The Delirium Tremens (9%) is a clear gold color, well carbonated, with a smooth mouthfeel where an even flavor balance hints of malty sweetness and finishes cleanly. Very nice! The Columbus from Amsterdam's t'IJ Brouwerij also weighs in at 9% but is a hazy orange color with an estery aroma, nice mouthfeel and slightly fruity flavor, with noticeable alcohol in the finish. The La Trappe Dubbel is a ruby color with a thick creamy head. The flavor starts focused on the rich candi sugar and moves toward a dry finish. The La Quadrupel is a dark amber with a thick white head, intense alcohol and esters in the aroma, a full body, and a good combination of malty and complex fruity flavors that lead to a dry finish.
As is common at quality bars, all beers are served in their matching glassware. At this establishment the lone waitress is kept busy covering the three distinct rooms of the bar. With the only restrooms upstairs, wheelchair users will find De Beiaard unaccomodating but with its convenient location at Spui stop on Tram #2, it's definitely worth a quick visit if not a dedicate tasting session. Hours are Sundays through Thursdays 11 AM to 1 AM and Fridays and Saturdays 11 AM to 2 AM.
020 622 5110
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - March, 1998
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