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Beer Available At Het Oude Schooltje - Struise Brouwers @ The Old School (arranged by most recent)
Struise Bolshevik Pèche (Peach) , Struise CapSoul , The Kernel Bière De Saison (Burgundy Barrel Aged) 81, Struise Elliot Brew Reserva , Struise XXX Rogge Tripel (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 97, Struise Riporter 92, Struise Lion Claws Wild 83, Struise Ignis et Flamma 95, Struise Elliot Reserva , Struise Rio Says 60, Hop the Brewer 77, Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black 100, Struise Bompon 91, Struise Over The Granel , Struise Tsjeeses Reserva BBA (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 99, Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 100, Struise Danko Power IPA 77, Struise Pannepøt - Old Monk’s Ale - Pannepeut 100, Struise AJ Reserva , Struise Ypres 95
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jnelson_22 (10) Heerlen, Netherlands | December 23, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Stopped in here recently after picking up 12’s from Westvleteren and had a wonderful experience. Through the courtyard and past the random brewing tanks you enter the hallway of an old school that is now De Stuise’s bottle shop. They obviously have all of the available Struise brews, but also some other random bottles (I picked up a de Molen brew while I was there.) On our visit, we met brewer Carlo who was kind enough to take us into one of the classrooms and give us a sampling of several of their beers (to include a Black Albert mixed with whiskey... interesting.) The Struise guys were very hospitable and helpful, and each of my group left with at least a case of beer. This was really the highlight of my trip to Belgium.
olliejobbins (23) Dorking, England | December 23, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very difficult to find as other have commented. What I will add is that the pin point on the ratebeer map is in the perfect place. Kasteelstraat is not a long street so remember it’s number 50 and you’ll have no problem.
Very interesting place hidden away in Oostvleteren. As soon as you step through the door, you know you’re in a place for beer geeks. Vast selection of struise beers on tap. I tried Black Albert but would like to go back when not driving as there were plenty that i’ve never seen bottled. The chap serving me was helpful. Well worth the visit if you happen to be in the area. Just a shame the opening hours are so small.
freretoc (28) Besançon, France | December 16, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
D’après les autres commentaires c’est très difficile à trouver, mais ayant chercker sur Google Street View, j’ai trouvé tout de suite avec un tonneau en plein mileu de la cours. Le lieu est vraiment spécial, on a l’impression d’arriver dans un garage remplit de tonneau. Un intérieur qui tout simplement une école avec un tableau noir et 30 bes à pression, le jour où j’y suis allé 27 bières étaient proposées. Elles ne sont pas encore toute sur le site mais ça va arriver, le service est top et en français. Avec tout les renseignment que l’on veut par les brasseurs ! Excellente adresse.
AdamJackson (202) Enfield, New Hampshire | November 17, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very difficult to find unless you visit here with a Belgian friend. No sign on the front door to a courtyard. You can see fermentation of STruise beers happening in the courtyard outside..inside, 30 draft lines with 25+ being STruise beers and others being guest taps. Small and large samples available and a small bottle shop. The staff was friendly, it was a nice place.
aleigator (10) , Germany | September 11, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located in Oostvleteren, in an old school. Actually very hard to find, because of the lack of any signs. You actually enter a regular door, which leads to courtyard, from which you finally enter the school/brewery.
The taproom is located in a classroom with an authentic panel painting, showing the brew process. The atmosphere is very cosy, abandoned old school benches and tables are still standing there, where you are now able to enjoy your beer. You can also sit in their courtyard when the wheather is sunny, go to the next butcher and join a barbecue. They promise to have about 30 beers on tap, which contains a good range of their beer, you can decide between three different glass sizes, 8ml, 15ml and 33ml, which is very comprehensible, taking into account that they serve beer with an abv between 3.5 - 26. They also got some bottles and glasses for takeaway, but don’t rely on their internet site, as they don’t seem to care to hold it up-to-date.
hackobock (40) Stockholm, Sweden | September 1, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cool place in an old school, the bar was inside an old classroom, seating in the classroom as well as outside. Selection is good, tried Double Black 2012 and 2014 side by side however the website wasn’t updated with available beers as I was hoping for a couple more Black Damnation variants. Prices are vary good. A couple of beers available for take away.
Camons (291) Hasselager, Denmark | August 22, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Abit hard to find, no signs or anything to let you know there is a brewery here. But as we strumbled over Urbain early saturday it wasnt to hard. Upon entering the door there is a backyard with fermentions tanks, barrels, the Struise festival tap trailer, etc. 2 lines of tables where you can enjoy the beers.The tap room is in a old classroom with a blackboard explaining the brewing proces. About 20 taps, with a good mix of styles, old favorites, 3-4 different Pannepot, Elliot brew, some experimental bends, a few new beers, sours, session IPAs, and 2 vintages of Black Damnation - Double Black. Draft pours avaible in 2 sizes at very good value. Some bottles to take away aswell. Service was good, funny to be around, nice and informative about the beers. Didnt eat, but was told that there was barbecue earlier on, but it was finished when we came. Quite a big crowd, tourist and locals, that thinned out somehow later on, proberly becourse we stayed a hour or more after closing time. Was a very good visit and ill like to go back some time.
Pipi (27) , | August 7, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice people, nice place, the best beer all over the world...I used to visit the old school every year and I can say that I love Struise. I’m very happy because we have some Struise’s beers in Spain. A little piece of my heart is in Oosvleteren. Thank you so much.
ruigo (58) , Portugal | July 3, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
If I hadn’t to drive 300km back home I probably had tasted all the beers on tap. But since I couldn’t I only tasted two or three in small portions. Nice and friendly environment and a place to return. The only drawback is the prices of their bottled beer...
kOrv3n (25) , | June 23, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
They only problem with this bar is that it only sells Struise beer. But when you think about it that isn’t that big of a problem since they make fucking fenomenal beer. A nice visit and one of the best times I have ever had at a bar!
Stine (172) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 4, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the worlds great breweries is tucked within the schoolyard of a long- closed primary girls school, so when it is not visibly apparent from the street view, fear not. On this visit there were about fifteen tap lines available for tasting pours with some phenomenal options at excellent prices. The love within this operation is obvious and it was a great experience to be part of it for one afternoon.
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