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Cantillon Brewery/Museum
World Class based on 324 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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Hours: M-F 0900-1700; Sat 1000-1700; Closed Sun.


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Beer Available At Cantillon Brewery/Museum (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus 98, Cantillon Iris 99, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Kriek 99, Cantillon Jonge Lambik 97, Cantillon Cuvťe Florian , Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 100, Cantillon Cuvťe des Champions 100, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 97, Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 100, Cantillon Faro 94, Cantillon 50įN-4įE 100, Cantillon Mamouche 100, Cantillon Zwanze (2012) , Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 95, Cantillon Vigneronne 99,

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Cantillon Don Quijote 100, Cantillon Faro 94, Cantillon Bourgogne Lambic 100
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324 reviews for Cantillon Brewery/Museum
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  86%
 Selection  78%
 Food  73%
 Value  89%
 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
gerrit  (12) , Austria | May 15, 2009
go there, be there, stay there, Jean Pierre is an really interessting brewer, so many different beers, good fruity things, also vintage lambics, go there
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
trayns  (23) Beverly Hills, Michigan | April 30, 2009
Unforgettable experience - unlike most brewery tours. You get to wander around this historic and operational brewery at your leisure. The few workers are the actual Cantillon brewers and staff. A complimentary tasting of two at the end of the tour too. Donít miss this while in Brussels.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
forst  (15) , Italy | January 13, 2009
One of the few must-see in Brussels. Beer museums can be pretty much all the same: a short tour, a sip of beer at the end, big advertising panels all over. Cantillon is different, and the difference starts from the beers themselves, so incredibly tasty and difficult for someone not accustomed to the taste of real gueze.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Straling  (10) Hoensbroek, Netherlands | November 29, 2008
This place is fairly easy to find from the Brussels South trainstation. Has a very nice feel to the place, just seems like a real nice, family kept brewery, exactly what it is! Very nice and cosy place, sell the beers at a great price. Staff there also very friendly and helpful, could try a free beer to taste it. Great people and great beer, makes a great brewery and a great place.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | October 24, 2008
My attitude towards brewery tours isnít all that great Ė if youíve seen one youíve seen them all. Well, that definitely isnít true in the case of CantillonÖIíve visited quite a few breweries, and none were quite like this. The brewery is in a Turkish neighborhood in Anderlecht, easily accessible by the Brussels metro if you know where youíre going, which I didnít. When we found it and turned the door handle, I expected it to be locked. But the place was open for business. A few Euros and we got an explanation of the brewing process in English, a brochure, a self-guided walking tour, and a few samples of the gueuze and kriek. The brewery is quite a bit different than others Iíve been to. Itís building and equipment is old, there are barrels and bottles aging everywhere, and there is a musty untidiness that somehow seems to suit the production of spontaneously fermented beers. Itís weird that the big shallow vat where wild yeast is captured is within smelling distance of a half dozen falafel and kabob places. I would recommend this tour it was the only brewery I visited in Belgium and a far cry from either the big brewery tours (BMC/Heineken) or the craft brewery tours Iíve been on. There isnít a ďtour centerĒ the way a big American brewer would have one Ė we sat and drank our samples as bags of malt were being lifted upstairs to the mill.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Pyobon  (40) Sydney, Australia | October 14, 2008
A brilliant place to visit. A great museum where you can see everything up close. But it is not just a museum, it is the last working spontaneous fermentation brewery in Brussels. And the ticekt includes two glasses of their beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty  (443) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008| Updated September 10, 2013
Yes, itís a must. When I go again, Iíll hang around trying more of their beers if I can, and buy all of them to take out. You canít find a lot of this stuff otherwise, and if you do youíll pay more even in Brussels. Visited in Sept. 2005.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Scauca  (35) Lovere, Italy | September 5, 2008
What can say about that fantastic experience, what about all those funky casks, the legendary fermentation vessel, the kindness of the Van Roy family? Unforgettable.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (538) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | September 3, 2008
Visited here late July 2008. We actually arrived on a Saturday morning before the brewery was open. The tour (self conducted) is fab, probably about as traditional or as authentic as youíre likely to get, and much like De Dolle in that respect. Jean Paul showed us the Fume Foune casks (spelt wrong I expect) and removed the slot of wood on the top of the cask so we could marvel at the fermentation going on and the huge amount of apricots sat in that lambic. I had an amusing conversation with Jean Paul whereupon I wanted to try the Faro which I notice was there for tasting on the blackboard, he woudínt let me have one and insisted that I try his other Lambics, I obviously hadnít made it clear to him that I wanted to try the Faro as it apopears difficult to get anywhere else, and besides Jean Paul just spoke of the superiority of the other products. Managed to get a bottle of the Lou Pepe Geuze despite it not offially being on sale, I cheekily eariwgged another conversation whereupon another Brit had come to get just that beer. This is truly a great brewery and wonderful experience.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | July 7, 2008
I think this is a must if you are Brussels, even if you are not fond of Lambics (although that is crazy talk). The walk through tour is great - you get a booklet/guide, get to go at your own pace through most of the brewery and get a nice sample to quench your thirst after the walking - and the staff are all friendly and kind. Although they only have one brand its a good one and this is the cheapest place to buy it - plus they frequently have their more difficult bottles in stock. Walking out it makes you wish that there were more family run hand-crafted breweries around - Cantillon has an old soul and that is something that is missing in many beer places.

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