Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Beer Mania (arranged by most recent)
Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Vapeur en Folie 77, Verhaeghe Vichtenaar 96, Sainte HťlŤne Black Mamba 87, Bertinchamps Triple 56, Corona Extra 1, BeerMania Mea Culpa 86, Alvinne Balthazar II Oak Aged 84, 3 Fonteinen Doesjel 98, Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne 98, Slaghmuylder Greut Lawauitj 57, Oud Zottegems Bier Hergist , Oud Zottegems Bier 43, Zottegemse Grand Cru 71, Egmont Zottegemse Tripel 46, St. Bernardus Extra 4 83, De Dochter van de Korenaar Extase 99, Oude Gueuze Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, Triverius 500 71, Rodenbach CaractŤre Rouge 100
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xproudfoot (37) Paleolithic, Pennsylvania | June 5, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very good service, nice tasting room, willing to ship. Didnít seem the least bit touristy when we were there, indeed, itís well of the beaten path and was interesting as one place that got us into a different kind of "real" neighborhood. Good selection, including the only place besides Delerium cafe where I found Westvleteren on my trip. The beer was cheaper at the bar, though! It does have a better selection than the myriad tourist shops, it really does. Itís ludicrous to compare it to the shops in the center of belgium. Those places have low quality beer where the beer here were good stuff, and there definitely is more variety. And the service not only exists but is very good. Nice ambiance too.
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 1, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
kinda a touristy spot...if you go to bier tempel you probably dont need to go here. but still fun to look at because we dont have this kind of thing in the states. but somwhat pricey and not alot of hard to find beers. your normal everyday belgium selection.
Jeppe (84) ōlbutikken, Denmark | October 27, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
An ordinary shop with a ok large selection but no rare finds. A bit on the expensive side as well.
kook (34) Perth, Western Australia, Australia | August 27, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nice selection, including some good Saisons. Well laid out and quite friendly staff. Less touristic, and a little bit out the way. Well worth it if youíre in Brussels though.
JanPrimus1982 (7) Delft, Netherlands | August 17, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
In books they say itís a must to go there, but it was a bit dissapointing. Many well-known beers you can buy elsewhere. Glasses very expensive! Not worth to travel outside the center of Brussels. The special Brussel-beer, gueuze and lambic, can be bought in the center of Brussels too.
TBone (215) Pori, Finland | July 30, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Good service but selection was someway dissapointment after visiting Dutch beer shops. I didnít look like 400 beers and not much rare stuff. Those who want Cantillon: visit the brewery, they sell their bottles dirty cheap there :)
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | July 29, 2005| Updated July 23, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
(Update 7/2007) A good selection, although not nearly the advertised 400 - at least on show. Had some vintage bottles, which seems a rarity in Belgian shops (10+- yo Chimay blue mostly, at 10e/0.33 and 15e/0.75). Prices a bit lower than around Grand Place, but of course expensive compared to supermarkets. Quite a walk from the touristy part, but worth it. Oh yeah, theyíve upgraded their credit card reader - it works now! Still no proper receipt, but thatís what you can expect.
marburg (5) Michigan | July 4, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I visited while I was in Brussels, and Nasser volunteered to delay shipping a bit so it wouldnít sit on my porch until I returned. So my order supposedly shipped a few days ago and should arrive soon. That was very helpful.
And I was able to pull together a good shipment of a couple cases worth for a reasonable price. The young woman who helped me early on spoke English well and seemed to know a lot about what they stocked, etc: The service is excellent.
A few of the shelves seemed to be collecting a lot of dust, but most of those were aged/vintage beers and very expensive products. On the whole, it looked like they had a pretty good turnover rate, and the selection is obviously pretty good. Rodenbach, Westvleteren, Drie Fontainen, Malheur Brut, etc.
Itís a little off the beaten path, but the store itself is well maintained, and it seems to be well-run. I didnít have any beer in the back of the store due to time constraints, but that seemed like a cool set-up as well. All in all, pretty excellent shop. The only downer is the lack of Cantillon products. Iíve heard from others that thereís a little political issue between the owners of the two respective establishments, and I donít find that at all hard to believe given the nature of beer and strong opinions in beer loving areas. But even despite not having those, itís still a good selection and a nice little shop.
TomT (2) , Belgium | July 3, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The owner left his native Iran, as attitudes towards beer somewhat shifted after the islamic revolution over there. But he has clearly found a new home in Belgium and now owns one of the best beer shops in the town, for tourists and locals alike. The shop, formerly called "400 Artisanal Beers" usually has a wide selection of specialty beers, which are not always easy to find. This price range is indeed higher than in other beer shops, but this is probably due to the fact that Nasser has to go and get a lot of the beers himself in far-away small breweries, so you do not have to drive all the way to e.g. the Fantome brewery. The bar in the shop is quite cosy and was a splendid idea: you can taste all the beers he sells. Frequent customers can ask for a fidelity card: after spending a certain amount, you will receive a glass for free. Worth a visit.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 28, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The best thing about this place is that you can drink beer on the premises! Itís really a quite civilised place to have a beer and then grab some stuff to take home. Nasser is incredibly friendly and helpful, but the beerlist, whilst extensive and definitely the best in Brussels, annoyed me slightly because he seems to have all the good breweries but none of the best beers. For example he had Blaugies beers but no Saison díEpautre, and De Dolle beers but no Stout. Loads of Fantomes which is rare in Brussels. Nothing particularly rare when I was there but it makes sense given the enormous beergeek traffic he must get. Rodenbach Alexander is display-only just to torture me :)
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