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Beer Available At Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles (arranged by most recent)
Mont Salève Nouveaux Mondes 95, Verzet Golden Tricky 95, Li P’tite Gayoûle 91, De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 96, Caulier 28 Winter , De Ranke Saison De Dottignies 96, La Rulles Brune 85, Cantillon Kriekenlambik 100, Cantillon Faro 94, Scheldebrouwerij De Zeezuiper 86, Caulier 28 Tripel 79, Caulier 28 Brett 87, De la Senne Band of Brothers 95, La Mère des Moeders 72, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 96, Sainte Hélène Black Mamba 86, De Cam Oude Lambiek 99, Big Mama Stout Batch 2 (Cocoa Nibs) 94, Cantillon Jonge Lambik 98, Toccalmatto Grooving Hop 91
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gnoff (444) Mölndal, Sweden | March 25, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The place was siutated outside of my map, but had a rough description from GBG Belgium to go after. Took the 55 tram from the south station to Albert, then looked at some small maps to have a sense of direction and headed down the right way to find rue de Savoie. Quite a lot of smoke, rating scent was hard. A nice selection of beers, though not the houndreds they apparently had in the past. Lots of new ones for me though. Not a big selction of snacks. Old comics for the ones that like such with their beer.
Theis (114) Frederiksberg, Denmark | March 24, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A bit hard to find - when you don’t have a map that shows this part of town. Eventually we found it, a small and overcrowede room, filled with smoke. They did have Cantillon Faro on a plastic jug, and a big beerbook !!! We gave up after the Cantillon, and started the long journey for another bar...............
jercraigs (321) Toronto, Ontario | March 17, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Wed 3-5-08. I arrrive and the tiny bar is at what I think is near capacity already, and noisy with conversation. I ask a random stranger to share his table and am seated as the bar continues to fill to standing room only capacity. Waiter (owner?) are quite friendly, though busy. I was in a bigger hurry than most as I gulped my libations, so I probably noticed the business more than others enjoying their drinks less quickly. Some interesting beers on offer, this was the only place on this trip that I saw 3F Hommage, but at 45E in a large bottle I didn’t end up getting it. A few other moderate rarities that I saw in shops but not a lot of other bars. Had the Cantillon Faro on tap. Ordered the Cantillon Framboise thinking it was the old version, and got Rose de Gambrinus. Ooops, my fault for forgetting the Belgian tendency to just list Kriek or Geuze on the menu without specifying any further details!
Tight cozy wooden atmosphere would make an awesome neighbourhood local, but I think I would seek it out more in the quieter times personally. While not voluminous, the beer list is well chosen with a few rare treats and many excellent options.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 10, 2007| Updated November 3, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is the place where most ratebeerians attending the Bruxellensis would end up: a remarkably welcoming pub with an unpretentious, yet superb, clean, dark wooden interior of heavy furniture. Honest cheese selection. Very appealing draught list with only 8-10 taps, but pretty much all of them seem desirable. On top of that, the bottle list is solid and the place is continually looking for ways to improve. Excellent, knowledgeable staff who speaks several languages. PREVIOUS REVIEW FROM 2007. After revisiting in 2011, this is definitely my favourite spot in Brussels for the atmosphere. I love the furniture indoor and the neighborhood atmosphere. The bottle selection is also probably the best after Delirium, although Bier Circus is close,
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | July 16, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A quite small corner bar with a reasonable-sized terrace on the outside. Had to sit inside because of the burning sun, and the smoke had clearly settled permanently in the decorations even without anyone smoking at the moment (Sunday afternoon from 16 to 17). The selection was large, but there were no rare beers. I tried to order the one I hadn’t sampled (Abbaye de Something) - but it was not available (surprise!). We then had Bink Blond and Hommelbier in the bottle, and Taras Boulba from the tap. Not sure of the Bink, but the other two were clearly in a worse shape than we’ve seen previously (Taras Boulba was excellent on tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki - here it was not, even as they had its own glass available). The bartender spent time playing cards with the other customers. The service was indeed very good, but the selection and shape of beers was unfortunately not. At this time, I’d say it’s not worth standing in the (very hot and packed) underground tram for 15 minutes to get there. If you’re spending a longer period in Brussels, you don’t feel like rating beers in your hotel room, and Bier Circus is closed (like now) - it’s a worthy option. Oh yeah, the music was loud and toilets questionable.
KimJohansen (10) 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.
JoeinDahlem (284) Berlin, Germany | 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 (176) 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 (616) 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.
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