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Beer Available At Noel Cuveliers (arranged by most recent)
tdtm82 (75) , England | February 7, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
An out of the way down a track farm shop which actually is a beer shop. Walk inside the shop and gaze and the beers. A lot of great Belgian beers and very popular beers and a few harder to find beers
Spent 100 Euros and that was about 2 Euros a bottle or less. Lacking the rarity stuff true beer hunters seek but if you want to pick up some generic great Belgian beer without going to the supermarket and cutting a great value deal then go here. I went in 2008.
eManu (39) Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, Belgium | October 29, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I had trouble finding this place but it was very worth it. First thing you see when you arrive in the farm is the beer storage and it is huge. Then inside the shop and it was not very big, actually it is a little country side grocery store, but the back has a big room just filled with thousands of bottle of beers. Over 300 different beers, and the price is very good, the glass selection is also very good and very cheap. I endded up buy about 60 bottles. The only problem is that beer is very heavy, but its worth it. The owners are very nice and helpfull. If you have the time to go there, do it. Not far from St Sixtus Westvleteren.
harrisoni (20) Ashford, England | October 23, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Set on a farm. I like the unhurriedness of this place. Good for value for money for some of the Belgian mainstay beers. Lambic selection is a little limited and they wonít take foreign credit cards, but still a solid little place for a quick dash south of Watou/Poperinge.
MagnumPI (11) , England | July 15, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good little store, very conveniently located near to Calais. Parking can be difficult at busy times, and the checkout can also get busy but again if you arent in a rush for the ferry its a great place to pore around and pick up beers for stocks at home. Cheap, but not the cheapest !
sc0ttyd0g (4) , England | December 17, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Closed 12-1 weekdays. good selection, just load your trolley up! av EUR1.20 a bottle, 3.50+ for 750ml. The store next to the garage 5mins up the road right on the border has a fair selection, but a little more expensive.
NoiZe (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | August 31, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Big shop, not a lot of surprises. Lotís of Belgian standard brews.
gary07734 (25) , England | June 13, 2008| Updated June 23, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place is very difficult to find, a long way from the beaten track but only around 20 minutes drive from the St Sixtus monastery so it is easy to do both in a day. Look out for the tiny sign saying Bier Shop near the floor wich is not easy to spot.
The shop is a small convenience store with a HUGE (400+) beer selection including pretty much all the belgian beer you could want with a few exceptions. The only things I found missing on my wanted list were Chouffe NíIce and anything by Struise.
The prices are a huge bargain, from 1-2euro. Large 750ml bottles are 2-3euro
eaglefan538 (92) Wilmington, Delaware | January 17, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Holy smokes, this is the place I would return to in the Poperinge / Ieper area if I could only visit one place. The beer selection was HUGE and they had CASES in stock in the barn out back. It was overwhelming standing there looking at all the stuff you could buy and wondering how in the heck to get it all in the suit case. The prices were staggering to an American, with Rochefort 10 running 1.35 Euros and others between 0.50 to 2 Euros. The glasswear selection was almost as equally impressive. Located just before the French border as you head south from Poperinge on Abelestationsplein (it is set back from the highway on the right in a barn on a farm).
Fin (495) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 10, 2007| Updated May 27, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This was a great place to shop, thanks to Ian Harrisoni for the recommendation. Went here back in July 2007 cycled from Ypres via Westvleteren, Watou, Poperinge. Not too difficult to find, great prices and good choice on beers.
amazinglopedo (1) | July 18, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely, a pleasure to shop at this store. From the aging dog sleeping on the counter top to the hospitality shown by the workers and Noel himself. An amazing amount of beers all greatly priced. I will have to continue coming back to this place until I have tried them all.
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