Belgium > Westmalle
Beer Available At De Trappisten (arranged by most recent)
Travlr (1451) Washington, Washington DC | July 15, 2011| Updated August 25, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Huge modern pub, pretty average food. Large patio. Room to park your bus. Decent food. Charges you for the restroom, even if you have a meal and beers. Shocking.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
The Westmalle cafť is another surprisingly large place with something like 200 seats inside and as many outside with a large a children play area. Personally, I found the place cold and modern, like an American Italian restaurant, huge and in complete contrast to what you would expect when visiting an institution. The girlfriend disagreed. What really helped is that we were served extremely well by competent and friendly staff. The varied menu was reasonably priced (though perhaps more expensive than at Wallonian Trappists) and the food we had was tasty and pleasantly included the house ham and cheese. The brewery, located behind the fields and trees on the other side of the street, is unfortunately not accessible to the public. There is always a strong psychological component when visiting a place like this, but I found the Westmalle Tripel drank here to be the best one Iíve ever had, with the hops bursting forward, a delicate tartness that refreshed the palate and the bubbles fine like that of a Champagne. Iíve never found Westmall Tripel to be such a refreshing, gently tart and delicate drink elsewhere. The draught dubbel could not hold a candle to it. No Westmalle Extra.
pivnizub (458) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | July 28, 2010
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
Large, modern antiseptic belgian "cafe" with an extremely modest selection of beers; their Triple is only available in the bottled version; absolutely not worth a detour!
Dedollewaitor (346) Odense, Denmark | August 26, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited 2005. Large and quite touristy area. Had a dubbel from tap and tripel from bottle. Nothing really special about the place but if you are out seeking Trappist/Brewery locations and you are in the area you should of course stop by.
caesar (272) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | March 13, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Had a beer here at a small trip to Westmalle years ago. Couldnt enter the brewery itself, but had a westmalle dubbel on the patio together with a croque monsieur.
SHIG (200) Wasilla, Alaska | January 31, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Located across the street from the Monestary and brewery. Very roomie and modern place. The service was nice and helpful. They only have the Dubbel and Tripel from Westmalle, but they do have a few other easy to get beers in Belgium. Few glass/beer sets to purchase as well.
skortila (153) Baarn, Netherlands | June 9, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Been there a while ago. You can have Westmalle here. With or without grenadine. That kind of place. Food is okay if I remember correctly. Not really for beer geeks this is.
Martinus (140) Nijmegen, Netherlands | April 20, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not the most cosy of places, but still nice enough. Rather big and impersonal, but almost almost busy with either cyclists or people just coming by to have dinner or a few Trappist beers.
Service was good, quite fast considering how many people were there, and very friendly.
I just donít understand why there is no Westmalle Extra served, seems it would be a good idea from a business point of view.
tderoeck (140) Gent, Belgium | November 19, 2011
32 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
If you want to try some of the most expensive Westmalle beers in the whole region, hereís the place to be. Donít worry, youíll always have a seat. Since the renovation the terrace has the size of football field and inside itís about the same. And on top, itís about as cozy as on a football field. Service tends to be slow by times. At least the good was ok. Not great, just ok. And why the hell is there no Westmalle Extra? I mean, if it would have had at least that, I would say itís worth the effort coming to this place. But itís not.
madthom8 (127) South Devon , | January 21, 2010| Updated January 31, 2010
12 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 2/20
Visited October 2009. From the outside it sort of looked like an American chain steakhouse and upon entering you find the place has all the charm of a high school cafeteria. Hideous, soulless place having about as much to do with a monastery as lap dancing joint would. If you find Westvleterenís In de Vrede cafe lacks character, wait until you get a load of this place. Piece of advice: if you want to sample Westmalle beers, just go to any decent cafe in Belgium and try íem out. Donít bother with this plastic place in the middle of nowhere. When we managed to flag down one of the uniformed waiters, we ordered food and draught Dubbels. The food was acceptable but the beer candy-sweet. The bottled Tripel was good. There was no Extra.
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