BeerTemple

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

73 Ratings
BeerTempleBeerTemple
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250
Amsterdam, 1012 RR
Netherlands

+31 20 627 1427 | map
beertemple.nl

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Added by jesperm on 12-22-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
4.44%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
60
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of DoubleJ
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

good option for the area

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Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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...

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of acurtis
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of 22Blue
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of david18
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I looked up a number of places before visiting Amsterdam because I wanted to find the best beer bars in town. This place wasn't on any list and we literally passed it on our way to somewhere else and stopped in. It has an unbelievable beer list but it is primarily american beers. Although it was quite impressive I go to american craft beer bars all the time. I

One great thing about it, however, was that there were american brands that you might not be able to get locally.

Also, it's not totally American. They carry a number of European brewers who brew beer in the American style, such as Brew Dog and Mikkeller.

Atmosphere was very dark, much like a tavern. I"m not sure if they have food, we didn't eat while there.

Overall, a definite must for a stop by but there are a couple of others that are also not to missed. My favorite was Cafe In de Wildeman

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a place geared towards American beers and being an American, I wasn't in love with it as I have access to most of the items. Found Boon lambic on cask, however which was fun to try!

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of bylerteck
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of bostonbeans
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Fluffheady
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited this Amsterdam bar on Sunday night (October 23rd 2011) after having a meal in a nearby restaurant. It had been on my list of places to hit on my Amsterdam weekend and was dismayed to find out that it was closing at 10pm and we would only have time for one beer! So I went for a brew from Great Divide; the fantastic oak aged Imperial stout on tap.

They have about 30 taps with many brews from Great Divide, Flying Dog, Left Hand, Mikkeller etc., so not exclusively "American". They also have in the region of 100 bottles on their menu. Prices were acceptable (most of the beers are American imports after all) but the ambience is not that great. Even though it was less than a year old, it seemed a little drab. I also felt that the barman could have made a better effort at clearing away dead glasses from the tables; it was not that the place was busy, in fact it was very quiet.

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BeerTemple in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.28 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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