Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At De Bierkoning (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) 100, Gooische Lammertís Amber , Girardin Gueuze White Label 97, Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier 95, Fullerís London Porter (Bottle/Keg) 100, BrewDog Dead Pony Club 93, BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout (9.5%) 99, Anchor Bock Beer 91, ít IJ Barley Wine 85, Thiriez Extra 95, vandeStreek bier Elixir , vandeStreek bier FiftyFifty , ít IJ IPA 94, ít IJ Speciale Vlo 93, Het Uiltje Bosuil 96, Hommeles Hopdonder , Hop Valley Citrus Mistress 97, Emelisse Black IPA 95, Hoegaarden Grand Cru 94, De Molen Hemel & Aarde (Wild Turkey BA) 99
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pivnizub (460) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | January 24, 2010
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 !
Vaiz (22) Den Haag, Netherlands | January 22, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer shop that has an excellent collection, even some old beers. Also a great collection of glassware. Friendly service as well. Only the prices are a bit on the high side, but hey, I canít blame them.
kromamc (26) , Italy | January 8, 2010| Updated November 2, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This beershop with the cracked kettle (that is near this one) are the best beershop that I have visited.... the bierkoning has also a great selection of glasses... great!
Beerlando (70) Orlando, Florida | September 3, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely, hands down, the number one beer destination that I found on my trip to Amsterdam. De Bierkoning is a very cool little multi-level shop with an excellent beer and glassware selection. The staff was super friendly and even looked up some beers on RateBeer for me. Lambics are located on the lower floor (best selection I found on my entire trip), glassware on the ground floor, and the rest of the brews on the upper level. They had anything and everything De Molen it seemed, including an exclusive strong saison brewed just for them. For the most part, if it is brewed in the Netherlands and bottled, they have it. Their selection of Belgians also eclipsed that of any store I found in Belgium. Pricing was extremely reasonable. Fantastic beer store.
dec23 (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 15, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The Cracked Kettle might be nicer looking with itís rustic interiour and the beautiful sign outside, but De Bierkoning trumps it both in selection and prices. The staff are all very knowledgeable when it comes to the almost 1000 beers they have in stock, and if you manage to get past their veneer of being horribly desensitized by truckloads of tourists asking for Heineken then they will prove to be very friendly and helpful. The selection is overwhelming. You will probably find everything brewed somewhere in Belgium or the Netherlands there. Add a wide range of British, U.S., Scandinavian and German beers, supplemented by a quite a few staple products from other places and you have one hell of a beer shop. The only word that comes to my mind is authoritative. If you can, pick a rainy weekday early afternoon to go there. This keeps the probability low that the staff are kept busy by tourists, and can share their extensive knowledge and taste with you. Also a good thing to know: There are two beers available there which you cannot get anywhere else because they are made exclusively for this shop. Those are the Vlo by Brouwerij ít Ij and the Ton sur Ton by Brouwerij De Molen.
bogus (5) Utrecht, Netherlands | July 24, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderfull shop! Stumbled upon it, and I was glad I did! Great assortiment, nice atmosphere!
Nordcore (30) Lyngen alps, Norway | July 16, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beerstore with a lot of different beers, I used the The Cracked Kettle when they had this nice homepage where you can sit at home and plan what to buy.
zdk (95) New York, New York | July 12, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great selection of Dutch beers and microbrews. Good set of Belgians that I [mostly] recognized. Also some American crafts. Best bottle shop in Amsterdam (very glad I accidentally stumbled on it). Staff was friendly and very helpful.
Fin (537) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 22, 2009
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.
NoiZe (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | January 15, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great shop. Nice assortment of truly good beers. Good service. Not too expensive.
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