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.
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?
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).
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...
Fin (941) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 19, 2011
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.
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.
Great shop in Brussels city centre with quite an extensive selection. Prices are jacked up big time though -- many of the beers are more expensive than in BC even though they’re made in the city or nearby! Worth a stop but if you can get these bottles somewhere else, do so, as the prices are pretty steep.
I wasn’t impressed by this place. The store stocks most of the common Belgians. Only a few things are really of interest. In general, the prices are quite high. Certainly this isn’t a place to go hunting for deals or random ticks. It seems as if this is mainly a place for tourists to pick up gift packs of Chimay etc. Overall, consider scrolling past.