Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Beer Planet (arranged by most recent)
Struise Kabert 99, De Cam Oude Faro 91, Deca Antiek Super 5 Blond 42, Mikkeller Porter 99, Alternatief Ambetanterik 73, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Bockor Omer Traditional Blond 81, Sainte Hélène Barley Wine 76, De la Senne Brussels Calling 95, De la Senne Zinnebir 93, Mikkeller Black Tie 99, De Ryck Special 39, Cantillon Kriek 99, Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Liefmans Cuvée Brut (was: Kriekbier) 97, St. Bernardus Tokyo 92, La Trappe Isid’or Oak Aged Trappist Ale 96, Struise / Stillwater Outblack 97, Verhaeghe Barbe Noire 78
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Travlr (1459) Washington, Washington DC | December 22, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 7/20
Very large selection in a somewhat cramped shop. Prices were shocking, even by Brussels standards. Service was typical for Brussels.
t0rin0 (1300) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I wish I could say that I ordered something cool from these guys but it was to complete a Chapeau tasting. I guess I shouldn’t be embarrassed since I didn’t know any better. Actually it’s pretty cool that you can get this kind of random stuff online and have it delivered 5000 miles away. They also get some good stuff in and due to slightly higher pricing they keep it in longer. For example right now you can still buy the original Horal’s Mega Blend from 2009 for 25 euro. At one point they had Millennium Gueuze on there for 100 euro. The annoying part is that they keep a lot of that stuff listed long after it’s gone and just removed the Buy button. Yeah, I’m happy for you that you HAD this beer at one point but if you aren’t actually selling it please remove it from the webpage. Haven’t had to deal with their customer service so I can’t comment on that but the one transaction went just fine. They even provided a really nice shipper. I’ll add one more complaint and that is while the site looks nice and provides good info about most of the beers, it is set up kind of oddly. They have separate pages for lambic, gueuze, and oude gueuze. Luckily you can search by name and they have a list of unique brewers so it isn’t that big of a deal but it can be difficult finding certain things using just the style.
3fourths (1268) Boulder, Colorado | June 19, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
great selection as with other similar stores, solid packaging, quick shipping. some prices seem ambiguously high though.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Well displayed store in the very center of Brussels, a short hop from Bier Tempel. The selection is excellent, maybe even larger than Bier Tempel and certainly than Delices et Caprices. I don’t know if the man behind the counter was the owner, but he offered just about the poorest service we’ve met in Brussels, not even getting up and constantly seeming displeased at our presence. For this reason, I kinda disliked the experience, but that may change from one day to another and the selection is great, even though the prices are in the high range as well.
fiulijn (516) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 23, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny shop packed with beers; no ultra-rarities, but at least some half-rarity; some Strise and Alvinne; some beers from very small breweries, not common to find; also some American and Danish and Scottish, although in this case the price is too high; also the other beers are not very cheap, for Belgium, but still acceptable. They have a beer fountain at the entrance, and that one smells like hell!
bhensonb (460) Woodland, California | June 1, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
There is a special just now (010608). Buy 100 EURO of beer, and get a bottle of Westvleteren 8 gratis. They can’t sell it, I guess, so they are giving it away - sort of. No sign, but if you mention Westvleteren, like because you see it in the cases on the floor - look hard for little blue caps, they will detail the promo. English is a slight problem. Slight. They still claim over 600 beers. Clean and organized. The guy at the desk took me on a quick tour of the organization of beer types. Fantastic.
KyotoLefty (443) Kyoto, Japan | August 14, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Good selection, manager when we went didn’t seem to care much, but that was fine. Prices on the whole seem a bit better than Bier Tempel around the corner, and the selection was a bit better. Lots of stuff at really good prices, some stuff very expensive.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
There are three main beer stores in the heart of the touristy Brussels. The more popular Bier Tempel, this less busy Beer Planet and the more beer-geek-friendly Délices et Caprices. Bier Tempel has the less interesting beer selection and is aimed more at regular tourists because of its nice selection of gift boxes, glasswares and such. Beer Planet and Délices et Caprices both have a good selection. You can score some decent items (limited Struise, etc.). Beer Planet fun to shop at with its nice display with lots of wood. I was surprised to find some cool stuff there, even by my beer-geek standards. Some hard to find Fantômes (like Saint-Roch), all the current Struise Black Damnations variations and some obscure Saisons for me to tick. Etc. I did buy some stuff that appeared to be past their prime at Beer Planet so beware. Délices et Caprices appeared to have a smaller selection but more focussed on interesting stuff. The staff seem to be more knowledgeable and is probably the place to go if you want someone to guide you through you purchase. But I didn’t find anything interesting there that I hadn’t already bought at Beer Planet. The prices are typical downtown Brussels. If you cannot go shopping at cheaper good beerstores outside the city (Alvinne, etc.) then Beer Planet + Délices et Caprices are there for you. They are very close to each other and both are worth visiting.
Scopey (388) Croydon, England | June 12, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Smallish beer shop located in central Brussels. There is no denying the beer selection is good here: mostly Belgian, but also craft Danish (including Mikkeller) and UK (including Brewdog). Particular highlights are the lambics (lots of Drie Fonteinen) and De Struise. The prices are pretty expensive (even more so than bier Tempel), but you can’t get a hold of these beers so readily elsewhere. If you spend over 100 euros you get a "free" Westmalle Extra or Westy. All round a pretty decent, but pricey beer shop.
jackl (383) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 23, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a step up from the tourist trap that is Bier Tempel. Decent selection of Belgian brews plus a few random micros from around Europe (Mikkeller, Thornbridge). I was able to score a Zomer for a pretty good price. So no complaints. The owner seemed to be friendly. Overall, pretty decent. It doesn’t hurt that this is near a bunch of other places too.
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