Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At De Bierkoning (arranged by most recent)
Magners Pear 12, FantŰme Saison 99, New Holland Black Tulip Trippel Ale 84, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100, De Natte Gijt Gijt Ut? 78, Butcherís Tears Witchfinder 69, Cantillon Kriek 98, De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse Oak Aged Ardbeg 97, Butcherís Tears Regular Music , Rooie Dop Utrecht Strong Ale 97, Troubadour Magma 97, De Molen Lief & Leed on Cherries 88, Lindemans Framboise 95, Berghoeve Hammer Schout Stout 72, Emelisse Black IPA 95, Cantillon Vigneronne 99, Oude Gueuze Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Goslarer Gose Hell 51, Het Uiltje UPA (Uil-Pale-Ale) , De Molen Hemel & Aarde Bourbon 97
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3fourths (1082) StraŖgiech, Germany | June 4, 2008| Updated December 21, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Fantastic selection in a small shop purely dedicated to good beer. The selected of Dutch beer is tops here, with a number of quality Belgian and German bottles as well. What else can I say? You should visit this store, but also be sure to visit Cracked Kettle, which I found to be even better. It wasnít the mecca I was expecting, but certainly itís a place not to miss while in Amsterdam.
Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | September 4, 2007| Updated December 21, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
By a fair margin the most solid selection in Amsterdam, so the place is immediately an absolute must-visit. If I stayed in Amsterdam for a month or so, Iíd likely hit the place everyday to go through Netherlandsí beers. I picked about 10 and could easily have picked another 10 that I considered must. Lots of imports as well, at least 5 rare belgians that I regret not having picked. Knowledgeable, passionate staff, completely willing to help. Central location, just out of Dam Square in the very heart of the town. Limited opening hours in the weekend though, closing at 18 and even worse on sunday when it only opens at 13. Very very large collection of glassware (100?) at very reasonable prices too (2-5 euros).
nate2g (443) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 27, 2011| Updated December 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer shop a stoneís throw from Beer Temple. A selection of local Dutch brews I had not seen elsewhere. Many Belgian and US bottles. A small selection of vintage too. Glassware available. Busy staff.
pivnizub (425) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | January 24, 2010| Updated December 21, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Smaller shop, located close to the Royal Palace, stuffed with a superb selection of great (international) beers; friendly service as well. Donít miss it !
womencantsail (390) Garbage Grove, California | October 4, 2012| Updated December 21, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really the only beer shop you need to hit in Amsterdam. Tons of beers from all over Europe and a fair amount of stuff from the US as well. Prices are good. The place is really cramped, though, so donít plan on bringing any big bags inside.
Leighton (389) London, England | July 26, 2011| Updated December 21, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beer shops I have ever been in. Really, I was just thrilled to spend time in here. Prices are pretty damn fair and the selection is unreal. I bought so much beer here. Canít wait to return.
Boudicca (373) London, England | April 25, 2011| Updated December 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
De Bierkonig is situated very centrally in a street off Dam Square. Itís not large but it fits a tremendous selection of high quality beers into the small area at the front and up a short set of wooden steps to a platform area. Theyíre arranged by country and I defy anyone to find it hard to fill their basket here. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.
Fin (368) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 22, 2009| Updated December 21, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Only got to this Beer Shop in Amsterdam, unfortunately I never made the Cracked Kettle, though I would struggle to see how this could possible be beaten on the staggering choice, rare stuff and reasonable prices. I concentrated on mostly Dutch beers from De Molen but I also got a few from Mikkeller but I was limited on what I could carry as I was situated on a campsite out of town. Very friendly staff, who suggested De Wildeman and íT Arendsnest bars as ígot to go toí places. Visited here twice but if I lived in Amsterdam I would never be out of this place. One of the best speciality beers shops Iíve ever visited.
KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | September 3, 2010| Updated December 21, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of the best selections I have ever seen. That is what matters most. The woman there when I went was very disinterested. Doesnít matter much, though, does it? Wish they had more cold beers.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013| Updated December 21, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, so the question I asked myself before going to Amsterdam is, what is the best bottle shop in town? De Bierkoning or The Cracked Kettle. They are a short walk from each other. When I was in Amsterdam in 2010 it was a close call as to which one of the two stores I preferred. They complemented each other and I bought bottles from both places. But I went back in 2011 and it was a totally different story. Bierkoning is totally winning the Amsterdam beer store war. Great selection of Dutch beers (obviously) but also a lot of European beers and even American beers. This place is fun to shop at with its old wooden shelves and warm feeling but this is a tightly packed store and it makes me feel like a bull in a china shop. Staff is usually very busy but when you can talk to someone they are very helpful and knowledgeable. The only negative is the freshness. Here in North-America I donít complain when I can get a De Molen hoppy beer 9 months after bottling date. But directly in Amsterdam I would expect fresher products. Iíve picked up many beers and put them back on the shelf when I realized they were not fresh (especially De Molen since they have a clearly printed Bottling date). A better inventory management is in order. But thatís a minor complaint. I really love that store, bought many great beers there and canít wait to go back there.
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