Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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World Class based on 332 ratings
Type: Bar

Vleminckveld 32
Antwerpen, Belgium 2000 [ print map ]
32 32 45


Hours: Monday 8pm-12am Tuesday-Saturday 16pm-12am Sunday closed

Mayor: kraddel (19) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+


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Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller 40 Smaragd , La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #1 98, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 99, Tripel Karmeliet 100, Westvleteren Blond 99, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition) 100, Struise Cuvťe Delphine 100, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100, Aarschotse Bruine (Huyghe) 37, Souvenir du Terroir Abdijbier Bruin (s Lands Souvenirs Bruin) 58, St. Hermes 55, EKU Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel 47, Souvenir du Terroir Abdijbier Blonde (s Lands Souvenirs Blonde) 38, Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk 100, Dame Jeanne Brut díAnvers 55, Mort Subite Witte Lambic Zomer / …tť 2012 36, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 97, Martinís IPA 45, De Ryck Jules de Bananes n/a, Grisette Country Cool 11
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332 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  96%
 Food  65%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy  (81) Florida | September 2, 2014| Updated September 5, 2014
Stopped in my first night in Antwerp and this was not what I was expecting. I was thinking this would be like Falling Rock in Denver. Think the exact opposite of that. Tiny little place with shit piled everywhere, even on what would otherwise be seating for customers. Empty bottles all over the place, some semi-outside seating, a bit dirty. Charming I guess you would say. Cats running around all over. Beer list is huge, with a window into the cooler/cellar which was fun. Had a 2005 Stille Nacht Special Reserva so canít complain. Service was fine with an older lady taking care of us. Prices were decent for smaller bottles, but jacked up for big ones. Overall seems like a must stop for any beer geek in Antwerp.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
thewolf  (144) Kolding, Denmark | August 23, 2014
Amazing place. Selection of "old" beer is exceptional. So many unique beers that it is more or less impossible to match anywhere. Service from Leen is friendly and competent, Dirk lurking behind the bar, valuing the customers and deciding whether certain beers are available. I kinda like that. The atmosphere is cozy with the cats running around. The front looks horrible though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Pipi  (27) , | August 21, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
runtley  (1) , England | August 13, 2014
Resistance is futile. Just go with the flow and take a seat, nod at the proprietors, and wait to be served whilst being reasonably submissive. Try and find a beer menu - itís like a book - and wait until approached. Eventually the atmosphere will warm up and you will feel part of the atmospheric experience. Check out the beer cellar through a window, try and find a beer from a significant year, and just be happy you are experiencing a part of beer history. Best bar in the world.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79  (8) Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic | August 3, 2014
Een heel gezellig typisch cafe, en de keuze is er top.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts  (12) , Latvia | July 26, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
fkoolen  (21) Maastricht, Netherlands | July 20, 2014
Best pub Iíve been to. Great atmosphere, friendly owners and a mind blowing catalogue of really special, rare and aged beers, both on tap as bottle.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77  (91) , Netherlands | July 5, 2014
A review without rose-tinted spectacles... Ambience: In the front itís a bit dank and smelly. The back patio is a bit less ístuffyí. Chamber music in the background is not my thing. Itís quite dirty and doesnít seem very hygienic. Service: The lady told me it would take 5 minutes to get my beer, thatís ok. The fact that it took 25 minutes wasnít ok. Selection: Geared towards aged beers. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so itís a gamble. Possibly an expensive one. Thereís a good choice of Lambic. If you take away the aged beers then the selection is not so great. Value: Prices seem ok. Many beers are around Ä3.50.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
spycow  (36) Illinois | June 7, 2014
Visited on our recent trip to Europe. We stopped in for a couple of beers would plan to go back for a longer visit in the future. Old school looking bar inside with random seating both in and outside. We sat outside that had a clear cover over us where the local cat sat above us. It lives up to its outstanding list of beers that comes in a large beer bible that weighs 5 pounds. One of the largest selections (not quite the best) that Iíve ever seen. The service was great as the staff greeted us immediately and provided suggestions on where to sit and what was available. Drank vintage Rodenbach that was still holding its own. The ambiance was very laid back with its share of locals and pockets of beer nerds from other countries. Overall, lives up to its reputation on selection, price and service. The location is not readily accessible by everyone but worth the 45 minutes drive North from Brussels if you are willing to drive. Plan to visit again on a future trip to Belgium.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Matarrayos  (7) , Spain | June 4, 2014
We visited Kulminator last year in our trip to Antwerp. Since you cross the door there is a feeling that you are in a special place. The interior is nothing like the modern beer bars, this place is part of history. Full of beer lovers from all around the world. Their vintage bottle list is endless and reasonably priced. We had a lovely evening in the backyard terrace.

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