Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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World Class based on 358 ratings
Type: Bar

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


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

Mayor: kraddel (7) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+


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Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Van Honsebrouck Filou 47, Duvel 98, Brigand Belgian Ale 71, Gulden Draak 98, Affligem Blonde 77, Mikkeller 40 Smaragd 99, Palm Green 2, Gouden Carolus NoŽl (Christmas) 99, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #4 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, BIIR White IPA 92, Mikkeller 黑 / Black 98, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Orval 99, Struise Cuvťe Delphine 100, Struise Black Albert 100, Hopduvel Bosaardbei 28, Anker Boscoulis (...-2009) 36, De Ryck Jules de Kriek 8, Gordon Finest Platinum 6
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358 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  79%
 Selection  96%
 Food  66%
 Value  86%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
zinneke  (19) Brussels, Belgium | March 10, 2013
Very nice place, amazing list, with aged beers (especially the struise list is impressive) Had a few bottles from 2008-2010 at a reasonable price. Very friendly people
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
DrCitrus  (3) Florida | July 3, 2015
I recently spent three evenings sitting at the bar, touring the Trappist brews. with occasional diversions like Sint Amatus and Grimbergen Optimo Bruno. We "worked" our way thru Chimay, Orval, Achel, and Westverletren, and then went back in time to some 90ís vintages Rocheforts and LaTrappes. Dirk and Leen are fine hosts. To those who say they do not understand the high ratings of Kulminator, I would say that one has to be in the right frame of mind, not in a hurry, to take time to savor the beers and the ambience. Youíll meet some interesting people there. I go there every time I am in Antwerp, and I will be there again soon!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Jimbo2  (4) , Germany | June 30, 2015
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
poolstar  (12) , England | June 29, 2015
not much in the way of atmosphere, managed to get hold of a few beers i was after, maybe its best days are behind it now
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
jprausch  (12) Bonn, Germany | June 8, 2015| Updated June 25, 2015
Went on a Thursday shortly after opening. We were the only ones there. The selection as others have said is amazing. If you are looking for aged or Belgium beers this is the place to go. They are more than accomodating, Leen spoke German with myself and my girlfriend and was more than happy to help with everything. We had a Black Albert and St. Feuillien Brune (2007). However the highlight of the day was the vertical of Chimay Bleue (1995, 2005, 2015). This place is very special.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
deerstop  (45) , England | June 3, 2015
Visited 29th May. More like a beer library than a bar. We were disappointed considering the rating this place has. Fantastic selection of beers but there are better bars where the selection is good enough. The bar area was full of bottles, crates etc. with Insufficient space for customer to sit down..Odd business model!.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
JStax  (235) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | May 31, 2015
Stopped in here shortly after they opened on a Monday night. The lady behind the bar greeted us immediately and let us know how the service there worked. If you sit in the front of the bar, she would wait on you, but if you sit in the back, you have to come up front and place your order at the bar. We took a few minutes to figure out what beer we wanted to order, and I came up to the bar to place my order. Unfortunately, the beer I wanted, was apparently off limits. At least it was off limits to me anyway. I was told they didnít have enough to let me have a bottle of it. I was a little taken aback by this. I knew this could happen if I tried to order something rare, but I didnít. At least in my opinion, a Lindemans Cuvee Kriek is not all that rare. Anyway, we started the evening poorly, and just couldnít recover. One redeeming factor is that every beer afterward, we were allowed to have. Also, the people that frequent the bar all seemed very friendly and were fun to chat with. The hostility of the bar owner is just overly off-putting, and enough so that I would not recommend this place to anybody, unless they speak flemish. I think that is where we went wrong.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
aggtBeer  (12) Rock Cave, West Virginia | May 26, 2015
This is one of those places that you just have to experience. Iím not sure if it is on the menu, but when I was there you could get a flight of all the drafts for about Ä20. I donít think everyone will like this place, but I loved it.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
huineman  (45) Madrid, Spain | May 22, 2015
They open from 16 to 24 (except on mondays, when they close at 20). Huuuge selection of provisiebier, that is, aged beers. Had a 10 year old Orval for just 8Ä! The couple running the place are very nice and hospitable, in spite of what Iíve lately been reading here. And the choice is gigantic.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scotty001  (40) Portlethen, Scotland | May 15, 2015
Quality establishment, undoubtedly a bit past itís best, but still world class.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
visionthing  (376) Oslo, Norway | May 5, 2015
Truly a fascinating place. Didnít quite know what to expect, but would have been somehow surprised anyhow. Been too a lot of pubs and bars over the years, but never seen anything like this. Messy and strange, but certainly charming. Impressive selection makes it hard to choose and sometimes also hard to find, at least it may take some time. Pleasant atmosphere and fascinating interior. A place to experience and not the place for just a quick tick. Would go back any time.

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