Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Beer Mania (arranged by most recent)
Alvinne Omega 55, Alvinne Sigma 72, Invidia Zeven Zonden 93, De Dochter van de Korenaar Belle-Fleur IPA 97, Struise Pannepøt - Old Monk’s Ale - Pannepeut 99, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Struise XXX Rogge Tripel (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 96, De Dolle Oerbier 99, Westvleteren Extra 8 100, Westvleteren Blond 99, De Dolle Lichtervelds Blond 97, Liefmans Goudenband 98, Girardin Kriek 96, Vicaris Quinto 77, Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout 78, Lupus Wolf 8 89, Saison 1900 68, Het Kapittel Watou Dubbel 83, Het Kapittel Watou Abt 91, Het Kapittel Watou Prior 93
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JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 4, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Good beer store out in the Congolese part of town. Well organized and the attached tasting room is pretty cool as well. Reasonably well-priced for the most part, although the common stuff can likely be found cheaper if you shop around a bit. The rarer beers are very expensive (13 Euros for a Westy 48 Euros for a 50th Anniversary Drie Fonteinen). Owner is quite eager to help you find whatever you are looking for.
fiulijn (500) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 20, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A good selection, nothing special; I’ve been there last time in 2004...
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 15, 2007| Updated May 1, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of the best beer store in Belgium, if not the best. Nice selection of classic Belgians, obscure micros as well as some rare lambics. The owner (I think he was) is a beer passionate. Even brews his own (Mea Culpa) and I’m sure he’ll give you a bottle if you spend enough. In sept 2006 it was the only I found in my Belgium tour that sold Westvleteren (although pricey: 12 Euros). Prices are typical Brussels which means about 30% more than everywhere else in Belgium. I found most Belgian bottle stores display to be somewhat lacking but this one was the exception. Everything is nicely laid-out and logically grouped in the shelves. Pleasant atmosphere with room to walk around (not the case with most Belgian bottle stores).
jrallen34 (377) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
I was at Beer Mania in June as a group of us ventured there after a guide books recommendation that they shipped beer.
Immediatley we were disappointed they charged 200 Euro to just ship the beer, in addition to the 30 we must purchase to qualify. Right away we decided we were’t buying $500 worth of beer. With the purchses we did get they were packed to put in our bags and we easlily got 6-10 beers each into the US.
The selection is great, pretty much anything you could want to find. They even had plenty of Westvletern. Additionally, they had Westvletern crates which we purchases for 12 euro and took back to the US which was pretty cool as well.
The biggest downside to price was the service. The only guy working spoke no English at all and was not very helpful in his recommendations, or lack there of.
If you are looking to bring some stuff back to the US that you can’t find elsewhere go here, but otherwise skip it. We found Westy 12 a couple places cheaper anyway.
downender (293) Bristol, England | May 17, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Well-laid out and spacey with a big selection of beers, with the stand-outs for me being those from Walloonian micro-breweries. The owner helped me search for beers on my list and I got to try out a couple of them sat in the cafe area at the back of the shop, which had a comfortable feel to it. Prices looked ok to me. Well worth a visit to its slightly off the beaten track location.
BlackHaddock (286) , England | March 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Rough street, but step inside and discover a wonderful selection of beer and glasses. Don’t know how old this place is, but it seemed fairly new, well laid out and very clean. To the rear is a tasting area, with a small bar, fridges (don’t think there was any draught beer, but didn’t ask) and a few tables and chairs.
My friend and I wandered around a while and had a chat with the young chap fronting the joint, the young lady (wife, partner?) also joined in, as we chatted about the selections we wanted to try.
There was one other couple in the tasting area (mid-afternoon on an October Thursday), after we sat down a young couple with a small child in a pushchair also came and sat for a beer or two. All very civilised indeed.
We tried three bottles each (and had a little of each others also), all were in date and served in the correct glasses.
If you are in this part of town (our hotel was), you should pop in and see for yourself what a great place this is!
Visited 19th Oct 2006
JoeinEscazú (278) Ozark, Missouri | March 11, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A good shop to find a hard-to-get beer and then sit and enjoy it. Nasser is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who recently launched his own beer, the Mea Culpa. Worth it just to drink out of the bizarre glass. Also jazz nights once a month. A good place for out-of-town visitors, and from here you can walk to Place Jourdan for the best frites in the city.
KnutAlbert (274) Oslo, Norway | March 8, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A great store, friendly and personal service, and the tasting room at the back is a splendid feature. All the Belgian micros you can imagine, including the Westys. And the standard prices are not shocking at all.
Lots of glasses if you wnat that, too, as well as gift packs.
Exclusively Belgian beers.
jercraigs (259) Toronto, Ontario | March 17, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Walking from subway around 700 I got a little nervous after passing a possible drug deal (guy in a car accepted a small white something from two guys on the street), an angry young men fight further down the street & some interesting folks out for the evening. I was probably being silly, I’ve ’braved’ far worse at home & not worried. The street seems to morph into upscale restaurants closer to the store restoring my faith. It’s better than I pictured - Less cramped than Tempel & less steamy temperatures also. Does not seem quite as extensive as Bier Mania, but there is lots to choose from, including vintage Chimay & 3 Fonteinen. The latter is a bit pricey for me, though I am not 100% sure I made the right choice leaving it behind. The prices overall feel quite cheap compared to elsewhere. I have a couple at the tasting bar, a well appointed, chic, wooden affair & not the tiny seating area I had pictured in my head. Owner is friendly without smothering. Bottles from Dieu du Ciel on the bar indicate that I have been preceded by some fellow Canadians! Resident dog is awesome - more bars in North America need to have an animal! Owner is having an interesting chat in French with some regulars (?) but I only catch enough to hear ’Ratebeer’ and ’biers Canadien’. Had a good time, in future I would start my beer shopping here I think, and maybe check others after.
rlgk (254) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | June 6, 2004| Updated August 18, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The number one beershop I ever have visited. If you want a belgian beer, you will find it here. Maybe not 400 different bottles when I was there, but they have loads of interesting beers. They also sell glasses and gifts. Wonderful service. My 76 different bottles all were packed in boxes by the owner.
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