De Dolle Brouwers | Esen,
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De Dolle Brouwers
World Class based on 35 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Roeselarestraat 12B
Esen, Belgium 8600 [ print map ]
51 502781

Hours: Sat. 9:00-7:00 (Visited in March í13 didnít open until 14.00 hours), Sun. 2:00-7:00

Mayor: danielecamo (3) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 10

De Dolle Brouwers

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Beer Available At De Dolle Brouwers (arranged by most recent)
De Dolle Boskeun 98, De Dolle Dulle Teve 10ļ (Mad Bitch) 99, De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 100, De Dolle Oerbier 99, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond 97, De Dolle Arabier 96, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100
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35 reviews for De Dolle Brouwers
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  86%
 Selection  75%
 Food  66%
 Value  88%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin  (78) , Belgium | August 9, 2015
Visited many years ago when the mother of the brewer gave the brewery tours, in her own inimitable way. I greatly enjoyed her discourse back then, donít know what it is like nowadays but I can imagine it hasnít changed much. Pleasant environment and fresh Dolle beers from tap after the tour, with a crispness and fraÓcheur unparalleled by bottled versions. Memorable, so I decided to give this place a rating many years ípost factumí.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bontus  (18) Flanders, Belgium | July 25, 2015
Visited as a first after the revival of our beer guild. Had the "old lady" tour which is simply great fun + interesting. Atmosphere is perfect for enjoying the more heavy brews around. The fireplace & artwork are pluses.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB  (66) La Selva Beach, California | July 19, 2015
Stopped by recently and took the English tour, given by one of the owners/brewers, Kris. Quite entertaining and educational on how the current owners transitioned from college homebrewers to pros, along with the history of the original brewery owners. Nice tasting room with small snacks and a good selection of their beer, as well as original artwork by Kris. Nice stop!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
kerenmk  (118) Tel Aviv, Israel | April 25, 2015
Visited November 2014, Saturday English tour. Nice little place in the countryside with a great, big yet cozy bar that caters to the locals. Brewmaster guided the tour with a tongue-in-cheek tone - thoroughly enjoyable and worth a detour (or the walk from Diksmude).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (135) Lille, France | February 1, 2015
Visited with friends the 31 January 2015. The brewery is on the main street of the village of Esen. As the beer the place is amazing. A really nice brewery with a great tap room. About the tap room this is really pleasant to drink a beer near to the fireplace with pieces of sausage or patť. I really recommend this place, this is clean and warm. About the beer there are 4 tap with Arabier and Oerbier and you can find also bottles of more special beer as Stille Nacht or Oerbier Reserva. The service is really friendly and you can meet also the brewer and discuss with him about beers! You can also buy some goodies from the brewery like shirt or posters! Really amazing, a muss to visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Camons  (331) Hasselager, Denmark | August 24, 2014
Visited a sunday afternoon for a tour and few drinks. The tour in english was done by the owner / brewer, and was highly informative and held in a funny, quite sacastic tone. The brewey itself was place in a old building, most of the equipment dates back to the 1st world war. In the barrelroom we where offered a smaples of 2 beers, Oerbier Reserva, and a high sour/acidic brew. The 5 Ä tour included 2 tapped beers in the taproom, Arabier or Oerbier. Some bottles avaiable aswell. Service doing the tour was good, a litlte unwilling or downright grumpy in the taproom. Crowd on the tour was a mixed group of tourists from Germany, France, US, etc. The taproom, and the nice beer garden behind it, had a good number of locals aswell. Fair / cheap prices.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
happyhoppy  (87) , France | August 10, 2014
Visited the brewery on a Sunday afternoon for the tour in English. Our tour guide was the master brewer himself Kris. He kick started the tour with his excellent and sarcastic humour. The brewery is like a living museum as things are done the old way here and Kris is proud about it. The tour was really informative & Kris explained various stages of brewing and in between the history of the brewery, the origins of the names of the beers etc:. The tour was followed by tasting of some excellent beers. They had the Oerbier & Arabier on tap. The tasting room also displays some art work of Kris. Do try the "pate" here. It blends in well with the beers. They almost had their whole range on bottle & was lucky enough to have a Stille Nacht Reserva 2010.. Will visit again for sure.. A really worth brewery visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete  (110) Ghent, Belgium | August 4, 2014
This place is worth a visit! I did the tour on sunday with the old lady, it was fantastic. Nice and friendly people, very good beers, very good atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat  (21) Shrewsbury, England | June 3, 2014
Called in one Sunday and stumbled onto a tour of the brewery. The host was quite a character and a little eccentric. Great to delve inside and see how the brewery operates, also got to try a barrel-aged oerbier straight from the barrel although just 4 months old. The brewery bar has a nice feel and of course tasting De Dolle fresh from the taps is something else entirely! Great little brewery, a real gem.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ultimatepoche  (61) Lille, France | April 29, 2014
Thatís a brewery totally worth a visit. Very old school, one could even say a bit too old school. But I loved the ambiance and general feeling of the place; I really enjoy De Dolle beers, Kris is a fantastic and original host. The tasting room offers a lot of seasonal De Dolle beers on tap, and almost everything they brew in bottle. Loved it the first time. Loved it every time since.

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