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De Achelse Kluis
Exceptional based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Kluis 1
Hamont-Achel, Belgium 3930 [ print map ]
011 80 07 69

achelsekluis.org/general/home.htm

Hours: 09.00 - 18.00


Mayor: Sissio (8) | Taps: 2 | Bottles: 100


De Achelse Kluis

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Beer Available At De Achelse Kluis (arranged by most recent)
Achel Extra Bruin (de 3 Wijzen) 100, Grimbergen Cuvée Ambrée / Double (Dubbel) 85, Charles Quint Blonde Dorée/ Keizer Karel Goudblond 72, Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première 99, Achel 8 Blond 98, Ter Doolen (Dolen) Donker (Double Dark) 52, Géants Urchon Brune 77, St. Paul Speciale 50, Achel 8 Bruin 98, Achel 5 Bruin 58, Achel 5 Blond 87, St. Paul Double 78
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24 reviews for De Achelse Kluis
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  58%
 Selection  64%
 Food  56%
 Value  71%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  71%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete  (13) , Netherlands | May 8, 2013
Close to the Dutch border. This is a super place to buy Belgian beers.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
jvdijk99  (33) , Netherlands | October 18, 2012
Nice Achel beers on draft, good selection of glassware available. Large terrace which was packed with tourists. The beer ice cream did not taste like beer at all.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
A nice brewery but a fair hike to get there by public transport! Nice selection of Achel beers, including two beers only available at the cloisters. The Trappist Blonde is lovely on draught. The beer shop is also impressive with a fair range and lots of glassware. Plenty of space to sit outside on a sunny day also.
36
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck  (134) Gent, Belgium | November 19, 2011
Review is for the bar, not for the bottle shop, which in my opinion has very little to see with the monastery or the brewery. It’s cool that you can get the 5% beers. It’s less cool you can’t drink any of the others. There’s no service, just self service in what looks like a high school canteen. At least in the summer you can sit outside, but I guess in winter, when you have to sit inside it’s much less cosy. So, worth to check it out? Only if you desperately want to try the Achels 5% (which I did) and maybe stock up some bottles from the shop. But other than that, not really.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning  (243) La Tropica, Netherlands | July 27, 2011
Rustic monastery with a surprisingly large portfolio of quality beers (trappists, Dupont, quadrupel OA). A kind of canteen serves the 5% ABV tap beers. Service is minimal, environment is lovely, prices are quite acceptable. Therefore recommended.
58
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
eds4bama  (3) | December 11, 2010
ODB & I made the trip up by car to the middle of no where to find this pleasant little diamond in the rough. Great place to sit a taste the Achel Blonde (which is quite outstanding). The beer shop is surprisingly large with a lot of glassware. They have a pretty good variety of beer here as well. Overall, great trip, highly recommended!
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac  (6) Ngunnawal, Australia | September 21, 2010
Nice terras to sit on. Small range of light meals/snacks. They have their own beers available in the cafe and quite a good selection other belgian beers available from the abbey store, including a lot of trappists, abbij beers, gueze/fruit beers and other belgian ales. I would have thought the selection to be close to 200 diiferent beers.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer  (180) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | June 16, 2010
Last time I was here is about 5 years ago. Within these five years they changed a lot. I remember that I bought a shitload of Belgian beers here which were kind of normally priced (some cheap, some expensive) Now they have just a tiny bit of different beers left. I heard monk Fustus (or brother Fustus) died and he was the responsible one for the beers that were imported. Since he died they shrimp their collection massively, unfortunately. Also the Abbey cheeses where not to be found, just one I saw. This was different in the past too. There’s no person that helps you, unless you ask for help, but there collection is so small that you don’t need any help. It’s a beautiful place, in a beautiful part of the Belgian/Dutch border and nature. Though it got too touristic. Overall it’s ok, nice nature, some ok beers and food, other memorabilia is sold in another store, so there’s anything for anybody.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
thebeermonk  (12) , Netherlands | February 22, 2010
A modern tavern in a old monestry is not what I expected. So that is why my ambiance rating is not that high. Although when you sit outside and the weather is nice, you look around and see all the old buildings while enjoying your achelse kluis beer-icecream, it is a nice detour worth place filled with rest. And you can also find a nice small shop which sells rather interesting beers in bottles to go. A lot of organic and bio-beers can be found here.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub  (456) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | January 24, 2010
The newest of all the Trappist breweries, almost located both in the Netherlands and in Belgium (don’t be afraid, the greatest part of it - including the modern brewery - is in Belgium ;-) ); besides the cloister itself, You’ll find there the bare brewery tap, which looks "like a municipal library" (Tim Webb), a gallery and a grocers’s shop, selling the Achel products plus a relatively wide range of belgian micros. Worth a detour!

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