Kulminator

Mayor: huineman (4) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
zinneke  (34) Brussels, Belgium | March 10, 2013
Very nice place, amazing list, with aged beers (especially the struise list is impressive) Had a few bottles from 2008-2010 at a reasonable price. Very friendly people
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (1394) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 11, 2017
A relic of a place, cramped, cluttered and comfortable. The only pretence comes from some of the annoying customers. Looking for an old vintage or defunct brewery? This is the place. Also the only place I have seen in Belgium with a water station. Cash only, so bring plenty.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Jimbo2  (17) , Denmark | April 9, 2017
A gem. Insane vintage list. Like no other place. Serviced by two elderly people who are quite slow but lovingly serve your beers.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
b3n450  (1) Woodbury, Minnesota | February 28, 2017
Definitely NOT permanently closed since I am here drinking a beer with the two owners. Please fix this so others do not miss out on this wonderful place!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Stew41  (191) Phuket, Thailand | February 15, 2017
(Updated Sept 2016) Far out - just catching up on my notes and realised how lucky I am to have spent an evening at Kulminator in late Sept. Smaller and more cramped than I remember from my first visit - a few tables and chairs had been sacrificed for a somewhat shambolic home office set-up...weird. Very peaceful and tranquil for a Tuesday. Like 10yrs ago pricing remains inappropriately insanely low. How about Chimay Blue from the 90s for 10 euro and many other Trappists with 8 to 10 years can be had for 5 or 6 euro. I do wonder to what extent the depth of the cellar has diminished over time as Kulminator’s profile has exploded. Certainly the sours list is not what I remember.

Retails its place at the top of the pile (with others) with a thoroughly globally unique obsession with providing deep verticals of historically important beers. Can the wine world provide a similar example?

(Original Review 2006) Clearly has strong claims as the greatest beer bar on earth. What an amazing place! Much smaller and casual than what I expected and service was very good for a quite Thrusday night. Needless to say the beer list and vintage list are awesome. 12 beers on tap. An inspirational bar for the aspiring bar owner (I was on a ’research’ trip), my only issue being that the beers were too cheap. An excellent reason to come to Antwerp and sincerely a privilage to drink here.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Achel  (18) Ioannina, Greece | February 2, 2017
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
fackbesokare  (11) , | December 27, 2016
I love this place, is like mums house. The cellar is amazing full of diamonds.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Todocerveza  (5) , Argentina | December 11, 2016
Muy buen bar es lo que es, solo para tomar buenas cervezas , el lugar parece el living de la abuela, es unos de los pocos bares que encontraras cervezas de guarda con muchos años , ir temprano por hay poco lugar y nada
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
faveka  (18) , Italy | December 8, 2016
Old pub, with old owners for years. This is their home, and you are a luky guest who can drink their incredible bottled beer
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard  (16) Aarhus C, Denmark | December 8, 2016
Weirded place i’ve seen in a long time! Stuff everywhere, beer-merch everywhere, dolls and stacks of paper. The selection on tap is small but well chosen. The bottle list is out of this world with old vintages of a shitton of more and less rare beers. Very cozy, small, prices are great, nice old people. And the woman sure knows how to pour a beer, haha!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
WHIZZLE  (5) LONDON, England | December 2, 2016
Incredible selection and a warm inviting place that almost feels as if you were in a log cabin listening to your grandfather tell tales by the fire at Christmas. Can’t wait to go back. Had a Stille Nacht 1987 vintage - stellar.

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