West Flanders Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 67
Beer Avg: 3.49
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mastodonj:
3.2/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went there during the day on the Sunday before Christmas so it was a little busy but not crazy.
This location has been a brewpub for many years.
If it weren't for the beer selection, it would be just another one as far as food, layout and atmosphere.
They are obviously going for the Belgian connection and all their own beers are belgian-inspired.
I had Daisy Cutter which was a very drinkable Belgian strong ale, 9% abv. I liked it but prefer Avery's Salvation.
I also tried their Trippel Lutz (Lutz is the brew master) which was forgettable, I'm sorry to say.
One of the great things about the place is that they have a long list of other Belgians plus a good list of local brews.
Lastly, the service was slow even though they seemed to have plenty of wait staff. Plus our guy forgot drinks once.
Bottom line though, is that it is probably the best craft beer spot on the Pearl Street mall, but that's not a very high bar.
12-25-2012 18:44:33 | More by mastodonj
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3.9/5 rDev +18.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Very fine establishment with little to no wait to be seated at a prime time for brewery business in Boulder. Selection of food and drink are outstanding. West Flanders also offers the niche entertainment of various board games (cribbage etc.) while you dine and partake in the fine beer they have on tap. This unique entertainment provided an at home feel and the "european" sense of your waiter not trying to rush you out of your seat to keep business churning. I had some questions on the beer selection that our waiter seemed unsure of, which is the only knock I have against my expeience here. I'm not sure if it was the noise level or lack of knowledge but this waiter was unable to anwser questions (I have had other experiences here with more knowledgable wait staff). Overall fine beer and I will certaintly return.
04-23-2014 20:03:23 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.86/5 rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
A nice little stop in here prior to Taj Mahal concert. The old BJ's place...
A solid joint. Restaurant mostly it seems, but a nice beer selection. Right off the Pearl St mall gives it atmosphere, scenery and convenience. People are usually nice in Boulder and this place is no exception. Friendly service, perhaps a tad slow, but I think there was a foozball game earlier
Food was good and matched well with the pint I got, along with a flight. Had to. Beers were improved from the last time I had WFB about 9 months before at a festival. Technically more sound, so that's good.
This is a good dinner/beer destination to get you started in Boulder. Mountain Sun would be THE place, but it's small and always packed. This is a nice second
12-09-2013 07:42:19 | More by Mebuzzard
3.3/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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
West Flanders Brewing Co. in Boulder, CO
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.