Kulminator

Mayor: huineman (4) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 800+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
rikstar  (138) , Netherlands | February 2, 2014
In februari 2014,na vele lovende verhalen, bezocht met 3 vrienden. Wat een tijdreis maak je als je in de huiskamer van de eigenaren binnenstapt. Welkom terug in de 20e eeuw. Huiselijk en erg vol is het binnen, zachte achtergrond muziek waardoor je als luidruchtige Hollanders snel de vooroordelen bevestigd van de Belgen. Er komen hier trouwens redlijk wat toeristen. De zitplaatsen zijn snel vergeven en staanplaatsen zijn er ook beperkt, tikkeltje oncomfortabel daardoor. De bierkaart is uniek met de vele bieren die al jaren in de kelder op een proever staan te wachten, dit is ook de belangrijkste reden om een bezoek te brengen aan dit café. Voor mij persoonlijk beste bierkelder waarschijnlijk wel ja, beste biercafe nee dat niet.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (1406) 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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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