Belgium > Antwerpen
Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Vleteren Blond 12° 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, Mikkeller 40 Smaragd 99, Timmermans Oude Lambiek 83, St. Louis Premium Peche 25, Struise Cuvée Delphine 100, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition) 100, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, Mikkeller 黑 / Black 98, Gouden Carolus Classic 99, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Abbaye des Rocs Triple Impériale 99, Van Honsebrouck Filou 47
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BombsGuide (18) , Italy | October 17, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best pub in the world! Selection is simply amazing... beers from 80s, 70s still drinkable and enjoyable! Food is not the best but acceptable...
pivnizub (500) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | September 18, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous place ! I guess all is said about this well known cafe....... Nothing to add!
rosenbergh (590) Tampere, Finland | September 16, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Amazing place! Incredible selection of beers from 1970’s (tasted 1979 Hoegaarden) to today. Quite cozy and interesting decor. It wasn’t smokey but some cats (animals) were socialising with us. I wasn’t that impressed because of my allergy... Anyway the bar is absolutely worth visiting. We also met fellow ratebeerians there.
marchcow (36) Coralville, Iowa | September 8, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Like a living beer museum. Different beers appeared to be tucked and stored in various corners of the place. A small window gives you a peek into one of the richest store rooms imaginable. The place was filled with all types of bric-a-brack which gives you the sense of being in someones house. Very homey and personal. Beers going back to the 1970’s. 1974 Liefmans Kriek. 1975 Gouden Carolus. Must see. Not smokey at all tonight!
Beerlando (70) Orlando, Florida | September 3, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. That’s what I though to myself whan I got ahold of the beer list. Just "wow". Vintage Chimay’s going back to the 1970’s. De Struise brews going wel back into the 1980’s. The "new" beer list rivaled that of anyplace I visited in Be/Ne/Lux. Ambiance? This place oozes ambiance. From the wooden picnic tables to the soft classical background music to the vines growing within the interior to the cozy bier garden at the rear......this is what a beer bar should look and feel like, plain and simple. As for beer, I went with a flight of Chimay D’Oree, 2006 De Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva, and a 1996 De Struise Stille Nacht, all stellar in their own right. Leen, the owner’s wife, was on hand while I visited, and she proved friendly and helpful. The only issue I have with this place is that their extensive cellar is only truly accessible when the owner is present. When I inquired about Selection Lambic, I was told that they have it, but that Leen "didn’t know where it was in the cellar" and that "I’d have to come back when her husband was in", a feat that I unfortunately could not muster. Though that left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth, I find it difficult to fault such a beacon of light within the beer community as this place is. One of the true "must visit" locale’s out there.
destruise (1) Keerbergen, Belgium | August 9, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Used to be one of my favourite bars in Antwerp. Enormous selection of beer. When I turned 30, they provided me with a Kriek that was brewed in my birth year. Never again, I drunk a Kriek that amazing!!
Bloekie (12) , Belgium | August 8, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
It’s very old rustic place. There were a few regulars sitting on the stools at the counter. We were sitting at a big round table in the middle of something that could have been a 60’s living room. The selection is incredible, they really have everything you could ever dream of, even vintage stuff. Value was pretty nice too, I paid 4,5 euro for a Struise Pannepot, which is really good value.
The barwoman comes to your table with proper glassware and closed bottles. She opens them up at your table and pours them for you. You get the rest of the bottle to look at it. Really really legendary place!
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | August 4, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
The Kulminator will be the "kulmination" of your beer experience. The list is simply ridiculous. I drank a f***ing 2004 Westvleteren 12, 2001 Chimay Blue, 2003 Orval, and 2006 Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva here. It was every bit as awesome as it sounds. The beer list is almost as thick as a Bible, and it might as well be a Bible, because it’s pretty much a religious experience. Prices can run a bit high on the older stuff, but they’re not too bad overall considering this place has the greatest selection of any beer bar ever. Ambiance is nothing special, but screw it, I could be sitting in the middle of a maggot-infested Detroit dumpster with 30 bums that hadn’t showered in years drinking a 2004 Westvleteren 12, and I’d be happy. Do not miss this place if you ever travel within 500 miles of it, PERIOD.
vanderputten (11) , Belgium | July 26, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
amazing selection of (vintage)beers, rather cosy (eg for foreign tourists) Very SMOKEY inside ! not very enjoyable to taste your beer in the best circumstances. Bartender was rather sturdy. Nevertheless worth visiting !
andri (11) , Denmark | June 18, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Small and storical place with many quality and vintage beers: do not miss it!
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