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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


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Cantillon 50°N-4°E 100, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 100, Cantillon Oude Lambik 97, Cantillon Kriek 99, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Cuvée des Champions 100, Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 96, Cantillon Lambic Amphora 95, Cantillon Lambic Chardonnay , Cantillon Zwanze (2011) 100, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Cantillon Carignan 100, Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus 98, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 100, Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 95, Cantillon Fou’ 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 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | July 12, 2009
Great experience (especially after coming from the the Heineken "experience" in Amsterdam). I only wish I could have been there when they where brewing. Friendly staff, and self guided tour. Of course the best part was sampling the beer at the end. Definitely a must see for anyone who thinks they know what beer tastes like. They also sell bottles of their own beer for much cheaper than I saw bottle shops asking for.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
zanfa11  (11) , Italy | July 5, 2009
i want to live there!
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Beerit  (16) Milano, Italy | June 3, 2009
Unforgettable experience, a piece of History and a great heartwork.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
GreenWall  (3) Halifax, Nova Scotia | May 20, 2009
Amazing. It’s not a brewery tour in the traditional sense; you pay your five euros, and they give you a booklet and turn you loose to wander the functioning brewery. The staff that are around are actual brewery workers, and if you ask in a language they speak (I spoke mainly French but most of them also seemed to speak English) they will answer your questions. The brewery itself is beautiful, from the copper brewing vessels, to the huge vaults of fermenting or aging barrels of beer, to the airy, almost religious koelschip. When you feel like it, and not before, you can wander over to the tasting area and they’ll give you a glass of gueuze and a glass of fruit lambic of your choice. Beer prices are reasonable, and they also offer lots of Cantillon swag. A mandatory beer geek experience in Brussels.
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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
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  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. Don’t 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.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Straling  (12) 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 isn’t all that great – if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. Well, that definitely isn’t true in the case of Cantillon…I’ve 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 you’re going, which I didn’t. 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 I’ve been to. It’s 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. It’s 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 I’ve been on. There isn’t a “tour center” the way a big American brewer would have one – we sat and drank our samples as bags of malt were being lifted upstairs to the mill.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Pyobon  (52) 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.

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