Belgium > Leuven
Beer Available At The Capital (arranged by most recent)
De Leite Cuvée Sœur’ise 96, De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse 78, De Dochter van de Korenaar Bravoure 81, Deimerwaghter Bruin 55, Volga 8.8° , Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew - (Struise Mikkeller) 99, Struise Svea IPA 90, De Leite Cuvée Jeune Homme 94, Vlasbier 50, Cluysenaer Cuvée Noire 67, Grimbergen Optimo Bruno 90, Toetëlèr Amber Tripel 44, Alternatief Piet-Agoras 81, Sint Gummarus Dubbel 48, Maeght van Gottem 74, De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse 98, eXcalibur Black IPA 92, Blaugies La Moneuse 98, Caulier 28 Tripel 63, Caulier Blonde 45
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PeterZD (13) Zaandam, Netherlands | March 5, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
A bit disappointed. They were all over the media saying that they had 3,000 beers. but once I arrive there is a sign saying : cuurently 1,600 beers. Also not bad, but then they should say in the media that they have 3,000 beers. Anyway, a bit disappointed, but the atmosphere was Ok and there were of course plenty of beers to choose from. By far not as cozy as some other beer bars in Belgium.
Abio (49) Waasland, Belgium | February 3, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The fake walls are a bummer, and the beer card is pretty simple putted together, and I hate to call a number. But for the rest... Prices are OK, specially with this location. And the waiter was very good. Right glass also for a not that common brew. For me this is good.
gEUS (44) Linden, Belgium | February 2, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Top location but not really the nicest beer bar of Leuven: music is way too loud, tables are packed on each other and the selection is big (1900 beers when I was there) but most of them Belgian brews... no international list whatsoever. Beer taps feature Leffe and similar dull beers. Exceptions are De Dochter, Struise, Dolle, De Ranke. Nice for average beer drinkers and students but not the capital for more advanced beer drinkers. The capital of corporate beer industry yes, not that of craft beer.
DennisPieters (2) , Belgium | January 27, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Very good bar! More then a 1000 beers. Very good service and nice prices.
And a good tapas bar!!!
Zupastan (4) Kortrijk, Belgium | January 20, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Bar in the centre of Leuven. They claim to have near 3000 bottles, but this is far from true. It was also claimed that foreign beers would arrive soon, but 5 months later still nothing. This place is always very crowded (and thus very hot as well), but I do have the impression that it’s quite hard to have a normal conversation. Furthermore the beerlist feels like a Chinese menu, with numbers you have to mention to the waitor when ordering a beer. They do have a nice selection, but my feeling is that quantity prevails the quality. Improvement might not be a bad thing.
shoulderbroken (164) Tokyo, Japan | January 4, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting place. Seems to be aimed more at locals and tourists rather than beer geeks, but still worth a visit. The selection is nowhere near as big as they claim judging by the menu, but everything I ordered was in stock, so can’t complain. Prices are interesting, with most 330ml bottles priced at 3.50, so you can get some good bargains. 750mls tended to be around 10 euros. Will go back again, as there was plenty I wanted to drink. The competition between this place and Delirium is probably a good thing as it might get both to pull up their socks a bit.
MrW (41) Londerzeel, Belgium | November 12, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’d probably re-rate this several times.
_ Nice location at the great market of Leuven. As already said by other raters, this place can be really crowded (certainly in the evenings and nights). So if you want to enjoy a beer in a relaxing pub, you are not in the right place.
_ Service is constantly improving since the first week they opened. First week was a total chaos, but now they start getting in a good routine. Ordered beers go immediately in the system and someone in the cellar will collect your order and send it upstairs with a kind of beer elevator. Hopefully they create a system that automatically tells that a beer is out of order, ’cause at the moment it is possible that you are the only one at the table that has to choose once again, while the rest is already drinking.
_ They claim to have all belgian beers. They aren’t all there at the moment, or not ready to order. Still a nice collection from over 800 beers. In the future there will be some from abroad as well.
_ Had some tapas. Food was ok as a snack, but rather expensive for the quantity.
_ Beers are normal priced, certainly for this location. Food is a bit more expensive.
This place is ok, has a lot of potential, but the opening was overrushed. At the moment this place is a hype, don’t know if this will stay. Improvement is possible (and needed).
Pallieter85 (25) , Belgium | November 11, 2013
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Oh well this place was quite disappointing but I will definitely re-rate in a while. After all, they really rushed the project, in less than half a year the built this whole place. _____
The bar was quite full, so we took a table on the first floor. Bloody hot there and very humid. Congrats on building everything without an architect, but an architect would at least have thought about installing a ventilation system. _____
Service. You can not order by beer name, only by numbers which you can find on lousy Excel sheets you find here and there. We were 4 so we ordered 4 beers. We got served 3 and paid for 4. 1 beer was completely wrong, 2 of 3 were served in wrong glassware (I understand you can not have every single printed glass of every beer you have, but at least give the right style of glassware). One beer was not served. Only when asking the 4th time I was told it was not on stock, so I gave him 3 other numbers of which he could choose depending on what’s available. Still nothing. After half an hour the waiter suddenly showed up with a completely different beer which I didn’t ask for, saying they were still working on my order. After 45 minutes I got a similar beer served to the one I ordered, but in 75cl instead of 37.5cl at no extra cost. Then the waiter started telling us how stressed he is and that he is going out to call his mother for 10 minutes. Thanks for sharing, not interested. _____
Selection. Claiming to have 2000, 2500 or 3000 beers, depending on which source you believe. The Excel sheets proved wrong. not even 1000 beers were on those rags. ______
Food. We had a plate of nachos. Cheap ass nachos were thrown in a bowl, plastic-like cheese put over it, and microwaved for a few minutes. _____
Value. Considering the selection they claim to have, the value is pretty okay. Beers were all priced very reasonable. Food is of very poor value. _____
Overall. I will revisit this place in a few months. Hope they have better waiters then.
JefVerstraete (48) , Belgium | October 23, 2013| Updated November 6, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place in the center of Leuven. Bar with a lot of space, friendly staff and huge collection of Belgian beers. Hopefully they will also get some outstanding beers from abroad.
Unfortunately, it can be very crowded in the night, with a humid and warm atmosphere, not very enjoyable. Sometimes you also have to wait very long for your beer.
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