In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Frans Baetensstraat 45
Eizeringen, Belgium 1750
bar  5/5.0 98 reviews
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM on Sundays, Church holidays, and funerals

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
iacopino_IpA  (119) , | July 16, 2013| Updated July 26, 2013
Incredible selection!! Never seen so many old and rare lambics. Reach the place by bus and the hours are a little bit odd but you canít go to Belgium without visit this bar. Defenetly worth the visit, will come back for sure, next time with the car! One Of the best beer Bar in belgium And in the world.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
kOrv3n  (25) , | July 3, 2013| Updated June 25, 2014
It was hard getting there but it was really worth the effort. The opening hours arenít that welcoming either but they got an incredible lineup of lambics. Some exclusive stuff and a great cuvťe list. It is one of the absolutly coolest places I have visited and it has an amazing atmospere!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Pallieter85  (26) , Belgium | June 11, 2013| Updated April 29, 2015
It surprised me I never gave this pub a rating, although Iíve been going here for some years now. Great atmosphere, a typical íPajottenlandí bar full of vintage beer signs and stuff. The owners are very friendly people. Great selection of lambic beers, sometimes they have a special like a cask of Eylenbosch kriek í89 on íDay of the Kriekí. Value is good, vintage bottles have their prices. Recently I was there for íTour de Geuzeí and íDay of the Kriekí and the barbecue was awesome, organised by people from the area who make their own ípensení, typical white or black sausages (black pudding). On sunny days you can just get your beer in the bar and take a seat on the grass fields around, lovely!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
77ships  (180) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 5, 2013
Visited during Tour de Geuze 2013. Very, very charming place with a great history located in a tiny village Ė indeed looks lovely across the church. Very adorable. Atmosphere is top. Beers offer the full standard range of lambic brewís which are always fun to drink. Prices for these are good. There is also rarer stuff, prices for which are slightly ridiculous I feel. Not much that I havenít had before, probably very little new finds if you have been trying out lambicís for some time. Or maybe I have just had more lambicís than most & they do have a very large part of the existing range. Either way I would mainly recommend this place for its wonderful atmosphere & sense of history.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
mcberko  (776) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (641) 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
jackl  (680) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek  (35) 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 !
100
  • 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.
100
  • 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.

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