ALBO

Vredebaan
Mortsel, Belgium 2640
bottle shop  3.65/5.0 7 reviews
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm; Sat: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mayor: tderoeck (5) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 200
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck  (219) Gent, Belgium | December 26, 2016
Sort of an up-scale drink shop, mainly focusses on hard liquor, all sorts of whisky, gin and other fancy drinks. Quite a big beer selection as well, mostly the regulars, but a couple of new, local beers I hadn’t tried before. Got about 4 or 5 new ticks in here, which is not bad at all! Maybe a bit pricey...
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 3, 2013
Visited October 2012.

We had to make a last minute run to Antwerpen from Brussels to drop off half a dozen cases of Cantillon to be shipped back to California and while here we decided to get a quick place tick and some over priced knock-off McDonalds. The whole scene was comical. Of the three people in the 6-speed Focus one had a Belgian drivers license but does not actually know how to drive, one had an American license but does not know how to drive a standard, and one has no license at all but knows how to drive a standard. Guess which one drove.

The setup is interesting in that you literally drive into the building. I’d hate to have to load cars all day inside a smog-filled building but I guess a couple of Rochefort 10’s would make me forget all about that. Or maybe the carbon monoxide poisoning would do that for me and no beer would be needed. The selection was great for a couple of degenerate tickers such as ourselves as they had a bunch of cheaper stuff that we don’t get in the states like some of the Timmermans varieties. Seeing the prices of some of my favorites makes me angry that there isn’t a cheaper way to get this stuff to California. Rochefort 10 for 1.3 euro per bottle? I’ll take 10 cases please. Not much in the way of service but who cares, this is like the Costco of beer stores. Actually the service is more than happy to load your car for you but I didn’t really interact much with them in the store.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty  (746) Kyoto, Japan | September 9, 2013
77ships took me here. Nice selection of beers, not a whole lot of rarity, but great prices and there will always be something you want.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp  (379) Velp, Netherlands | September 4, 2013
Strange shop, you park in the warehouse indeed. People are very helpfull and great selection of Belgian beers.Good prices too and they take back empty bottles.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (1366) Dublin, California | October 5, 2012
A drive in liquor store of sorts. Parking is essentially inside, which is kind of weird, but it works. The beer selection here isn’t huge, but certainly adequate. All Belgian beers, of course. Prices are not bad and the styles really run the gamut. Worth a stop if you’re nearby.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
rotjoch  (79) Antwerpen, Belgium | September 4, 2012
A decent beerstore. Good for the locals to and get their favourite macro’s and ther most common smaller breweries (family brewers etc.) Nothing very special though
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
77ships  (229) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 18, 2012
Cool warehouse type of looking place that you actually drive into as you go to the garage. Great service, polite, help you loading things into your car type of thing. Quite stocked about the whiskey section, no rare stuff but definitely nice, some really cool stuff, probably irrelevant on RB. Some vodka, absinth & exactly 1 sake. Well-priced soda. Beer wise, wholesale, crates of macro stuff, some decent big beers, quite a bit of Proef beers. Expect wholesale here, don’t go for rare or import type of stuff. Will probably find some okayish small beers though. The is the place to come to if you want to buy a crate of Orval, St. Bernardus or Jupiler, that kind of stuff. Prices are of course excellent, don’t forget to calculation in the deposit on the bottles.

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