1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brouwerij Het Anker

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.73%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 5,274
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Store ]

Guido Gezellelaan 49
Mechelen, 2800
Belgium
phone: +32 (0)15 20 38 80

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +16%

WynnO, Friday at 01:44 PM
Photo of TWStandley
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

TWStandley, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Wouter69
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Wouter69, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

6thstreetbrewpub, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of MojoIRL
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

MojoIRL, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of RusImpStoLuv
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

RusImpStoLuv, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%

We stopped through Mechelen on our way out of Brussels to tour the brewery and take a quick peak at the town. It's really an easy drive - only about 15 minutes from the airport.

The brewery, which dates back to the 15th century, emerges out of the quiet and uber-quaint streets of old Mechelen.

The tour was primarily in Dutch with abbreviated english translations afterwards upon request. Fairly standard tour, but it was cool to see their retired spontaneous fermentation equipment on the roof. They've also begun distilling their own whiskey and seeing (and smelling) the barrels was a nice touch. The tour ends with a few samples - the classic and the tripel.

There's a small store and a cafe featuring their beers as well. The Het Anker "campus" was a cool thing to see - definitely worth checking out.

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of BelgianBeerPope
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Nice place for lunch or dinner. They only serve the beers which they brew (Anker Pils, Boscoullie, Gouden Carolus, Cuvée v/d Keizer, ...) so selection is limited (I hope this explains the LOW score for selection) but you can be assured that the waiter will recommend the best beer to go with your meal (or wine, if you prefer). Food is nicely prepared and served, menu is not excessive but includes some Belgian classics, starters, mains, desserts and snacks, waiters are friendly ! Parking space in the area can be little difficult to find. I will visit this place again !

BelgianBeerPope, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Filosoof
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%

As their beer this place certainly can be called classic. The brewery stands on the ground where beer is brewed for hundreds of years. On the site is a building of the sixteenth century where has been a hospital where the Begijns served their beer to their patients, when the water wasn't save to drink and beer was welcome to relieve all pains.

In 1990 the brewery could be closed. Only two people working. Nowadays highly succesful with 45 employees.

Nice hotel, very friendly people, lovely brasserie and the greatest beers. Need I say more?

Filosoof, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

This is an interesting place because it has a hotel on premise and a really nice cafe. I did a tour of the place and I never know they made a single malt whisky. I did not get to try it but I know what I will be looking for. Just a heads up, lots of stairs. A really nice old tasting room across from the cafe and a newer and more modern bar and restaurant. I did not see the hotel, you can see the owners' home right on the brewery grounds. I had some nice pork and, surprise, fries. Tasty and really nice service, but I can't mad at anyone that brings me a Gouden Carolus triple.

OWSLEY069, Sep 29, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Brouwerij Het Anker in Mechelen, Belgium
94 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.