Belgium > Brugge
Beer Available At Le Trappiste (arranged by most recent)
Ellezelloise Hercule Stout 99, Mont des Cats 87, Urthel Saisonnière 92, Magic Rock High Wire 94, Magic Rock Cannonball 96, Van Steenberge abbot , De Molen Vuur & Vlam (Fire & Flames) 97, Liefmans Goudenband 98, De Landtsheer Novice Tripel Black 85, Liefmans Cuvée Brut (was: Kriekbier) 97, Scotch C.T.S. 31, BrewDog Dead Pony Club 93, Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfen-Weisse 99, Struise Black Albert 100, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) 100, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey Barrel) 100, BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98
AndySnow (84) Stockholm, Sweden | December 4, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cellar atmosphere. Fairly empty when I was there. Good selection with a dozen or so taps. Not surprisingly mostly focused on Belgian beer, so like other reviewers have stated the International part of the name isn’t really accurate. Still a good place to relax and sample some good Belgian draughts.
hobsch (38) Cologne , Germany | November 8, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Was here early Tuesday evening so place has just opened. Sat at the bar and had a look on the tap menu. Really good. Troubadour Magma Galaxy, Saison St. Feuillien, Magic Rock Cannonball and High Wire and more. Ordered Magic Rock which was fresh and awesome. Service was perfect. Owner is a very nice guy who gave good recommendations for trips to Westflandern and breweries. Prices are reasonable and atmosphere is very cool in this old cellar. Highly recommended.
IckyT (1) , | November 8, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place was one of the best experiences I had anywhere in Europe. We stayed in a hotel right next door and almost missed the bar because of its modest entrance. I love to eat and drink in a special environment and it only took a glance inside to see that this was a must-visit spot. The bar is located in an 800-year-old cellar which was originally used for making barrels. The atmosphere is almost magical and it is the first photo I show everybody from my trip. The brick columns and soft lighting make this place a very comfortable spot to sit and drink for an hour or 4.
Le Trappiste has the BEST beer menu I have ever seen. While its not quite the 300-beer selection that other bars provide, it is the most informative menu. Every selection has a picture of the bottle, a picture of the poured beer, the location of origin, alcohol content, and then a full paragraph describing the flavor. This was a nice change of pace from the other Belgian bars where I just randomly selected a name from the page. The bartender turned out to be the owner, and aside from being warm and welcoming, was thoroughly knowledgeable about his selection. He made wonderful recommendations and even brought us a a limited edition bottle that wasn’t on the menu to cap our experience.
I will go out of my way on my next trip to make it back to this bar. It was definitely a highlight of my vacation.
JefVerstraete (35) , Belgium | August 12, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice cellar bar in the center of Bruges. Friendly and helpfull staff. Very nice and good chosen beer list with trappists, geuzes, good Belgian and foreign beers. BUT, when I was there, almost every international beer from the list was sold out. And that’s a pity. When you claim to be an international bar, than you must have also international beers. And ok, it’s possible that you run out of a beer, but please make sure that you can give a good alternative one.
I know, this bar still exist 1 month, so I hope they will learn.
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
We visited here on Friday 21st June 2013 and I have to say that I was impressed. This is a cellar bar and the brick vaulted ceiling with pillars to the floor was stunning, toilets, bar in fact everywhere looked very very smart. Was quite when we arrived but then a group of 8-10 came in to compliment the 3-4 of us already there. The beer list is fine but not exceptional however there is clearly some mileage in enquiring about beers as I had a Struise beer not listed. The tap list will probably be the draw for the Belgian market as quite unusually there are a number of foreign beers such as Marble, Brewdog and Nogne I recall on tap. As you enter this place the bar is on the right and is a long rectangular bar with perhaps 10-12 stools set up to it. Prices seemed to be on a par with other bars for bottles, perhaps a bit pricy for some of the foreign tap beers though I guess not too dissimilar to other specialist beer bars offering a similar selection, there is also a loyalty system for tap beers with a card to stamp which when full entitles you to a free beer from the tap only. This place is sure to get better and better and it is nice to see some of the more established places in this small city get some serious competition, however one would imagine that with the sheer level of tourism the city will easily cope with a new venture such as this.
Roger939 (5) Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium, Belgium | June 9, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Knew it opened a couple weeks back but first visit last night with two friends. Two of us did the flight of 5 beers for 10 Euros. Good choices and good value. Know one of the owners, he stopped by our table and had a great conversation as we are all "beer-nuts". Good start for a new place, needs more word of mouth advertisement.
kraddel (83) some beerplace , Belgium | May 18, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Went by a tip to this new place , currently ( as i visited) open 7 days !
Punk ipa from draft ? Damn !
Also other intresting stuff ( nogne , de molen ,..) very , very nice ’basic’ beers . No whales though ( yet ?)
Very , very nice place ( interior ) . Maybe the best ive seen so far . Not that crowded ( maybe went a bit to early )
Staff is extremely friendly , knowing and ratebeer-supporting !
Cant realy see a bad thing . Accept maybe a bit too short of a beerlist .. Curious what this is going to be in some months .. Already very impressive though !
JorisPPattyn (37) Antwerpen, Belgium | May 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
10 taps (key keg mostly), from which 4 are imposed by ABInBev, momentarily 80 +/- beers, with some 10-12 "guest bottles" (original, that). Interesting Be brews, but curiosity goes out to the foreign brews: really exceptional in a Belgian beer bar. Nogne O (f*k the slashes), Mikkeller, Marble, BrewDog... No Kernel so far, but more are announced. Having visited on their very opening day, things are still a tad touch and go, but both knowledge and enthusiasm are there, I’m sure my ’Service’ rating is due to go up. Supplied by Regnier de Muynck for the Flemish, and Martin Matthews (from Mancurian Brewhouse fame) for the English angle, this spectacular medieval cellar bar is pretty spacious, and well-equipped. Proper glassware (also for the exotics!), loud music from a sophisticated system, and a superbly edited menu. Special features might include the toilets, materials used worthy of a starred restaurant. The smell of varnish is still pervading the premises, but I predict more beery touches will come (just smell a BrewDog Punk IPA being tappes...). No food so far, but this is also meant to appear in the future, as is expansion of the offered portfolio. If they keep up the idea, success is guaranteed. Just off the beaten track, which is a blessing in tourist-infested Brugge.
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