Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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World Class based on 375 ratings
Type: Bar

Vleminckveld 32
Antwerpen, Belgium 2000 [ print map ]
32 32 45


Hours: Monday 8pm-12am Tuesday-Saturday 16pm-12am Sunday closed

Mayor: huineman (5) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+


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Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Deca Georges IV , Struise Black Damnation III - Black Mes 100, Struise Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb 100, Mikkeller Black Fist 96, Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 100, Hanssens Oudbeitje 93, Aarschotse Bruine (Huyghe) 41, Eylenbosch Kriek 90, Malheur 12 98, Mikkeller 40 Smaragd 100, Struise Black Albert 100, Vleteren Blond 12į Oak Barrel Aged 79, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100, Van Den Bossche Buffalo Grand Cru (Barrel Aged Pauillac) 93, Anker Boscoulis (...-2009) 35, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, Struise Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club 100, Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk 99, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 83, St. Louis Premium Peche 24
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375 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  96%
 Food  66%
 Value  86%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
job80  (10) , Belgium | February 25, 2011
I guess itís considered the beer mecca from perfect beer beek. The best bra in the world but in my humble opinion they could take more attention on taps.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Caytinator  (113) Tucson, Arizona | July 1, 2012
The coolest beer bar Iíve ever been to. Iíve never been there before but it felt like I was coming home. Chill ambiance, sort-of- friendly-but-not-too-friendly staff, the incredible selection, the house cats, the random magazines, the smoked cheese, these are what await you at Kulminator.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Hergee  (11) Hasselt, Belgium | February 17, 2011
Hard to be 100% objective rating such a famous place. The best beer bar in the world? Probably it is.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
kromamc  (26) , Italy | September 13, 2010
Itís an amazing place for beer passionated! I canít find the words to describe it... All the best belgian vintage beers in a wonderful homely little place with two incredible owners with incredible passion for this job... Kulminator is excellent!
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | October 29, 2007
Letís be honest for a second here: this is the best bar in the world. Nothing else is even close. Totally laid back, with an unbelievable selection, and prices that donít destroy your bank account. Courage RIS 1983 was only 12Ä or something. De Dolle 2nd Anniversary beer from 1980, Bass Kings Ale 1981, Cantillon Framboise 1979, huge verticals of trappists, and countless other rarities and crazy vintages. And the owners are really nice. This place is heaven.
henrikb  (14) Aarhus, Denmark | March 12, 2006
Allright, this place is rated a 100 times all ready, it is just rated way to low. THIS PLACE IS PARADISE (the only time of year it aint, is the days before the 24-hour beer festival). Everything is great here: the people, the space, the hop in the ceiling, the cats, the music, even the beer (ha, ha, ha, ha). I love Kulminator.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
NickVega  (29) Eugene, Oregon | August 17, 2007
Perfection. Their "Beer Bible" - or list is just the tip of the iceberg. If you are within 200 miles of Antwerp you should try to get here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
tdtm82  (112) , England | March 12, 2010
This is the beer haven. The holy centre of beer. An amazing menu of beer. Amazing food snacks to accompany the beer. Wonderful setting. The place just reeks of enthusiam for proper real authentic beer. I had a Struise Pannepot green cap with worldís famous tasty couple, then I moved on to De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2005, Chimay Blue and Thomas OíHardyís which were both from 1982! A wondferful evening. I met some Dutch people and some Italian craft beer geeks. Talking purely about football and beer is just perfect for an evening. Only sadness was I had to leave but by that time I was rather steaming due to a visit to another Antwerpen joint in the day earlier. Wonderful place. Donít over-look this fine establishment.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 12, 2007| Updated August 20, 2008
Unforgettable pub. Given its worldwide reputation I was surprised to walk-in in a cosy little pub that can probably only site 30-50 inside. Very warm friendly atmosphere inside, small patio in the back. I recommend getting there early when the doors open. The owner feeds wild cats and neighbourhood cats. I was sitting in the back sipping my Wesvleteren 6 surrounded by about a dozen of cats running all over the place. The beer list is to die for. That place is well known for stacking huge quantity of beers that will one day be sought after. Unfortunately their vintage beer list (separate list from regular beer menu, ask for it) is not up to date (like all vintage beer list Iíve seen in Belgium). Some stuff on the list is long gone. But there are still some marvels there. In sept 2006 they still had the Wesvleteren 6 1998 (last year it was brewed). But my canít-miss recommendation would be the De Dolle 2nd Annivesary beer. Itís called ďOerbier VerjaardagsbierĒ on the menu. 25 years old and simply amazing taste. The bottle is just incredible to look at. Old 330ml flip-top dusty with the label falling apart. Pricey but worth it. Overall the place is a mandatory stop for any beer geek.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BelgBeerGeek  (34) Antwerp, Belgium | April 4, 2010| Updated November 7, 2010
this is a quote to the comments of people have about the owner dirk

at first when i came there dirk also didnít say anything to me and his wife leen was the only friendly one , but now heís joking with me al arround suggesting me beers he know i didnít drink or new beers , my geuss is he gets lots of tourists and when he doesnít know them is a bit scepptic about them being true beer lovers , but just talk to him ask him what great beers he has ( vintage that is ) and he will come loose youíll see ... i just love this place :)

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