Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At De Bier Tempel (arranged by most recent)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Oak Aged 95, Kerkom Reuss 90, Timmermans Oude Gueuze 96, Butcher’s Tears / Gulden Spoor Hopbuk 70, Tongerlo Prior Tripel 85, Forestinne Primoria 53, Brugs Tarwebier 45, 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 79, Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 100, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, Oude Geuze Boon VAT 77 99, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100, Orval 99
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beastiefan2k (183) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | May 29, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Just a block of the main square in Brussels tourist district. And of course filled with people who are tourists and know nothing about beer, all cramped into a small space with lots of overpriced glassware. The selection was above and beyond the sotre’s usual clientèle. Outside of its sister store in Brugge this is the only place I saw a full lineup of Smisje brews, Cuvee de Ranke, and Vapeur Legere. Not as friendly and welcoming. outside of that a lot of the nice sour stuff. Not as friendly and welcoming as a lot of other stores, and too small. But if you visit this store first might as well skip the Brugge one.
downender (323) Bristol, England | May 17, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A big selection of beers with some unusual stuff such as Pannepot and plenty of glasses and other memorabilia. Space is cramped - fortunately few people were in the shop when I visited, but it could get difficult to move around when crowded. Service was efficient with all the bottles being placed in protective wrapping. Worth a visit.
gary07734 (25) , England | May 15, 2008| Updated June 23, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice little shop, small but jammed with good bottles including all 3 Westvleterens when I visited (Dec 07).
The lady behind the counter was helpfull and knowledgable pointing out some good beers which I really liked when I got home.
FrankJohansen (27) Sabro, Denmark | May 5, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice place if you want to buy mainstream belgian beers, but dont expect any rarities. A place more for the typical tourist than for ratebeerians.
Geuzelambix (19) København, Denmark | April 28, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Sort of mainstream in the ambiance, but the selection is quite good. Easy to find, which means a lot of tourists and asorted gift packages. I’ve been there but decided to buy something somewhere else.
ekstedt (120) Göteborg, Sweden | March 20, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Visit paid March 2nd 2008. A small little store, too small for me to be able to relax while looking for great beer. Very good selection of Belgian beers. Friendly staff, but I noticed one peculiar thing. Once I had picked a bottle from a shelf and put it on the counter, one of the clerks put a new bottle in the front of the shelf instead of putting at the back of the row and pushing the remaining bottles one step forward. This way, some bottles will spend a lot of time on the shelfs before being sold. In fact, some of the bottles I purchased were several years old, something I discovered when I came home from my trip.
jercraigs (333) Toronto, Ontario | March 18, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Like the Brugge store this one looks pretty cool, lots of beers on the shelves with fairly broad selection. The overly warm temperature was concerning to me, especially when one shelf is directly under the heating vent. I meant to do most of my 2nd batch of shopping here, but ended up buying things elsewhere. Lady behind the counter was helpful, answering some questions about Brussels for me. Remains the most convenient place to pick stuff up in Brussels, but if you have time for both I’d start with Beer Mania.
Skinnyviking (174) Copenhagen, Denmark | March 18, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The sheer number of bottles makes this place interesting for me. Maybe they do not have so many rare beeers but the good location and the rare occations I will be in Brussels makes this place intereesting. Especially as I think the service is great. The people are friendly and almost smiling. On top of it they also seem to know the beers they have.
RoyceH (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | February 22, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Bottleshop that I popped into as I was only in Brussels the one night. Good limited selection, but the woman behind the counter seemed to know her stuff about Cantillon. Good range, nothing particularly stunningly rare, but right in the centre and good for a few.
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 9, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This was a very good looking store, but I had already purchased enough stuff elsewhere to fill my luggage. It’s in a very touristey area, but they didn’t just run with that.. they have a solid beer selection to go with the inflated prices! Service seemed attentive, but you have to let ’em know that you’re really into beer and not just a clueless tourist.
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