Hombre el bar en sí no tienen ningún encanto. Es nuevo, aséptico y sin ningún tipo de personalidad. Pero tienen Westvleteren y ya sólo por eso está entre mis favoritos. La zona en la que está ubicado es muy bonita, tranquila y agradable. Posteriormente accedimos al monasterio y estuvimos en unas nonas (creo que se llaman así) en las que los monjes estuvieron cantando media horita. Y eso sí que fue especial.
I had to give the maximum points to selection because they have all 3 Wesvleterens all the time, as much as you want ;)
Service is good, ambiance is chill and easy, people are there to enjoy their afternoon and their beer.
The food is really nice and goes really well with the beers.
Overall a 18/20, mostly because it’s thé Westvleteren pub, but also because it’s a nice place to be :)
We were very hungover from attending the Zythos Bier Festival the night before but I had to give this place high marks. Ambiance was typical boring modern Europub. Service was great. I gave the beer selection the full score because where else in the world can you drink all 3 Westys without taking out a second mortgage on your house? We had the Carrot soup and a cheese plate and it was incredible. It’s a long way out of the way from anywhere else but so worth the trip if you enjoy the mystique of their beers.
You were allowed to buy 1 sixer to go and they only had the 8 available for sale when we were there. In addition to the 1 sixer you could also buy a gift pack w/ 1-12, 1-8 , 2 blonds and a glass. So between the 2 of us we left w/ a total of 2-12’s, 14-8’s and 4 blonds.
erickok (274) Leuven, Belgium | March 3, 2011| Updated April 23, 2012
Hard to rate this place really, since it is unique in many ways. Most importantly, it’s the only bar in the world that is allowed to sell Westvleteren and indeed Westvleteren is all you can get. When you don’t have an appointment at the Sint-Sixtus abbey itself it also is the only place to get your hands on one. We went easrly in the year on a Sunday and it wasn;t very busy. Surprisingly it is a large and modern place with people, old and young, coming by. If possible come by bike, because driving a car after 2 of the 12’s is already very irresponsible. Didn’t try the food but it looked nice yet a bit expensive. If you’re really lucky you can buy some bottles of whatever is available at the counter.
This is right next to the monastery so it gets a bit packed with tourists at times. There are tons of bicycle groups that also put this on their stop while touring around the countryside. So you bound to see overweight people in full bicycle racing attire quaffing beer before they begin cycling to the next destination to get another drink.
The quality of the beer is good considering they only have to go across the street to get some freshly made Westvleteren.
Service is great, quick, and friendly. The selection is about what you could find at a cheese/bread shop. Not much in the way of hearty meals as it seems geared towards just providing beer to people and a light snack while they wait for their beer appointment.
A bit overpriced, especially for small sandwiches. Beer is a bit steep as well. But you can’t expect an awesome price as they are geared towards the tourists that populate the immediate area.
If you are in the area to get some beer, you may as well stop and get a snack and check out the claustrum. And walk around the area a little bit. There is a pretty cool area behind the monastery for prayer, with some need statues.
It seems to get into a bar in a motorway service station, instead we must to rely on a gps. Located as it is in the middle of nowhere, only fields separated by narrow streets that wind twisty and narrow alternating with very short straights.
The place is quite modern with large windows and exposed wood’s beams.
The food is neither better nor worse than in the whole of the rest on Belgium (I personally do not like very much)
But within those large refrigerators with stainless steel doors, there are three of the best beers in the world.
I was excited about the vw blond, very fresh and very nice as can be here only. After having tasted also vw8 and vw12 (which I seem undertone compared to other times) I spent the whole morning and most of the afternoon to retry the inexhaustible freshness and gratifing of the vw blond.
Just the thought of being able to drink a beer like that, every day before returning home from work, I would like to emigrate in these parts.