Belgium > Eizeringen
Beer Available At In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (arranged by most recent)
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, De Cam Kriek Lambiek 99, Cantillon Iris 99, Mort Subite Kriekenlambik 97, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*) 100, Moriau Gueuze 97, De Neve Kriek 77, Timmermans Jonge Lambiek 96, Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters 100, Moriau Kriek 97, 3 Fonteinen Straffe Winter 99
JoeinDahlem (296) Berlin, Germany | January 10, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The Insurance Against Great Thirst demands some planning ahead, because of those limited hours. Itís especially nice for sharing a Sunday lambic before heading off elsewhere for lunch, like the Rare Vos in nearby Schepdaal. The attraction here is the selection of bottled gueuze and other lambics, stored and served perfectly. All the serious ones are here: Boon, Cantillon, De Cam, Drie Fonteinen, Girardin, Hanssens, Lindemans (Cuvee Rene only!), Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, plus the occasional surprise. This is also where you might find one of those elusive lambic-serving baskets for sale. For any lambic-lover touring Pajottenland, here is your pilgrimage.
bierkoning (284) La Tropica, Netherlands | March 5, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very authentic lambic cafť filled with locals having a lambic or a kriek after the mass. Great beer list at affordable prices. More to come, promised the landlady. Worth a detour on a sunday morning.
tom10101 (243) Quebec | April 22, 2014| Updated April 27, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
We went on a Sunday morning approximately one hour after opening and left 30 minutes after the closing time. Located in a small village not too far from Brussells and openened only a couple hours a week on Sunday. We were lucky enough to have a seat as it was quite crowded. More than that, we had a seat at the same table than the famous Uli. We were the only foreigners in the place, everybody else seemed to be locals. Superb ambiance. Cozy, well decorated, not too lound and kind of "out of time". Service was super friendly and they were serving the beers exactly as it should be (good temperature, nice presentation, carely poured, etc.). One of the owner sat at our table when the place became less crowded and it was fun to discuss with him. Selection is awesome for any lambic lover, including 5 unblended lambic on cask and a huge bottle list, including some pretty nice and rare vintage lambics. Some price on vintage bottles are high, but most are extremely reasonable and some are even dirt cheap. I dream of having a place like that one street away from my home. The is a lambic love paradise and it just became my highest rated place ever. Magical! / Update: I went back for the Night of the Great Thirst which is the most amazing beer Festival I ever went too. Only lambics (including some great bottles), great ambiance and perfectly organized. I will be back someday. We also went back on Sunday after Night of the Great Thirst and, again, we had an amazing time. This is the best beer place I have ever been to and I would be here every Sunday should I live in the area.
shoulderbroken (242) Tokyo, Japan | August 20, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great but slightly strange place. I had the misfortune of turning up with a hangover so probably couldnít enjoy it as much as I would have liked. Comfortable and with good service and of course the selection is tough to beat. From Brussels itís just one bus ride, but it does take about an hour. Worth it though.
AdamJackson (236) Enfield, New Hampshire | May 13, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Here for the festival and the sunday after to drink with new friends. The list of beers wow goes back many years. Quite a good value for regular gueuze. expect to pay more for special beers.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 3, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Pretty awesome experience to cram in with all the local over 60s in their Sunday best for a gueuze or two. Girardin lambik and kriekenlambiek plus every good gueuze and kriek in current production and a couple that arenít. The bus trip from Brussels goes past both Belle Vue and Eylenbosch. On one hand itís a shame it doesnít open more frequently, but it does guarantee a good crowd. Do it.
Countbeer (221) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | November 10, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Wow, what a genuine place this is!
A very cosy, real and honest Lambic bar (if I may call it that).
I almost get the feeling that DHVL is somewhat like a tourist trap.
The prices are not even that high for rare bottles at this place, specially compared to DHVL and Moeder Lambic Fontainas.
Still a 2007 Hommage is Ä45 and Framboos was Ä75 (sold out appearantly). Allagash (!) stuff only Ä10 as some other harder to find beers are between Ä10 and Ä40...
Most expensive I saw on the vintage list was the Eylenbosch 1984 Geuze for Ä110...
Drafts are normally priced between Ä2.50 and Ä3
Very friendly and good service!
Canít say it enough, super place, true pajotten cafe! Perfect vibe! Almost flawless!
Best place one can go for Lambic!
True to the core!
Rasmus40 (216) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | July 30, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is really a hidden gem and has loads of charm. The weather was great so we could sit outside in the sun watching the village church and drink lambic. The place was fairly quiet until church ended and churchgoers were ready for the more amusing part of their morning. Itís best to arrive before church ends, if you want a table. The service was really friendly and knew their beers. The selection of lambics is very good, although they cannot compete with the best bars. Great place for a relaxed Sunday morning.
kraddel (205) some beerplace , Belgium | April 27, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
visited during nacht van de grote dorst, so def will re-rate after ever visiting again .
Iíve took a look on the menu , and prices here are very good . of course, its in a very small town , but still .
Selection for sours def deserves a 100 % . All the ones that they should have ( and still are produced ) are here, together with some rarities . These last ones are more expensive, but thats only logical ;)
Service is very friendly , and I know they know how to properly serve a beer . Donít think they have any foods here .
Some lesser points unfortunatly , is that this bar is open a few hours a week . Which makes it íeasier í to hold to good bottles, cause if nobody can buy them , they can continue to have em on the menu ... Plus its almost impossible to visit this for me ( and I can imagine many other people ) .
Great place, and I would rate this even way higher if they would have a regular opening time ...
kermis (195) The Hague, Netherlands | February 9, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Probably not much more I can say than what has already been written, this is an amazing little lambic lovers paradise with opening hours that could only be stranger if it were open only on Monday mornings. Totally unique, thereís really nothing else like it. By the church square in a small village, itís full (on a Sunday morning) of mostly older locals enjoying lambic with a scattering of lambic loving tourists and others that have made the pilgrimage. Oh, and the beer selection is pretty good too with some real gems at fair and not excessive prices. Well worth the visit, but chances are you knew that already...
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