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Setting - 7 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

Visited shortly after opening on a Saturday. Brewery and tasting room Het Gansje is located close to the central market of Goes. The name is slightly misleading in while it is technically a brewery with a taproom it looks very much like a classical old school brown bar. Lots of wood, the brewery has been around for quite a while with naturally given the brewery and town name, a healthy amount of geese decorations. The actual brewery is an almost home brewing setup tucked away in the corner with more buckets for fermenting than most home brewers have. They have 10 beers on tap, which are all their beers in a wide variety of styles from Belgian Blond to Dutch Bock, spiced Triple, Porter etc. They do flights of 4 (half pour), 6 (same) and you can also get just a half pour of any beer on tap. The beers are very much in a traditional Belgian Inspired tradition of about 10 years ago despite some more modern styles and experiments (oak chips etc.). Sadly I wasn’t a fan of anything too blond or Belgian, darker beers and spiced were bit better, not really to my taste but about passable. Shame since I hoped to like the beers more since the husband of the brewer brought every beer of the tasting one by one and described them all with great passion. Service was very friendly and passionate, pricing agreeable, place filled in with older local and nearby residents, atmosphere, setting, service were all absolutely there. They also had an even bigger selection of their beers in the fridge, there is no shortage of different beers by them. Bottles can also be bought at reduced-to-go prices. Still Goes doesn’t have an endless amount of craft beer options and since I am regularly there, I still see myself getting a dark beer and returning for the coziness.


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Setting - 8 | Selection - 8 | Service - 8 | Food - 8 | Value - 8 | Overall - 8

Not located in the gorgeous windmill next to it sadly but in a cool looking former bathhouse. Out of the center for sure but well connected with public transport. Brewery visible in the back. Absolutely packed on a Monday evening, rambunctious bunch of slightly drunk locals and expats, definitely a different a local atmosphere. Beer being right about cheapest craft beer in Amsterdam with 200 ml. & 400 ml. pours definitely plays a part. Number of standard taps but also 4 specials, had a Kolsch which didn’t impress me too much, none of their beers are amazing but price, liveliness and interesting venue definitely do help. Separate snack counter, snacks are more expensive than beer but fair enough to do that.


7.4
Setting - 9 | Selection - 7 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 7 | Overall - 7

Residential area, small two stories, cozy bar, cool location. Brown wood, wooden boards with menu on the wall, green wooden bench, Uiltje posters, bit calmer and cozier than your average Gollem. Tap menu was uninteresting with Brand, Gulpener, IJ standard offerings and one Oedipus. Menu is a large list of okay beers, what you would expect from Gollem, Bird, Huyge, Dochter van De Korenaar, Kromme Harring at Amsterdam prices. Nothing overly impressive beerwise but does get points for being cozy.


7.6
Setting - 8 | Selection - 8 | Service - 7 | Food - | Value - 8 | Overall - 7

Located in the Vondelpark, great setting. I figured it wouldn’t be open since winter but it was with mostly seating outside with a good number of seats. There are about 4 tables indoors but most of it is outdoors. Selection is for a large part the standard ‘t IJ beers at okay prices – they did have a special lager made for this location which was not amazing but above macro lagers. Still decent number of taps. Food was snacks, pizza and so forth, one vegan pizza option but it didn’t look very exciting. More of a summer place but even in the winter it was a pleasant stop. Definitely worth a stop to chill if in the neighborhood.


9.6
Setting - 10 | Selection - 10 | Service - 9 | Food - 10 | Value - 10 | Overall - 9

Unbelievable place really. Quite a bit from the center but plenty of public transport passes by frequently. A corner store / bodega with an adjacent liquor store. Beer selection is unbelievable really, would be astonishing for any beer shop in the Netherlands. From USA producers including Almanac, Freemont, Jester King to Icelandic beer, Poland, Germany, Hitachino, local beers from Walhalla, Uiltje, Frontaal etc. Fridges including a walk-in fridge. There is even an extensive 3 Fonteinen, Tilquin etc. selection. Multiple times I was surprised that they had something, prices are definitely agreeable for Amsterdam as well. Ridiculousness caries on in the food, got a Van Holten’s pickle (had been wanting for a while – disgusting), Korean snacks, got a canned Dutch Espresso Martini, Champane,… Would be here all the time and every time if I lived nearby. Blew my mind. Some bottles were a bit older probably but not with the stuff where it matters, hoppy beers etc which were largely in the walk-in fridge.


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