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Café Rose Red

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.03%
Taps: 5
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

Cordoeaniersstraat 16
Brugge, 8000
Belgium
phone: +32 50 33 90 51

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cafe_rose_red

Notes:
In the Hotel Cordoeanier.

(Place added by: Beermelier on 07-08-2010)
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Reviews by uno99:
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4.15/5  rDev -8.8%

Fresh from a quick stop at t'bruggs beerjte, I decided to check this place out since it was so close and another reviewer had such a great experience.

A: First thing I noticed was how stunningly beautiful this place is. It is incredibly cosy and romantic; the perfect place since I was on my honeymoon! Apparently this is also a 22 room hotel. I'd strongly recommend any BA's looking for a romantic vacation to look into this place.

Q: Beer is served in the appropriate glassware at appropriate temps. Every beer is chosen by the owner and are all high quality.

S: The owner Kris is an excellent host and engaging in conversation. As an Englishman, I believe this is a most important quality in a barman. Kris is also a one man show, so expect to be served by him on your visit.

S: Selection was good. He has 2 taps about 15 bottles on the menu, however he did mention he has a big cellar, and even brought out a westy 12. I'd really like to see his whole cellar on a separate list, Im not really a fan of having to ask what a bar has.

So in conclusion, not the best selection in town, but if your looking for a quiet, relaxing, romantic place with a kind and engaging owner, please check this place out.

uno99, Sep 09, 2010
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4.82/5  rDev +5.9%

It has been several years since we visited Cafe Rose Red, and I remember it often to this day. After reading a post from Travel and Leisure today about Westvelteren XII, I remembered that I never posted my review of the first place I ever tasted "the best beer in the world."

My husband and I stumbled into the cafe for a quick rest and a beer before continuing on our brief tour of Brugge and then ended up staying and trying many beers with the owner, Kris. He was so passionate and knowledgable about local trappist beers, and then some, that we skipped a touristy tour of a local brewery and sat with him and visited during a quiet period in the cafe.

He brought out many tasty things for us to try building up to the Westveletern XII. We tried a Oude Geuze Boom for the first time and a couple of other trappist selections. Kris made sure everything was served properly and knew about the brewery and brewing process for everything he served us. We learned a ton and really enjoyed meeting him. He served the Westv X and then the XII. The X was amazing. The XII lives up to its reputation. It was the closest thing to what I imagine laudinum might taste like. Flowery, fragrant, dark and mysterious, it was better than many fine wines I have tried. I was immediately addicted and have been searching for a suitable replacement ever since.

Since it has been several years since we were there, it is time to return. The hotel looked lovely...maybe for our 12th anniversary this year!

twisty1965, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Great atmosphere with a traditional pub feel then spiced up with hanging red roses. The offer several nice beers on tap and many in the bottle. The service was outstanding. Not only was the guy very friendly and inviting but he poured and presented a beer as well as anyone. He clearly takes great pride in that aspect. The hotel that it's in looks great. I think I know where I'm staying next time (though I might then never leave the building).

GJ40, Jan 31, 2014
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Café Rose Red in Brugge, Belgium
97 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.