Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At De Bier Tempel (arranged by most recent)
De Dolle Arabier 96, Hopschepper 91, Butcher’s Tears / Gulden Spoor Hopbuk 73, Fantôme Magic Ghost 92, Viven Imperial IPA 98, Fantôme Saison 99, St. Bernardus Abt 12 Oak Aged 96, Kerkom Reuss 90, Timmermans Oude Gueuze 95, Tongerlo Prior Tripel 84, Forestinne Primoria 53, Brugs Tarwebier 44, Blanche de Charleroi 31, Toetëlèr Wit 72, Bavik Ezel Wit 38, Tongerlo 6 Blond / Blonde 49, Straffe Hendrik Wild 96, Troubadour Westkust 97, Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red 96, Petrus Oud Bruin 77
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Travlr (1826) Washington, Washington DC | January 27, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting selection, quite varied, but very high prices. Geared toward the tourists, I think. Does mail order, which is a plus. But if you’re in Belgium, there are many cheaper selections with similar or better selection.
3fourths (1418) Boulder, Colorado | June 20, 2006| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Tourist trap. Small confined store (though that’s not uncommon) with a decent beer selection but not top of the class for rare bottles. Was able to find the Cantillon Lou Pepe Geuze and Framboise which were sold out at the brewery. The lady working there was nice enough, but I wasn’t interested in dropping a lot of money at a place like this. Full of touristy trinkets and souvenirs. Also, who wants to carry around a bunch of bottles in this area of Brussels?
nate2g (951) Boomtown!, Australia | March 17, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Busy beer store just off the market place. A wide range of all things Belgian and a huge glassware collection behind the counter. Its worth poking your head in and having a look around.
Boudicca (900) London, England | January 1, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
As the name suggests, this is a shop devoted solely to beer and the worship thereof. It’s in one of the main touristy streets in central Brussels and has an eye catching, if sometimes slightly tacky, window display. I did a rough count and estimated there were at least 500 beers - all Belgian, some in presentation packs - plus beer related items such as glasses, tee shirts, fridge magnets, bottle openers, lanyards and even Delirium slippers. Although it attracts a lot of tourists buying holiday souvenirs, the serious beer hunter would probably find something new there too - at a price.
(Last visited 2 October 2012).
BeerandBlues2 (789) San Diego, California | January 24, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Tucked near way too many tourist shops is a rather impressive bottle and glassware shop, De Bier Tempel. This place amasses a diverse selection of primarily Belgian beers (including Westvleteren 12) and the accompanying glassware. Friendly staff promptly attend to your purchases and send you on your way back into the throngs of tourists. Oh, wait, I was a tourist too.
Fin (705) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 19, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Popped in here on Friday 16th December 2011. Great selection of beers, though having shopped at Dranken Geers earlier in the day it was easy for me to resist the temptation, though I did notice Westvleteren 8 at 9 euros which whilst pricey isn’t anywhere near as pricey as I’ve seen it in Amsterdam. We picked up a glass for my dad, replacing one which he’d recently broken ’Troublette’ I think it was. The lady/owner was really helpful wrapping this and then a small T shirt (not purchased here) along with a pink Delerium elephant (purchased here) for my brothers new-born baby, she couldn’t have been more helpful even giving me a silly Santa hat to wear. For a city centre store this was much better than I was expecting and compared to others that I nosed in, it was also far, far better. Ok so it is probably a little pricey, but one can imagine the rental prices in this area would be astonomical and if on the search for the odd bottle I would have no hesitation in recommending this place.
Leighton (687) London, England | August 6, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ha, I’ve been here. Nice little store. The walls are lined with shelves holding a vast menagerie of Belgian brews. When I visited this shop I was a beer novice and didn’t really know what I was looking at. I would like to return...
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
The most visible of three central beer stores in brussels, Bier Tempel has a very good selection, often including the Westys and beautifully displayed to impress the constant flow of tourists rushing in. COnsidering the prime location, the prices are not all that outrageous even though they may be the worst in Belgium. If you’re only in Belgium for a day, it makes sense to shop here, but if you’ll get out of Brussels, you’ll find a much cheaper basket.
fiulijn (627) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 20, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
No rarities, but when you are used to Italian and Swiss shops as I was at the time, it’s still very good ;-)
KyotoLefty (542) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008| Updated September 3, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Go here if there is something specific you want and can’t find it anywhere else. They certainly have lots, and you can often find what you’re looking for, though a lot of crappy beers too. A much bigger selection after expansion. Some good deals can be found.
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