Belgium > Eizeringen
Beer Available At In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (arranged by most recent)
Belle-Vue Sťlection Lambic 100, Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek 98, Hanssens Experimental Cassis 97, Girardin Oude Lambik 97, Hanssens Experimental Raspberry (Frambozenlambik) 92, Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa 97, Eylenbosch Kriek 92, Timmermans Oude Kriek 96, Allagash Coolship Cerise 99, Eylenbosch Gueuze 97, Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 100, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*) 100, Girardin Kriekenlambik 97, Via Priula Rosa! 56, Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 91, Lovibonds Sour Grapes - Barrel Aged 95, De Cam Framboise Lambiek 99, HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend 99
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bierkoning (239) La Tropica, Netherlands | March 5, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very authentic lambic cafť filled with locals having a lambic or a kriek after the mass. Great beer list at affordable prices. More to come, promised the landlady. Worth a detour on a sunday morning.
Martinus (131) Nijmegen, Netherlands | December 9, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
miketd (124) Cleveland, Ohio | March 8, 2008| Updated July 26, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cool little place, nice owners, but limited hours. If you have time, this is the place to go on a Sunday morning. No tourists and great beer. Great beer list for on site consumption. Beer can be pre ordered on their website for take out.
Rasmus40 (181) Beder, Aarhus, Denmark | July 30, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is really a hidden gem and has loads of charm. The weather was great so we could sit outside in the sun watching the village church and drink lambic. The place was fairly quiet until church ended and churchgoers were ready for the more amusing part of their morning. Itís best to arrive before church ends, if you want a table. The service was really friendly and knew their beers. The selection of lambics is very good, although they cannot compete with the best bars. Great place for a relaxed Sunday morning.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | November 8, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JoeinEscazķ (275) San Jose, Costa Rica | January 10, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The Insurance Against Great Thirst demands some planning ahead, because of those limited hours. Itís especially nice for sharing a Sunday lambic before heading off elsewhere for lunch, like the Rare Vos in nearby Schepdaal. The attraction here is the selection of bottled gueuze and other lambics, stored and served perfectly. All the serious ones are here: Boon, Cantillon, De Cam, Drie Fonteinen, Girardin, Hanssens, Lindemans (Cuvee Rene only!), Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, plus the occasional surprise. This is also where you might find one of those elusive lambic-serving baskets for sale. For any lambic-lover touring Pajottenland, here is your pilgrimage.
Abio (44) Waasland, Belgium | September 23, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Well, Iím not a lover of the most beers they serve over there, but for what Iíve seen, they have a nice collection for those who likes it. Nice, very friendly staff, and a very good atmosphere over there. The prices seems a bit high, and the outside could use a make-over, but that is not ruining this one.
cpetrone84 (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to find out in the middle of the tiny town. Extremely small quaint feel to it, hops all over the ceiling, solid bottle list but not completely up to date. Almost never open but open enough for us to get in for some morning lambic and hang out with uli talking lambic blending. Fun spot, virtually no one there, some after church crowd of the locals.
job80 (10) , Belgium | February 25, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
From the moment I entered, suddenly I wanted to leave this place. It was Lifeless, it completely lacks in atmosphere. The list of lambic is very interesting but not as big as in other bars.
crockers (14) , Greece | October 8, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Forget this place if you donít like lambik!
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