Belgium > Antwerpen
Beer Available At Kulminator (arranged by most recent)
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, BIIR White IPA 93, Mikkeller 黑 / Black 98, Mikkeller 40 Smaragd 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Orval 99, Struise Cuvťe Delphine 100, Struise Black Albert 100, Hopduvel Bosaardbei 28, Anker Boscoulis (...-2009) 36, De Ryck Jules de Kriek 8, Gordon Finest Platinum 6, Mikkeller Black Fist 96, Roman Special 38, Pater Lieven Wit 52, Dupont Blanche Du Hainaut Biologique 63, Echt Diesterse Beker 9į 82, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #1 98, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 98, Tripel Karmeliet 99
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DSG (47) Tel Aviv, | August 18, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
visionthing (349) Oslo, Norway | May 5, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Truly a fascinating place. Didnít quite know what to expect, but would have been somehow surprised anyhow. Been too a lot of pubs and bars over the years, but never seen anything like this. Messy and strange, but certainly charming. Impressive selection makes it hard to choose and sometimes also hard to find, at least it may take some time. Pleasant atmosphere and fascinating interior. A place to experience and not the place for just a quick tick. Would go back any time.
JohnRMurdoch (326) Glasgow, Scotland | April 27, 2015
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 12/20
Small traditional bar close to the old town centre. Most amazing selection of ales. Very relaxing atmosphere. Owner reminds me of a Lord of the Rings character. One of the most amazing bars I have ever visited. Revisited a few years later after I have had a chance to visit a lot more bars around the world. Now not so impressed. Door locked mid Saturday evening. Inhabited by a few beer geeks. Place looked like someones untidy living room. Beer list full of old rare rather than good beers. Indifferent service. This place is more a beer museum / antique store rather than bar. It is also shabby and a bit run down.
zorrozythos (1) Antwerpen, Belgium | April 12, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great place. The variety is enormous.
cbnz (34) Berlin, Germany | April 6, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (79) Ohio | March 24, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
kerenmk (96) Tel Aviv, Israel | March 23, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 2011, a month before joining ratebeer, as a novice beergeek. Owners were grumpy and werenít too keen on our indecisiveness. Great selection though and Iím sure that the next visit would be nicer and that I wouldnít waste my time and money trying to score old bottles.
deeblo (74) NYC, New York | March 15, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited a couple times over the past few years during trips to Belgium. The main reason to visit Kulminator is for the vintage bottle list which contains numerous beers you probably wonít find anywhere else though most of the highly sought after beers are long gone. Iím not a huge fan of the atmosphere, which feels like drinking in my grandmaís living room, or the service, which can be very slow to nonexistent at times. Depending on how Dirk is feeling (and Iíve never once seen him happy) you may or may not be able to order bottles from the cellar. While still a good bar and a worthwhile stop, I think that Kulminatorís best days are behind it.
Mathieu87 (185) Ganshoren, Belgium | February 9, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
When youíre in Antwerp, most certainly worth a visit. Extensive (vintage) beer list. knowledgeable grumpy owner and his lovely wife who tries her best to give you a good time. Great place. Update: Perhaps this place is past its peak by now... Time to retire?
morganteale (11) Roma, Italy | February 7, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
whimbreltits (27) , England | January 20, 2015
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing place. Canít wait to go back.
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