Belgium > Beersel
mcberko (274) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful little place with a kickass beer garden out back. We came on a Saturday mid day, and it was totally dead. Beer selection is pretty good, with many krieks and gueuzes available, and an unblended lambic on tap. Definitely worth the short walk over from 3 Fonteinen when in town. Great place.
feuriod (6) , Norway | March 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice local joint with a laid-back atmosphere.
beeroverwithme (121) Tønsberg, Norway | September 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, brown cafe in the heart of Beersel with a nice draft beer selection which included Faro, Lambic and Kriek from Girardin. Veey good service and plenty of locals filling the place with a cozy atmosphere. The best pub in Beersel! Visited: 2013-09-29
fiammanghilla (62) Genova, Italy | April 29, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Buona scelta di birre.
Si mangia bene.
Un po' caro...
Martinus (140) Nijmegen, Netherlands | August 8, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 11/20
Beer wise: Quite disappointing. It doesn’t seem to have changed much in appearance since my last visit (some 5yrs ago), but the beer selection seems to have gone down quite a bit.
Not many exciting beers, and even though 3 Fonteinen is around the corner, their beers aren’t served here, except the geuze. Of which they had a grand total of one 37.5cL bottle, even though it wasn’t a busy evening. So, giving first choice to my companion, I had to switch to Oude Geuze Boon. Not that Oude Geuze Boon is bad - far from it - but it is a bit of a save choice, and I expected more in the heartland of the Lambic.
And charging 7,50 euro per 37.5cL bottle of a normal geuze is expensive for Belgian standards, to say the least.
On a more positive note: Food is good, well made and quite affordable.
(Visited on a Wednesday evening in August)
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 3, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely cosy bar seemingly mostly frequented by Francophile locals. The beer list had seriously expanded on my last visit, but several things were out of stock. Not a must do, but like Oude Pruim it’s worth a look as chances are you’re going to come to Beersel. Definitely wouldn’t recommend staying.
Travlr (1459) Washington, Washington DC | November 28, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The bar is wonderful - great place to hang with the locals. Occasional of-menu choices. Lots of character. Good food. The rooms need serious help. Better than staying in Brussels, though. And you’re in the center of the lambic universe.
downender (296) Bristol, England | May 9, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I stayed at the Hotel Centrum in April. My room was spartan, but clean and comfortable. The food was tasty and good value. The bar/restaurant was comfy, with friendly service and locals and a wide selection of beers. Very good.
JoeinEscazú (278) Ozark, Missouri | January 30, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Impressive list is loaded with quality, including plenty of lambics. Beers include Dupont, De Dolle, Blaugies, Ellezelloise and other goodness. Also tasty and reasonably priced classic Belgian dishes... Had a nice pork chop with stoemp for 10 euros. Quiet place, loaded with tacky breweriana. Big courtyard out back. This place is a good option if 3 Fonteinen is closed... better yet, hit them both.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | September 22, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Our room was spartan but clean and at a reasonable price, what more could you ask for? The bar/restaurant section up front was old fashioned, with church pew like seating, it had plenty of breweriana without being overly tacky. Patrons were mostly locals, both French and Flemish speaking. Interesting Beer list, lots of lambics, but they were out of almost everything I wanted to try. That they ran out of De Cam wasn’t a huge surprise for me, but 3 Fontainen is about 100 yards away from this place and Oud Beersel about half a mile further, how can you not have everything they currently have in stock? They still had a few great Beers, but nothing that really made me go wow, but at least satisfied my lambic craving. Service was typical, the owner was our waiter and was pretty relaxed. Centrum is a very "central" location in lambicland, a good base camp for those willing to explore the area. Be warned, the website reservation service doesn’t work, so call ahead if you want to book a room.
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