Belgium > Westmalle
Beer Available At De Trappisten (arranged by most recent)
77ships (96) Antwerpen, Belgium | April 4, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
The place itself has a Lunch Garden (non-Belgians, think of Olive Garden)/ Sunday family trip-type of atmosphere & layout, nothing café or even remotely religious about it. Looks about as religious as McDonalds. Big parking next to it, bicycle stalls & a playground for kids. The food list is much bigger than the beer list but doesn’t seem to offer much, most of the dishes are very simple & seem to be a bit overpriced. Some of the dishes are made with Westmalle cheese and/or beer, didn’t eat there. The beer list is very small, maybe 10 beers available or so. They have Westmalle Dubbel on tap (which is good, liked it more than the bottled version but you can find it elsewhere these days), Wesmalle Tripel (only in bottles) & the option to get a half Dubbel & half Tripel mixed. They don’t have the Extra. Service fits the atmosphere, not much to say about it. Westmalle Dubbel on tap is pretty much the only semi-rare thing here, everything else you can find pretty much anywhere here. Overall even if you are a big Westmalle enthusiast, this place is still not really worth visiting.
beernoevil (51) Suwanee, Georgia | March 21, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
3 beers available on draft - Tripel, Dubbel and Half & Half (blend of the Tripel and Dubbel). Large modern Euro pub with plenty of indoor and outdoor patio seating. Enough bike racks for a few hundred locals to ride in. Large playground out back for the kids. Only had the cheese plate but it was great. Not a huge beer selection but possibly the only place in the world to drink a Westmalle Half & Half...?
pivnizub (449) Bochum, Porúří, 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!
BelgBeerGeek (33) Antwerp, Belgium | April 11, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
small choise , way crowded in summer !
big terras tough , all the abbaye beers , even the traditional mixed ( dubbel + trippel westmalle ) an fine selection of belgian foods and cheeses
easy to get too , much parkingplace , and many busses pass by directly from central station in antwerp
negative is i think it’s dressed up way to modern , i would like an abbaye feel better , like i said way to crowded escpeially in summer , also not too many beerlovers more people who wanna say ’ i’ve been to the trappist brewery’s ’ ...
so people who wanna be relaxed with an abbaye or trappist beer can better go to another abbayebar i think ...
madthom8 (120) West Flanders, Belgium | 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 Westvleteren’s 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 ’em out. Don’t 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.
Bloekie (12) , Belgium | August 8, 2009
42 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 7/20
Very modern because it just got renovated. They have Westmalle Dubbel on tap, Tripel only from bottle. You can order "Half and half", which is half dubbel and half tripel. They DO NOT have Westmalle Extra, which was a big disappointment.
The food is very very expensive for what you get. The croque trappist is just a croque monsieur, or rather just a toasted sandwich.
The service was absolutely lousy. We had been waiting 1,5 hours before we got the food we ordered.
Nothing special, and actually a really bad image-making place for the Westmalle abbey.
Jerre (70) Waregem, Belgium | May 23, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Very clean modern place. Good service.
Small choice. But they have the Westmalle Extra !
SHIG (187) 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.
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