Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At De Bierkoning (arranged by most recent)
Wispe Wit 40, Bad Hair Brewing Steevug Tripel 52, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Struise Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club 100, ít IJ Flink 81, Wispe Blond 38, Arn Brouwerij IrisíPale Arn 41, Rooie Dop Ot The Explorer Double IPA 97, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop 99, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bourbon BA) 95, Klavervier Avercamp Barrel Aged , Duits & Lauret Extra Blond 67, Ashover Coffin Lane Stout 72, De Molen Braggot Brett 91, Kompaan 39 Bloedbroeder (Filliers BA) 93, Ramses Bier Naar de Haaien 49, Het Uiltje Flaming Ass-Owl 89, Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.) 93, Rodenburg Bronckhorster Scrooge (8.5%) 84, Rodenburg Bronckhorster Rise & Shine 63
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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 (544) 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.
forst (15) , Italy | January 13, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Small and nice beer shop just in the city centre. Glassware, nice selections of beers, and also some limited-amount aged beer from time to time.
martinboer (4) Amsterdam, Netherlands | January 7, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Best beer shop I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to quite a few now...
August 21, 2006 [ Updated August 12, 2007 ]
Iíve been going here for more than a year now and after having done some beer tourism I can say that this is one of the great beer shops. The selection of Dutch and Belgian beers is unrivaled. They have Westvleteren but also tons of microbrewers, Scandi, German, English, UK and tons and tons of others. The selection is very fluid so Iím always bowled over by what they have next. This place is fantastic.
GodOfThunder (34) Orlando, Florida | October 17, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great location, right off the center of the city. The big plus for tourists is the huge collection of glassware. They also have vintage Westys for a premium price. There is a guy who works here who also workes at the ít IJ Brewery. Nice guy. Good store.
sunevdj (48) Copenhagen OE, Denmark | October 15, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice shop with a big selection of beers form around the world. I especially liked the de Molen Selection and the Left Hand selection. Unfortuneately the sold me two īt IJ Vlo (a special for that shop) that both were infected.
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