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Beer Available At Spuyten Duyvil (arranged by most recent)
Two Roads Rye 95 , Smisje Oudenaarde Imperial Sour Ale , To Øl/Omnipollo Brewmance Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Wild Honey Stout 98, Omnipollo Agamemnon 98, Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett (Bourbon) 97, Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett 98, Allagash James Bean 96, The Monarchy Happy XMas from Dresden , Stillwater / L’Anjub - Aloja 73, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Raspberry 85, Freigeist Hibiskuss 57, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Cherry 84, Freigeist Phoebe Caulfield 93, Freigeist Leipziger Gose Quittelsdorf 94, Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhabarber 90, Great South Bay Tasting Room Exclusive #06: Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale 64, Dieu du Ciel Équinoxe du Printemps 97, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, L’anjub Juliett Extra Stout 95, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 60
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Oakes (623) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 21, 2004| Updated June 3, 2006
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Reminds me of Smokeless Joe’s in Toronto - long and narrow; half a dozen taps; great bottled list. Staff could talk the talk - surprisingly rare for a beer bar. Cheese selection was solid. the garden in the back looked cool, too. One of the best.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | April 4, 2004| Updated January 21, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
There’s no sign out front except a chalk board on the sidewalk advertising rare & obscure beers. 90% of the beer menu is non-US with hoppy beers scarce and lambics to the fore. 10 different Cantillons and 8 Fantomes when I went. Joe Carroll, the owner, was as pleasant as could be and told me about the location’s 1920’s barbershop past. The bar was rather Belgian in atmosphere, with homemade furniture and odd gramophones serving as decoration, along with a collection of ashtrays from US motels and a collection of glass soda bottles. The formidable European (and especially Belgian) beer menu is quite a draw. Interestingly, Joe carries a slew of sakes from Kiuchi Brewery (makers of Hitachino Nest beer), as well. Additionally, locals will find that the prices at Spuyten Duyvil are not that high, given what we’re used to in NYC. The food is an assortment of artisanal cheeses, meats, pates and Callebaut chocolate that makes for pleasant eating. All in all, this is the very best beer bar in NYC and one of the best beer bars I have ever visited in the world. The RateBeer rankings of Best Places agrees.
Evelyn (2) New York, New York | March 22, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I love this place. Sure it is in an unusual spot in Brooklyn. Who would've guessed that there would be such a lovely inviting Belgium beer bar in Williamsburg?
The first thing you notice when you walked in is a café/bistro atmosphere. The furniture and decorations are all second hand and for sale. I find this to be a wonderful element to add to a watering hole. Every time I have been here I always eye the pictures of anatomical figures and various ash trays all seemingly form old Belgium breweries. The bar is quite narrow, like a railroad apartment. They also have the best garden are in back of any bar in the city.
The reason why I call this a Belgium beer bar is that they have over 50 bottles of Belgium beers, including a wonderful Fantome selection and with an even better one for Cantillon. They also have quite a few bottles of rare English and German beers as well. They have only 6 taps and one cask, but all are rotating. Each time I go they have some very interesting selections including recently one of my all time favorites, Perkuno’s Hammer. The owner feels that even Duvel is too trendy and does not stock it. The selection will blow you away. My favorite thing here is what they do with their "food" menu. They mainly have small platters of cheese and/or meat served with nice bread and crackers. Everything I have had seems to be equally rare and distinguished as the beers they pour, but the cheese makes this place out of this world.
NewYawker (6) New York, New York | March 20, 2004| Updated March 21, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This place reminded me of being in Amsterdam. Like a little coffee cafe, the have a clean bar and very cool cieling fans. the furniture is eclectic, and the art work is set up like a flea market. Everything has price tag on it. Joe the owner and bartender, was a great guy and he spent time with us teaching us about his trips to
Belgium. There were six taps which feature Dogfish 90 minute, Reissdorf Kolsch among others, and one cask ale. The best part was the amazing bottle selection which had a great deal of Belgian and French beers. Not that pricy for NY either. The food selecition of fine cheese and crusty French bread complements beer well. I only wish they had more American beers there, but Joe doesn't want to have beers that are so easy to get. IMO, though, some more craft brewed American Micros would make this place even better. Great beer bar!
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