Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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Kulminator
World Class based on 335 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: kraddel (20) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+


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Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Mikkeller Black Fist 94, Roman Special 38, Pater Lieven Wit 51, Dupont Blanche Du Hainaut Biologique 65, Mikkeller 40 Smaragd , Echt Diesterse Beker 9į 79, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #1 98, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 98, Tripel Karmeliet 99, Westvleteren Blond 99, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition) 100, Struise Cuvťe Delphine 100, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100, Aarschotse Bruine (Huyghe) 34, Souvenir du Terroir Abdijbier Bruin (s Lands Souvenirs Bruin) 58, St. Hermes 55, EKU Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel 47, Souvenir du Terroir Abdijbier Blonde (s Lands Souvenirs Blonde) 39, Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk 100, Dame Jeanne Brut díAnvers 55
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335 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  96%
 Food  65%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  100%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand  (58) Helsinge, Denmark | August 26, 2008| Updated March 20, 2009
On the Antwerp trip with the LAN-brew crew I visitied this place twice. Its very cosy with plants and beer commercial items all over the place and chamber music from the speakers. Leen is very busy so you better order 2 beers when she is at your seat. Dirk is only finding beer and cleaning glass if you come early at the evening. At night he told us storries and recommended beer for us. The cheese we got there was cheap and good quality. They have a great choice of beers - especially the vintage ones. I had a Courage Impy Stout 1983 and it was awesome! Gotta go back some day.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
DSG  (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | August 18, 2008
I was here several times during my stay in Antwerp. The first time it was the night before ZBF and the place was really crowded and smoky. The next times it was a lot more pleasant, even if sometimes it could get a bit crowded at peak times. A lot of old beer bottles and beer memorabilia everywhere as a decoration. The Beer list is quite amazing but unfortunately a lot of the best stuff isnít really available anymore. Luckily, some great stuff that arenít on the menu, you can see in the cellar window on the way to the toilet (even though some of the stuff there isnít for sale). Service is quite friendly even if not very efficient on busy times. I liked the fact that unlike in other places in Belgium where you canít get a glass of tap water, here you can have a glass of mineral water for free! It is also the only place in the country other than Delirium where can find good beers from the rest of the world (for example: Mikkeller, HOTD, Unibroue). Maybe not the best place in Belgium, but certainly one of the best.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Nnudd  (1) Helsinge, Denmark | August 5, 2008
2008/07/18. Visit with LAN-Brew at our first study tour. First i did not fell wery much at home, and did not know what to think of this place...... but as the first beer, the second and the third went down the drain, one hour took the next, the next thing i noticed was the fact that we were all 4 guys a little drunk and had spend like 5 hours, with all the most exclusive vintage bees. We had a fantastic evening and there was only 10 - 15 people in the bar, so there was plenty of space and a nice quiet atmmosphere. This place is, in more than one way very special :-)
54
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | July 26, 2008
Well, what can I say about this place? Been here three times and had similar experiences each visit. Dirk, the owner/bartender is a surly, stoic and somewhat intimidating figure. Probably not going to get him to open much you cant get other places. I have heard stories of getting him drunk or bringing gifts to soften him, but Iím not going to do that...too many other places to go in Belgum. The bar area is tiny and very smokey. Most likely wouldnít go back, but probably my opinion is in the minority...oh well.
82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k  (177) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | June 4, 2008
This is what my grandparents house would look like if they were beer geeks. Its old, cluttered, and stuffy inside. I like the Bohemian feel to bars this was not something I enjoyed. Just an old place full of junk is the way it came of to me. The bathroom that hasnít changed since WW2, bar of soap, metal sink, and hand towels, not paper but actual towels. But I will go on. The service was good from Leen but every time I came up to order she always had to make sure with her husband that they actually had the beer, and of course they had them all. The beer list is long and full of a lot of aged stuff. Unfortunately, imo, most of it all tastes the same by now. Another thing is all the stuff on the menu that is not available anymore but still sits on the menu mocking you (damn you cantillon Frambois) or all the visible stuff int he cellar that you canít have. If you donít want to sell it to me, hide it then. Lots of cats, lots. Only had the chips for food so wont rate that part. Really felt like they were pushing the crappy taps too much. But I had 3 beautiful bottles and if I had more time would have wanted another thing or 2 on the menu but unfortunately I was short on time. Is it blasphemy to say this was not my fav (or even 2nd fav) stop on my Belgian trip. But it was sadly my last.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (485) Woodland, California | May 30, 2008
Slipped in about 11:45 this morning. Leen was in charge. Plants all over. Fresh flowers on the tables. Ours had fresia. Much like an old English pub. Lots of worn wood, a strongly ticking clock, and harpsichord music. Generally classical. Big list. Took awhile to decipher what was out, but Leen took the time to help. Thereís a cat or two. Great place.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
kusken  (2) Fredericia, Denmark | May 24, 2008| Updated May 26, 2008
Went there yesterday. And tasted som beautiful ageed beers. This pub, is a great place. But it can get very crowded. My tasting: Delirium Christmas 2000, Abbey Des Rocs Grand Cry 2002, Westvleteren abt 12 2004, De Dolle Brouwers Stille nacht 1996. Day 2: Westvleteren abt 12 2001, Westmalle dubbel 1994, Rochefort 10 2002, Kasterbier firsrt Brew 1988.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | May 18, 2008
THE BEST PLACE I VISITED! This place has an amazing selection, hidden gems, great beer that can be taken to go. Service was top notch, a lovely little place to hang out, a small outdoor area for nice weather and in a beautiful neighborhood. The star of my visit here was a Westy verticle. 1997 Westy 12, 1999 Westy 12, 2001 Westy 12, 2004 Westy 12, 2008 Westy 12, Current Westy 8, Current Westy Blond, AND 1998 WESTY 6. WOW... I would recommend everyone see this place.
90
  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 canít wait to get back here. The selection is amazing. There were a few things on the menu that werenít 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!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
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.

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