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In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
World Class based on 85 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: KansaiBeerLvrs (2) | 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 Armandí4 Oude Geuze Herfst 100, De Cam Oude Faro 92, Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 91, De Troch Oude Lambik 86, 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 96
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85 reviews for In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  91%
 Selection  93%
 Food  78%
 Value  89%
 Overall  92%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mcberko  (535) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 13, 2013
The ABSOLUTE BEST experience Iíve ever had at a bar! ...despite the ridiculous hours. Vintage lambic list is incredible, perhaps only topped by Akkurat and maybe DHVL (but itís close). Prices are probably the most reasonable in the whole country -- as of May 2013, Hommage was 45Ä, for example. Atmosphere is just wonderful, with mostly elderly locals comprising the clientele. We arrived early (around 9:40am; opening is 10am), and the ownersí 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 youíre in Belgium on a Sunday so you can visit this amazing place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
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 itís true that Iíd 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Flocci  (4) , Belgium | April 29, 2013
If youíre 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. Weíre talking real vintage stuff here. Only very few beer bars have lambic on tap (if they serve it at all!) - but here youíll 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 24, 2013
The promised land for any fan of gueuze. Located not too far from Brussels, but in a bucolic location that feels as if itís of a past time. The barís 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 canít wait to return.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek  (34) Antwerp, Belgium | April 7, 2013
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 !
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
dreadnord  (32) San Diego, California | March 15, 2013
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 canít wait for a return visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
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. Thatís 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 havenít 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 Cafť. A beer day I will never forget.
teorn88  (86) 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, Iím 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 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler  (5) Denver, Colorado | November 20, 2012
Wonderful old pub open on Sundays only after church.. The local marching band stopped in while here for some oompah music and singing (for free beer). Crazy beer and glass collection will make you drool and run out of pocket money fast. Good grub too. Run by Yves and Kurt Panneels and family...Fun place....
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | October 7, 2012
Way outside of Brussels with super limited hours, but its worth figuring it all out. A true local spot, we were the only non locals there. Unreal selection of lambics, top 5 in the world by far. This is more of stop than De Heeren to me.

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