Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At De Bierkoning (arranged by most recent)
Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) 95, Ilkley Siberia 78, Liefmans Frambozenbier 96, Rebels Stout! 49, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Het Uiltje / Kompaan Gevleugelde Kameraad 95, De Naeckte Brouwers Leprechaun 84, ít IJ / De Molen Double IPA , Jopen Adriaan Witbier 46, ít IJ Speciale Vlo 93, De Molen Moord & Brand High Ester Rhum 98, ít IJ Flink 78, ít IJ White I.P.A. 86, Emelisse 2.5 ( Innovation Serie ) 85, Emelisse / NÝgne ō GrÝdziskie 43, Mikkeller X Kolsvart Lakrits IPA 93, Cantillon Vigneronne 99, Het Uiltje Dwerguil 58, ít IJ Flamingo Black I.P.A. 96, Het Uiltje Velduil 81
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iep (2) Amsterdam, Netherlands | December 31, 2006| Updated July 17, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great lambic selection, and LOADS of (obscure) glassware. Relatively expensive though.
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | December 21, 2006| Updated December 22, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A truly great (not only in quantity, but also in quality) selection of both Dutch and Belgian beers - but also many German, Polish, British, etc. A nice selection of seasonal beers, and rare Belgian breweries, such as De Graal, Glazen Toren, and Alvinne. The glass selection is outstanding, too. Very reasonable prices. The smokiness was a bit disturbing, but even that didnít distract me with that kind of selection.
KnutAlbert (274) Oslo, Norway | October 26, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I felt like being let loose in a candy store. Amazing selection of Dutch beers, the bock season had just started and the staff was very helpful in picking the style I wanted. Lots of fine Beligan and British beers, too, and the rest of the world is represented, too. A bit thin on US beers, perhaps, but anyone should be able to find some treasures here.
EithCubes (222) New Jersey | June 4, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Kind of stumbled upon this accidentally and feel extremely lucky. Service at the counter was shitty, I donít like being completely ignored, even for regulars. Prices were good though, and selection is, of course, staggering.
SudsMcDuff (181) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | May 18, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
jesus, this place has so much beer, alittle overwelming in a way, as soon as i walked in i went blank....next time dammit...i did knock out a few good ones though...
Quinten (4) zaandam, Netherlands | May 18, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Good selection, with lots of belgian and special german.
turbothy (26) Bonn, Germany | April 20, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
When Iíve visited De Bierkoning itís usually been late in the afternoon when the shopkeepers have broken out the beers for themselves, making the service ... less stellar than most others here imply. But itís a friendly, personal place (smoky, though) with an astounding selection of local beers. I disagree about the high prices; most of their stuff costs 25-50% of what it would cost in Copenhagen ;-)
MPA (6) Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), Denmark | March 7, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Feb. 15th, 06 - Unfortunately, I came just before they closed, so I only had about 10 minutes. I was going for dutch beer, so I only quickly browsed through the other shelves, but it looked good (got some english brews as well). The staff were kind and helpful. By the way: They have a huge selection of glassware. Next time I hope to spend some more time there.
kepano (24) Los Angeles, California | January 14, 2006| Updated June 3, 2006
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Explaining De Bierkoning is a bit difficult. Visiting it reminds of a feeling you might have long forgotten. The expression "like a kid in a candy shop" has unfortunately grown to a clichť, but the store truly evokes just that. The selection is absolutely enormous covering Belgium and Holland extensively as well as Germany and several other countries. The store itself is fairly small but everything is arranged efficiently and the staff is very helpful. As you enter youíll notice a huge wall of glassware and as you walk down the hall, a few steps lead to the large mezzanine where most of the beers are found. Underneath is a small cellar area that stores a good selection of lambics, notably the full Cantillon lineup and a few rarities. The prices are remarkably cheap, especially when you get used to the import prices of France or the US. Most of the small bottles are in the 1-2Ä range while my most expensive purchase was a Drie Fonteinen 1998 Oude Geuze (!) for less than 11Ä. Be sure to pick up a bottle or more of the ít IJ Vlo (pronounced "tíeye flo"), which is brewed specially for the store owner! I spoke to him for a while and he was very friendly like most people in town. Of course I had bought a suitcase full of beer so it was the least I could expect.
Otje (4) Veendam, Netherlands | November 29, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
What a great beershop, they even let me browse throught unopened boxes of winterbeer! I will visit more often, thatís for sure.
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