Belgium > Groot Bijgaarden
Bart (108) Groot Bijgaarden, Belgium | November 19, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Easy accessible store with a nice selection of Belgian beers; even some rare onces but most of them are general available Belgian specialties. Friendly services.
kermis (200) The Hague, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A decent sized and pretty accessible beer shop if you are that side of Brussels in a car. There’s some decent stuff like Struise at good prices and a decent lambic selection as others have said. Only 1 Cantillon (of any type) per person though. Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again but would pop in if I were passing by..
skortila (200) Baarn, Netherlands | June 9, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Big store. Suggest you draw a number ;-) Also sells other liquids. They have a very complete set of Belgian beers with nice rarities as well. I bought the Caractere Rouge over here. And yes... Only Belgians. The progress in the world is still not noticed in these outlands. :-)
Lilly (1) , | May 4, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice store, with an exceptional selection of belgian beers. A never seen choice of lambic beers. Also very nice gifts, bought immediately a beerpacket for my father. Good service, very helpfull. Really worth visiting this shop. Very good situated near Brussels.
gEUS (83) Linden, Belgium | May 2, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Agreed, a very nice selection of Belgian (only) beers. Nevertheless, the service is a total bummer - unfriendly, not responsive to any questions or feedback. Prices are also up to 40% more expensive than with the brewers and even other beer retailers. Really dissapointed, especially that it is the closest for me to get some Dolle, Dochter Van De Korenaar etc. I’d prefer to go to Geers or Bierhalle Deconinck - is 60 minutes longer a drive but worthwhile given the service and the appreciation of the sellers’ side.
Erzengel (97) Wuppertal, Germany | February 23, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and very good sorted beer-store next to the Motorway. Great selection, prices vary - "normal" beers are cheap, harder to get stuff gets more expensive (and is sometimes even more expensive than in other places).
The staff is absolutely unfriendly, even a bit rude. They don’t seem to be interested in helping you and even at the checkout they are very unfriendly.
They sell Westvleteren for 10€/bottle...
Schotsie (18) Brussels, Belgium | February 19, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Y. (2) Bornem, Belgium | December 27, 2013
34 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 5/20
I have to give it to them, they have a nice selection of lambics & gueuzes. But this should not come as a surprise, as their shop is right next to most of the (Brussels) lambic brewers.
Which surprises me that they have such high prices (e.g. Cantillon Bruocsellas are 15€ whereas they are only half of the price at the brewery itself, not too far away).
But the thing that surprises me the most, is their totally unfriendly service!
Me, a returning customer, wanted to buy a couple of special lambic bottles and a crate of Orval, and was refused to do so. So called reason: they limited the amount of bottles for sale per person (which was NOT indicated anywhere), and you needed a special Orval-card to buy a crate. Note: I previously DID buy a crate of Orval there, gave it back emptied, after which I could not take a full one back home again (so I lost my precious Orval crate).
bierkoning (298) La Tropica, Netherlands | August 31, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not really friendly, but well situated next to the E19 and with a good portfolio of lambic and other beers for reasonable prices. Worth a visit.
caesar (334) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | August 30, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited after an afternoon of lambic hunting in Pajottenland. Able to find some interesting (fruit)lambics and geuzes. Not even that large of a selection of Belgian beers, but a decent selection, mostly regional. Friendly and helpful service.
malmostoso (1) , Belgium | April 7, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went there looking for some gueuze and at first I couldn’t find any. Then I looked at the back of the shop and found the gueuze room: pretty great selection (I found bottles of 2011 Mega Blend for 8€, which is pretty awesome) and beer from most gueuze producers.
If you’re looking for gueuze, a good place to go.
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