Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Bonn
Peterjk (3) Texas | April 4, 2015
22 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
Brauhuas Bonnsh stands as a testament to how much German beer culture has degraded and how large of a challenge the German craft brewers face in attracting a local following that is interested in flavorful beer.
As expected this brewpub is not trying anything exciting, they mostly produce a Kolsh style beer that is backed up by a rotation one or two of the expected German styles (Wheat, Bock...).
What is surprising is how this place can stay open given the total lack of quality control over the brewing process. The beer served here often stinks like sulfur or has an unpleasant yogurt like sourness (they are not trying to make Lambic) or is notably flat. Still the crowds line up and pound it down, even when it smells like farts.
Not sure who to blame a brewer that would serve something this bad or a public that would consume it.
Sokolov (647) Moscow, Russia | March 25, 2015
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
3 nice drafts with good food. However the highpoint for me was their own beer glass - fits perfectly in the hand - haven’t seen anything like this before...
BxVonW (4) , | November 17, 2014
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer, horrid service.
Case (21) , Germany | May 4, 2014
30 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 5/20
Overcrowded Brauhaus serving the most lousy beer imaginable. Food and service are good.
bartlebier (110) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | February 26, 2014
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Appealing location with larger-than-expected Brauhaus cum brewing facilities and former malting chambers in the cellar now used as quite chique party vaults, including an interesting fresco uniting all of Bonn’s famous native sons. The Bönnsch they serve in a curved Kölsch glass with a handgrip imprint is something else, just as its distinctly unpasteurised nose, close to Gose, doubtfully stealing the show over their other 2 offerings. Service: palliative combination of perky, but not particularly beer-savvy Eastern European waitresses and barely energetic enough for eyerolling local waiters. Had a typically decent value for money lunch here, bland fare. Seems to usually get a decent amount of local patronage, but then again it’s the former BRD’s capital’s only Brauhaus...I pretty much stumbled in here on a rainy day: how do I renounce my involuntary mayorship?
Erzengel (73) Wuppertal, Germany | December 19, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visit during the Weihnachtsmarkt in Bonn. The pub was crowded, we stood outside, had to get our beers from the bar inside, but that wasn’t a great problem. Service inside at the bar was friendly, prices are ok. I had the Weihnachtsbier which was outstanding, and the "normal" Bönnsch trüb, which was disgusting.
All in all I would come back rating their other seasonal brews and probably try some food, but I will never drink their "Bönnsch trüb" again! And my wife was a bit disappointed because they only serve their Glühwein made from blackberries only Friday to Sunday...
Brugmansia (465) Jylland, Denmark | November 5, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
Visited this place 30/9-2012.
This is a very busy down town brewpub. It took 45 minutes before we could make out orders.
- and you have to be patient, if you order food, that did take way to long time to serve...
Beers where ok though, nothing really interesting about it, but well brewed..
Not sure this is a place I would like to visit again.
TreinJan (178) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Brauhaus in the Köln-Düsseldorfer style, with two versions of Bönnsch, unfiltered (Trüb) and more or less filtered (Klar), plus Weizen and the occasional seasonal beer. Okay beers and food.
biergeniesser (6) Wisconsin | May 8, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
As German breweries go, they only offer 2-3 beers on tap - but this is normal.
BlackHaddock (427) , England | March 29, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
My wife and I stumbled into this place was we wandered around the Bonn Christmas market stalls.
A December Saturday lunchtime, it was very busy but we found a small table and were served very swiftly by a young lady who brought us one normal beer and their christmas special brew.
Both beers came in the breweries strange glassware, a small, curved tumbler with ridges towards the rear for your fingers to sit between, the inner curve is for your thumb to go and allow you to pick the glass up. The beers were fresh and what I expected, the unfiltered standard brew was a little watery, the Christmas beer darker sweeter, but also a bit on the thin side. A Bonnsch is this brewers version of a Kolsch, so did wasn’t going to be a world breaking taste sensation in here.
The actual bar and place as a whole was inviting, clean and modern looking. The brewing equipment is at the rear encased in a glassed-off room again clean and modern looking.
The food looked good but didn’t check prices,so can’t comment, we were full of Christmas market Bratwursts and Pommes etc. etc.
Glad I’ve been; would I revisit, yes if in Bonn. Would I make a special journey to revisit? No. Normally only one beer and the style doesn’t ’Rock my Boat’.
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