West Flanders Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 55
Beer Avg: 3.49
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
3.86/5 rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
A nice little stop in here prior to Taj Mahal concert. The old BJ's place...
A solid joint. Restaurant mostly it seems, but a nice beer selection. Right off the Pearl St mall gives it atmosphere, scenery and convenience. People are usually nice in Boulder and this place is no exception. Friendly service, perhaps a tad slow, but I think there was a foozball game earlier
Food was good and matched well with the pint I got, along with a flight. Had to. Beers were improved from the last time I had WFB about 9 months before at a festival. Technically more sound, so that's good.
This is a good dinner/beer destination to get you started in Boulder. Mountain Sun would be THE place, but it's small and always packed. This is a nice second
12-09-2013 07:42:19 | More by Mebuzzard
3.3/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I'm not completely sure what to make of West Flanders just yet.
I made my first trip on a pleasant Thursday night. There was a nice crowd and a good atmosphere. The space itself was the home of the Boulder BJ's, until they moved to their big box location. It's relatively small, with multiple floors and a bar area at the back that's also home to the fermentation tanks. So far so good.
Service was the big letdown. As someone else noted, it seemed to take forever for someone to take our beer order. That's not the best way to start things out. The beers themselves were average to above. The Black IPA was the best of the lot, the the Dubbel a close second. Their BSDA begged for more character, while the Triple came across as a good Sour candidate. I was with three friends and we all were pretty much in agreement.
We split a couple of appetizers between us. The portions were small and the prices high. The food itself was quite tasty though. The availability of half pours was a nice touch.
In the end, I wish West Flanders well. Given Boulder's ever expanding number of breweries, I feel that they'll need to up their game to hang with their competition.
11-17-2013 01:33:05 | More by Rayek
2.18/5 rDev -33.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
I was in the area eating dinner across the street and stopped off with my wife to sample a few. I've been following all the new breweries opening up in the area and was excited that there was a brewpub brewing Belgian-style beers in Boulder.
We sampled the Angry Monk, Tripple Lutz, and the Canniption Pale Ale. The samples were a good size at 4 oz but they were served in small glass shaker pints...very strange. None of the beers exhibited any foam or head, the carbonation was well below spec nearing flat, and the intended aromas weren't there and also, barely existed in general. We tasted each beer twice and each one of them were highly oxidized. My wife and I couldn't even get down 2 oz of any of those samples before we left.
Maybe it was their draught lines, maybe it was their process. In any case, this should have been rectified before opening or had not been served at all. Given the misspelling of "conniption" in use something tells me there are a few people involved who aren't paying attention to details.
05-20-2013 19:42:36 | More by skinny1929
3.2/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went there during the day on the Sunday before Christmas so it was a little busy but not crazy.
This location has been a brewpub for many years.
If it weren't for the beer selection, it would be just another one as far as food, layout and atmosphere.
They are obviously going for the Belgian connection and all their own beers are belgian-inspired.
I had Daisy Cutter which was a very drinkable Belgian strong ale, 9% abv. I liked it but prefer Avery's Salvation.
I also tried their Trippel Lutz (Lutz is the brew master) which was forgettable, I'm sorry to say.
One of the great things about the place is that they have a long list of other Belgians plus a good list of local brews.
Lastly, the service was slow even though they seemed to have plenty of wait staff. Plus our guy forgot drinks once.
Bottom line though, is that it is probably the best craft beer spot on the Pearl Street mall, but that's not a very high bar.
12-25-2012 18:44:33 | More by mastodonj
4.08/5 rDev +25.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
newly reopened in the old bj's location on pearl. the place has been redesigned a little inside, but still fairly commerical looking. absolutely packed when i was there, with maybe seven beers on. the daisy cutter was pretty solid, and apparently all of these beers are belgian inspired ales. the service was epic, i guess they really pushed that. tons of free samples, friendly hostess and server, as well as a few nice bar keeps. the food looked good, listed beer pairings on the menu, but we didnt eat. im not sure how change went down, but this appears to be a major upgrade from bj's, at least as far as i can tell from one visit. the beers will need to speak for themselves of course, but they seem to be off to a good start, i think i pais maybe 7 bucks for my beer, which was pretty strong in terms of abv, but id still say it was a little pricey. the location probably dictates that. i will be back for sure, the beer list looked inspired.
12-05-2012 04:05:58 | More by StonedTrippin
West Flanders Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.