18 bottled beers are available ranging in price from $1.25 to $2.75 USD. The draught Leeuw Pilsner is a light straw color with a very light body and a light crisp hoppy flavor and aftertaste. It's representative of a Dutch "light beer" but with some actual flavor. The current guest draught is the Bier de Mars from La Chouffe at $2.50. A thick creamy white head sits atop the hazy straw-colored light body as aromas typical of Belgian yeast strains emanate from the matching glass. Complex lactic flavors dominate any malt or hop presence.
An easy-going place to sample popular bottled products, it's also easy to reach via the number 6, 9 or 10 trams. Use the Muiderpoort as the closest landmark for navigational purposes. Hours are fairly accommodating with closing time at 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays and 1 am other days.
De Groene Olifant
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - April, 1998
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