Belgium > Brussels
Ibrew2or3 (350) Tempe, Arizona | March 19, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, this is a hidden realm back here. From the main ‘walkway’ you would never know this was here. My first thought was this seems like a “speakeasy” as you need to know someone to find out where it is, I did. So sebletitje and I enter the small space and took a seat in the cramp confines where there’s worn smooth wood in every direction except the bricked in fireplace. I enjoy the serving method as the Faro (and the Gueuze too maybe) is served in an aged ceramic vessel. The service was ok and I didn’t try the food as it seemed more soul-full food can be found elsewhere. As far as beer goes they have the Timmerman’s Lambic Doux Faro and a few other offerings none of which is worth heading in here. It is worth it to experience the mood and history and architecture.
Beer4000 (104) Kristiansand, Norway | March 18, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really can’t explain why I like this place this much. Try to visit it every time in Brussels for a lunch. The atmosphere feels authentic and normally there is a few locals sitting there, but rarely become crowdie. Nice, tasty and uncomplicated dishes, good value for money. Not a big beer selection, but they have what you need. Always nice to have you’re lambic served in a ceramic pot, they even mix if you want.
shoulderbroken (182) Tokyo, Japan | January 6, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice place to go for the atmosphere. Small selection of beers with some good stuff in there but at touristy prices. Would never go regularly, but it is nice place to go to occasionally. Compared to some of the other old fashioned touristy places on the circuit it’s a bit better I reckon. Service is a bit surly, but surly in an amusing way rather than nasty.
Schlenkerla (338) , Austria | January 6, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very traditional place close to Grand Place. They serve great lambic in a traditional stone pitcher and you can eat bred with white cheese. If you like lambics you must come to this place.
Boudicca (694) London, England | January 5, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A la Bécasse specialises in faro and lambic blends although it has quite a wide range of the usual Belgian bottles too. They also serve snacks and traditional Belgian bar food such as spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, croques and salads.
It’s a nice place, reminiscent of a small German beer hall, with light wood panelled walls and a large bricked up fireplace at one end of the room. At the other end is the bar, with its highly polished copper and brass barrel and a woodcock (bécasse) perched atop. The blue and white earthenware jugs in which the lambic is served are hung behind the bar.
There’s a large room upstairs and outside there’s a tiled drinking corridor with an old fireplace, although it’s open to the elements.
(Visited 2 October 2012).
teorn88 (66) London, England | January 3, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nice woody interiors. Quite cold ambiance, silent place with the owner remaining behind the clerk and not chatting with customers. Beer selection is ok. Probably the most interesting thing are the traditional ceramic pots they serve lamibc from. Food selection is poor and expensive. I came here upon suggestion from an experienced beer traveller but founf the place very disappointing. Not worth a second visit to me.
Foffern (34) Bodø, Norway | September 14, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A hidden and nice looking pub/restaurant close to the Grand Place. The beer menu is solid; not the biggest but with a high quality. The atmosphere is pretty quiet and no rush in early afternoon. The food is also great.
sebletitje (292) Enghien, Belgium | May 24, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nestled in a tiny alley off one of the main pedestrians streets. Bar is said to be at least a hundred years old, and indeed, the feeling inside is of the typical Belgian bar atmosphere with no tourists in sight.
Service was lousy, typical for Brussels. Beer selection is nothing special with most of the beers being the typical bigger names from Belgium with prices being on the up side. The only point to go there is to try their Faro and maybe enjoy the quietness of the place.
Did not eat there, but the food menu is typical, and overpriced.
Arve_Christian (122) Oslo, Norway | April 19, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Very cozy place with it’s home brew served in pitchers.
Well wort a vist for sampling some of their brews, and you don’t have to stay all night
Gio82 (32) Berlin, Germany | April 19, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Old style kind of place, good hearty food and lambic.
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