Utrecht: Café Derat
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Café Derat
Excellent based on 35 ratings
Type: Bar

Lange Smeestraat 37
Utrecht, Netherlands 3511 PT [ print map ]
030 231 9513

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Hours: Daily from 1400

Mayor: caesar (17) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 100

Café Derat

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Beer Available At Café Derat (arranged by most recent)
Stapzwan Porter , Espiga Garage IPA 47, Oldskool Sapphire Hopfen Weisse , Oldskool Pilgrim Hopfen Weisse 69, Mad Yeast Triple Mad 72, Wild Beer Epic Saison 89, Wild Beer Wild Goose Chase 82, Oedipus Gaia 87, Marble Lagonda IPA 92, Kompaan 39 Bloedbroeder (Filliers BA) 93, vandeStreek bier Hop Art 88, Brew By Numbers 02/13 Golden Ale - Cascade 92, Brew By Numbers 11/04 Session IPA - Chinook & Amarillo 91, The Kernel India Pale Ale Chinook Simcoe 93, Koningshoeven Geniet & Geef 2014 48, The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe 98, Eem Xtreem Centennial 79, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Chinook 99, Kompaan Hopped Up Weizen 58, Oldskool Bramling X Hopfen Weisse 54
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35 reviews for Café Derat
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  89%
 Selection  77%
 Food  70%
 Value  79%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p  (86) Steenwijk, Netherlands | January 21, 2015
Small and cozy little pub. Bartender was friendly and quick to offer suggestions. Pretty good selection, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of Gueuzes. Unfortunately a very large group of tea-drinking students arrived, which ruined the cozy ’local’ beergeek atmosphere. Will return here, hopefully it will be less crazy crowded then.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
k6rfm  (4) Palo Alto, California | December 26, 2014| Updated December 27, 2014
A great place. Quiet but not deserted midafternoon Christmas week. Two cats, no waiting. Framed dessicated rat on the wall. Not a lot of taps but a very nice selection (lots of bottles, but we didn’t try any.) Good recommendations from the barkeeper, useful since they had Dutch micros this Californian had never heard of. If I lived in Utrecht I’d spend a lot of time here. I should mention: the barkeep asked "how did you find us?" and when I mentioned ratebeer.com he said "oh yeah, that got me through Canada last year."
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus  (162) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | December 14, 2014
Nice little pub in Utrecht. Visited in the early evening.
Frequented by a nice mix of locals and beer geeks. Nice ambiance, great beer list, even some decent ciders, and an impressive lambic list for a Dutch pub, especially as lambic (or any sour beer) doesn’t usually get much love in this part of The Netherlands -yet-. Tap list included local Dutch micro and more exotic English and Danish choices. Recommended!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Joop  (22) , Netherlands | October 24, 2014
A really very nice and cozy old pub. Great service by the owner - who loves/knows what he’s offering you. Small range of beers - but good on the lambics and The Kernel on tap! Good spirit range - jenever, whisky. Prices fair. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (111) Lille, France | September 28, 2014
Visited the 27th September 2014 after the Borefts 2014. For me the best place in Utrecht. On the city center this small place has an amazing beer selection, with good beer from Holland and others countries on bottle. The service is really great and the ambiance is amazing. People there was really friendly. The price are smart and the decoration is nice. I really recommend this place, the best one in Utrecht.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (317) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | June 30, 2014
Visited with friends on a Monday afternoon. Small old place downtown Utrecht near the station. We weren’t alone in the cafe but there was seating room. Really nice cozy ambiance. The owner was super friendly and we had an amazing time, he really knew his stuff and you could tell that he really polished the selection in his bar. We actually came to taste jenevers but ended up tasting those, a rum and a couple of lambics as well (nice selection, including lots of de Cam). The belgian beers are made up of a list of classics, but if you’re into spirits and/or lambic as I am, then this is certainly the place for you. Prices were quite reasonable. Great place, I will most certainly be back.
Luk_  (30) Quebec | June 30, 2014
Beautiful old pub, mostly locals. A decent selection of draught beer and an impressive lambic selection for the Netherlands (especially a small town such as Utrecht) for cheap prices. Very good spirit selection, The owner is very knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. We had a very nice Jenever tasting (1/3 pours). I definitely recommend this place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (170) Baarn, Netherlands | May 25, 2014
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one yet. :-) Knowledgeable staff, also good whiskeys if you’re interested. Often (mostly) new beers on tap from the Utrecht area. Very cosey place. Probably my favourite bar in Utrecht. Must visit. Just a little out of the (shopping) centre, but still walking and crawling distance.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages  (77) Wilnis, Netherlands | January 2, 2014
I love a place that has more than 10 beers I haven’t had yet. And good ones to boot. It’s a tiny place but we were there in the afternoon, wonder what it is like in the evening. Has a lot of locals, always nice. Definitely a place I will go to again, they also champion local beers like Duits & Lauret, Vandestreek and Maximus.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen  (48) ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | November 18, 2013
Cosy and busy cafe. Bartender is a nice guy and knows stuff. Good geuze list. Selection is ok, could be better.

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