Netherlands > Amsterdam
Beer Available At Proeflokaal Arendsnest (arranged by most recent)
Oedipus Dodo , Tasty Lady #04 - Biscuit 45, Breugem Double IPA 80, Pampus Big Black Beaver 82, Arn Brouwerij Triple Arn 38, Kompaan Hop Weizen Bock 87, Oedipus / Giel Cider Hollandse Gedrooghopte Cider 73, Oedipus Luchtfietser 58, De Leckere (Schwarz) 45, Texels Skuumkoppe 48, De Naeckte Brouwers Zonnegloed 44, Jopen Hooly Moolie 78, Budels Batavier 20, De Molen Summer Porter 42, Reuzenbieren ReuZ C IPA / Ciipa 68, De Molen Rasputin Bourbon BA 99, Het Uiltje / Kompaan Black & Tan 86, De Leckere Paulus Utrechts Abdijbier 35, De Molen Oud & Wijs 67, De Molen White Witch Saison 90
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altonbrownd (213) Brussels, Belgium | August 23, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Excellent place. Visited with Pieter and I sampled 9 rare beers, including their last bottle of the famous Chocolate beer. Only two were his so I was quite "full" when leaving. Very friendly barkeep named Mauritz. They have 15 taps, six of which rotate. They also have an enormous amount of bottles. Really great place. Recommend highly.
3fourths (1329) Boulder, Colorado | June 19, 2006| Updated June 28, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
ít Arendsnest is possibly one of the best beer bars Iíve visited - everything is high class, everything is as it should be. The walk from the Red Light District is not too far, and after you make it once youíll have no trouble the next time. From the outside this place is not immediately noticed (itís not hidden, just has a small sign), otherwise looking exactly the same as the buildings nextdoor. Very nice bottle list, exclusively Dutch. Across the canal from it is one of the better coffee shops in the city, Amnesia, not full of the riffraff seen in the RLD. Seems the Dutch like their beer fairly sweet. To me I think they should balance the sweetness some, but then again I do appreciate the new, interesting and hybrid styles that the Dutch brewers seems to create. Had a Dutch russian imperial stout here that was fairly unique, and a quad the night before that was amazing - smelled and tasted like it was aged in merlot oak barrels. Also the SNAB Pale Ale is a good US-like use of hops. Overall, this bar has a LOT to offer the beer traveler, the focus on Dutch beer is the draw. I canít wait to go back, as this bar was one of the highlights of my European trip in 2006.
EithCubes (238) New Jersey | June 4, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Probably my favorite bar in Amsterdam. Not exactly a young crowd, but the menu makes up for it Ė really specializes in Dutch stuff. Tons on tap. Big whisky selection, too. Relaxed pub atmosphere.
pineybob (10) MYSTIC ISLANDS, New Jersey | April 3, 2006| Updated September 8, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
The Barman is a bit reserved until he has seen you a few times. I met the owner and his wife, young and hard workers. The Barman & Owner were quite knowledgeable and took me on a very nice tour of Dutch beers. They also know their Genevers quite well and Iíve developed a taste for Genever thanks to them. Great place for a "Kopstoot" and some tasty bar snacks
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 22, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
this is another must when in amsterdam. more dutch beers then youll ever find in one place. they have a nice tasting as well, comes with water and crackers in a wood box to clear your palate. we met some locals and learned alot about the culture. very cool.
kepano (24) Los Angeles, California | January 14, 2006| Updated January 16, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
McNick and I got to ít Arendsnest after a long (and wet) walk around the canals. The bar is fairly large and elongated with a nice rustic atmosphere and breweriana covering all four walls. The place was empty when we got there at opening but you could tell things would quickly get more cheerful with a few more people. The barman was very stoic and let us take our time with the impressive beer list. Everything youíll find is from Dutch breweries, including the full lineups of some high raters like ít IJ, La Trappe or Scheldebrouwerij. Some interesting vintages were available at a good price as well as snack food (I recommend the trappist cheese). The lights are dim which makes it difficult to judge the color of beers. I also found the barman a bit timid but I would give the place another chance anytime, at least for the selection.
Hoser (164) Cowtown, Alberta | October 2, 2005| Updated October 12, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this place and the Dutch should be more proud of thier beer. The staff was nice and I would defintely go back.
MarcdGris (1) Tarbert, Scotland | September 25, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I rate the selection a ten owing to the fact that Pater has set out his aims and achieved them. A warm welcome is practically ensured from well informed staff. Never tried food, was too interested in the beer. They also have a fine selection of Dutch jenever and a few single malts, one of the barmen being an expert in whisky.
DanielBrown (270) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | August 25, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is the one! The best beer bar in Amsterdam, and one of my favourites in the world! Dutch beers only, including around 12 on tap - that suits me for a start. Lots of bottles too. Plus youíre off the tourist track, and can relax in the homely, beautifully presented bar, on a lovely canalside street. 5ish mins from centraal station - this is unmissable.
macguy (11) Tallahassee, Florida | August 22, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I like the concept of only national beers.
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