In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Frans Baetensstraat 45
Eizeringen, Belgium 1750
bar  5/5.0 121 reviews
10:00 AM-8:00 PM on Sun, Church holidays

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Beers At In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

NameABVEntered
Oud Beersel Kriekenlambiek5.6%6/8/2018
Struise Motuecha5%6/8/2018
Muted Horn Toots Tribute Geuze Nr. XII6%5/6/2018
Bokkereyder Pjassel 6%5/6/2018
Bokkereyder Vlierbloesem0%5/6/2018
De Troch Oude Lambik5%4/13/2018
Westoek XX (8% ABV)8%4/13/2018
Bokkereyder Dalton Jack6%3/25/2018
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 1088%3/19/2018
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 1108%3/19/2018
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 918%3/19/2018
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 928%3/19/2018
Bokkereyder Dalton Joe 6%3/15/2018
Bokkereyder Ghost Lambic - Cognac6%3/15/2018
Bokkereyder Noble Ghost6%3/15/2018
Lambiek Fabriek Brett-Elle Oude Geuze5.5%3/15/2018
Allagash Coolship Resurgam6%2/4/2018
Westvleteren Blond5.8%2/4/2018
Oud Beersel Schaarbeekse Oude Kriek7.8%2/4/2018
Bokkereyder Dalton Averell6%2/4/2018
Vrijstaat Vanmol Janimal3.3%11/28/2017
De Cam Framboise Lambiek6%11/26/2017
3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)6%11/26/2017
Girardin Kriekenlambik5%10/22/2017
De Troch Oude Kriek5.5%9/21/2017
Girardin Oude Lambik5%9/21/2017
Oud Beersel Oude Lambik5.7%9/21/2017
Struise Black Albert13%8/18/2017
Lindemans Oude Lambik5%8/18/2017
Vrijstaat Vanmol Prins van Brabant5.2%8/18/2017
De Cam Nectarine Lambiek6%6/18/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl  (129) Warszawa, Poland | May 3, 2018
mega stylowo, tradycyjnie, klimatycznie z kosmicznym wyborem lambikow (bokkereyder!) i megatlokiem... b chetnie wpadne przy kolejnej okazji
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cesar_rey  (19) Barcelona, | April 23, 2018
Located in the midle of nowhere but with an impressive cellar hiden somwhere behind a door. They have more things aside from the menu. A real Meca for all Lambic lovers.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
DraftWhisperer85  (69) Sint-truiden, Belgium | March 18, 2018
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
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Ktwse  (185) Chicago, Illinois | February 4, 2018
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
nathanvc  (19) 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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Lowenbrau  (391) Asturias, Spain | August 17, 2017| Updated August 27, 2017
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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
interman  (14) , Norway | August 3, 2017
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
zvsn  (86) , Israel | June 28, 2017
Visited during TdG 2017 weekend. Because of the TdG the menu was different and limited, but full with many very good lambics. Quite ordinary ambiance, the was service not too attentive and could be be better. Pricey, and only cash. Not sure why this place so overrated, especially when it’s open 3 hours a week. Maybe because of rare beers that available here, unfortunately I could not see them on TdG weekend.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
bytemesis  (1177) Sunnyvale, California | June 21, 2017
My wife was kind enough to agree to a day of visiting more remote beer places. Although I only made it to two before her patience ran out, I made sure to put this first on my list.

We drove, and were able to park down the hill a bit w/o problems. Apparently there is a bus as well. The place does not look like much from the outside; old building with some tables in front and along the side. Inside was very crowded at about noon on Sunday, with a mix of locals and beer dorks. Bottle list was amazing. By far the best selection of Belgian spontaneous fermentation that I have ever seen, including a ton of older vintage bottles. Unfortunately the cell signal is nearly zero here so I was not able to look stuff up to any great extent, which means that I missed out on a couple of true whales, but oh well. Do you research before you go people! This is a cash bar only, and you likely would need to search a bit to find an ATM, so bring a full wallet! Prices are pretty reasonable from my perspective. Service was a bit slow given the crowd. Nobody was in a hurry, and only one guy knew where any of the unusual bottles were stored, so if you wanted anything outside of the norm you had to wait for him to get free. Receipts were written up on paper and hand added, which is cool, if slow.

I actually enjoyed the rustic farm house ambiance of the place; my wife basically hated everything about the visit and walked down the hill to a cafe to wait for me, but she can enter her own rating if she wants :).

The short of it: This is a world class place and is as close to mecca as is possible to achieve if you are a lover of Geuze, Lambic and the like. A+
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
konstifik  (37) , Sweden | June 7, 2017
Nice location that may require a little planning to visit, but unless you hate lambic it’s well worth the effort. Couple of draft lambics, great selection of geuze and fruit lambic in bottles, some trappists as well, very reasonable prices. What makes it truly special is not the selection of lambics but the ambiance. No food except for some cheese, so prepare yourself with a big breakfast.

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