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Beer Available At Café Rose Red (Beergarden) (arranged by most recent)
De Ranke XXX Bitter 98, De la Senne Black in Japan 97, De la Senne Taras Boulba 93, De la Senne Zinnebir 93, Abbaye des Rocs Brune 100, Bellevaux Black 81, Struise Ypres Reserva 96, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Dupont Monk’s Stout 78, Bockor Bellegems Bruin 88, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Struise Black Albert 100, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Roman Mater Biere Blanche Wit 30, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*) 100, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 81, De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 96, Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew 99, Struise Svea IPA 90, Struise St. Amatus - Oostvleteren 12 99
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wimpyjoe (1381) Hebden Bridge, England | November 20, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Headed here for a final drink of the night on a Friday and it was like most other places full - at least in the first room with the bar, there was nobody in the other side which looked more like the restaurant part (so we were not too keen to sit there). The barmen managed to find us some room to sit at the bar and entertained us for the half hour we were there with our drinks. The selection is decent with both tap and bottle options and the atmosphere cosy and convivial.
Theydon_Bois (745) The ’Sham, England | October 21, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on Friday 17th October 2014 around 9/9.30pm.
The place was fair booming but we managed to squeeze into the only available table.
Crowd was largely locals and we chatted to a few guys, who by no means beer geeks, knew their beers.
Service was really good, prompt and attentive at the table and he found me a Flemish red tick straight away.
Solid enough list, no massive rareties but happy to catch up on Struise Ypres Reserva having foolishly ignored this at BBF last year thinking it was the base beer I’d already had!
Decor is cafe style with red roses on the ceiling, we found it pretty much as the picture above other than the place was packed!
Just outside the centre, 3 to 5 mins walk from various other bars of note such as De Kelk, ’T Brugs Beertje, the Trappist and Gambrinus.
Well worth hitting this place up, top 3 venue in Brugge for me.
Leighton (638) London, England | October 7, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small cafe, creaky wood floors, lots of red roses about. Small, well-word wooden bar. Lovely. Pleasant jazz music playing in the background. Nice server. Good beer menu with some exceptional offerings, though some not cheap. Great vibes here.
Fin (608) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 7, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
We visited here Saturday 6th October 2012. Quite surprised that I’d never stumbled across this place before now, it is a real gem. The beer list is excellent and well chosen with Struise and De Dolle both well represented. The interior is really well done, roses hang from the ceiling, there is plenty of wood and it is just very comfortable and well thought out. I had a Dulle Teve followed by Black Albert Batch #14 though not sure what the significance is with the batch numbers? Loz had two Pannepot 2010’s. I would definately seek this place out again when next in Bruges, btw the girl serving really knew her beer and was very helpful and friendly with advice to the couple sat adjacent to us. My only criticism was the frankly ridiculous prices if some of the beers, Mikkeller Beer Geek (not sure what version) at 50 or 60 Euro’s a bottle really was taking the mickey, otherwise an excellent bar in just about every other respect.
KyotoLefty (492) Kyoto, Japan | September 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice place with a very well-chosen menu. Not a huge menu, but quite plentiful, and good beers on it. Very nice cafe in a hotel, with a beer garden out back I would surely come here a lot if I was in Brugge more. Prices for rare stuff are a bit high.
BlackHaddock (383) , England | April 2, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
I heard about this place on a few beer sites and word of mouth, so though I’d give it a go: glad I did. Brugge has in my opinion already got some world class bars, this place can be added to that list. It’s on a semi-back street but easy to find and get to from anywhere in the centre of Brugge.
It was an early evening in December Saturday when we visited, the bar being fairly busy, the clientele being mostly well dressed couples talking quietly while having a beer or two before dining elsewhere (no food here). We sat and I picked up the beer menu on our table, a young lady came over and informed us that St Bernadus Christmas was on-tap, along with Chimay Blonde: I put the menu down again and ordered a glass on each tap brew. The beers arrived in their correct glasses and I perused the beer menu at leisure while sipping my 10% Christmas beer, so, so moreish, but also too strong this early in the evening to stay drinking. They major on Trappist beers with others also available, didn’t count the total numbers but there were enough bottles to keep a normal beer geek happy for a day or two. So the beer list has grown in the last year: the last reviewer posted, back in November 2010 about the selection being extended. A couple of chalk boards advertised special brews, I noted that La Trappe Oak Aged Quadruples (Lots, 3,4,5 and 6) were priced at Euro 28 for a cork and caged 37.5cl bottle, ouch! Rudi in De Bierboom had given me a Lot 6 and Lot 7 for free earlier in the day, so no need for me to break the bank.
The bar room was lovely, single red roses hang from the ceiling and everywhere was clean and obviously well looked after, polished wood everywhere you looked. A group of British ladies came in while we were there, they had been in the day before and had returned festooned with parcels from shopping: they couldn’t remember what they’d been drinking, but wanted the same one again, the staff knew and all was well.
My must visit while in Brugge bar list just keeps growing; this is a worthy addition and with some of the better known bars (like De Garre and ‘t Bruges Beertje) becoming just too popular and over busy at times this is a good alternative while in the city centre.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | April 27, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
This seems to be a bit off the touristy zone, at least the main area, where you can stop in here for a peaceful sip of brew under the dangling roses hanging from the ceiling overhead. This place has soft worn in creaky wood floors, tables and chairs. This was a very welcome environment as I sat pondering a beer in front of me with my friend sebletitje across the table even when you notice the prices of some of the beer offerings. I mean 51 euro for a half liter Mikkeller BA Beer Geek Brunch Weasel and 60 Euro of the Armand #4 . . . craziness. Overall this place has equaled the selection of most places around here if not a bit better save Struise of course. I look forward to coming back and spending more time here.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | March 18, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Dropped by while touring the area since ’t Brugs Beertje was closed. Quaint spot with interesting decor for a bar with the fake roses hanging from the ceiling, but I can dig it. Solid selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary or impressive, but respectable. A bit overrated, but kind service and relaxing atmosphere.
mcberko (308) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 13, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome little place just slightly off the beaten path - just off Philipstockstraat and a minute away from the main square. Excellent beer selection. The highlight was the 2007 3F Oude Geuze Vintage (only 5 bottles left as of the time of this review). Service was absolutely top-notch, and the prices are very fair. Back patio is really awesome. I preferred this place to ’t Brugs Beertje. Mandatory stop.
sebletitje (306) Enghien, Belgium | April 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited with Dave/Ibrew2or3.
By far my favorite bar in Brugge. Finally a bar outside of the tourist ways, not overly crowded, and a very interesting decor with the fitting theme of red roses.
Loved the old wooden interior/floor, clean and friendly atmosphere.
Beer selection is decent though not overly complex. Sadly, the whole atmosphere side is brought down by excessively expensive beers. 51€ for a beer geek weasel bourbon? seriously? 60€ for Armand 4? to cite a few.
Granted there are a few choices around 2€50-4€ the pricing is hard to swallow.
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