Kulminator | Antwerpen,
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Kulminator
World Class based on 333 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+


Kulminator

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Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
Roman Special 38, Pater Lieven Wit 50, Dupont Blanche Du Hainaut Biologique 65, Mikkeller 40 Smaragd , Echt Diesterse Beker 9° 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 Cuvée Delphine 100, De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 100, Aarschotse Bruine (Huyghe) 37, 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) 38, Struise Aardmonnik / Earthmonk 100, Dame Jeanne Brut d’Anvers 55, Mort Subite Witte Lambic Zomer / Été 2012 36
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333 reviews for Kulminator
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  96%
 Food  65%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  100%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
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.
88
  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
92
  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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (314) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
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.
100
  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!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
MrsReaves  (14) Tamai, Italy | February 10, 2008
My husband dragged my sorry behind all over the place looking for this bar. He kept telling me how cool it was supposed to be and about how many different beers they had to try. He was nervous and giddy, kinda like a girl on her first date. Thanks be to the Lord that this place lived up to it’s rep. After perusing the Beer Bible, we settled on old favorites in new vintages. I won’t say how old these beers were ’cause a lady doesn’t say, but they were dusty and the caps were rusty, so you KNOW they were good! After four and a half hours of trying beers that were new to us and listening to the cuckoo clock, we make our way out the door and off into the night. We will most definitely hit the Kulminator again. We got there kinda early, and had the place to ourselves, so the service was pretty good.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
GaltScat  (18) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 1, 2008
Service? What service? Wait in line and fight like monkeys to get to the bar and order your drinks. However, this is definitely, without doubt, well worth it. The selection is unparalleled and you will find a very eclectic clientèle, making for much drunken fun.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Cmycoskie  (13) Georgia | November 17, 2007
Best beer bar in the world. I actually pray toward Antwerp 5 times a day. I had two five year old beers and a 23 year old imperial stout. They age them at perfect temperature and you are the one who benefits. The owners are very nice and will accommodate your needs. Go early and enjoy every sip of beer.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
nuplastikk  (41) Madison, Wisconsin | November 12, 2007| Updated March 3, 2008
Beer Mecca. Come for beers you cant get anywhere else. Very pleasant atmosphere..relatively small.

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