Belgium > Esen
tderoeck (133) Gent, Belgium | November 29, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
(visit: January 2011) Nice relaxed atmosphere with a lot of walkers or cyclists stopping by for a drink. Service can be a bit slow, but Chris is not the kind of guy to stress out. Selection is seasonal, but I think if you only have so many beers, you should offer all of them in the brewery. And which Belgian beer geek did not take the tour with Chrisí mom? A big little old lady. Amazing how she even does the tours in English! A must have been for any Belgian beer geek and traveller capable of getting there (I figure you really need a car to get there).
Oostende (11) Oostende, Belgium | November 29, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice brewery bar, you can drink what the have at the moment. There is also a brewery visit that is very interesting.
erickok (136) Tours (and Paris), France | October 20, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | August 25, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
goozen (74) Leiden, Netherlands | July 31, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful place with a fun atmosphere. All standard Dolle beers on tap and bottle, and some seasonal stuff. Can buy beers in boxes with 20 bottles for 28 euroís, or sixpacks for 10 euroís. Also this brewery is an art-gallery.
baxterfish (178) , England | May 15, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Been coming here for years for the take away beers. Great pub, great atmosphere, great beer. An essential visit when in the area.
BriSava (77) , Japan | April 19, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very cozy place. Kris was very kind, provided me with some experimental brew. Also special toast is delicious.
Roger939 (5) Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, Belgium | January 23, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyable afternoon. Mom give an interesting tour and is very proud of her sons. This really is a hobby brewery as they brew only at the end of the week and the pub is only open Saturday and Sunday. Kris is easy to talk with and obviously enjoys visitors. Lots of locals including kids and dogs. Only complaint, they only had 3 beers available the day we visited.
eManu (39) Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, Belgium | June 2, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
fablo75 (13) Rome, Italy | March 8, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place to visit, Kris and his wife are really wonderful persons. I didnít visit the brewery. It is possible only on appointment, but I had the pleasure of talking with them drinking their great creations in the pub into the brewery with others visitors. The beers on taps are magnificent and we tasted also some Oerbier Reserva from different years. Take care with the alcoholic content, here itís really easy get drunk...
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