Belgium > Antwerpen
Beer Available At De Groote Witte Arend (arranged by most recent)
Grimbergen Optimo Bruno 91, De Arend Nello’s Blond 62, Slaapmutske Anniversary Ale Pressklubben 10 84, Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager 85, De Arend Patrasche Bruin 60, Lefebvre Hopus Primeur 2013 76, Bush Blonde (Scaldis) 84, Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noël) 97, Southern Tier Harvest Ale 95, De Arend Kriek , Mort Subite Xtreme Kriek 20, Mort Subite Xtreme Framboise 20, Troubadour Obscura 96, Boon Oude Kriek 98
77ships (42) Antwerpen, Belgium | February 5, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly upper-class restaurant with a decent enough amount of beers including a handful middling Proef-stuff that you have probably never had. Nice lounge-like & classier second floor where you sit, relaxed, not a bad place overall… Haven’t tried the food yet.
Probably warrants a visit if you want to eat somewhere more beer-centric in Antwerp (although as I have mentioned before, I haven’t tried the food), do a couple of ticks or search a relaxed place which has actually room to breath which you wont find at the Kulminator or other more beergeek interesting bars in Antwerp except for “t Waagstuk most of the time, this is a touch more calmer but not in a bad “empty” kind of way, there are definitely more than plenty of costumers here. Friendly peopele - usually out of quite a few sours, no whales obviously.
JorisPPattyn (37) Antwerpen, Belgium | February 1, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe a bit neglected by the beer afficionados, and that is definitely a wrong thing. First: Groote Witte Arend -as the opposite corner Vagantbar - is one of the very first places in Antwerpen ever to have intentionally served special beers at the dawn of the beerrenaissance - the first to serve Hoegaarden wit from Pierre Celis in the town centre, even. Second: they have always served some good beers, and even when they went through some lesser periods, Ronald Ferket and son Tim have taken reins seriously into their hands again, and it shows. Premium is that beercuisine is very highly regarded here, and the menu has always plenty of possibilities for the foodpairing adepts. The food has always been prime quality. Seen Ronalds’ past, Belgian traditional jenevers (gin) are very much to the fore, too.
rotjoch (67) Antwerpen, Belgium | October 11, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice location (had it’s own chapel).Decent aount of beers, good food. My waitress wasn’t that knowledgeable, but this may be a coincidence
BelgaBart (25) Antwerpen, BELGIUM, Belgium | September 27, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place, good selection of beers and very nice food. When the sun is out, the courtyard is just amazing with nice athmosphere and great (classical) music
deanso (205) the Hague, Netherlands | June 26, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favourite places to eat in Antwerp with quite a decent selection of beers including their own kriek and blond and also 6 month old Orval.
baxterfish (141) , England | May 21, 2011| Updated April 21, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Back on track after a decade in the doldrums. Used to come here 20 years ago as it was one of the few places to drink Westvleten - they no longer have that but the beer list is better than it has been for years and the ambiance is lovely. The food’s not bad either. Back to being one of Antwerp’s essential visits.
Rune (319) Tromsø, Norway | May 17, 2011| Updated July 3, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
City central place located close to the Gothic cathedral. We passed the cosy beer garden and found our seats in a rather spacious room at the rear of the bar. With the classical music, including psalmody, white church candles and the bible we soon went into a kind of consecrated and relaxing state of well being. The beers we ordered from tap, Arend Blond and Moeder Overste, contributed to the laid back feeling. They had seven beers on tap and a very decent list of bottled beers (visited with Finn, 29.04.2011).
Fin (368) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 21, 2011| Updated July 3, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Have been here in Feb 2010 with my dad and March 2011 with friends. It was absolutely empty on our most recent visit (Sunday night) Lovely courtyard and interesting rooms both downstairs and upstairs. The beer list isn’t bad, and prices were not too bad I seem to recall my Giradin Black Label at being a good bit less than 5 Euros which was pretty good.
JanEric (21) Meppel, Netherlands | March 15, 2010| Updated July 3, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a saturday evening, luclliy there was a vacant place so we could check out the menu. Dishes are varied, we had some local food, meat pie in Winterkoninck, and housemade croquets. Main dish was Stew in De Koninck and slibtong. Accompanied by a bottle of Arend tripel and after that a Barbar Winterbock. Food was Ok, good service. Didn’t try other beers.
madthom8 (52) Twickenham, England | January 31, 2010| Updated July 3, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited October 2009. Lovely restaurant with very good service from young staff. Interesting beer selection, although the two draught Arend beers I had, Blond and Kriek, were less than satisfying. I assume these are De Ryck beers but not absolutely sure as "Arend" is also part of the name of the restaurant and it’s possible they are house brews from somewhere else. Also had bottled Lustem. I had eaten here about 4-5 years before and had one of the best dishes I’d ever had, called Chef Scampi. This is no longer available so perhaps that chef has moved on. I had a shrimp dish as a starter that was quite good but the Rabbit in Westmalle Sauce tasted too much like chicken in gravy to me. Wish I had gone for the Meatballs in Gueuze with Liege Sauce.
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