Brouwerij Het Anker, Mechelen

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  • Although the brewery is of course interesting to share its premises and excellent beers, I'll stay on my hunger because I'm not Flemish and does not speak or understand the language. So, it's a serious handicap for say no more... Foreigners must be disappointed... Personally I would add that the pub service is too long. Only 2 servers/bartenders for a Sunday afternoon so that the rooms were full. The positive point is the quality of the beers and also having a shop. Nice frame. It would not take much for a better grade. A little more involvement perhaps...?
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  • If you are in Mechelen, you definitely must visit this brewery. The guided tour is informative, very well explained, and you learn much about the underappreciated perfection that is beer, not to menti...  more »
  • During a weekend Mechelen also hiked to the brewery. Fine within walking distance of the town centre. Unfortunately sat all day already full so we could not in the brewery. In itself not very we already have too many breweries visited. Shop is very nice, fine variation of everything this brewery. Waller and collectors also beer. Then drank a beer in their hospitality. Operation is very slow but the beer maaky that good.
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  • Went on a guided tour with Mr.Edwards. It's an interesting place to visit as its the oldest surviving brewery in Mechelen. It doesn't have many functions happening here though. Tour wraps with 2 drinks incl in the ticket!
  • The restaurant served delicious food and the beer was amazing. I think they served beers that could suit almost anyone. I am not a fan of beer and even I found one that I liked. I would have given it a five but it was so hot inside that it was almost hard to enjoy the atmosphere and food. I don't know if they have AC or not. Many guest were fanning themselves. The restaurant also offers tours and has a gift shop where you can purchase any beer from the menu.
  • The restaurant has that vibrant atmosphere and personnel is generally kind. The Flemish stew was... not one of the best I tasted: it was not bad by any means but the meat was a too dry. The meal was also served way too fast: as much as I don't appreciate waiting for ever, no wait at all doesn't convey a genuine feeling. The beer I had with that stew, however, was excellent: after all that's the main reason you come here for, right? Regarding dessert I ended up getting the single malt whiskey tiramisù (two previous dessert picks of mine were reported as not available, which is quite a bummer): I have to agree with previous reviews saying the single malt whiskey can't be tasted at all. Again, the dessert was good but if you want to market it that way, you need to make sure a subtle whiskey flavor can be tasted otherwise it feels like a rip off.
  • Tour ticket costs €8 inclusive of 2 types of beer tasting - classic and tripel. The guide speaks in Dutch and translates it in English, so it takes longer than usual. You can see the actual brewing machinery except the bottling process because it is done on a different location. In my opinion, the dark beer is really good so it is worth a visit. They also have a restaurant, bar and hotel in this location.
  • Very interesting guided tour with beer tasting afterward. The restaurant does not make you say 'wow'. It's all about beer after all... Gouden Carolus is nice. You should try ;-)
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