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.
Very nice and cosy bar. The selection of lambics is outstanding. Also some very rare beers. Prices are good, staff is very friendly. A must go!
gEUS (85) Linden, Belgium | April 30, 2012| Updated January 31, 2016
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!
In de verzekering tegen de grote dorst, what can you say about this place? For me not so much as I rarely could remember the name - it’s quite a mouthful! I just usually referred to that famous Belgian lambic place only open on Sundays. A very cool local pub just by the church and the cemetary. Friendly service with great staff, great lambic selection as well as other interesting stuff. I loved the dried hops hanging from the rafters and this place is a once in a lifetime must visit locale. I’m thankful I got the chance to take part in an amazing tasting there.
Probably not much more I can say than what has already been written, this is an amazing little lambic lovers paradise with opening hours that could only be stranger if it were open only on Monday mornings. Totally unique, there’s really nothing else like it. By the church square in a small village, it’s full (on a Sunday morning) of mostly older locals enjoying lambic with a scattering of lambic loving tourists and others that have made the pilgrimage. Oh, and the beer selection is pretty good too with some real gems at fair and not excessive prices. Well worth the visit, but chances are you knew that already...
Se trata de un lugar mágico. Alejado de la urbe, en un pequeño pueblecito llamado Lennik. Nada más entrar se percibe una atmósfera única. Personas de todas las edades ocupan las mesas, bancos y barra para degustar la extensa selección de cervezas lámbicas de las que disponen. Ofrecen comida en forma de queso elaborado con 3 Fonteinen y paté elaborado con una Geuze de Boon (ambos muy recomendables). Recomiendoir a primera hora (10:00) e intentar probar casi todo de lo que se tenga ganas porque las posibilidades de repetir no siendo de allí son escasas. Hay que tener en cuenta lo limitado de su horario de apertura.