Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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World Class based on 371 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)
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) 94, Struise Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb 100, Anker Boscoulis (...-2009) 35, De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 100, Mikkeller Black Fist 96, Struise Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club 100, Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk 99, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 83, St. Louis Premium Peche 25, Struise Cuvťe Delphine 100, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition) 100, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, Mikkeller 黑 / Black 98
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371 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  96%
 Food  66%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mao  (68) , Italy | September 5, 2011| Updated April 9, 2014
Avrŗ le migliori birre al mondo ma non ho apprezzato ne il locale, ne il servizio. La tappa Ť obbligatoria e di sicuro tornerÚ sperando in una miglior impressione.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666  (62) Edinburgh, Scotland | September 1, 2015
A must-see in Antwerp. Plenty of vintage beers on offer if you can afford the prices. Still plenty of cheaper bottles available too. The less vintage stuff was well priced. Good meat and cheese board too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
renatomorais  (31) , Brazil | August 25, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
xhahax  (3) , South Korea | August 20, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Iznogud  (111) , Croatia | August 18, 2015
Visited on a rainy November evening, since we got pretty early place was almost empty when we came in. However, soon enough all the tables were full. Ambiance was cozy, it felt we were visiting someone at their home. Owners working there were nice. Decent tap selection, but highlight was of course the bottle list. Aged beers are the thing here, had 26 yo Oerbier and 10 yo Westmalle Tripel. Great place and a unique experience.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusAberg  (2) , Belgium | August 16, 2015
Very nice, great selection, friendly staff. The place has *a lot* of Trapist beers from different years, starting with reasonably priced new-ish ones to very expensive and very old ones. Also very nice that all the guests were very talkative. Not sure thatís the case always or if we were just lucky this time.
KansaiBeerLvrs  (382) Kyoto, Japan | August 15, 2015
Kulminator finslly made it here after a long day in Gent & Antwerp. Easy to find with the big yellow 70s KULMINATOR sign out front. Small space with a tiny green terrace in back that just oozes character. Cool modern beers on tap and aged Belgians plus the best of the regulars(though it skewed high-ABV when I went). Board games to play with are s nice touch. Digging in to the menu you can find some fantastic decades old beers for great prices, the well known breweries have high prices but the unpopular ones or those flying under the radar have accessible prices. Great place easily living up to the hype, someday Iíd love to come in a group and really take advantage of their extensive cellars. 90+ in many ways this is the bar that time forgot, wonderfully so.† Oh, looking at ratings the vintage bottles tend to be a crapshoot but I got lucky I guess.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
PauloAG  (6) , Belgium | August 8, 2015
Mandatory for anyone who visits Antwerp. First the Kulminator, then the Grote Markt and the onze lieve vrouw cathedral!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL  (108) , Netherlands | July 19, 2015
The place looks like some kind of messy, beer memorablia filled living room. Itís been operated by Dirk and Leen for 41 years now. Leen does the serving and is really friendly, Dirk can be friendly, but also a bit grumpy. He gets the beers from the cellar, so when heís not in the mood you might have to wait some time. The beer selection is awesome, with lots of Belgian rarities and a vast selection of vintages. Mostly reasonably priced, sometimes a bit too expensive. This place really is one of a kind. Only downside are the annoying fruitflies that live there by the millions.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
northropfrye  (227) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 17, 2015
Perhaps the only place Iíll ever give 100 to. Little old quirky place . Not the zoo that Delirium can be and a way better selection of beers. This place is so good it makes me want to stay in Antwerp rather than Brussels the next time Iím in Belgium .
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
cards04  (154) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 15, 2015
How do you not give the best beer bar in the world a perfect score? Some complain about slow service...and maybe a weird atmosphere (I was certainly taken aback at first). But after drinking an astounding line-up of beer..I came to realise that it was all part of the experience. I canít wait to come back again some day.

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