Belgium > Westvleteren
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | March 17, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very modern, sleek, stylish. Service was excellent, food was very good, and the beer selection- well they only had three- but who cares because you canít find those three beers practically anywhere. The blonde especially. The Westy ice cream kicks butt too!
Vaiz (22) Den Haag, Netherlands | March 16, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a huge place with fluorescent lighting, cramped tables, a long waiting line for the small store they have, quite some noise, even only three types of beer served.... And it all doesnít matter, because I was way to busy enjoying those beers. Loved the visit to the place, friendly staff, some nice rural surroundings and... a great opportunity to drink some very special beers.
dEnk (32) Den Haag, Netherlands | March 7, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Large bar, build for numbers.
If it wasnít for Westvleteren this bar would be crap. Too bad the Weslvleteren was served way too cold.
thebeermonk (12) , Netherlands | February 22, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Strange to find a beer so hard to find,all most mythical, all the sudden easelly poured in for you the way you would do with a pilsner or wheatbeer like it means nothing.
The place it self is rather large and not really carrying out a nice atmosphere. Just plain "what you see is what you get" style. Food is not really out of the ordanairy but simple belgium style snacks and sandwiches. Make sure to pick up your 6-pack of beer when you leave!
mindlesspaul (3) , Netherlands | February 20, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Had lunch here right before I had my first experience with picking up Westvleteren beer from the abbey. The place is meant moslty to give customers a chance to taste the holy Westvleteren beer. You can drink it at the site. The food is quite allright. We had a sandwich with pate from the abbey which is very tasty. The selection is a little poor. Its either a croque monsieur (toasted sandwich) or a sandwich with pate. But most of the customers make it here because of the beer. Service was a little slow, but then the place was packed during Saturday lunch time.
tdtm82 (100) , England | February 2, 2010| Updated October 17, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A romantic venue where you can acquire three of perhaps the most famous beers known to Ratebeerians. The classic Westvleteren.
You get serverd in authentic trappist glasses and can actually pick up a six pack from the adjacent Westvleteren store.
I loved the pate when I was here last. A terrific Flemish dish oozing quality. I had a little struggle working out the menu and feel that English menus should be displayed.
It is a great place but the selection of beer is rather limited. The beers were bottled and kept in fridges. Having a blonde first is a must.
BigMomma (11) Leuven, Belgium | January 20, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
When I first saw In the Vrede I couldnít believe my eyes. What a big and modern bar is this. This first impression was nothing compared to a first look in the bar itself. If was full of people and waiters walking around with liquid gold. It was around 16:00 so luckely I found a place to sit. I ordered the 8 and it was serverd rather quickly. Some time later I came back and it was around 14:00 and it was very calm so that was a real relief. Unfortunately there was a longer waiting time then. The inside is large with good chairs and a little shop where you can buy some Trappist products. You can also buy some beer, but this is very limited. On the outside there is a large terrace where you can sit in all peace and enjoy of the weather and your beer. Between some hours you can choose to take a look at the Claustrum. This a kind of museum where you can learn more about the Trappist order. The selection is rather limited, but I donít see any other reason why you should come here if you will not drink a Westvleteren. The food is good and especially the icecream based on the 12.
bieroloog (2) , Belgium | January 17, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
In the middle of the Flemish fields you find In de Vrede. The only bar which may serve the Westvleteren Trappist beers. The only reason why you should come here is to taste the Westvleteren. There are no other beers so there isnít a large selection.
There are a lot of waiters but on a hot summer day you can wait for some time before you will get your order. The prices for the Westvleteren are ok, but still to high considering that the brewery is just on the other side of the street.
If you want to enjoy of a nice Westvleteren in a peacefull surrounding you should come to this place.
jnelson_22 (10) Heerlen, Netherlands | December 23, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped here directly after picking up some 12ís from the Abbey. This place was more modern than what i was expecting, and very large. the service was good, and the staff even helped us find our way to de Struise! The selection is obviously only comprised of three beers, but thatís what people come here for... the pricing was good to, and we got some Westvleteren Goblets to take home.
rosenbergh (530) Tampere, Finland | September 16, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is strange place. Very busy place, even a.m. Mostly elderly people but everyoneís getting what they want: Westvleteren brews. Selection is quite hard to rate. Quality of selection: 100%. Variety of selection: 3%. The food was OK.
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