The place gives you chills if you’re into lambic, its old and amazing; definitely in a weird neighborhood, but they don’t want to move the bugs, and I get it. As everyone says, it’s amazing how cheap the bottles are here.
Visité en octobre 2013, hors saison et pendant des rénovations. L’endroit était d’ailleurs pleine de poussière de plâtre. La visite de la brasserie vaut le détour, on peut admirer le décor centenaire, le nouvel comme le vieil équipement. On a eu droit à une dégustation gratuite supplémentaire à cause des travaux. Possibilité d’acheter bouteilles et autres souvenirs à bons prix. On avait droit à gueuze bio, Kriek, Rosée, Fou’foune et LP Kriek lors de notre passage en plus de pouvoir déguster sur place des produits plus rares et/ou vieillis à un prix ridicule. On a encore eu droit à des excuses avant de partir avec en prime un verre de Soleil de Minuit fraichement embouteillée qui s’en allait prendre la direction de la Suède. J’y retournerai sans aucun doute lors de ma prochaine visite à Bruxelles.
yea, its that good and cool to go here. The walk from central Brussels was something else-a walk through a middle eastern neighborhood that was somewhat run down. Once i got there i was greeted with huge stacks of oak barrels. Self-guided brewery tour and 2 samples for 7 euro. Not bad. Bottle are stupid cheap. 8 euro for 750s of Iris! just insane! The brewery is something else-I would have thought it was alot bigger. No wonder their beer is so sought after. Just fantastic and I couldn’t believe i was there.
molger (6) , Poland | August 28, 2016| Updated September 1, 2016
Amazing place with big history. Very good service provided in English and with polish materials available. Very stylish degustation place and shop.
Una tappa fondamentale per tutti coloro che vanno a Bruxelles. Il museo è veramente bello e interessante, e si può camminare in mezzo a tante botti di lambic Cantillon maleodoranti :) Nel prezzo della visita è compresa anche la degustazione di 2 loro prodotti. Mi sarei comunque aspettato di vedere una più vasta gamma delle loro birre.
I’m a bit ashamed that I never visited this place before. But I finally got there and it was awesome. Cool old-school lambic ambiance, with a vibe that oozes the fanatical love for the wild beer craft. The selection was stellar, with quite a lot of really rare and special Cantillons. Good prices too. On top of it all, the crowd is really nice, everyone is enjoying and sharing their awesome bottles. Very good.
For every beergeek, this is the most important place to visit, when you’re in Brussels. You’ll meet some of the friendliest people, who have a real passion for their lambics. The atmosphere is amazing in this cozy place.
TO EVERYONE VISITING CANTILLON Give me a heads up, I’d love to hang out with a fellow RB to share some bottles. If you’re up for it, we can trade some beers as well!
BEER AVAILABILITY FOR TAKE AWAY Last edited: 1st of December 2015: Gueuze, Rosé de Gambrinus, Grand Cru Bruocsella and Fou’foune.
BEER AVAILABILITY TO DRINK ON THE PREMISES Last edited: 1st of December 2015: Gueuze, Kriek, Lambic, Rosé de Gabrinus, Zwanze ’12 and ’14, Lou Pepe Framboise, Cuvée Saint Gilloise and Iris.
Ambiance - On entrance you get hit by an intense smell of barnyard brett. Basically the same as if you smelt a freshly emptied bottle of their gueuze. The place is old and very rustic. The light’s dimmed. There’s plenty of people but in no way rowdy or loud. Plenty of old equipment and barrels. Being there with people who had already visited several times I did not go the museum tour but I will make sure to do so on my next visit to just taste the atmosphere. We sat down in the pub area which was a pretty big room with mixed furniture and some old equipment just standing around. A small store area and a small bar area. Plenty of people during both visits (with the second visit being at 10 am). Almost only international english speaking guests. Kinda touristy without losing its authenticity. Concentrated beer culture just seeps out of the walls. Service - Very friendly and helpful. Selection - our visit was off season if you want to hit the annual fruited releases so the store was mostly Gueuze, Kriek, Rose and Iris who still are great beers. For on-site consumption I was impressed to find two different Zwanze, d’Aunis, Carignan, Lou Pepes, vintage gueuze and of course the stuff you could find in the store. Food - Not sure there is any. Didn’t look for any. Value - Extremely fair both for on-site consumption and bottles to go. Especially considering second hand market prices. Most rare stuff was $15 a bottle for on-site consumption. Additional comments - Extremely cool place. You need to visit to really understand. I’m sure I will do so many more times.