De Dolle Brouwers

Mayor: llucmaduell (3) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (226) Lille, France | February 1, 2015
Visited with friends the 31 January 2015. The brewery is on the main street of the village of Esen. As the beer the place is amazing. A really nice brewery with a great tap room. About the tap room this is really pleasant to drink a beer near to the fireplace with pieces of sausage or patť. I really recommend this place, this is clean and warm. About the beer there are 4 tap with Arabier and Oerbier and you can find also bottles of more special beer as Stille Nacht or Oerbier Reserva. The service is really friendly and you can meet also the brewer and discuss with him about beers! You can also buy some goodies from the brewery like shirt or posters! Really amazing, a muss to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
kraddel  (221) 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 ..
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck  (198) Gent, Belgium | November 29, 2011
(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).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Martinus  (197) 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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
kerenmk  (154) 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).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk  (143) Crestview, Florida | May 5, 2013
Decent size drinking area that housed us after the tour by Kris. Okay selection, but they were missing some of their regular offerings. No biggie. Price is fair given that you are paying for the nice atmosphere as well. Tour was nice. Walked past the fully stocked cellar hiding a lot of their older and special beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete  (130) Oosterzele, 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
goozen  (119) Leiden, Netherlands | July 31, 2011
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.
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  • 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 donít visit De Dolle you must be crazy!!!! Better to have a car...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin  (110) , Belgium | August 9, 2015
Visited many years ago when the mother of the brewer gave the brewery tours, in her own inimitable way. I greatly enjoyed her discourse back then, donít know what it is like nowadays but I can imagine it hasnít changed much. Pleasant environment and fresh Dolle beers from tap after the tour, with a crispness and fraÓcheur unparalleled by bottled versions. Memorable, so I decided to give this place a rating many years ípost factumí.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nickd717  (105) San Francisco, California | July 24, 2009
Awesome place to visit, especially on bike (so you donít have to drive - drunk biking is awesome!). I made the mistake of driving so I had to limit myself, which I really really regret. The beer here is awesome. Kris Herteleer, the brewmaster, does most of it by himself, which is incredibly impressive considering you see his beers all over Belgium and the US. His wife, kid, and mom, were also just hanging around. Great people. I had the pleasure of talking with Kris for an hour or so on a Saturday afternoon in between the arrivals of biker groups. The guy is an artist - his paintings are all over the tasting room - but his greatest art is his beer. They had about 4 beers on tap and those and a few more in the bottles, plus a couple rarer/out of season ones if you know what to ask for. The tasting room is located back behind the brewery (you need to walk through it to get there) and there is also some merchandise for sale. Krisí mom does an English tour every Sunday at 2. Nice patio outside overlooking the Belgian countryside. If youíre ever in the western area of Belgium, this place is highly recommended.

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