Belgium > Gent
Beer Available At Trappistenhuis (arranged by most recent)
Brugse Zot 60, St. Idesbald Blond 52, Gruut Blond 43, Maredsous 6 Blond 76, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Cluysenaer 77, Westmalle Dubbel 99, Maredsous 8 Brune/Bruin 93, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Maredsous 10 Tripel 96, Hanssens Oude Gueuze 98, Johannes Blond Stadsbier 48,
Gruut Blond 43
Fin (799) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 19, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
We re-visited this place Saturday 17th October 2015 wow I cannot believe that it had been eight years since our previous visit. We were with Nick, Anna and the kids on this occasion. The Trappistenhuis is a short walk from the centre but easy enough to find, I seem to recall it was in what used to be the old Red light district (might be wrong?) its been painted on the exterior since our last visit and now is red. Inside it seems bigger than I recall (have they knocked two rooms into one?) we sat on a raised area abutting the outside wall, it was early but there were a few people in. The bar is in front of you as you enter. Beer list and choice was good, few surprises but still good stuff to choose from. Nice atmosphere in here. It looks like there is a covered outside area to the rear though I never explored so not entirely sure. We all liked it here it was one of our favourite Café/bars of the weekend. Visited December 2007 We visited this place twice whilst we were here both times late evening and both times this place was absolutely rammed, still we managed to find a table just about. Quite impressive beer list but not so many surprises. They never had the Chimay Doree not that I was bothered to be honest but my friend was keen to try it, can get smoky when busy and bit too hot as well, should like to try it at a quieter time of the day 70
EdKing (160) London, England | July 30, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited here on a Wednesday night, so it was pretty quiet. Bargirl was cute, although working alone so pretty rushed off her feet. Interior is dark and atmospheric and there’s a decent amount of tables to sit outside and enjoy a beer. Tap list isn’t that exciting but they have a good bottled beer list. Tried the local Gruut beers and some regulars. Lambic list could be better. Decent bar though and would come back here again
Ptrck (4) , Netherlands | April 25, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (118) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | February 16, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited 2006-15, post-Studioskoop. Easy stop around the corner after going to the cinema at St. Anna/Zuid, with lots of potential, worn, fireplace & oak atmosphere. Safe but enjoyable housebeer brewed by the owner at a well-known brewery, 3-4 taps including a very nice and creamy Chimay Tripel last time we were there. Otherwise good selection incorporating one-off beers by a few newer Belgian breweries, but unnecessarily expensive for some beers like geuzes and the only place in Ghent where I have seen aged Orval well surpass the €5 mark. Owner up for a chat, slow and a bit lacklustre service which seems to focus its attention on regulars, locals and the 3 barflies.
Bosbouw (38) Gemonde, Netherlands | January 25, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice old bar. Good service, good selection of Belgium beers. Good place.
MargaBeer (12) Granollers, Spain | December 4, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (89) , Belgium | September 29, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Johan Uytterhaege’s beer pub, located off the Ghent city centre in an area not too far away from the red lights district. Brown café, cosy and ’woody’, with lots of old beer paraphernalia; typical Belgian beer pub I’d argue, no foreign beers but a well-balanced selection of Belgian ones including Chimay Dorée and a couple of other rarities, though the major part of the list consists of well-known classics. Can be quite crowded in weekends and service is notoriously slow, though friendly. Not sure if this is still opened, though; I’ll go and check it out again one of these weekends.
limski (8) , Northern Ireland | January 13, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good selection with plenty information, nice ambience, clean and friendly. My wife lost her purse her and when she returned two days later, the staff recognised her and produced it, cards and money intact, Bless them! Free snacks on table, excellent beer, mixed clientele, wood & brick interior, nice experience.
tderoeck (179) Gent, Belgium | November 4, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer list, knowledgeable owner. Crappy service, probably because the place is understaffed: usually one (!) guy serving the whole place which is about 120 persons at maximum capacity, while the owner stays behind the bar. Good ambiance, although it used to be always very smoky. But I haven’t been there since the no-smoking law is in order. Hope it’s better now! Prices are rather high (4.5€ for a Rodenbach Grand Cru, real geuzes start at around 7 and go up till 11 for 37.5cl). Snacks are way overpriced. A good place for a drink or two, but not for the whole night, unless money is no problem to you.
MESSAGE FOR FOREIGNERS VISITING GENT: if you read this, you’re probably planning a visit to Belgium, and Gent in particular. I’m always interested to get to know other ratebeerians, and if you come from an interesting country, we can maybe to an in person beer trade? Contact me!
kraddel (206) some beerplace , Belgium | November 3, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
nice bar, not that buisy ( maybe we went on a wrong hour) but very chatty local people . menu isnt that wide, but with a decent selection ( wide range of trappist beers and some local stuff ) . staff was friendly,
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