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Beer Available At Belgique Gourmande (arranged by most recent)
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 4, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited October 2012.
This is in the same intersection as the Manneken Pis statue kitty corner from Le Poechenellekelder so you get two place ticks, some good beer, some good chocolate, and to see the tourists swarming the statue all in one intersection. What could possibly be wrong with that? Well the prices for one. This is a touristy gift shop, not really a high end bottle shop. I guess itís good that your local schmuck can grab a bottle of Cantillon gueuze not knowing what it is but theyíll do it at 50% more than you could get it for at the brewery and also not climate controlled. I wonít hate on the place as much as the previous raters since I think itís great that some better beer is presented to travelers that may not know anything about it but I certainly wonít be shopping here. You can also get trinkets, chocolates, and glasses here if you need a quick gift for someone.
77ships (104) Antwerpen, Belgium | October 29, 2013| Updated November 24, 2013
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 5/20
This is a tourist trap, I think that most beer geeks will avoid places like that. Prices are high, little interesting stuff to be found here, you know the drill. Yes there is some loonís & whatever here but I think most beer geeks will just swing by Cantillon or a finer establishment. I think people in general are more than acquainted with this kinds of places and what they represent.
sebletitje (274) Enghien, Belgium | September 15, 2013
26 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 5/20
Totally pointless to be entered on RB. Big touristy chain overpriced at best. All the stores are ideally located in main tourist spots with big names having the best deal.
Expect nothing good especially from a store located next to Manneken Pis, that whole street is a trap. Priority is to sell, and not to advise you on beer or make recommendations.
brokensail (756) Orange County, California | October 8, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located next to the Manneken Pis, their awning advertises 250+ beers available. They do have quite a decent selection, including some Cantillon lambics as well as some other good/interesting beers as well as the typical stuff and some pretty awful beers. Although they have a good selection, the pricing here is through the roof. Obviously taking advantage of the tourist crowd who are visiting the Grote Markt and Manneken Pis. Not the first choice for bottles in the city, but it is an option. Thereís also a chocolate shop adjoining if youíre in the need of some sugar.
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