Belgium > Mechelen
Beer Available At Den Stillen Genieter (arranged by most recent)
Lousberg 85, Hertenheer 73, Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 (Sorachi Ace) 94, De Kale Ridders Tumulus Nera 83, Contreras Tonneke 43, Forestinne Nordika 47, Westmalle Dubbel 99, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Orval 99, Rodenbach 93, Maneblusser 75, Westmalle Tripel 99, Viven Porter 97
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | September 15, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Terrific place just near the center of Mechelen. Long and narrow, lots of bits and bobs hanging from the ceiling. Looks well-worn and lived-in. Friendly and helpful staff. Can get smoky, which is the only negative. Beer list is extensive, and although a few beers were out, they had all the Trappists (yes, all) at amazing prices (best Iíve seen in Belgium). Definitely worth going far out of your way to visit.
chriso (306) London, England | March 30, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Cosy little place. The owner wasnít there when we arrived and the place seemed to be entirely staffed by one young guy who seemed a bit flustered and bewildered when we took a while to go through the 300+ beer list. It was worth it though as we found a couple of rare krieks on the list - De Neve and Vanderlinden Vieux Foudre - at knock down prices. Then he disappeared to find them for what seemed like an age and I was entirely prepared for him to return without them. However, show up they did. Obviously pretty aged but both labels were in such an advanced state of decay that they were entirely iilegible, so I guess it could have been anything that he gave me. Later the chap who I took to be the owner did turn up and he didnít seem nearly as grumpy as I had been led to believe. No substantial food as far as I could determine. Definitely worth a visit.
Christian (197) Odense, Denmark | May 6, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Funny little place, with a very relaxed atmosphere, dust in the corners and service whenever the owner/bartender i ready. Even if there was food, you wouldnít want to eat here, but itís an excellent place for drinking. Big menu of bottled beer, with cheap Westvleteren looking very attractive. La Chouffe on tap also caught my attention.
BriSava (77) , Japan | December 21, 2011
22 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
On a superficial level, very really great prices.
Westvleteren Blond: 3.4 Eur, Westvleteren Extra: 3.6 Eur, Westvleteren Abt: 3.9 Eur.
Bur if you order bottled beer, then you receive ONLY GLASS WHICH IS SERVED BEER, not bottle itself, this is the fake. Someone received St. Bernardus in spite of Westvletern and the master could not display the bottle.
My friends who ordered Berliner Weisse but he received belgian wheat ale which is served Berliner Weisse glass and the master also could not display the bottle.
Is this masterís silent enjoyment (Stillen Genieter) ?
Itís just a cheat and thatís the last thing you should do. So you should be careful not to be taken in him.
Crosling (70) Loveland, Colorado | January 23, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
An incredible bar. Donít miss this place if you are in Mechelen.
madthom8 (52) Twickenham, England | January 21, 2010| Updated January 31, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Visited October 2009. I went here twice during my stay in Mechelen. Lots of young people on my first visit, including the fellow who served me who looked all of 16. Went with a friend on the second visit, and we shared four 750ml bottles of some very nice dark beer. Lots of character to the place and the landlord. Selection is very good. Situated across the canal from the old Lamot brewery and very near the Vismarkt, where you can try the Fanterlok Restaurant for excellent all-you-care-to-eat ribs and the Ankertje cafe for the full line-up of Anker beers.
Plaas (50) Alkmaar, Netherlands | September 11, 2012| Updated January 31, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Only opening in the late evening, which makes this pub unattractive if you cannot stay overnight in Mechelen. The interior is very beautiful. Extensive beer list, but as stated by kraddel, not as special as one might expect. Belgian classics, no international stuff, lots of beers that taste more or less the same. Still, this place is a must visit if you are in Mechelen (well, if you are there after 8PM...).
happyhoppy (44) , France | June 11, 2012| Updated January 31, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
A cozy place with the most extensive beer menu I have come across. Well organised beer menu and an excellent selection of different beer styles, vintages and beers from other countries. The best part is the PRICE OF THE BEERS. Its unbelievable. never had beers so cheap in a bar in Belgium. Well worth a visit for a beer lover when in Mechelen.
txspartan (44) Wilrijk, Belgium | June 1, 2011| Updated January 31, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Though it takes a while at times to actually get what youíve ordered, Den Stille has quite an awesome selection of beers and is a must visit for any serious taster.
Hunsell (43) Amsterdam, Netherlands | February 14, 2007| Updated January 31, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
An absolute GEM. A hidden treasure in a small city that is already worth visiting, not only for beerpurposes. Hard to find, the hours vary alot because the owner opens his bar when you ring the bell (after dinnertime). Funny interior with cafetarialike tables and chairs, but with a natural cosiness. Great beerlist, many surprises and incredibly low prices. As soon as the evening continued, the place was packed with lots of youngsters. A mustvisit when in Belgium, donít miss it.
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