In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst | Eizeringen,
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In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
World Class based on 66 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 (4) | 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)
Timmermans Jonge Lambiek 93, 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 80, Girardin Oude Lambik 97, Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 90, Oude Geuze Boon VAT 44 99
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66 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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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Martinus  (149) Nijmegen, 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 8, 2011
The legendary insurance against great thirst has more than a cool name to go along with its fame. Contributing to the myth are the exceptionally restrained opening hours around midday on Sundays only. Set in a bucolic Payottenland small town with brick pathways, it seems to be a mandatory pit stop for locals, cyclists and the occasional family. The setup between the Church is certainly no coincidence, the care for lambics being almost religious in here. Being here is definitely akin to stepping back in time and that adds tremendously to the global experience. For the context, Iíd definitely put Grote Dorst on the must-do list of anyone visiting Brussels and that can fit it in the Sunday schedule. Public Transportation does not seem to be too ridiculous a hassle and having your name in the guest book should be seen as a life-time achievement. In terms of pure beer bar criteria, the lambic selection is great, but not quite exhaustive as Iíd heard it was. No extinct breweries, but still a fair amount of rarities including their own blends, very rare stuff indeed, but sold at very expensive prices indeed. Some of the rarer lambics were more expensive here than anywhere else weíve seen them, including Moeder St-Gilles in Brussels. I guess they just want to keep them in supply. The staff was very friendly though, welcoming us with opened hands and making us feel at home, after they made sure weíd signed the guest book. Come once for the experience, but if you canít, mark it down for the next time and donít overly regret it.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin  (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2011| Updated November 7, 2011
Difficult to find, hard to get to, and open 2% of the week. I enjoyed my time here, but this spot is perhaps too cool for me. Mellow, relaxed morning drinking lambic, the service is peaceful and friendly but without connection. The lambic is awesome, the list fantastic. The atmosphere is amazing, hops hanging all over, cool breeze blowing through the open door into the 20-person cafe, but it is very quiet, almost "dead". A few items on the menu not in stock. Awesome time meeting Uli and talking lambic blending, hanging out enjoying great beer during a relaxed Sunday morning. Of course if you donít like lambic, you should probably go somewhere else, but you like lambic if you know of this place.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
crockers  (14) , Greece | October 8, 2011
Forget this place if you donít like lambik!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Chas_Higgins  (11) Quebec | September 29, 2011| Updated April 28, 2012
Just great place, a lovely range of geuze, the waiteress serves with friendly knowledge and explenation only 3hrs open in a week. WOW
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
CRooney5787  (1) | August 8, 2011
What makes the Grote Dorst so great? Where to start.. Iíd have to say the family who runs it really makes it what it is. I think of this place like a second home, whenever I go there, Iím always amongst friends. They are so incredibly genuine, and not after your money. Theyíre about promoting, and advocating Lambik beers. I could go on for ever about how great they are as people. Their beer list is top tier, NO ONE in Belgium has a bar comparable. Words cannot describe how great this place it. I applaud Kurt & Yves for taking this on in their already busy lives. I can honestly say i would have a different opinion of Belgium if it werenít for Grote Dorst. I visit financially, if youíre ever in there, chances are i will be too. After three weeks of the Pannels being on vacation i felt like a drug addict without my fix. Thank you for upholding such an amazing place, Grote Dorst will always hold a very special place in my heart.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
giardinobirra  (25) , Italy | August 7, 2011
Really impresive the gueze selection, not to expensive. I highly recomend it. With the Brugs Beertje one of the best beer places in Belgium, not touristic but really for beer geeks.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bierwabbe  (15) , Belgium | August 1, 2011
This is EXACTLY my kind of place: small, off the beaten path, and somewhat exclusive; geuze drinkers are a special breed here in Belgium. I had a bottle in June 2010 from Eylenbosch that was 25 years old, brought up reverently from the cellar and served in a bottle basket. The bottle was covered in dried mold and cobwebs, and the liquid within had depths of character and earthiness undreamed... This is the quintessence of geuze. This is the Church of Geuze, right here. Hallelujah.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
sinjoor41  (11) Antwerpen, Belgium | July 22, 2011
I visited de Grote Dorst for the first time 3 years ago. Two weeks ago I visited it again. What seized my attention was the incredible list of lambic beers (some years ago maybe 20-something and now over 65!). A very good mix of local people and beer geeks. Compared to places in Brussels - which are sometimes indecently expensive - , this cafť offers very good value for money and is certainly worth taking the bus from Brussels center. The 2 brothers show that they have a lot of passion for geuze. They are truly well informed. Highly recommended!
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
BriSava  (77) , Japan | April 18, 2011| Updated April 25, 2011
One of the best place for a lambic maniacs.

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