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Beer Available At Délices et Caprices (arranged by most recent)
OWA Sakura Lambic 89, Brussels Beer Project Delta 90, Bryggja Tripel 76, Trisser Verhuisbrouwerij Blonde Tripel (I-XV) 69, De la Senne Stouterik 83, De Dochter van de Korenaar Extase 99, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Ops-Ale 22, Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 83, Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier 95, Bourgogne des Flandres 67, Schützengarten St. Galler Klosterbräu 26, Nieuwhuys Alpaide Blond 66, La Botteresse Ambrée 68, De Kale Ridders Tumulus Magna 67, Oude Geuze Boon VAT 44 99, De Plukker Keikoppenbier 45, d’Oude Maalderij Qantelaar (2013 - ...) 82, Rodenbach Vintage 99, Rodenbach Caractère Rouge 100
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3fourths (1186) Boulder, Oregon | June 4, 2008| Updated January 22, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
So it was geocoded incorrectly here on RateBeer (now fixed) - it’s actually just west of Delerium and south of Mort Subite. Small shop with wooden shelves, limited selection, but quality offerings. They had unlabeled (old) bottles of Lindemans Oude Lambik (not the loerek, just straight unbelended) as well as a respectable selection of other lambic. Owner is a nice fellow who speaks English well so there is less confusion when asking specific questions than is common as other places in Belgium. Worth visiting, you may find a rare gem.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 3, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Just a few minutes walk East of Bier Tempel, Delices et Caprices is far less touristy and more attaching, its owners giving the greatest care to customer service and feeling extremely passionate. Their selection is hand-picked throughout the country. It’s smaller than nearby Beer Planet and Bier Tempel, but contains plenty that the other two won’t have, the owners travelling to breweries to buy the rare and unusual. Extremely friendly and you can try anything on the small terrace they’ve established on the street.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
There are three main beer stores in the heart of the touristy Brussels. The more popular Bier Tempel, this less busy Beer Planet and the more beer-geek-friendly Délices et Caprices. Bier Tempel has the less interesting beer selection and is aimed more at regular tourists because of its nice selection of gift boxes, glasswares and such. Beer Planet and Délices et Caprices both have a good selection. You can score some decent items (limited Struise, etc.). Beer Planet fun to shop at with its nice display with lots of wood. I was surprised to find some cool stuff there, even by my beer-geek standards. Some hard to find Fantômes (like Saint-Roch), all the current Struise Black Damnations variations and some obscure Saisons for me to tick. Etc. I did buy some stuff that appeared to be past their prime at Beer Planet so beware. Délices et Caprices appeared to have a smaller selection but more focussed on interesting stuff. The staff seem to be more knowledgeable and is probably the place to go if you want someone to guide you through you purchase. But I didn’t find anything interesting there that I hadn’t already bought at Beer Planet. The prices are typical downtown Brussels. If you cannot go shopping at cheaper good beerstores outside the city (Alvinne, etc.) then Beer Planet + Délices et Caprices are there for you. They are very close to each other and both are worth visiting.
bhensonb (422) Woodland, California | July 18, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Just up hill from Delirium. Small shop, but amazing items. Bush de Nuits. Cuvee de Ranke. If you are in the area, this is a must stop.
Dedollewaitor (315) Odense, Denmark | December 29, 2008| Updated June 16, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Longer down the street from Delirium. Very friendly owner. Not as large selection as the rest of the central shops. Alone the non tourist feel this shop has should make you go. He did have the Lindemans Loerik, not for sale though . .
Rerate June 09: The owner is a beer enthusiast himself. Brilliant man. Friendly, knowing, humble and pleasant. Dont go because of the selection - go because of the service and surroundings.
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Definitey a nice place to check out. Delices is a small place located east of the Grand Place. There’s probably only 100 beers to choose from, but the owner has put good care into the selection. There’s a decent amount of sours and other Belgian brews available at prices that are much more reasonable than somewhere like Bier Tempel. You’re welcome to drink beer in the shop, a nice feature. The service was very good, and the owner really seemed passionate about his selection. Overall, worth a visit.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | June 6, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Small little bottle shop that isn’t the easiest to find. Small with some tables for drinking at. Good service, employees are eager to assist. Selection was just ok, didn’t really see anything out of the ordinary. Prices were average, maybe a bit cheaper than the super touristy places. I ended up walking out of here with nothing if that says anything.
JoeinEscazú (275) San Jose, Costa Rica | July 30, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Don’t be like me, who turned around and left this beer-tasting shop without so much as a sip after I visited the first time. There weren’t as many bottles on the shelves as other specialty shops, and the boxes lying around led me to think they had just moved in. Only on the return visit did I learn that the place has been open for three years, and that those shelves are populated with quality and relatively rare stuff. Pierre is the man behind the counter, and he’s a passionate beer geek like you. Ask him what he has in the cooler for tasting. To get here, walk up the crowded restaurant street known as Rue des Bouchers until you get to the St. Hubert Gallerie, then keep walking and watch for the little shop on the left. A nice place to visit before or after the often-crowded Delirium experience.
sebletitje (264) Enghien, Belgium | June 29, 2009| Updated August 25, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Indeed, Pierre is the man. This is the spot to visit if you don’t want to deal with drunken and loud people at Delirium.
They keep a few good beers in the fridge that can be consumed inside or at a table outside.
Not the biggest selection in town, but some very rare offerings from around Belgium.
Prices are fair, and in line with other places in Brussels with some fair ones but also some bottles that are excessively priced. Def. worth the visit.
BlackHaddock (263) , England | April 2, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
My wife and I decided to find this place after reading about it on Beer Advocate: really pleased we did. Its opening times could be kinder, but it suits the owner I suppose. The owner is in fact a Swiss chap who has also lived in the UK before settling in Brussels, so multi-tongued and interested in fine beers.
It is firstly a beer shop, secondly a tasting room with a couple of other tables outside (only three inside): no beers on tap. We burst in and stared at the shelves of beers and glasses on show, some are also in the fridges for drinking there and then: the choices in the fridges change as and when they feel like doing so. They have a lot of the larger 75 cl bottles and cover all Belgian beer styles. I asked for a Rulles Christmas to be chilled while we had a couple of other 75 cl beers already in his fridge.
Had a good chat in-between customers with both the owner and his wife, very knowledgeable and keen, been there 15 years and happy. Brussels city centre was heaving during our stay; the Christmas Market being on this was an oasis of calm. Carried out 6 big bottles and had a lovely 2 hours of drinking and selecting my bottles for home consumption.
We were given some white and black pudding as we drank, a Christmas treat, we were told: nice touch. Cheap it isn’t, good it is!
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