De Dolle Brouwers | Esen,
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De Dolle Brouwers
World Class based on 37 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Roeselarestraat 12B
Esen, Belgium 8600 [ print map ]
51 502781

Hours: Sat. 2:00-7:00, Sun. 2:00-7:00

Mayor: llucmaduell (3) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 10

De Dolle Brouwers

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Beer Available At De Dolle Brouwers (arranged by most recent)
De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, De Dolle Dulle Teve 10ļ (Mad Bitch) 99, De Dolle Boskeun 98, De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 100, De Dolle Oerbier 99, De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond 97, De Dolle Arabier 96
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37 reviews for De Dolle Brouwers
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  86%
 Selection  76%
 Food  66%
 Value  88%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2115) Washington, Washington DC | August 25, 2011
Nothing beats taking the tour with Chris on Sundays of this old brewery with its famous open fermenter, then sharing a few in the tasting room. All the clasics on draft and in bottles, plus an occasional surprise keep me coming back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
My second trip to Belgium made me realize that I forgot to review this place from my first trip there in 2006. One of my favourite Belgium souvenir. I got there through private transportation but be ready for a long walk from the nearest train station. Tours on Sundays only and I recommend it. The tour has no technical information whatsoever. Donít think youíll learn anything about De Dolle brewing tricks. The tour is more a history lesson of the brewery. Given by a 150 year old grand mother it was totally unreal. Very very cool. Then you can drink at the brewery pub. I was served Arabier and Oerbier by the brewer himself. He was wearing a shirt that I didnít think anyone who dare wear in public. This place is unreal. Their beers are unreal. You must visit if you love De Dolle.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Camons  (352) Hasselager, Denmark | August 24, 2014
Visited a sunday afternoon for a tour and few drinks. The tour in english was done by the owner / brewer, and was highly informative and held in a funny, quite sacastic tone. The brewey itself was place in a old building, most of the equipment dates back to the 1st world war. In the barrelroom we where offered a smaples of 2 beers, Oerbier Reserva, and a high sour/acidic brew. The 5 Ä tour included 2 tapped beers in the taproom, Arabier or Oerbier. Some bottles avaiable aswell. Service doing the tour was good, a litlte unwilling or downright grumpy in the taproom. Crowd on the tour was a mixed group of tourists from Germany, France, US, etc. The taproom, and the nice beer garden behind it, had a good number of locals aswell. Fair / cheap prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty  (302) Uppsala, Sweden | April 22, 2012
A fantastic brewery and a fantastic place to visit and sample the beers following a brewery tour. The bar is cosy and relaxing and the staff are friendly. A great experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mathieu87  (270) Ganshoren, Belgium | December 18, 2013| Updated August 4, 2014
Most certainly worth a visit. Very friendly people, great beers, good service, good prices. Kris sometimes seems a little grumpy, but heís always willing to make a little chat!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
baxterfish  (255) , England | May 15, 2011
Been coming here for years for the take away beers. Great pub, great atmosphere, great beer. An essential visit when in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mullet  (230) Melbourne, Australia | January 3, 2010
Easily the best brewery tour Iíve ever done, and I didnít even go there for one. The entire brewery is done up like their label designs which is quite entertaining. Rowdy locals keep it interesting and Kris hangs around to serve beers and chat. Lovely fella. A few of the standards on tap and the amazing Oerbier Reserva in bottles when I visited. The mum runs the tour and tells filthy jokes in several different languages, shimmies up ladders and generally bounces around the whole place. What a dynamo. The brewery itself is amazing too - heaps of old gear is still in use, and obviously producing great beers. Still one of the most memorable places Iíve been in Belgium. About a 30 minute walk from Diksmuide train station. Shame itís only open on weekends like all the other good places in this country.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel  (206) some beerplace , Belgium | December 18, 2013
been here a year ago , never seemed to have rated it . very friendly service, selection is just the regular dolle beers ( plus the snr10 , since we were there for the release ) people here were very kind though. even offered to pick me up at the station , before i fixed a ride there .. also, they had these pralines made zith oerbier . iíd go back for these alone ..
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
erickok  (203) Leuven, Belgium | October 20, 2011
Did a fun tour here through the cool brewery as guided by mum. Good value for money for sure. Tasting room has a good atmosphere. Didnít try their food. Unfortunately only Arabier was available of all their beers. A real shame with such a brilliant collection.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus  (189) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | December 18, 2012
Great atmosphere, and a good place to discover the beer culture that is called De Dolle Brouwers.
Still an absolutely marvel to see Krisís mother doing the tour around the brewery.

Great beers, and I had the delight of bringing a í91 bottle of Arabier back to the source, and sharing it with Kris and a few beer enthusiasts from Doncaster.

All in all a great place, would recommend a visit to everyone (though a car and a designated driver might come in handy).

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