You can feel the lineage in this place. I am so glad they have chosen to leave things as is and modernize only where needed.
The gentleman that greats you was helpful and pleasant. I like the idea of a tour at your own pace.
Was there at Quintessence. A great day to discover all Cantillons releases at once, but there were way too many people that day. It would be better if they split the Quintessence over a saturday and a sunday, or even two weekends. Apart from that it’s a great place to visit, very nice museum, very nice beers and very nice people!
You can’t miss this if you are in Brussels. It is a bit of a hike to get to, and its almost easy to miss in this neighborhood, but what an experience when you sneak through the front doors. A little room to sit and try some of their standard beers, and a few bottles for sale behind the counter. Nothing ’rare’ when I was there (in early September), but the signs were up that some are occasionally available. 2euros for a taster, 6euros for a self guided tour of the amazing and unique brewery, which includes two tastes. Must see!
A very nice place, and a fantastic way to see a relatively small brewery. It’s amazing how you can pay a small amount and being free to walk around in the brewery and see how they work. A couple of tasters is included as well after your self-guided tour. The people there are very friendly, and you can ask them about everything. In theory you can buy most of their beers, but unfortunatley they where sold out of most of the special ones. A must see place when in Brussels.
A must visit destination for a true beer lover. Visiting the place feels like walking back in history and seeing how things were really done. Once inside, the aromas of the beer will ignite you. I did the self tour, they give you a book with instructions and explanations of each of the rooms. Its really user friendly. The staff here are highly dedicated and very informative. Feel free to discuss about beer. You receive two samples after your tour and if you like more its served at a reasonable price.
A must-visit if you’re visiting Brussels. Cantillon’s close to Zuid station, not far from the center of town. The ambience is old world and charming. The brewery still uses some of their original brewing kit. The tour’s laid-back. They give you a pamphlet and let you mill around the brewery. Staff are available to talk to, but not intrusive. The tour includes two beers. The selection was a little disappointing on my visit (only a few beers were available), but I understand it’s usually better. Overall, highly recommended.
Visit on a hot summer day 21/08/2012, quite allot of people visiting mostly foreign people offcourse ... place looked very authentic/old, i kinda like that ! fresh lambic was poured some beers were avaible to taste, nice small bar like part with seatings and tables, some beers were avaible to buy tough not allot ! didn’t take the tour tough ...
I find it a bit difficult to rate this place. Obviously a visit here is mandatory for anyone interested in Lambics, and it is a very fascinating place, and the brewer and his employees (mostly family) are very friendly. The selection in the tasting room was a bit limited though.
Taking the tour here is highly recommended. The people are nice and the like to talk about their beers. Only their most common beers are available, but they are also very good, so that’s still a good selection.