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In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
World Class based on 70 ratings
Type: Bar

Frans Baetensstraat 45
Eizeringen, Belgium 1750 [ print map ]
32 2 5325858

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Hours: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Sundays, church holidays, funerals


Mayor: tom10101 (5) | Affiliated user(s) here yves45 | Taps: 3 | Bottles: 120+


In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

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Beer Available At In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (arranged by most recent)
De Neve Kriek 77, Timmermans Jonge Lambiek 92, Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters 100, Moriau Kriek 97, 3 Fonteinen Straffe Winter 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*) 100, Eylenbosch Gueuze 97, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Timmermans Tradition Kriek Retro Lambic 61, De Troch Oude Lambik 90, Boon Oude Lambik 89, Lindemans Oude Lambik 88, Lindemans Jonge Lambik 56, Belle-Vue Sťlection Lambic 100, Timmermans Kriekenlambiek 56, Girardin Kriekenlambik 96, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 81, Girardin Oude Lambik 97, Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 91, Oude Geuze Boon VAT 77 99
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70 reviews for In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
 Ambiance  91%
 Service  90%
 Selection  93%
 Food  84%
 Value  87%
 Overall  91%
 Rating  100%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
JulienHuxley  (280) Hilversum, Netherlands | April 21, 2014| Updated April 29, 2014
My favorite place in Belgium so far, possibly in the world. A pub that is literally opened 4 hours a week in the middle of a tiny village in rural Belgium. The inside of the pub itself is beautiful, very cozy atmosphere with tons of retro belgian beer memorabilia. The selection is outrageous, they had 5 unblended lambics on tap when we were there, and a very nice cellar full of vintage bottles. The prices are quite reasonable, even some of the vintage choices are quite accessible. Despite the place being quite full and full of locals the staff was quite friendly and helpful. They had 3 fonteinen cheese to snack on. I want to retire and live up the street from here.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning  (275) La Tropica, Netherlands | March 5, 2012
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
mullet  (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 3, 2010
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40  (214) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | July 30, 2012
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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Countbeer  (210) Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, Netherlands | November 10, 2014
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!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
tom10101  (209) Quebec | April 22, 2014| Updated April 27, 2014
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (200) Enfield, New Hampshire | May 13, 2014
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken  (193) Tokyo, Japan | August 20, 2013
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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
beastiefan2k  (181) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | June 3, 2008
One of the owners of this place came out on a Monday to let me see this place and pick out some lambics. Very amazong of him to do so. The place is a cool, just what you imagine a Belgian countryside bar across the street from a church would be like. all the good lambics are here and some rarities you wont find anywhere else. Got a lambic basket as a gift and some old Eylenbosch labels and invoice.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Martinus  (155) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | December 9, 2011
In dubio here.. I really like going there whenever Iím near Brussels, but one of itís charms is the small-town atmosphere and lazy Sunday morning feel. So if too many tourists go, this might disappear.

However, if you like Lambic, the place comes highly recommended -I first went in 2008 on the advise of Armand from 3 Fonteinen. Donít expect extreme coolness or massive beergeekery, just expect to have a pleasant Sunday morning with one of the best selections of ordinary and aged Lambics around, in a Belgian small town setting for very decent prices.
Needless to say, if you donít like lambic, this might not be your preferred itinerary.

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