Nice traditional cafe short car ride from Brussels. As far as trying different lambics goes, it is probably one of the best places. Some whales (like Bokkeryder) and bunch of different vintages of more regular stuff. Prices vary, if you just want to drink lambic, then the tap selection of unblended lambics is on the cheap side. If you want to slay the whales, then be ready to pay the big bucks (I think Bokkeryder was 45E, which may not seem a lot, but compared to the prices at Cantillon for similar beers, is still very expensive). Food was very delicious (patte with bread and cheese). Service was great, considering they were quite busy and not a big operation. Overall: definitely worth the visit. I still prefer Kulminator as overall experience and Cantillon for lambic drinking, but this was also great.
Well where to start. Wanted to go here for some time. Well the interior is like you want it to be if you are looking for a old style belgian café. Wooden ceiling, old paintings and memorabilia. The atmosphere is just amazing. Verry verry nice selection of geuze and lambics (al cellar kept so thats a +). Lots of vintages. Verry friendly staff and we had a nice chat. You can get something to nible: cheese, pate`, chips. Al by all a place you want to go if you can. And on this moment the only cafe where they serve bokkereyder! Its not always avaible but wen it is just take it! If this was closer to where i live i would go here often.
Het de allerhoogste verwachting naar Lennik afgezakt. Een schitterend oud cafe, top kaart (13 gegeven op de selectie omdat de Orval van 5 jaar in de kelder van de moeder stond, deze moet daar zijn als hij op de kaart staat). verder een erg drukke plaats
Where to begin...? It took me about five trips to Brussels before I finally made it here, but boy, was it worth the wait. The short of it is this place oozes with tradition, has the friendliest staff, and possibly the best beer selection in the world. While there are places that definitely have longer cuvée lists, Grote Dorst has a menu that's just very well put together. And don't even get me started on the value... the prices here are very fair. It's worth pointing out that this isn't a place you go to to "score whalez" or anything like that. This is a place you visit to rub elbows with locals, enjoy amazing lambic and just take in the culture. I believe the Guide Michelin has as its definition for a three star place that it is "worth the trip alone" or something to that effect. This is that place in the world of beer. Right up there with Ebenezer's and a few others for me.
nathanvc (20) Brugge, Belgium | October 3, 2017| Updated April 18, 2018
Visited on a Sunday. Expected it to be more busy, but the place was quite cosy and quiet. We had a Lindemans Oude Lambiek from tap (recommended by the barkeep), a Prins van Brabant (also recommended by him, with an explanation about its inception) and, for a good enough price, a Black Albert.
The selection is great, all breweries of the 'Pajottenland' are represented. Mainly Geuze and Lambic, of course, but a bottle from Struise Brouwers makes a good alternative, to say the least.
A very enjoyable experience; I'll definitely visit again.
After several trips to Belgium we finally could hit this place, but in the return way from Holland. We have wished to visit it for long, but due to its opening hours (only 3-4 hours on sundays midday) we couldn´t. Fortunatelly for us, they also open on religious holydays, so August 15th was the day for it. Check their facebook page in advance to make sure, some days they open till later in the evening. Well, i must say this was really enjoyable. As it was a non usual opening day, when we get into the place there were only locals inside, some of them curious about us. I guess old regulars find funny that beergeeks from all over the world are really interested in visiting this place, in the countryside of Belgium, away from any other interesting beer destination.
Classic old place, with a marble bar in the middle, no bar service, so you must find a table and wait for the service to come. Lots of breweriana, lambic mainly. Beer selection is mainly lambic, as expected, with several offers "on tap" (i guess bag in box, cause you don´t see how they pour it) at really good prices (3 euros for every glass), including gueuze and kriek. And then the bottle list. I wonder if Kulminator in Antwerpen has a wider choice, but anyway this place has a extremely good selection, including vintage versions of some ones, and rare editions. No credit cards taken, so if you want to go for big ones bring cash enough. Gueze cheese was the only eating option we saw and had, quite mild and tasty, good to pair with lambic. Apart from this, probably the best about this place is the ambiance. I´ve been in no other place like this where to enjoy a lambic. Really worthy and a must for any beer lover, at least once in a lifetime (I hope to come back again, asap). World class place.