Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At De Gekraakte Ketel / The Cracked Kettle (arranged by most recent)
Leighton (541) London, England | July 27, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
An awesome beer shop in Central Amsterdam. To start, this place is (or was when I was in town) open on Sunday, which Bierkonig was not. The selection here is huge, spanning three floors. Price/value runs the gamut with something for everyone. Easily one of the best beer stores I have ever visited.
Cuso (129) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | July 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I ordered beers from their web site. Extensive selection, they have some rare beers, reasonable prices, quick and reliable delivery. I will shop there again and again.
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | June 29, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
neat store. old wooden floors. cellar-type feel. selection and prices better at bierkonig, but if you have time could be worth swinging through to browse rare pricey beer you canít find at bierkonig. 50+ year old hanssens gueuze for 50 euro, for instance.
Martinus (134) Nijmegen, Netherlands | May 20, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Knowledgeable staff, though the guy who was working that day wouldnít quite leave his counter, for advise you had to go back to him. But well, this is Amsterdam. He was friendly enough and even went to get me some beer that just came in and wasnít put in the store yet, what more can one ask for.
Anyways, the house cat kept us company, it was more than willing to follow us around and give loads of attention. The selection is great, nothing really standard, they really made the best of their limited floor space. Good feel to this small store, bit pricey but as they have quite a lot of beers that are not available in other places in the Netherlands, they are quite forgiven.
BriSava (77) , Japan | May 15, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice beer store with excellent and friendly service from a English speaking man. Smaller place, but with lots of beer packed into the space they have.
Countbeer (160) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | May 15, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
In an alley across from the Gollem (still closed) you find this medieval looking place. Open at 12:00, we were still waiting but at 12:20 someone opened the door. 2 floors filled with atractive beer goodies! Bit pricy (most extreme: Surly Darkness 70 Euro, Bourbon County Rare 90 Euro and Black Tuesday 110 Euro), other beers are less expensive.
They got some nice stuff from American, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Norwegian breweries. The Lambics were mostly sold out, so I had to go with some of the above mentioned country brews. A little space in my bag made me decide to go with less. The female behind the counter was just a little helpfull, though we asked for some specialties, she never really got into searching them. All by all a very nice store with beers ranging from pretty affordable to expensive prices.
greenclansman (72) Nicosia, Cyprus | May 10, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
If it wasnt for the high prices, this would be the number one beer store (for me)
deanso (255) the Hague, Netherlands | April 7, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
very good selection of beers. A bit pricey but they have quite a few gems here
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 27, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Characterful and poky shop with an extensive beer selection spread across two floors. Lady at the counter kept to herself. Unfortunately Cafe Gollem across the alley has now closed. Grabbed an Op & Top from the fridge for the train ride to the airport. Well worth a look.
Scopey (352) Croydon, England | March 4, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Webshop rating. The Cracked Kettle clearly has one of the best selections of craft beer available to buy online (last count it was 550+). In particular it offers some top class American beer difficult to get elsewhere in Europe (e.g. RR Pliny the Elder) as well as a great Belgian and Dutch selection. Itís true that itís not cheap, but for many beers this is the only place to get a hold of them. I found that the service and communication were great. My orders have always been very well packaged and arrived in good time.
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