the beers himself and it is always a pleasure to find out what beers are on tap. (they change often). I’m quite sure it won’t be long before my next visit, and the one after that. See you soon!
Plaas (56) Alkmaar, Netherlands | January 12, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beerpub sin the Netherlands. Great atmosphere, friendly service, interesting selection (lambic/geuze, nice taps) - this is a gem.
sic1314 (281) Leiden, Netherlands | June 9, 2012| Updated June 26, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Super little back street bar with a small but eclectic beer selection. Friendly and not typically Dutch. For spotters of the unexpected, also has some of the local Uwe cider available in small batches. Revisited June 27th 2013. Was expecting to rate De Drie Herzen over this, until I walked in and found 3 new breweries on tap..
gEUS (41) Linden, Belgium | July 5, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great bar! Went there on a Saturday night, together with Dutch friends. Wide variety of nice Dutch beers. Availibility depends on they got from the brewers; i.e. the card is not Always updated, but hey, it’s a wonderful place! And WAUW... the beer menu for lambics and old gueuzes is a true example for about 99.9% of Belgian beer bars! And the way they market it is just fantastic (sorry for the non Dutch speaking people): "Geuzejeuk? Vraag onze kaart!" (Does it itch for gueuze, just ask for our special card’). Grandiose!
Sambayley101 (5) , | August 16, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent local Utrecht bar that me and my father stumbled into completely by accident on a cycle-tour around the Netherlands.
Both being serious real-ale and cider enthusiasts, we couldn’t believe our luck that we’d found this amazing bar run by an evangelist for top-quality British craft beer, Erik!
We had a great night drinking more beers than I care to remember with our friendly host, but the real revelation was the fantastic Dutch beers that we trusted Erik to provide us with, choices that he supplemented from his vast range of bottles and drafts.
Top quality beer, chatter and atmosphere, the only thing I could possibly ask for was perhaps a few more bar snacks, but I understand Erik didn’t open the place to start up as a Chef, so that’s forgiveable.
Check it out! Missing it already.
gajemeevissen (6) , Netherlands | May 10, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite beerbar in Utrecht! (In Dutch: stamcafe) It’s always fun to be here. Great selection of Belgium and Dutch (!) beers. 6 taps, chance very often, so be quick when you want to drink your favourite beer. When you prefer something sweet, just ask the secret Geuze/Lambic list behind the bar.
The bar is named after a dead rat that was found in the cellar. The rat now has a special place on the wall.
Tommie (1) Utrecht, Netherlands | February 22, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small place with cosy ambiance. Owner Erik is very dedicated. On request he organizes beer and whisk(e)y tasting sessions upstairs. Much variation in unusual draught beers from small breweries. Special evenings with live music, poetry or ‘disc-jockeys ‘ playing all kind of music, inter alia French chansons and Rock and Roll from the 50’s and 60’s. If you’re lucky you can hear on a Tuesday evening a choir singing tear-jerkers. Note the large ringing bell from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry (1871) hanging from the wooden ceiling above the wooden floor. A unique bar – also for Dutch standards.
sebletitje (264) Enghien, Belgium | August 17, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited August 15th. Fun little neighborhood bar that fills up with a great local atmosphere. Plenty of Belgian beers, again, would have enjoyed a bit more Dutch beers. The owner Erik sat at our table brought us samples from a small Oud Beersel Cask and later accompanied us to a restaurant. A few British beers were available in ltd qty from Erik trip in Kent. A nice whiskey collection is also available with some nice little gems hidden upstairs.
Fun place nestled just out o the busy touristy Oudgracht steert.
Boudicca (524) London, England | October 12, 2011| Updated October 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
In my view, this is easily the best bar in Utrecht. It’s on a corner on one of the streets running off the main canal. It has large picture windows, a wooden floor and ceiling and traditional wooden furniture. It’s a very cosy and comfortable place and we immediately felt at home there along with the regulars. The bar staff are excellent - friendly and knowledgeable - and the owner, Erik, is delightful. You can also meet Josefine and Stip, the two resident cats who feature in a lovely little book about the café cats of Utrecht. In fact one of them is on the cover.
Derat has 6 taps with four fairly standard beers, one of which is usually La Chouffe, and two guests. When we were there the guest beers were Tasty Lady (despite its rather cheesy name, a nice gentle IPA brewed by five women at Schelde), Maximus Pandora and, later in the weekend, Flying Dog Raging Bitch. Erik told us that following his visit to the Borefts Beer Festival at De Molen he was keen to try out more unusual draft beers, so watch this space. There are 21 bottles listed on the blackboard and, the pièce de résistance, a separate lambic and gueze list which ranks with the best. We had Boon Geuze Mariage Parfait 2007 at a bargain price of E5 and Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait 2008 for E8. They also have the ever reliable Orval and an impressive range of single malt whiskies.
Apart from some delicious local cheese which was handed round, we didn’t try the snacks - sausage, cheese and toasties - but I’m reliably informed that they come from mainly locally sourced ingredients.
(Last visited 30 September 2013).
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 3, 2011| Updated March 6, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
We visited here on 25.09.11. When we popped in we were the only people in the Café apart from the Café owner who was just such a nice chap. He immediately came and sat near us and just chatted away. We’d barely known him 20 mins before he offered to add some Gueuze for us if we wanted onto an order he was doing and was going to pick up, we declined owing to space but suffice to say what a really nice chap. The range of beers wasn’t exhaustive though the lambic list was great, but the remaining list wasn’t shoddy either and was a nice list, the bar was situated on a corner and had a lovely ambience. I really liked this place. Visited here again 1st March 2012, Eric the landlord is such a friendly and welcoming chap, we hadn’t been there long and he was off upstairs getting a 3 Fonteinen Doesjel and then other great beers, we stayed here for quite a while. In my opinion this is easily the best of the bunch in Utrecht, it has a lovely atmosphere, is extremely welcoming and is just a warm happy place, loved it here on both occasions. I’m indifferent to cats but they are very entertaining in this pub.
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