Belgium > Beersel
callmemickey (47) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April 26, 2011| Updated September 27, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
A simple country bistro with simple but quaint decor. Several visits have had slow, but pleasant service (two lunch time visits took over two hours from start to finish). A nice stock of standard Drie Fonteinen beers (Faro, Lambiek, Kriekenlambiek, Oude Kriek, Oude Gueuze) plus the ultimate value: 15Euro 750ml bottle of 1997 Oude Gueuze. The food here is phenomenal. The carbonade is the most tender and flavorful I’ve ever had and the mussels are fresh and well prepared. Being next to the brewery doesn’t hurt either.
Martinus (186) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | April 21, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Rating for the restaurant. Visited back in 2008. Friendly staff, good ambiance. We had brilliant food, they’re good with game, venison and fowl, so I suggest going when it’s hunting season. They served some difficult to get beers, like Hommage, though I guess availability varies. As we speak Dutch I don’t know how well the staff copes with English speakers.
Be sure to plan a visit to the brewery too!
BriSava (78) , Japan | April 19, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed an awesome traditional Belgian meal accompanied by Oude Lambiek and Kriekenlambiek some times.
With luck, you’ll be able to buy rare bottles such as 3 Fonteinen Homage.
jrallen34 (483) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
We drove here from Brussels, a simple and beautiful drive that took about 30 minutes. The town of Beersel is super cute, would be fun to spend some time here. Drie itself has 3 different establishments all within the same block.
- Drie Fonteinen - super nice sit down restaurant with local Belgian cuisine. There was a great menu, at least big, and nice inside. However, everything was in flemish and we could not read one thing on the menu. We asked our server for advice and the guy blew us despite speaking fine English. He offered only 2 suggestions, we got them and they both sucked. As all the other dishes came out they looked awesome, and we were jealous. Not much of a beer menu here at all. Come for food if you have a translator, not a place to drink.
- Lambik Droom - Tasting room owned by Armand’s brother. Quaint inside, a place for drinks and a cheese snack. All the Drie regulars than a vintage list. Nice service, when its open a place to go.
- Brouwerji Shop - Here is the brewery shop. They have all the regular beers (oude, kriek, doesjel, oude vintage) and some of the special ones when strafe, zwet, etc. They have 3 types of glassware which is really awesome.
All of them separate they are nothing special. However, going to visit and seeing all 3 and the town, this is a trip that HAS to be made if you are in Brussels and looking for 2-3 hours to kill.
sdmmb (1) | December 11, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
LQBC (15) California | November 29, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Make a reservation, and try the rabbit with kriek sauce. They were very accommodating on our last visit, and gave us a tour of the blending facility and cellars. The bus stops just in front, very convenient.
vanoilsjt (10) , Belgium | October 24, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A classic. Interior is old-fashioned, homely. Food is always very tasty. Beers are Armand "National Treasure" Debelder’s and altough it will take time before his gueuzes and lambics will regain the age he would like them to have, after the recent disaster in his storeroom, they are still excellent, and there are some older vintages available.
A pilgrimage every beer lover should make at least once.
douglas88 (271) Portland , Oregon | September 20, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ate at the restaurant and had some samples with Armand at the store out back. Armand was amazing, he was full of information and very friendly. The prices are very fair. Had the Straffe Winter! The restaurant was very nice, good food, fair prices and lots of lambic. Plus the beersel stuff. Very cool place. A bit of a tough one getting to via public transport, but worth it.
lacoalco (38) , Italy | September 8, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
spada78 (15) , Italy | July 7, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastico ristorante per birre da leggenda, con l’attiguo lambicodrome rappresenta un momento imperdibile. Cibo veramente ottimo!
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