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Beer Available At Délirium Hoppy Loft (arranged by most recent)
Mad Salt 73, Baird Wabi Sabi Japan Pale Ale 75, En Stoemelings Curieuse Neus , Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale 90, Gigantic Too Much Coffee Man 93, Hornbeer Happy Hoppy Viking 94, AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft) 97, Mad Bitter 96, Hornbeer Caribbean Rumstout 99, Palo Alto Brewing Onoskelis Barleywine 80, Hornbeer Imperial IPA 96, Hornbeer Grisk 95, Hibu Mood 85, Fort Point & Freigeist Manzanita 74, High Water Campfire Stout 97, Kempisch Vuur Haverstout 68, Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 97, High Water Hop Riot IPA 96, Evil Twin The Cowboy 91, Hibu VaiTrŕ 84
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fiulijn (550) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 23, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I would question if this place has right to exist separately from the one downstairs... This is the bar for import beers mainly; on tap there may be something interesting; also large choice of bottles, but with crazy price. Less noisy and busy than downstairs, I would recommend taking some beers from downstairs and moving upstairs to enjoy them.
3fourths (1322) Boulder, Colorado | October 16, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The newish upstairs bar at Delirium is better lit, more open, less claustrophobic and less stinky than downstairs. Still you have to navigate the clog of sidewalk diners just to reach this overcrowded, expensive beer tourist trap. That said, the tap list was eclectic, including special taps from De Ranke and Blaugies, only both were in terrible shape. The bartender curled his face when we asked for a taste of something rather than buying an entire glass blind. I don’t see the appeal, but Delirium has always underdelivered IMO, and it no longer should be considered a premier beer destination. Your time in Brussels is better spent elsewhere.
AntonFred (47) , Greece | October 9, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A few beers on tap, a wide selection of beers, at least on catalog. The guy serving the beers has no idea of what he is doing there. No real knowledge of craft beer.
erickok (173) Tours (and Paris), France | October 6, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I would certianyl not call this the ultimate beer bar, but the difference with the downstairs drinking fest is so stark that we were delighted to sit down and sip some interesting beer. The tap lsit isn’t huge, but got a whole bunch of beers I’ve never had and even brewers I didn’t know. Expect quite some contract-brewed-in-Belgian stuff from elsewhere in Europe. The server was a bit more attentive than the downstairs rudeness, but very busy and seemingly confused. Prices were okay, for the taps. The bottle list is huge but I don’t bother with it as prices are high to very high and there’s enough stuff to try. The people seemed much more interested in beer here and in a way its a shame its on top of the Café madness, because by itself it actualy has a bunch of ingredients (albeit haphazerdly thrown together) that are quite fine.
Douberd (61) Arnhem, Netherlands | October 6, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited after borefts ’14. There was a board saying it’s quieter than below, but it was still quite noisy. Nicely decorated, much more space than below. I think 10 taps, most of the beers were available. Lots of choices on bottled beers, but difficult to find one that was available, especially since the bartender didn’t know what exactly was still available. He was apologetic about that but after asking for four-five different bottles and nothing was available while you hear the same excuses, it becomes tiring and annoying. I found some of the beers I wanted in the basement though. Prices were decent.
PMgep (11) Lund, Sweden | September 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not as loud as the basement but still quite noisy. They actually had the beers that we asked for here. If you are in the centre you could visit but I don’t think it’s worth a detour.
Alengrin (20) , Belgium | September 28, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
After wading through the hordes of drunken tourists and students filling the alley, I finally made it to Delirium’s famed Hoppy Loft. As in the other reviews here, this place stands in sharp contrast with the tumultuous cellar below. Brown café kind of atmosphere, nicely decorated with old beer paraphernalia. Service was a bit standoffish and it took some determination to persuade the guy behind the bar to go downstairs to get me a Sam Adams Triple Bock, which was on the list. Beer list was extensive and very interesting, though I failed to find some of my favorite American micro breweries on it. Still, a pleasant experience, relatively quiet and therefore a lot better suited for rating beers than the infamous Delirium Café.
JonMoore (28) Loughborough, England | September 26, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I like the Hoppy Loft, quieter than the rest of the Cafe, which is sometimes welcome, with a pretty good selection available.
CraftBeerNick (28) London Town, England | September 23, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Date of visit, 8th September 14. A bit dull up there, so I got the beers and took them outside and also checked the lower floor of Cafe, which was more of a buzz. The choice was more my style, mainly Hornbeer, IPAs and imperial stouts,all good. If was a Monday, so quiet up there, but still heaving outside !
WingmanWillis (105) , England | September 22, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Situated up the stairs from the main Cafe bar this large, one roomed bar had a little more space. It was still warm with no real air flow to cool it down.
Beer range was a little more interesting with Danish, Japanese and Belgian beer on tap and a load of bottles from around the world. It was a little quieter than downstairs and a nicer atmosphere.
Worth a look as will pick up some interesting beers here.
Mathieu87 (128) Ganshoren, Belgium | September 13, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Service depends hugely on the bartender. Don’t go on tuesdays (and wednesdays), because then you get an incompetent bartender. However, if you on on thursd/frid/sat, it will be a bit more crowded, but the service will be lots better. The female bartender then has a great knowledge of the beers served and is always very friendly.
Selection is quite nice, always some new foreign beers on tap.
It’s a lot more quiet in there then the downstairs delirium cafe.
Prices are high (9,9 euro for a Hel en Verdoemnis), but when you drink on tap, it’s ok. 3 tasters for 6 euro.
Beer geeks should for sure go over there and have a look ;)
TO EVERYONE VISITING BRUSSELS, give me a heads up, I’d love to trade/share some bottles!
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