De Dolle Brouwers | Esen,
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De Dolle Brouwers
World Class based on 36 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

Hours: Sat. 9:00-7:00 (Visited in March ’13 didn’t open until 14.00 hours), Sun. 2:00-7:00

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

De Dolle Brouwers

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Beer Available At De Dolle Brouwers (arranged by most recent)
De Dolle Boskeun 98, De Dolle Dulle Teve 10º (Mad Bitch) 99, De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 100, De Dolle Oerbier 99, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond 97, De Dolle Arabier 96, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100
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36 reviews for De Dolle Brouwers
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  86%
 Selection  75%
 Food  66%
 Value  88%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
stoutpark  (58) , Italy | July 8, 2013
The temple of beer creativity and tradition, lovely place. Kris the head brewer is a creative an passionate beer man, his wife and mother helped us after the tour with the beers on tap. He also let us taste a couple of his reserva beers (oerbier in Bordeaux barrels) directly from the barrel.. Amazing! The location is perfect, colorful and in the nature, there are also a couple of really good snacks availables. The best brewery in the world!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
kerenmk  (119) Tel Aviv, Israel | April 25, 2015
Visited November 2014, Saturday English tour. Nice little place in the countryside with a great, big yet cozy bar that caters to the locals. Brewmaster guided the tour with a tongue-in-cheek tone - thoroughly enjoyable and worth a detour (or the walk from Diksmude).
  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 I’ve ever done, and I didn’t 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 I’ve been in Belgium. About a 30 minute walk from Diksmuide train station. Shame it’s only open on weekends like all the other good places in this country.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
zonzonoise  (31) Villa del Conte, Italy | September 9, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
iacopino_IpA  (118) , | July 16, 2013
The most fun and traditional (at the same time) brewery tour ever had. Kris and his wife are maybe the most passionate persons I haver met and the atmosphere that you can feel here is incredible!! The selection on tap and bottle is seasonal, but kris was in the right mood and opened for us and his brother some gems! If you come to Belgium and you don’t visit De Dolle you must be crazy!!!! Better to have a car...
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
freretoc  (34) Besançon, France | March 9, 2014
Franchement je suis un fan absolu de cette brasserie, et ce qui fait autrement plus plaisir, c’est que les gens sont à l’image de leurs bières. Fantastiques ambiances, accueil, la ber est chouette et la terasse est sensationnelle, les prix sont fous... (et en plus on n’a pas du payer deux tournées) ma seule frustration c’est de pas y être allé plus tôt pour goûter les autres tueries. En plus les français sont rares et donc super bien accueillit !
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ultimatepoche  (61) Lille, France | April 29, 2014
That’s a brewery totally worth a visit. Very old school, one could even say a bit too old school. But I loved the ambiance and general feeling of the place; I really enjoy De Dolle beers, Kris is a fantastic and original host. The tasting room offers a lot of seasonal De Dolle beers on tap, and almost everything they brew in bottle. Loved it the first time. Loved it every time since.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete  (117) Ghent, Belgium | August 4, 2014
This place is worth a visit! I did the tour on sunday with the old lady, it was fantastic. Nice and friendly people, very good beers, very good atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
happyhoppy  (87) , France | August 10, 2014
Visited the brewery on a Sunday afternoon for the tour in English. Our tour guide was the master brewer himself Kris. He kick started the tour with his excellent and sarcastic humour. The brewery is like a living museum as things are done the old way here and Kris is proud about it. The tour was really informative & Kris explained various stages of brewing and in between the history of the brewery, the origins of the names of the beers etc:. The tour was followed by tasting of some excellent beers. They had the Oerbier & Arabier on tap. The tasting room also displays some art work of Kris. Do try the "pate" here. It blends in well with the beers. They almost had their whole range on bottle & was lucky enough to have a Stille Nacht Reserva 2010.. Will visit again for sure.. A really worth brewery visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
eManu  (41) Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, Belgium | June 2, 2010
This place is fantastic. The best brewery in Belgium. Was lucky to arrive just before the Sunday tour of the brewery. Great beer stories from the 93 year old grand mother of the brewry and she know her beer. I was so please to see that they have well recovered from the fire. Kris, the boss was very nice to serve us some nice samples of Stille Nacht and their Special Experemental Brew 2010, that was like being in haven there. Very very worth visiting. On Sundays.

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