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BeerTemple

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 6.68%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 60
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250
Amsterdam, 1012 RR
Netherlands
phone: +31 20 627 1427

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cafebeertemple

Notes:
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(Place added by: jesperm on 12-22-2009)
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Photo of roymeo
5/5  rDev +15.2%

roymeo, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of BeerHunter76
4.86/5  rDev +12%

This place really is a temple of great beer! Its just around the corner from a fantastic bottle shop. I checked this place out on my first trip to the city. Its perfectly located not to far from Dam square. Walking in the bar is a bit dark, and the beer menu is written on wall. It is extensive! It's huge! Along with all the great European beers you could always want but never tried, BeerTemple also has a great selection of US craft beers and excellent collaborations. The service is fantastic. I say that because when I was in there it was myself, a great BA that I did and in person trade with, another lady, and the bartender who is very knowledgable and friendly. So much so he shared a bottle from behind the counter with me. I am heading back to Amsterdam at the end of March and I will be in this place every day.

This is a temple I will be sure to worship at repeatedly!!

BeerHunter76, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kjkinsey, Jan 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

AdamNowek, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jkball01, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of jeffthecheff
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Found this place on a day trip to Amsterdam. The beer selection was incredible when I went. I don't remember exactly what I ordered, but I do remember it was an American craft beer that I hadn't had or seen before. I also remember they had Westvleteren bottles available but I didn't get any.

The bartender when I went was very passionate and knowledgable about beer. After being in Germany a few months it was refreshing to be able to talk beer with someone that had the same enthusiasm as I did but with a new perspective. This place definitely respects American craft beer and is worth a visit.

jeffthecheff, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of VAcrossr
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

I hit Beer Temple on my last of two days in Amsterdam and enjoyed the visit. It was nice to find a place that had that BA vibe of extreme/rarer beers along with numerous Belgian and Dutch beers along with a good assortment of American beers on the menu, too. Nice also to be able to order drafts in small 15ml/5oz tasters as well as larger sizes.

It was a moderately busy Friday afternoon in rainy Amsterdam when I visited. The tap list is quite impressive printed out on the wall in chalk, and everything that I ordered was in stock and as far as I could tell, everything else was in stock, too, that the other patrons ordered. I had a Spanish DIPA, a Left Hand stout, the 3F/Mikeller wheatwine Hvedegoop and Duvel Triple Hop. Prices were a little bit higher than other spots for the non-rare stuff and definitely crept up for rarities (I passed on 99euro Dark Lord), but it's great to see the availability of so many brews.

Atmosphere was quite pleasant. Low background music with a mix of Johnny Cash and alt rock. The bartender was very attentive to quickly getting what you want as you step to the bar to order (signs indicated to please order at the bar, so that's what I did, and it worked just fine). Seemed the clientele was a mix of American beer enthusiasts as well as some Dutch and European folks. A chill vibe that worked well to drink your beer in a rainy afternoon amidst the chaos and debauchery of the rest of Amsterdam.

VAcrossr, May 17, 2013
Photo of Bettini
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%

I was lucky to stumble upon Beer Temple the first week it opened, in October 2009, and made it in on a Monday the 19th, right just before closing and had time for one beer. Even though it is an American Craft Beer bar I had to order the La' Chouffe Houbalon, because I truly enjoy that beer and I I didn't get a chance to have one on this trip. The owner was there working behind the bar and seemed glad to have Ammericans stop in durring the opening week with the local beer enthusiasts. I will be going back to Beer Temple when I go back to Amsterdam to start my 5 day Dutch beer tour September 27th.

Bettini, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of titosupertramp
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%

This is a must stop for anyone visiting Amsterdam or locals who haven't been exposed to American craft beer. BeerTemple is small in size, but absolutely huge in terms of selecion. In fact, they have a better American craft selection than anywhere here in Nashville.

The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. We happened to get there as soon as they opened so it wasn't busy at all and the bartender on duty was very friendly and attentive. He was happy to talk about the American craft beer scene from a European prespective and make a couple of recommendations.

The selection is top notch and would rival many good beer bars in the US. Founders, Three Floyds, Shorts, Southern Tier, Great Divide, Left Hand, Anchor ,plus many more. They also have several European selections including BrewDog and Mikkeler. Loved em.

In terms of pricing, a little high, but very reasonable considering import costs. I had no problems with any of the prices especially when you consider that I can't find any of this stuff in Nashville. If I ever make it back to Amsterdam, I will go here. You should too.

titosupertramp, Feb 28, 2011
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4.56/5  rDev +5.1%

marceloxxxx, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Oh BeerTemple - an american beer bar brought to you by the brains behind 't Arendsnest

Curiosity drew me here - i'm always interested to see how far American beer travels and what Europeans are enjoying. I knew this place was legit, but I wasn't quite prepared for what I was about to experience...

Scanning through the taplist board was interesting - lots of interesting things, standard offerings you see in Europe a lot (flying dog...) and some really off-the-f*cking wall stuff. Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock?!?!? What? How is that even possible? Is this ever even on tap in the US? Sure, I'll take one. Wait, no, I'll take 5. Actually, just give me the f*cking keg.

They also had the Kuhnhenn DRIPA which is no slouch, and a nice wild stout from Jester King. The bottle list aint cheap, but if you want a Dark Lord, it's all yours.

Fascinating stuff. For an american beer bar in Amsterdam, I'd say the selection was perfect.

The eisbock was so good, we came back the next day and killed the keg.

Abraxxas across the street - just sayin...

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

millelacsmark, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MoFro, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

boudeysbigbrew, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kingjohnh, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Beer-Ed, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

papatuti, Oct 12, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

The last time I had visited Amsterdam there was talk about this bar opening soon, which it did right after we returned home to the States, so I was determined on this last trip (October 2010) to search it out and see what it had to offer.

The atmosphere and vibe is alright, but really lacks a lot of the charm, character and overall ambiance of Peter van der Arend's (owner of BeerTemple) other bar - 't Arendsnest. It's a bit sterile in my opinion.

The quality of this establishment is topnotch however, as is the service and selection. The barkeep was very knowledgeable on both American and European beers and guided me in the right direction every night (a ton of taps and refrigerated bottles ranging from California IPA's to rare Belgian Wild Ales). They had an amazing variety of Brew Dog on tap, which is what brought me back each night - all I have to say is Punk IPA!!!
They have a limited variety of cold and hot bar food that they heat up in a microwave behind the bar. We didn't get any hot food, but got their mixed nuts and Chimay Trappist cheese plate with crackers and were very pleased with both.

DeanMoriarty, Nov 16, 2010
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%

A great find in Amsterdam! Centrally located in the city centre, just a few minutes walk from just about everything, this place not only has a terrific selection of craft American beers on tap and in bottles, it has a great staff!

I wandered in on a Saturday afternoon, and although half-filled with patrons enjoying their brews, I was caught somewhat off-guard by the hospitality I encountered by the bar staff. The guy behind the bar immediately asked what I was interested in and offered a wide range of suggestions... narrowing his suggestions as the afternoon dwindled, remembering my tastes and likes. He seemed genuinely interested in serving me the absolute best they had! That totally made this place stand out as a truly great experience. Thanks Beer Temple!

janedoe, Jun 26, 2011
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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%

BeerTemple is an American Craft beer bar with the same owners as Proeflokaal Arendsnest. It has a really great vibe. These people know American Craft beer. They had offerings from Green Flash, Three Floyds, Hoppin' Frog, and many more. We brought a few beers from the Midwest to share and add to their collection. If you're visiting Amsterdam, you MUST go here.

Fluffheady, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%

Why would an American on tour in Amsterdam want to visit a bar with American-styled beers? I don't know, curiosity? Look, I think it's kind of cool to see some of the beers from my land on the shelves and flowing from the taps on a continent which even recently laughed at what we were drinking. Ironically, drinking American beer wasn't my mission at the Beer Temple. The place was somewhat quiet around eight, but by nine the enthusiastic crowd had grown.

30 different taps, most are American beers (Flying Dog, Rogue, Southern Tier, Founders, Left Hand) and a few European selections (Mikkeller, Hertog Jan). Even more varieties are from the bottle, well over 100 options, with beers from AleSmith, Hoppin Frog, Port, Weyerbacher, Beer Valley, Del Ducato, and 8 Wired. For Europe, this is a very impressive list which I suspect you won't find at many bars. Also keeping with the theme are decorations from American breweries.

Service was very quick and very proficient with American beer. Different pieces of glassware was used and the beer wasn't ice cold, however one bottle I ordered was a few weeks past its "drink by" date (it did taste fine though). The food options are limited to sausage and cheese, so I got both for my dinner (both were fine options).

Yes, do expect to pay a little more for the beer, but keep in mind that it isn't everyday on the continent when you have the chance to try Founders Breakfast Stout from tap. Overall, I'd have to say that the proprietors did their homework and, along with Arendsnest, have a dual-gem in the city.

DoubleJ, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Chris_Coughlin, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Toynk, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Canada_Dan, May 05, 2014
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BeerTemple in Amsterdam, Netherlands
95 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.