Kulminator

Mayor: huineman (5) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+
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Beers At Kulminator

NameABVEntered
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #410%4/20/2016
De Koninck TSTBRW 02 Russian Imperial Stout10.1%3/26/2016
Eylenbosch Kriek5%3/9/2016
Kerkom Reuss6.5%1/29/2016
Cantillon Iris5%1/28/2016
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 200812.5%1/25/2016
Westvleteren 12 (XII)10.2%12/27/2015
De Dolle Dulle Teve Special Reserva11%12/17/2015
Deca Georges IV8%11/22/2015
Struise Black Damnation III - Black Mes13%9/28/2015
Struise Black Damnation II - Mocha Bomb12%9/28/2015
Mikkeller Black Fist26.1%9/5/2015
Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 10%9/5/2015
Hanssens Oudbeitje6%9/5/2015
Aarschotse Bruine (Huyghe)4%8/15/2015
Malheur 1212%8/15/2015
Mikkeller 40 Smaragd16.5%8/9/2015
Struise Black Albert13%8/8/2015
Vleteren Blond 12° Oak Barrel Aged12%7/25/2015
De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 200513%7/25/2015
Van Den Bossche Buffalo Grand Cru (Barrel Aged Pauillac)9%7/25/2015
Anker Boscoulis (...-2009)6.5%7/21/2015
De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva13%7/21/2015
Struise Black Damnation IV - Coffee Club13%7/21/2015
Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk8%7/21/2015
Timmermans Oude Lambiek0%7/21/2015
St. Louis Premium Peche2.6%7/21/2015
Struise Cuvée Delphine11%7/17/2015
Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Bourbon Edition)12.12%7/17/2015
Struise Pannepot Reserva10%7/17/2015
Mikkeller 黑 / Black17.5%7/17/2015
Gouden Carolus Classic8.5%7/13/2015
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve9%7/13/2015
Abbaye des Rocs Triple Impériale10%7/13/2015
Van Honsebrouck Filou8.5%6/3/2015
Duvel8.5%5/26/2015
Brigand Belgian Ale9%5/25/2015
Gulden Draak10.5%5/24/2015
Affligem Blonde6.7%5/24/2015
Palm Green0.25%5/22/2015
Gouden Carolus Noël (Christmas)10.5%5/21/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
GT2  (672) Oceanside, California | March 17, 2010
My first time to the Kulminator. Actually was sadly not impressed whatsoever. The beer list is very nice, but not stunning. No where near the EPIC level I was expecting from all the talk about this place. Service was terrible. I went with people who have been going to the Kulminator for years and we couldn’t believe who rude Dirk (sp?) was to us. Just completely off in space and non responsive to all inquiries even though we were massively polite and rang up a monster tab. Be aware that for a lot of the rarer beers; you can’t try them unless you purchase the entire vertical of the beer’s regular vintages- which is stupid IMO. The vertical of a beer has nothing to do with the special version of that beer. Most of the rare beers don’t even appear on the menu and if you ask about them- you are scuffed off. Come on- some of the decorations in the damn place were given by us for christ’s sake! Do yourself a favor and go to Arsenal or Moeder Lambik. Wow.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
JanEric  (39) Meppel, Netherlands | March 15, 2010
Visited om a saturday early in the evening. It was quiet at the moment, maybe 10 guests. One can sit, drink and read the papers . Great atmosphere, lots of exceptional beers. Classical music is softly been played. Everything here breathes beer. Didn’t try the food, but we had a Westmalle extra and a Westveleteren 12, aged 2004. Some beers are served by Leen in a little basket.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | March 14, 2010| Updated March 22, 2011
I can’t add much else to what has been mentioned countless times by other Raters. Absolutley amazing beer cellar with crazy amounts of vintage bottles, some going back to the eighties. The cured meat and cheese is the only food but perfect for a boozy night here. I consumed plenty of beautiful beers with the Pannepot 2005 being the most memorable. Dirk and his wife are wonderful hosts and always keep the beers coming no matter how busy it is. Expect to meet plenty of beer geeks here! Kulminator is beer heaven.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
tdtm82  (119) , England | March 12, 2010
This is the beer haven. The holy centre of beer. An amazing menu of beer. Amazing food snacks to accompany the beer. Wonderful setting. The place just reeks of enthusiam for proper real authentic beer. I had a Struise Pannepot green cap with world’s famous tasty couple, then I moved on to De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2005, Chimay Blue and Thomas O’Hardy’s which were both from 1982! A wondferful evening. I met some Dutch people and some Italian craft beer geeks. Talking purely about football and beer is just perfect for an evening. Only sadness was I had to leave but by that time I was rather steaming due to a visit to another Antwerpen joint in the day earlier. Wonderful place. Don’t over-look this fine establishment.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Ruger988  (12) , Germany | March 7, 2010
WOW, pretty much all I can say. Owner/bartender can be a little stubborn witht he good stuff but a very nice selection indeed. All the other ratings have pretty much nailed this place so I have nothing more to add other than that I will DEFINITELY be back.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
shrubber85  (303) Greenville, Indiana | March 5, 2010
Visited the Friday before Zythos and was shocked that I could even find a place to stand. Veen is the most gracious person I have ever met and should be nominated for sainthood. Someone asked me if I wanted to try to sit down but I replied I’d rather stand in Kuminator than sit in just about any other bar in the world. Yes, this place is tiny, but it is the Mecca of beer drinkers. Dirk and Veen are spectacular - despite the chaos, they keep their cool. If you’re in Belgium, you MUST make a stop here. Prices are unbelievable for what you get. I am kicking myself that I missed this in ’05 - NEVER AGAIN. Cost me $2500 in diamonds but would do it a again in a heartbeat..
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
reinaert  (11) , Spain | March 1, 2010
Excellent beers, too odd.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fablo75  (13) Rome, Italy | February 4, 2010
Visited on August 2009. Great selection of vintage bottled beers and rarities on the menu, we tasted beers from 90s and 80s still delicious, in particular a superb Gale’s Prize Old Ale from 1982. Cosy place, you feel at home, there are some cats walking in the pub... The owner and his wife were kind and helpful. There isn’t a big variety of food, if you have to eat it’s better if you do it before entering the pub. If you are a beerlover you can’t miss this place.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
madthom8  (126) Kingsbridge, England | January 21, 2010
Visited October 2009. Leafing through the beer list makes me sad. So much beer, so little time, I guess.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Olvadur  (1) | January 16, 2010
Located on a quiet streed not so far from the "Green Market" and therefore centrum is this golden gem of the beer world. Owned by an eldrly coulple that stand them selfs in the bar. Price is known to be exellant as you are paying similar prices for a 5-10 year old flask beer as you are paying for a pint in centrum. The only thing to watch out for is that this pub is not good for allergic people as cats roam the place and the dust from the storage/cellar can get the best og one. The beer selection is on the other hand wonderful :) I was in there a couple of year ago and bought a bottle of 37 years old brewery that had retired before I was born. Both having a good selection on draft and the widest selection of both europeean and international beers this is one you will not forget as long as you may live. Kulminator is like Rome. One you have been there you are always wondering when you will be able to go there again.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Misticbeer  (22) Rome, Italy | December 30, 2009
The most impressive bar in the world. Great vintage selection, very nice price, wonderful ambient. My personal paradise beerbottle place! Have to try!

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