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Cantillon Brewery/Museum
World Class based on 388 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

56 rue Gheude
Brussels, Belgium 1070 [ print map ]
02 521 4928

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Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700; Sat 1000 - 1700; Sun Closed


Mayor: Mathieu87 (13) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 10-16


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Beer Available At Cantillon Brewery/Museum (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon 50įN-4įE 100, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 100, Cantillon Oude Lambik 97, Cantillon Kriek 99, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Cuvťe des Champions 100, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 96, Cantillon Lambic Amphora 95, Cantillon Lambic Chardonnay , Cantillon Zwanze (2011) 100, Cantillon Cuvťe Florian 100, Cantillon Carignan 100, Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus 98, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 100, Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 95, Cantillon Fouí Foune 100, Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 100, Cantillon Vigneronne 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, Cantillon Iris Grand Cru 98
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388 reviews for Cantillon Brewery/Museum
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  86%
 Selection  79%
 Food  75%
 Value  90%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Avenuepub  (10) New Orleans, Louisiana | June 12, 2011
This brewery tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Itís self guided but if you are there on a non brewing day and they have time they will sound time with you and answer all your questions. Itís a working brewery and staffing in Belgium is very expensive so donít go expecting this...they have to brew the beer to stay in business. The tour gives you an excellent idea of just how small and artisanal their beer is. No computers and very old ....antique equipment with the exception of the tiny bottling line. The open fermentation tank was a treat to see and I would love to back on a brewing day( just winter months) to see it in action. We had the opportunity to meet Jean and his passion for his craft was evident. It is important for him to spread the gospel of traditionally brewed and blended lambics. I noted a poor rating by another reviewer about not being allowed to purchase a bottle of Mamouche that was almost sold out. This does not surprise me. Selling a bottle to one person does not insure that as many people as possible try the beer which is clearly Cantillons focus. Not to mention the number of people that would buy a rare bottle and then sell it on eBay for 10 times what they paid for it, a practice that is despised by many artisanal brewers. Donít be greedy, inhale the history of the place and enjoy their beers on premise, talk to the passionate owners about their craft and you will leave loving and appreciating Cantillon even more than you did before you entered.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf  (144) Kolding, Denmark | June 9, 2011
Magnificent place. Cheap solo-tours of the brewery where you can would around the filled wooden casks and experience the unique yeast composition in the air. A cheap little íbarí where you can buy bottles and small (20cl) samples. If youíre lucky, you might have a little gem on site (I was!).
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Countbeer  (225) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | June 6, 2011
I had great expectations and was really looking forward to visit the Cantillon Brewery. We were friendly guided our way inside where we could store our bikes. Got a small intro-talk about the brewery, walked through the brewery and ended at the point of beginning. Without asking we got a Gueuze, which is nice but strange. Next I asked for a Faro and Kriek and they were looking at me if I asked them something really strange and asked me with if I wanted a Faro and Kriek. This hit me with some amazement but still, I friendly thanked them and enjoyed the beers. The† Vigneronne and FouFoune were sold out, they had no Lou Pepeís and worst of all they had 10 bottles of Mamouche left and didnít even sell one to go. I asked the brewer and his wife several times, and the answer was no. The brewer told me something like: ĒI have 10 bottles left and donít sell any of them to take home, you can try one hereĒ. I told him it was impossible to drink the entire bottle by myself and that I would like to enjoy a bottle with some friends. He told me: ďno I wonít sell it!Ē I understand that some beers are sold out, but not wanting to sell a beer that is still available makes me wonder whyÖ A brewer does want to sell his beers, right? I was really confused, also since a new batch of Mamouche was almost ready to be shipped out! I was stunned by his reaction and attitude (didnít let me finish talking nor was he listening to me) that in all my excitement I more or less forgot to order a bottle just to have a glass. They also said that they didnít have any bottles of Faro, but when I asked for a Faro it was poured from a bottle, strange. Clothing is really cheap, shirts and longsleeves are between 13 euro and 17 euro and a hooded sweater was around 35 euro. They also sold some coasters, posters, glasses and other memorabilia. All by all an interesting visit but I was really disappointed with the service and items they had for sale.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | June 1, 2011
A must see brewery not far from the train station. Cantillon beers are amazing and itís great to show yourself around on the self guided tour. The open fermentation vessels being a major highlight for me! : ) Particularly good on the open brew days.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
kermis  (196) The Hague, Netherlands | May 30, 2011
Just a short walk or metro ride from the center to arrive at this amazing brewery. Roaming around on the self guided tour is great. Followed by enjoying some excellent Cantillonís at the bar area. A must visit.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus  (172) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | May 29, 2011
One of the best and original lambic brewers, provided you like original lambic. A great place to meet beer enthusiasts. I always try to visit them whenever I happen to be in Brussels.
The staff is always friendly (or at least, every time Iíve been there) and there is quite a nice list of beers to sample or buy. Only, availability of some of the beers can be limited sometimes as they donít (and cannot) brew everything all the time. So for me thatís a good reason to revisit when I can.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
baxterfish  (248) , England | May 15, 2011
A must-visit when in Brussels. Youíll find it interesting even if you donít like the beer. Take your camera.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
rotjoch  (79) Antwerpen, Belgium | May 8, 2011
A must do for anyone visiting Brussels. By far the most easy accessible Lambicbrewery, be it so tht they do not make he most accessible beer. Beerís great, though!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
BriSava  (78) , Japan | May 7, 2011
A compulsory course.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
callmemickey  (34) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April 26, 2011
A self guided tour through the brewery makes Cantillon a must stop. The fact that you get to drink lambic in the tasting area for dirt cheap makes it that much more enjoyable. You wonít get to drink Cantillon (both the regular offerings and some rarities) for cheaper anywhere else. On my first visit I enjoyed a 10euro Pinot DíAunis 750ml. My second visit a 10euro Mamouche 750ml. The lineup is constantly changing, so its tough to know in advance what will be available (perhaps the only downside). Easy to spend two hours here talking to Jean and drinking the best.

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