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Cantillon Brewery/Museum
World Class based on 411 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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

Mayor: Mathieu87 (12) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 10-16

Cantillon Brewery/Museum

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Beer Available At Cantillon Brewery/Museum (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Lambic de Haute Densité 62, Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus 98, Cantillon Kriek 98, Cantillon 50°N-4°E 100, Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 95, Cantillon Zwanze (2015) 98, Cantillon Carignan 100, Cantillon Fou’ Foune 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 100, Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, Cantillon Jonge Lambik 97, Cantillon Iris 99, Cantillon Cuvée des Champions 100, Cantillon Vigneronne 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2012) , Cantillon Oude Lambik 97, Cantillon Lambic Chardonnay , Cantillon Zwanze (2011) 100, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 96
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411 reviews for Cantillon Brewery/Museum
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  87%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  90%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
bernatbeer  (76) barcelona, Spain | September 5, 2011
Cantillon es una fabrica que hay que visitar si estas en Bruselas.Las aromas,el espacio,el ruido,las paredes,las barricas..... Todo tiene encanto,en esta vieja gloria. Muy buena de visitar si están produciendo. Muy amables. Viva Cantillon!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheTrooper  (12) , Belgium | September 4, 2011
Got the chance to have a guided visit of the brewery... If you are a gueuze lover, you HAVE to go there... And if you want to understand how gueuze gets brewed, you have to go there too ! And if you want to drink fantastic lambics, there’s no better place to be ! As they say : "La Cantillon, c’est bon !"
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Pelik59  (26) , France | September 1, 2011
Tout simplement ma brasserie préférée ! Il n’y a pas un produit que je n’aime peu ou pas ! La visite de la brasserie est impressionnante. Le personnel est fort sympathique. En plus de leurs nectars proposés, leurs fameuses saucisses sèches à la gueuze me donnent l’envie d’y retourner !
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
ultimatepoche  (63) Lille, France | September 1, 2011
A magical place to go to. Every lambic and gueuze lover should go there at least one time in his life. Cantillon is, in my opinion, the best Gueuze there is, and to visit the brewery is very interesting. To see how they brew, and to walk through the cellar is quite a thrill . I had a extraordinary time there.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk  (503) Göteborg, Sweden | August 29, 2011| Updated July 27, 2012
Very, very interesting. You can really get a feeling for this place during the walk in the museum. Ends with samples frpm three of their own beers. A place you should visit when going to Brussels.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
digreg  (58) lille, France | July 31, 2011
The last authentic lambic brewery in Brussels. Jean is very friendly. The visit is an extraordinary journey to understand the world of lambic. The place to bein Brussels.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
mabel  (230) Toronto, Ontario | July 25, 2011
2010-08. Visited on a sunny Monday afternoon last July, we took the 5-euro self-guided brewery tour with an instructional pamphlet and stayed for samples afterward. The beer selection was delicious and we bought a couple extra bottles to share in the seating area. The server was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Would absolutely recommend to anyone with an interest in the brewing process or lambics or Belgian history. Delicious lambics and a great building in which to try them. Cute cat milling about too! (5/10/12/NA/9/18) 90%
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Bart  (108) Brussels, Belgium | July 21, 2011
Visited the brewery. Small tour but lovely atmosphere. Friendly people and off course the two tasters are excellent. Worth visiting when in the neighborhood. Unfortunatly some special brews were sold out.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs  (433) Toronto, Ontario | July 13, 2011
August 2010. I missed this on my first trip to Belgium and was eager to rectify it on my second. The self guided tour is awesome, you can speed through or linger taking photos like I did, and includes a couple of samples at the end. Be sure to say hello to the resident cat. The character just oozes from the building. The seating area is small but relatively empty when we were there on a weekday morning. The bottles to go are primarily the core readily available brands, but at VERY cheap prices that will make you wish you have more luggage space. Slightly more exciting to us were the harder to find bottles available at the “bar” for consumption on site only including Oude Lambik from a ceramic jug! The brewer came by for a quick chat and to see how we liked the beer after I had been asking him some questions about it earlier. We had the place to ourselves at one point when it seemed like the entire staff went for a break out front! One of a handful of mandatory visits in Belgium, even if you are not a huge lambic fan just for the visit alone.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | July 12, 2011
Very cool place I visited on Open Brew Day where you do a comprehensive guided tour of the brewing process in their "museum" of old but still operational brewing equipment. You get to see everything from the coolships to the barrel room. Staff is obviously very knowledgeable about their product and rightfully very proud of it. Cantillon was pretty much unknown and unhyped until BeerAdvocate discovered it about 4 years ago. Then it blew it up and now Cantillons cannot stay on shelves in the US and prices have skyrocketed. Bottles from the Cantillon Museum are usually not sold to go simply because they are eBayed immediately. Jean Van Rooy and others hate the practice, so if you are upset about not being able to get FouFoune or to go bottles of Zwanze, you can blame all the eBay whores out there.

On tap for the Open Brew Day was the geuze, unblended, faro, kriek, framboise. Lou Pepe’s, Geuze, and the other normal lineup bottles are allowed to leave the premises and are sold for (what seems to a statesider) insanely cheap prices. Like 10 euro or less. Don’t expect to leave with rare bottles. There is a really quaint "cafe" looking thing inside where you can relax and drink on empty lambic barrels and get typical Belgian beer snacks. Very cool place that is about LEARNING about Cantillon’s history and the lambic making process and NOT about scoring hot rarities for trade and eBay. If you are polite and with a solid group of lambic fans, you may be able to try some special bottles on premise. But don’t come here expecting any of that. Wrong Attitude.

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