Probably my favourite bar in the world. The menu of beers is super thick with beer of 20 years old plus! Good tap beer selection. I always have to have an aged Stille Nacht when here which is my favourite beer of all time
It’s an amazing place for beer passionated! I can’t find the words to describe it... All the best belgian vintage beers in a wonderful homely little place with two incredible owners with incredible passion for this job... Kulminator is excellent!
Wonderful place! I was there several times already, every time more impressed :) Had Struise, Rochefort, Westvleteren, gueuze of several vintages. Can’t imagine a better beer selection in Belgium. The food I had were some snacks to pair with the beer, simple but good. Value is great. Overall amazing pub, and the owners are so friendly!
Extensive beer list, including some beers aged for many years. An beer cellar is displayed through a window which include some of the rarest beers. It also has a nice terrace.
rotjoch (79) Antwerpen, Belgium | August 13, 2010| Updated November 14, 2011
I am not a great kulminator adept. The bar is ok, the beerlist (certainly when including the ones not one the beerlist) is formidable, but the owner, Dirk, is not my type of person. That is putting it mildly. Oh well, as a beergeek, you really should go there. But the best beerbar in the world? Ik dacht het niet...
Travlr (2637) Charlotte , North Carolina | July 30, 2010| Updated February 20, 2014
This was THE place that got me interested in Belgium beer on my first visit there in 1993. Unrivaled selection, especially of aged beers. Tremendous atmosphere - small place, classical music, great cheeses and dried sausage. When Dirk is in a good mood, he’s a pleasure to chat with. Lots of interesting locals as well, and plenty of beer tourists. A required stop for any beer geek.
Countbeer (258) Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, Netherlands | July 27, 2010| Updated June 5, 2011
Just outside the centre of Antwerp you can find this small but (full)filled café.
There’s room for just some people (I guess there’s about 5 tables and some places at the bar).
The beer selection is good with a broad selection of Belgian beers.
The highlights: all the Westvleteren beers from different years as well as Chimay and other Belgian superstar beers.
The café is very small but cozy, old and fully decorated with beer-memorabilia.
You can look into one of the rooms were a large amount of their beers are stalled, make you thirsty…
If you are ever to visit Antwerp, you definitely have to bring this café a visit!
For an afternoon, I felt that I had died and gone to beer bar heaven. This place is run by an older couple, who have filled the place with love and the love of beer. The selection was pretty amazing, and it was completely peaceful here. Even though it was a fairly busy afternoon, the people in this place were having conversations at a polite level, while classical music played softly in the background. We had the pleasure of sitting in the garden, where we watched the owner read the newspaper with a magnifying glass. When we told him we were on our honeymoon, he gave us a bottle of Stille Nacht Reserve 2005 as a gift. We sat and drank delicious beers all afternoon at this hidden treasure in Antwerp. If I ever own a bar someday, I would very much like it to be like this.