Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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World Class based on 327 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 (21) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+


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Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Mort Subite Witte Lambic Zomer / Été 2012 36, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 97, Martin’s IPA 46, De Ryck Jules de Bananes n/a, Grisette Country Cool 11, Liefmans Abdis (Capucine) Tripel 52, De Troch B12 Energy Beer 1, Emelisse White Label Barley Wine Makers Mark Bourbon BA 2014 98, White Pony Strongest Than Ever 92, Abbaye des Rocs Triple Impériale 99, Struise Doppel Strauss 91, Gaverhopke Paasbier 8% 43, Ciney Speciale 93, Eylenbosch Framboise Cuvee Speciale 98, Struise Pannepot Special Reserve 99, Eylenbosch Kriek 90, St. Louis Premium Faro 30, Timmermans Woudvruchten - Fruits de la Foręt Lambic 23, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100, Timmermans Gueuze Caveau 50
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327 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  96%
 Food  65%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf  (104) Buffalo, New York | May 15, 2008
I can’t wait to get back here. The selection is amazing. There were a few things on the menu that weren’t available but there was plenty of rarities to choose from. Great atmosphere - lots of wood & classical music. Beautiful patio with cats running around. I ran into some ratebeer folk from Denmark and spent the night drinking with them before walking back to my hostel. A great, great place. Oh, and the Sausage was good too!
HopheadHans  (17) Bay Area, California | May 2, 2008
Great place. Wonderful selection of many bottled beers. Good service, the owner (lady) is very friendly, the husband looks a bit more grumpy. When I was there I was lucky that it was pretty empty, some locals told me that this place can get crazily crowded. I liked the ambiance as well, dark interior stuffed full with beer bottles and interesting items.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerOrg  (34) Louisville, Kentucky | April 23, 2008| Updated August 25, 2008
Surely one of the greatest beer bars in the world. I went on a Thursday afternoon in July. With only one other couple there, we got great service and I enjoyed a 10 year old De Dolle Oerbier. Tasty little snacks and a great, relaxed atmosphere. Didn’t sample enough food to justify giving this a food rating. We sat outside and marveled at the hop plants. This is the kind of place that makes me want to move to Belgium.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Theis  (114) Frederiksberg, Denmark | March 23, 2008
What at place - I am coming back !!!Not a very big place, and a lot of customers, so arrive early. The service is friendly and competent. The selection is magnificent - new and old dusty (bottles and content). Small, but nice, food/snack selection og sausage and cheese. One of the best places I have ever been !!!
rickgordon  (41) Göteborg, Sweden | March 22, 2008
Jammed with tourists during my visit. Cosy, tight pub with the atmosphere of that of the local joint. A place I’d like to visit around noon on a Sunday. Solid, civilized service. Dusty, old bottles is not an issue here. They’re just a natural part of the beer list, and some of them happen to be old.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
lassem  (34) Copenhagen, Denmark | March 22, 2008
Everything interesting - ... from every year and in the right glass. So impressive. Ask for som cheese and sausages to go with your Courage Imperial Russian Stout from 1983 or your Beer Geek Breakfast 2007.. Nice service that is not all over you all the time... calmness and a great atmosphere. Forget to go somewhere else when you are first seeted
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Hopduveltommi  (9) Holden, Massachusetts | March 16, 2008
My favorite beer bar anywhere. The selection is wonderful. You can get cellared beers like Chimay and Orval. The owners are quirky but very nice. Also very knowledgeable about the beer. A couple of cats run around the place. Food menu is slim, but who needs food? I have this place in my GPS so I will never get lost.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (303) Toronto, Ontario | March 11, 2008| Updated July 28, 2014
Great atmosphere, smaller tables might be nice but it seems to be a Belgian thing to share tables. Delightfully quiet when it first opens for the day, classical and other pleasant music when we arrive. Lovely sausage is quite cheap, fatty and delicious. Yumm! Service is friendly and helpful in explaining some of the food options but is noticeably tired/stressed as the day goes on. That said its the Friday before Zythos and it is quite busy on its own merits, the gentleman had damaged himself and was not very mobile so she was effectively on her own so I can’t really complain. A busy bar is a busy bar! That said, a number of things we tried to order were thus unavailable as he could not retrieve them from the depths of the cellar, which was disappointing. We inquired about Westy 6 and apparently we would need to buy many various bottles and incarnations of Westy before we could buy that one. That irked me, but if I had supplies of that beer I suppose I would ration it as well, though that does little to ease my jealousy :) Overall I quite liked the place. Beer list was extensive, and we found lots of rarities and lovely options to keep us occupied even though some were unavailable. Like many other places it gets less amazing the busier it gets, but it still manages to be rather good! I love that there is a cat living here, that’s awesome.
ekstedt  (113) Göteborg, Sweden | March 5, 2008
I find it quite hard to rate this place. I paid my visit in connection with the Zythos Beer Festival 2008, and the place was jammed with people. I really dislike over-crowded pubs, and this place is way too small for crowds such as at this particular occasion. Anyway, the pub is very cosy, albeit with some weird details in the decoration which inhibits a 5 for ambience. The beer selection was impressive, although I never got the chance to fully explore it since getting a beer list was out of the question this night. The older couple which I suppose are the owners were very friendly and knowledgeable once you got their attention which took quite some time, again due the circumstances. I would really like to get back at a less hectic hour, sit down at a table, get a beer bible, and explore the beer assortment i piece and quiet.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
RoyceH  (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | February 10, 2008
Went to Antwerpen especially for this place. Excellent beerpub nestled away from the main touristy bit. The guy at the Tourist Information knew exactly where this place was, and so it would seem, did most of the locals. When we got here, I was the only one there, which allowed me to browse the beerlist at my pleasure and have a bit of a chat with Dirk and Leen. I stayed for about 6 hours, drank lots of excellent beer, brilliantly served to me, and had a fantastic time. It started to fill up a little later, but part of the fun was being surrounded by such good beers, a great reputation, and a cat chasing its tail. Food was mainly nibbles and simple food, nothing pretentious. Excellent selection of glasses for the beer, excellent selection of beers. All round, fantastic pub, and somewhere that I will definitely be back to!

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