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Beer Available At Cantillon Brewery/Museum (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Kriek 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 96, Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, Cantillon Zwanze (2011) 100, Cantillon Mamouche 100, Cantillon Fou’ Foune 100, Cantillon Faro 94, Cantillon Carignan 100, Cantillon 50°N-4°E 100, Cantillon Jonge Lambik 98, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Cantillon Cuvée des Champions 100, Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus 98, Cantillon Oude Lambik 97, Cantillon Zwanze (2012) , Cantillon Zwanze (2014) , Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 97, Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek 100, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 100
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CraftBeerNick (34) London Town, England | March 6, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Date of visit, 5th March 15. Managed to squeeze a visit in whilst in business, initially I was just going to get the beers and go, but ended up doing the tour and sampling. It was well worth the tour for the smells alone, great experience. The service was good and as I was in a hurry to get back to the hotel for a conference call! They speeded up for me. The beer is great value for money and half the price of the shops in the centre. I wanted a Lou Pepe Gueze, initially they thought they had none left, but still made the effort to seek a bottle out for me! Nice people and a nice feel. I will be back as not all the beers are available for take out. The wider selection and some of the most interesting beers are drink in and they are large 75cl bottles, which I could not swig back before my business call :)
SinH4 (21) , Switzerland | February 25, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Really not much more to say, but let’s do it more seriously: The place is located a half hour walk away from Grand Place and close to gare de midi. When you get in there, you see the tasting room which was packed with lots of Americans when I was there. We had booked a guided tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and did not leave many questions to be asked afterwards - his explanations were perfect. Afterwards, you can try different beers (some rarities like the Zwanzes, the pineau d’aunis and 50°N 4°E to drink at the premises for great prices: mostly 14 Euros for the rare 75cl bottles) and if you’re lucky, there’s plenty of stuff you can take with you (there is a limit of 5 boxes per person, but that’s reasonable). The prices for taking bottles with you are fair. The people at the place are lovely and passionate. Overall, this was a nicer experience than I had hoped for, and I’d already had high expectations. I’m definitely coming back.
King_Alex_II (20) , Switzerland | February 20, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome brewery/museum. Very nice guided tour with beers to taste afterwards. The selection isn’t huge, but rather rare (exclusively to be correct). The quality of the beers they have, is out of discussion as is the personal. Worth visiting. (You might want to eat before you go there.)
bartlebier (102) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | February 18, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Stumble through the skanky backstreets of Bxl Zuid/Midi, jumping over various debris and litter, by its modest entry gate into this tiny Old World oasis of curated negligence that makes the metropolitan stopwatch come to a sudden, funky halt. Restricted seating guarantees those who find one of few stools or tables a privileged vantage point around the wood-fired stove to observe & admire: the tourist buses sluiced in with the at times shocked & disgusted faces of forced first-time sour sippers; agitated collectionneurs negotiating limited take-home pricey fare at the tiny shop desk; transatlantic shipments being shrinkwrapped at the gate; families and strangers alike sharing on-the-premise-only bottles; the house équipe having a bread lunch, comparing vintages and exchanging bottles. This is not only a Brewery/Museum, it’s an original warm & coyly cobwebbed Bxl biotope and microclimate surviving in defiance of the faceless Eurocratic regulations oozing forth over an increasingly pasteurised macro-version of Europe from the antiseptic burroughs only few kilometres up the road.
bursprak (27) Aarhus, Denmark | February 17, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome place! The tour itself is pretty nice and gives you some time to soak up the atmosphere. The bottle list is impressive and not too pricey. Having a few bottles in the bar is just pure bliss!
McWorta (125) , Luxembourg | February 11, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting museum with mostly proper old school equipment. Presentation was rather robotic lacking some enthusiasm considering the history of the place. Yet service was good. Selection is good too and the prices are fair.
Beerconnaiseur (3) , Belgium | February 3, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Sittin on a chair next to the fireplace, reading a book with a Florian on hand... Mmmm. It actually sometimes feels like going back to brewing past and being in a movie: from the café’s point of view one sees carts of ’draf’ go by, pushed by Jean into the cow farmers truck, wort aromas filling the air, Cantillon employees doing their job, tourists coming and going... Each moment mesmerisingly paused with a sip. Love this place! Lovely people! :)
BeerandBlues2 (783) San Diego, California | January 31, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
This was easy to reach just a couple blocks off the Gare du Midi metro stop down into a residential area. The building is nondescript and the interior is functioning brewery, tasting room, bottle shop. I quickly walked through the building on my self-guided and self-paced tour and arrived back at the bar to accept my pours. First up was Oude Lambik - damn! I savored my pours and then sat down at a table with some new found friends and shared my Pinot D’Aunis with them and gladly sampled their Fou Foune, Mamouche, and Cuvee Florian. Overall a nice visit and must stop for Lambic lovers.
whimbreltits (27) , England | January 17, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
An essential visit when in Brussels. Simply wonderful.
ElManana (3) Scheldewindeke, Belgium | January 15, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great place, superfriendly people, well worth the short walk from the centre. Very close to Train Station. Must-visit when in Ghent, even if you don’t like sours. The tour is so much value. To anyone visiting: If you’re up for an IP Trade, contact me. I’m always intrested!
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