Belgium > Brussels
Beer Available At Le Poechenellekelder (arranged by most recent)
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Girardin Gueuze Black Label 100, Tripel Kanunnik 70, Malheur 12 98, De Ranke XX Bitter 97, Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne 100, La Caracole Nostradamus 97, De Dolle Arabier 97, Lindemans Faro 82, Cuvée des Trolls 48, Oud Beersel Oude Geuze 98, Van Den Bossche Buffalo Belgian Stout 79, St Feuillien Cuvée de Noël 98, Zinnebir Christmas (X-mas) 88, De la Senne Zinnebir 92, Tripel Karmeliet 99, Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 100, Forestinne Primoria 72, Forestinne Ambrosia 68, Charles Quint Ambrée 85
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swoopjones (230) Buffalo, New York | October 20, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great place right next to mannekin pis. Great selection, phemoninal ambiance & decor
mistersinalin (24) St. Paul, Minnesota | June 8, 2007| Updated September 6, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Call it touristy if you want, but I fell in love with this place. Cedric totally took care of us and kept us in the beers we liked. For me he recomended three hoppier beers and a couple of Gueuzes and a Pêcheresse for my wife. Sitting outside was great until it started to sprinkle. Then the inside was great too. Decorated like a packrat’s basement. basement.
JoeinEscazú (268) San Jose, Costa Rica | March 11, 2007| Updated October 11, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t expect a lot from the beer list, so I was happily surprised. A lot of good stuff there. A fun crowd. Creepy puppets. Good place for a bender. Bartenders know their stuff. RE-RATE: There’s a table tent with monthly beer exclusives, almost always something interesting or surprising. And the simple, snacky meals are pretty good too. It’s getting to be a habit to take our houseguests here. This place is becoming a must-visit.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | February 13, 2007| Updated October 11, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Was there sept 2006. It doesn’t matter how tacky it is, everybody visiting Brussels goes to see the Mannekin Pis. The pub is right in front of it with a patio looking at it. I was there on a quiet after-noon and drinking a nice trippel 20 feet away from the Mannekin Pis was a nice experience. The pub is surprisingly large inside and is classier than the average Belgium pub. Basic beer selection is average at best with about 100 bottles and 6 to 8 taps (mostly typical assortment). There’s a separate variable one-page beer list called the “Fonds de Cave” with about 30 less common and aged beer. Regular beer list is typical for Brussels (expensive) and the “Fonds de Cave” is somewhat overpriced (Bush Prestige for 45 Euros, Malheur Cuvée Royale for 30 Euros, Selection Lambic for 40 Euros). I think they only have snacks, no full meals. Service is so-so, which is to be expected for any restaurant/pub located in the heart of the tourist area.
Stew41 (118) Woodend, Australia | January 5, 2007| Updated June 25, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Not sure if I can add much here - 10 metres from the Mannekin Pis, awesome interior, perhaps the best service we received in our entire Euro trip, peanuts on arrival!! Didn’t really excel in any particular area but was very solid. Spag bol was tasty and the beer list won’t jump out of the pack (say ~150 bottles) but it’s well located and definately deserving of a visit. @30-odd beers in the cellar list, including a 1992 Belle Vue Select Lambic.
Put it another way - I’d rather go here and have a quite beer rather than fight the hoards at Delirium.
Brodie (21) Blowing Rock, North Carolina | June 10, 2006| Updated June 25, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place just had a cool vibe. Right across from the Mannekin Pis. Outstanding service. Huge selection, waiters knew their stuff, poured the beers perfectly (rinsed glasses, turned the glass when pouring, lambics in the appropriate basket, etc...). Interesting decor. Great selection. A must visit in Brussels.
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | March 1, 2006| Updated June 25, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
kook hit right on the head, this is right across from the manequin pis statue. easy to find location. with awesome decore of old puppets, wax from about 1000 candles , dried hops, with a 2nd story view. food was good bier list very average.
kook (34) Perth, Western Australia, Australia | August 27, 2005| Updated June 25, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Not a very good beer list, but a cool place to look at.
sayravai (103) Helsinki, Finland | July 29, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A nice place to watch tourists take photos of Manneken Pis. The inside looked dark and probably smoky when crowded (then again - doesn’t every pub in Brussels?). The terrace was nice, although it was taken care of a single waiter, and we had to wait sometimes. He was quite quick, though, so no problem. Beer selection is good even in Belgian scale and the prices are reasonable. We had two different spaghettis, which were ok and very filling, but not very healthy (just like most food the Belgians seem to eat). Anyway, a good place to rest a while during a walk.
Lamahasto (1) Brussel, Belgium | July 2, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A very nice place to drink and taste your favorite Belgian beers in a special atmosphere, one of my favorite places in Brussels.
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