Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, The Kernel London Sour (2.3%) 79, Troubadour Magma 97, Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue 100, Cantillon Fou’ Foune 100, Thornbridge Jaipur 95, De la Senne Band of Brothers 96, De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois 96, NovaBirra Big Nose Triple 77, Bockor Bellegems Bruin 89, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Brussels Beer Project Delta 91, The Kernel Export India Porter 98, Mont Salève Tourbée 85, Dupont Biolégère 84, Brewfist Fear Milk Chocolate Stout 82, Cazeau Tournay Triple 89, Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy 97, Cazeau Saison 85, Cantillon Faro 94
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KimJohansen (11) Frederiksberg C, Denmark | May 28, 2007
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I’m happy to report that the new owner is absolutely fantastic. Their service is the best I have ever tried. One of the owners took time to sit down at my table several times during the evening to expand my beer knowledge.
My mates and I then arranged a tasting next day where he would prepare the program. The program was fantastic and contained serveral vintage beers. This is by far the best bar i Brussels and unlike Delirium they do actually have all the beers on the menu.
Now they even have Cantillion on tap and the owner have big plans for the place which I cannot reveal yet. This is a must on a trip to Brussels.
JoeinEscazú (278) Ozark, Missouri | March 11, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
My favorite place to have a beer in Brussels for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that I can walk there in 15 minutes. Lots of wood in this small, cozy interior. If there are no free tables, belly up to the bar or ask a solitary beer drinker whether you can pull up a bench. The selection is still wide, and they’ve never told me they’re out of anything. There’s usually six or eight beers on tap, two or three of which are always unusual. The only food is sausage or cheese and bread, but even there you have a good selection. And it’s even open on Sundays, a lovely thing in a city that otherwise shuts down that day.
marcus (164) Sacramento, California | November 24, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I have visited this cozy bar several times over the past 10 years. It’s a great place to have a few good Belgians, but it’s off the beaten path. The barkeeps are quite friendly and helpful, unless the bar is very busy. The selection is outstanding, although it may be declining slightly, since the original owner sold the bar a year or so ago to invest in a new location called Delirium (better selection, but less ambience).
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | October 23, 2006| Updated November 9, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Rather small, sits about 40 people inside. Really nice pub atmosphere, brick walls, hundred of empty bottles all around the place, wood-carved tables and chairs. Very nice indeed, doesn’t get much nicer/warmer than that. A bit outside the tourists paths so the crowd about 50/50 tourists locals. Only one staff the two times I was there but he was very knowledgeable and was taking the time to talk to his customers. Selection is good but not impressive. No rare finds but some obscure micros. Music was entire albums and depends on the mood of the waiter. Once he played an entire Smashing Pumpkins album! Some tables on the sidewalk make-up the patio. Food is a choice of about 12 cheese and some sausages, not a place to have dinner at. Don’t miss the hundreds of beaten up comic books by the window on your right when you walk in. One of the three must in Brussels behind the Beer Circus and Delirium Café.
fiulijn (501) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 20, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Have I been there in 2004? I liked the laid back atmosphere; good selection too.
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | December 19, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Wondrous haunt for beer lovers and BD fanatic, huge selection of beers and comics, some of which I havent seen in 30 years (the comics that is). Good selection of cheeses to accompany your tasting (try the Herve). Staff was quiet at first, but upon noting I was from Quebec, extremelly friendly and curious about the QC scene. April 2005
OlivierMTL (7) Quebec | September 1, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Went there before the founding of the delirium café so they still had a decent selection of rare and vintage beers. Service was very well representative of the service in Belgium and the ambiance was fully immersive. Situated in the middle of nowhere, just about 3 miles from the centrum. Arrived there at 2 p.m. on a saturday, the place was oppening up at 4, so went to a close by portugesse restaurant...asked for a hot chocolate and what they asked me back was if I prefered my hot chocolate to be served hot or cold !!!
TBone (210) Pori, Finland | July 30, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
As said, this place is a bit hard to find (I had only Lonely Planet Belgium book map). Very small and smokey place with own kind of atmospheare. Selection looked ok. This place was founded by Joel who in 2004 founded Delirium Cafe.
TomT (2) , Belgium | July 3, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This small, smoky pub is located in the Brussels borough of Saint-Gilles, right behind the stunning city hall of said municipality. It is of the beaten track, which adds to its charm. Generally open from 16h to 4h, its beer selection (mostly Belgian) is simply stunning. The beer menu is more like a book with an alphabetical list of beers. They must have an enormous cellar under this tiny bar to store everything. You will even find beers on the menu which do no longer exist or from closed down breweries. It is very smoky and the air is quite heavy as a consequence. No real food available, only (very nice) portions of different Belgian cheeses, with recommendations of good combinations with beers. For those who are bored or who come alone, a selection of Belgian comics is available. A great place.
TheBeerGod (108) Newport News, Virginia | June 9, 2004
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This one was hard to find while we were in Brussels last May. We had a map, but the street was not on our map. We had to ask the concierge for help. He broke out a huge book of maps and found it. It seems this place is on the outskirts of the city. No matter, we went anyway. Got off a subway and up a flight of steps into essentially a neighborhood. Began walking around, almost aimlessly, even though we had a map. It was near dark, so my girlfriend was uncomfortable. We finally find the place and it’s on a corner in a neighborhood. We walk in and nearly everyone there stopped to look at us. Made us a bit uncomfortable, but it wasn’t stopping me. However, my girlfriend REALLY didn’t want to stay long. Told her I’d have a few then we could go. The bar itself is small. Lots of old dusty and cobwebbed bottles adorned the walls. The clientele seemed to all be regulars. It was very smoky as well. I ordered some Quintine stuff. The bartender seemed friendly enough but was busy chatting with some friends and drinking. His friends seemed a little annoyed when I ordered, but he went along with business as planned. While I’m sure that once you’ve cozied up to the place, it’s fine, it may take some time or more than one visit to do so. May or may not return this September.
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