Belgium > Eizeringen
Beer Available At In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (arranged by most recent)
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 Sélection Lambic 100, Timmermans Kriekenlambiek 56, Girardin Kriekenlambik 96, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 80, Girardin Oude Lambik 97, Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 90, Oude Geuze Boon VAT 44 99
Pallieter85 (26) , Belgium | June 11, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
It surprised me I never gave this pub a rating, although I’ve been going here for some years now. Great atmosphere, a typical ’Pajottenland’ bar full of vintage beer signs and stuff. The owners are very friendly people. Great selection of lambic beers, sometimes they have a special like a cask of Eylenbosch kriek ’89 on ’Day of the Kriek’. Value is good, vintage bottles have their prices. Recently I was there for ’Tour de Geuze’ and ’Day of the Kriek’ and the barbecue was awesome, organised by people from the area who make their own ’pensen’, typical white or black sausages (black pudding). On sunny days you can just get your beer in the bar and take a seat on the grass fields around, lovely!
77ships (114) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 5, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited during Tour de Geuze 2013. Very, very charming place with a great history located in a tiny village – indeed looks lovely across the church. Very adorable. Atmosphere is top. Beers offer the full standard range of lambic brew’s which are always fun to drink. Prices for these are good. There is also rarer stuff, prices for which are slightly ridiculous I feel. Not much that I haven’t had before, probably very little new finds if you have been trying out lambic’s for some time. Or maybe I have just had more lambic’s than most & they do have a very large part of the existing range. Either way I would mainly recommend this place for its wonderful atmosphere & sense of history.
mcberko (292) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 13, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
The ABSOLUTE BEST experience I’ve ever had at a bar! ...despite the ridiculous hours. Vintage lambic list is incredible, perhaps only topped by Akkurat and maybe DHVL (but it’s close). Prices are probably the most reasonable in the whole country -- as of May 2013, Hommage was 45€, for example. Atmosphere is just wonderful, with mostly elderly locals comprising the clientele. We arrived early (around 9:40am; opening is 10am), and the owners’ parents greeted us shortly thereafter, inviting us in early. Both the owners and parents were extremely friendly and warm. Accessible by one bus (#128) from Gare du West -- make sure you’re in Belgium on a Sunday so you can visit this amazing place.
Scopey (418) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
I finally got around to visiting this lambic mecca. The best thing to do is to get the bus their and back, which is good value and fairly quick. The place is rather small and has a traditional feel to it with plenty of brewery/lambic paraphernalia kicking about. The beer selection is rather special with plenty of old lambic at rather reasonable prices. Yes it’s true that I’d tried a lot of it before, but having it all in one place at this price is great. Even though the place was very busy the service was still very good. I urge any lambic-lover to make the journey.
Flocci (4) , Belgium | April 29, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
If you’re looking for geuze or lambic, this is THE place to go to. They have (possibly) the largest selection in the world of these beers, and even (diminishing) stocks from breweries/blenders that have been closed for years now. We’re talking real vintage stuff here.
Only very few beer bars have lambic on tap (if they serve it at all!) - but here you’ll find it.
Open 3-4 hours per week only (during and after Sunday service), so plan your visit. I for one intend to go back several times! Absolutely recommended.
jackl (416) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 24, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
The promised land for any fan of gueuze. Located not too far from Brussels, but in a bucolic location that feels as if it’s of a past time. The bar’s pretty small. Simple wooden tables and a spartan long bar. The walls are decorated with vintage lambic posters. The bottle selection is unreal. A fan of sour beers will have trouble choosing what to order. Multiple taps of unblended lambic are available too. The service is quite good for Belgium, actually friendly. The prices are very fair. More reasonable than the like of DHVL or Moeder Lambic. Overall, this was a brilliant experience. I can’t wait to return.
BelgBeerGeek (34) Antwerp, Belgium | April 7, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Finally was able to visit this place , thanks gEUS !
great rustique atmosphere, allot of local people ( coming from the church ) an overall great feel of a true old village bar !
And on top of that great Lambic products at very reasonable prices, even some rare vintages , top place !
dreadnord (32) San Diego, California | March 15, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite place in the world. Across the parking lot from a church and only open on Sundays for 3.5 hours. Want a lambic? This is your spot. Want a lambic with some age on it? Gueuze? Same. The prices are high on some of the older stuff but they have some pretty exclusive stuff. Stuff that I certainly feel privileged to have tried regardless of price. The owners are very down to earth and kind people who handle the beers with the greatest of care. The locals were the majority here, mostly middle age or older and all drinking lambics as if they were just the standard thing. I fell in love after a few hours and can’t wait for a return visit.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of my top-4 pub-crawler experience in my life. Up there with being alone with only cats at Kulminator (many years ago when they had all kinds of crazy beers), the Velichov brewpub in the middle of nowhere in Czech Republic and that famous Saturday night at Wenlock Arms in London. A visit at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst is simply surreal. Only opened for a few hours every week on the Sunday mornings for the mass at the church just in front of the pub. That’s pretty weird to start with. Opens occasionally for funerals and such. What the???. Very few people inside the pub are below 60. Very few tourists. Beer list is mainly lambic stuff. Summer 2010 they had stuff like Selection Lambic at 62 Euros, 3F Millenium at 75 Euros, 3F Hommage at only 20 Euros, De Cam at 3.75Euro. More unusual lambics like Moriau as well as their own exclusive lambic blend that cannot be rated on ratebeer. But the main attraction was the 1984 Eylenbosch Gueze. Holy crap this was good!!! When you order the vintage bottle the waiter leaves the bar, goes to the second cellar and comes back minutes later with a bottle full or dirt and the label eaten by moisture. No music, no nothing. They probably haven’t changed a chair or a table for 50 years. Passionate service. We biked there from Brussels and then stopped at Den Haas followed by De Cam Café. A beer day I will never forget.
teorn88 (66) London, England | January 3, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Getting there can become tricky. Especially when the establishment is only open for 3 hours on Sundays. And even more so when the only bus line getting there is temporarily suspended in Brussels.. Anyways, well worth the effort. The outside does not reveal the incredible experience awaiting for you inside. We got there as the place opened and it was filled with us and a table of 4-5 local elders. Interiors similar to my home tavern, extremely familiar and welcoming. Those elders were drinking glass after glass of lambic as if it was the most natural thing in the world, I’m envious. Anyways, the draft selection is already very good, and useful to warm up, but the bottle selection is mind blowing. Hundreds of different lambics is something you see only in your wet dreams. Costs are what they are, and certainly cheaper than Brussels. Food is non existent except for bag of crisps and dried sausages. Yves, Kurt and their mother were extremely friendly and we had an extensive chat. We stayed there the full opening hours and more, discussing of the wonderful world of lambic. You will not find more welcoming people than the Paneels. And remember to sign their guest book!
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