In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst | Eizeringen,
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In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
World Class based on 81 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM on Sundays, Church holidays, and funerals

Mayor: HUYGENSO (1) | 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)
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
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81 reviews for In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  90%
 Selection  93%
 Food  78%
 Value  88%
 Overall  91%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre  (84) Waregem, Belgium | June 13, 2009
We meet one of the owners (Yves) @ pressmeeting project "leven in de brouwerij" Now last saterday (06.06.09) w’ here for the day off the kriek. In a very small village is this the place to be. Great attraction here complete selection of bottled gueuze and other lambics, krieks, stored and served perfectly. Amazing ! What a choice.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS  (83) Linden, Belgium | April 30, 2012
One of my top places! This bar has everything - the atmosphere of decades ago (when there was waaaay more such bars), friendly service (the two brothers and their mother!) and an incredible selection of lambics and gueuzes, vintage bottles as well. A must see for every Sour/Lambic fan!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
BriSava  (78) , Japan | April 18, 2011| Updated April 25, 2011
One of the best place for a lambic maniacs.
teorn88  (77) London, England | January 3, 2013
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin  (76) , Belgium | July 13, 2015
Finally made it to this reputed café with the weirdest opening hours. Rustic, very old fashioned environment both inside and outside, clearly an old ’volkscafé’ turned into a heaven for lambic hunters. Needless to say, it was extremely busy when we got there, and it took more than half an hour before we could even begin to make our order. I would therefore recommend to order everything you want to consume at once in order to avoid having to wait for another half hour - especially since the pub closes at 1:30 PM (though it was already 2:30 PM when we left the place as the last customers). Lambic selection is evidently great, with some rare vintages at, in all, quite reasonable prices. The two brothers who own it clearly know what they are doing and are open to a chat about lambic any time. Very pleasant, friendly atmosphere and a terrific experience for a lambic lover like myself, too bad it is near impossible to get there if you do not have a designated driver with car.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
deeblo  (74) NYC, New York | March 15, 2015
Visited on numerous Sundays over the past couple years as well as after Toer de Geuze 2013. Some of my most memorable drinking experiences have been here, and no trip to Belgium is complete for me without a visit. The bar looks and feels exactly what I imagine an old school traditional lambic cafe to be. The selection of lambic is as good as it gets. Several casks of unblended lambic along with a huge bottle list containing numerous vintage bottles at prices that can’t be beat. Yves and Kurt are great hosts and love to chat about beer. Truly a must visit bar for any lambic lover.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover  (70) Den Haag, Netherlands | February 8, 2015
Visited here during another Belgium trip. Was really crowded, but a great atmosphere. Old locals enjoying lambics, few tourists around. Staff was busy, but ready to serve anytime. Excellent lambic selection going on, as to expected since this bar calls itself "The House of Lambics’. Nothing wrong there. We had an excellent lambic and left after that. Great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 12/20
Forcina  (68) Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, Switzerland | September 26, 2010| Updated October 13, 2011
ONly for free fermentation lovers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
spycow  (56) Illinois | June 7, 2014
From notes on our visit in May 2012. This place is known for its limited hours (about 15 hours a month) yet has the great selection of current and vintage lambics and gueuze including some where they’ve done their own blending. A group of 4 of us visited. We walked in being the only foreigners in the entire place. We were promptly provided with a beer list and served quickly about making a decision. The more current vintages were reasonably priced and even the more rare, cellar versions were on par compared to most any bar that actually have bottles of the rarest beers. Served in lambic baskets and proper glassware. Overall, a great experience, felt at home with the locals during the hour we were there. This is a world class beer bar that any lambic/gueuze fanatic has to experience at least once in their lifetime. Highly recommended, just remember only open on Sunday mid-mornings.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
bova  (54) , | January 6, 2015
lambic paradise

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