Cantillon Brewery/Museum

4.95/5.0 436 reviews
brewery (Cantillon)
56 rue Gheude
Brussels, Belgium 1070

02 521 4928
  cantillon.be
Mon - Fri 0900 - 1700; Sat 1000 - 1700; Sun Closed

Mayor: Maakun (7) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 10-16
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Beers At Cantillon Brewery/Museum

NameABVEntered
Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio)5%5/21/2016
Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek5%5/18/2016
Cantillon Fou’ Foune 5%5/15/2016
Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise5%5/15/2016
Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 5%5/13/2016
Cantillon Kriek5%5/13/2016
Cantillon Carignan0%5/10/2016
Cantillon Lambic d’Aunis 6.5%5/10/2016
Cantillon Lambic Riesling5%5/8/2016
Cantillon La Vie est Belge6.5%5/8/2016
Cantillon Jonge Lambik5%5/6/2016
Cantillon Oude Lambik5%5/6/2016
Cantillon Gueuze (2-3-4 year old blend)5%5/6/2016
Cantillon Zelige6.5%5/6/2016
Cantillon 50°N-4°E7%5/5/2016
Cantillon Aspérule Odorante5%5/5/2016
Cantillon Iris Grand Cru5%5/5/2016
Cantillon Riesling Experiment6%5/5/2016
Cantillon Zwanze (2008)6.5%4/27/2016
Cantillon Iris5%4/25/2016
Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité9.7%4/25/2016
Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus5%4/18/2016
Cantillon Zwanze (2011)5%4/9/2016
Cantillon Vigneronne5%4/1/2016
Cantillon Faro5%3/27/2016
Cantillon Vin Jaune5%3/22/2016
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus5%3/13/2016
Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze5%3/1/2016
Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem8%2/20/2016
Cantillon Heerengeuze6%2/14/2016
Cantillon Cuvée Florian6%1/28/2016
Cantillon Cuvée Saint-Gilloise5%1/28/2016
Cantillon Zwanze (2015) Wild Brussels Stout5%12/30/2015
Cantillon Zwanze (2012)5%8/31/2015
Cantillon Lambic Chardonnay0%8/17/2015
Cantillon Lambic Amphora5%7/4/2015
Cantillon / Allagash / Russian River Wild Friendship Blend0%5/11/2015


74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84  (47) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 12, 2012
Neat little place, labeled a museum due to some health hazzard issues and financial reasons. Lots of tourists running through the tour, that seems to annoy Jean. Got to hang out with him after and talk seriously about lambic. He gave us his opinions on many current issues like ebay, talked about zwanze day (which hadn’t happened yet), and loerik. Fun spot, nice shirts and such. A very interesting experience. Jean needs money so he labels it a museum. Tourists bring him money but overrun the place as a result. He gets annoyed and stand-offish as a result of dealing with idiots all day. That only bothered us for the beginning though, because we could do the tour on our own. Once finished, we talked to him, and after a few moments, our conversation was full force, discussing zwanze, ebay, loerik, and so forth. He opened up a jonge lambic not offered as an "after tour" beer. We bought a few others and enjoyed hanging out. If you are patient and courteous, Jean will talk with you person-person, not brewer-tourist, but don’t come expecting to open Soleil de Minuit or something.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Alain  (10) , | January 5, 2012
THE lace to be to taste lambic, geuze & kriek in Brussels. You can taste the history......
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
F_radar  (30) Paris.Bxl.Geneve, France | December 21, 2011
Emotion, passion, amour, finesse, generosite...une visite pour amateur ou neophyte.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken  (315) Tokyo, Japan | December 20, 2011
Amazing place for the tour and for the prices of the bottles to buy. So much atmosphere. Keep going back. Would love to make it to a public brewing day one day.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Munkky  (50) , Denmark | December 17, 2011| Updated June 6, 2012
It is always funny to visit the brewery but this place is both a brewery and a museum wich is a very interesting. No coments on the beer - it is Cantillon :-)
48
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
origais  (4) , Belgium | November 29, 2011
To be seen for the brouwerie itself. Product, if far from bad, are not so fantastic. Met them first time on a beer exhibit where they were offering 1year old lambic... terrible. Some nice products like "Lou pepe". People there not so friendly.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Kunstemaecker  (15) Nieuwpoort, Belgium | November 28, 2011| Updated May 3, 2013
Charming brewery/museum with a very interesting list of beers. I especially like their Bruocsella.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Bucky9z  (10) Wisconsin | November 27, 2011
A must-visit for anyone in Brussels! The opening hours make it a little difficult to fit in one’s schedule, but when I finally made time to visit I was not disappointed. It is great to have the freedom to walk around the brewery/museum and feel connected to the brewing process in such a quaint, intimate, and traditional brewery. If you’re not familiar with traditional gueuze or lambic, prepare yourself for a completely different and somewhat acquired taste. At the time of my visit, I had already tried many gueuzes and was prepared for the uniqueness of Cantillon beers. The selection available for tasting was not particularly impressive, but a little conversation with Alberto or Jean about their beers and you will probably be offered a couple others to try. I asked about their Zwanze 2011 and Mamouche beers, and was able to try both of them too before leaving the brewery with an affordable bottle of the 2009 Lou Pepe Kriek. Once you understand gueuze & lambic beers, Cantillon is the place to visit for a great experience and some of the best beers the world has to offer.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
yblosc59  (24) Lille, France | November 16, 2011
An historical place that must be visited. You will learn a great deal and enjoy even more the Cantillon’s beers !
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | November 11, 2011
So me and sebletitje made our way over to Cantillon. Very non-descript outer appearance. Just inside the door to the left they were pouring beer in what looked like a make-shift “bar” area. Just to the right are two levels of brew equipment that look like they’ve been there since the ‘30s. A little further in on the right is a sovereign counter where I wish to hell I could bring back some of those Cantillon tall tulip glasses. 4 of ‘em would be great but would likely break during the 5K+ mile trip back home. To the left is a very quaint sitting area with seats and barrels and a few booths as well as nick/nacks here and there. The beer was wonderful and I particularly enjoyed the Faro and the Iris. The staff here is very patient, in control and very friendly. Great people. The brewer even talked with me and Seb. for a good 20 minutes. Excellent experience. You need to go here.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin  (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2011
A very interesting experience. Jean needs money so he labels it a museum. Tourists bring him money but overrun the place as a result. He gets annoyed and stand-offish as a result of dealing with idiots all day.

That only bothered us for the beginning though, because we could do the tour on our own. Once finished, we talked to him, and after a few moments, our conversation was full force, discussing zwanze, ebay, loerik, and so forth. He opened up a jonge lambic not offered as an "after tour" beer. We bought a few others and enjoyed hanging out. If you are patient and courteous, Jean will talk with you person-person, not brewer-tourist, but don’t come expecting to open Soleil de Minuit or something.

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