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quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
I can't add too much that hasn't already been said about de bier tempel. It's location (right next to the Markt) is ideal, and the selection of Belgian beers is outrageous. Westy green sold for 6.2 euros, blue cap for 6.5 euros, and gold cap for 6.7 euros. Black Albert went for 4.5 euros (the cheapest I found in Belgium or the Netherlands). Most other 11.2oz beers were about 2 euros. Good selection of gueuze and lambics too. If you're in Brugge this is THE stop for beer to go. Just take Philipstock Straat east from the markt, it's on the left side.
10-19-2008 04:46:33 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
De Bier Tempel was the first place I stopped into after we settled into the hotel in Brugge. It was on the way as we were heading down to the Markt to cut over to Garre so I stopped in to peruse their wares and to ask directions. The lady behind the counter gave me the "you go like this, like this, like this and like this," followed by numerous hand gestures. Oddly enough I knew exactly where to go.
We stopped back in on our last day in Brugge before we departed. The Tempel had plenty of Belgian Beers, some more pricey than other places in Belgium, but that they have them in stock is a blessing. Most of the pricing was tourist pricing and with so few games in town, most probably pay the admission fee. The customer service was very good on both visits, the first for directions, the second for a more indepth look into the store.
The Tempel has lots of books and knicknacks to suit most every taste. There was a small cooler of beers located near the entrance with easy access. Other than a grocery store, probably the first beer store with a cold case I noticed in Belgium. The store was fairly cramped due to being a small store, but when chocked full of beers, where's the rub? The one gripe was that there seemed to be no layout to the beer selection, not by style or anything else that jumped out.
I'd certainly drop back in to De Bier Tempel. Easy access and a very good selection!
Visited on September 13 and 15, 2006.
10-20-2006 13:14:53 |
More by GCBrewingCo
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is probably the best bottle shop that I was in during my visit to Belgium. The place is just jam packed with an amazing selection of bottles and glassware including some vintage collectors pieces. They had some extremely rare beers that I couldn't find anywhere else in Brugges or Brussels for that matter. They also offered a large selection of beer literature, and the racks of glasses behind the counter were beyond compare. The gentleman working beyond the counter was very knowledgeable and helpful and carefully packages the glassware and bottles that I purchased. I spent a fortune in here but nothing was too overpriced. You will find what you are looking for when you come here. A must while in Brugges.
12-02-2008 09:21:17 |
More by corby112
quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
In Brugge this has to be one of my first stops or hopefully land some rare Belgians. On a quiet street very close to one of the squares and major churches. A very small but nice shop, clean, new, nice comfortable atmosphere. The beer is against the back wall, a rather small amount for the size of the shop. The rest of the shop was just trinkets and way to expensive beer gifts. The selection was big but boring. Mostly all Belgian staples, hardly anything that you cannot find at your local neighborhood grocery store. A few De Struise was the only highlight. Nothing remotely rare at all. A WEAK selection of Cantillon and lambics that can be find at ANY decent store in Chicago. This place is all hype and totally sucks. NOTHING rare, save your money and just buy from any of the local markets. So DISAPPOINTING.
11-25-2010 21:36:53 |
More by jrallen34
quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Visited this place a couple of times on our last trip to Bruges. The selection of beer is quite good here. Virtually all beer in the shop was high-quality Belgian craft brew, and it was all displayed cleanly. Plenty of breweriana here too.
The service was virtually non-existent. They could have had a robot handling the transactions at the cash register, with pre-programmed responses to standard questions. But hey, you're here for good beer, not 1st class service, right?
While the selection here was excellent, I found that it lacked a number of rare Belgian brews, and tended to focus more on a solid range of staple offerings from the breweries.
I only saw one variety of Fantome, only a couple Cantillons, and no Westvleteren this time. The Christmas beers were virtually all gone by the time of our visit as well (Mid March). Don't get me wrong, the selection is incredible, but I wanted to explain what kept me from giving it a perfect '5' in the Selection department.
03-23-2010 01:38:12 |
More by jgasparine
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We visited the location in Brussels and heard this location had a better selection and better prices so we gave this a try as well.
De Bier Tempel has an incredible selection of glasses, books and other brewery items. The bottle selection is excellent as well and with it being near the Christmas holiday, they had a nice selection of beer gift sets.
While roaming the shelves I saw a few different Fantomes, a decent selection of lambics including a few from Cantillon, Liefmans and others. I picked up a Pannepot or 2 and also noticed a couple bottles each of Westvleteren 12, 8 and Blonde at decent prices, all below 7.
Based on the few bottle shops I visited in Brugge, this was the best and the service was pretty helpful with our requests.
01-08-2008 21:27:41 |
More by ggaughan
quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$$
Neat beer store just down the road from Cambrinus, with a damn fine selection of Belgians. If you're after a Belgian beer you'd be unlucky not to find it here. There was even some Westy 8 in the cooler, though I decided not to partake. Prices seemed reasonable for a tourist area, although I'm sure some of these bottles could be found cheaper elsewhere.
My one complaint is that the service was actually pretty crap. The guy was slow and distracted, looking off into the distance. This was in stark contrast to the friendly lady at Bier Tempel in Brussels. Nonetheless, this is probably the place to go in Brugges.
09-16-2009 18:33:10 |
More by bobsy
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Visited there just before the Cambrinus Restaurant in Brugge, Belgium. They are down the street from one another and are apparently owned by the same people or persons.
Quality: Excellent. With a nice display for such a small space and care taken to display bottles, glasses and other items carefully, really nice quality.
Service: Just fine as we were helped by the proprieter there. She came out from behind the counter to help me find the De Struise brothers beers that I was looking for.
Selection: Could not be better. Maybe 400 bottles, almost all Belgians...this place has one of the best selections that I have ever seen.
Value: 4 11.2 ounce (330ml) rare Belgians for $12. Not bad at all!
06-30-2009 17:29:40 |
More by adamette
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quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
First stop for take away beer on our trip and after visiting many other shops I'd still say this was my favourite. Located just steps off the market and on the same side as Cambrinus it's a small but well organized shop. Visited numerous times during our stay in Brugge and the service was always helpful and concise in that very Flemish sort of way. Very knowledgable and willing to help, while it's a shame I cannot speak a second language, they can easily assist you in English. The pricing was the best that I came across in the many stores that I visited (not including the grocery stores say if you're looking for the usual suspects such as Orval, Rochefort, Guiness SES etc) however for everything else they were outstanding. Aside from going to the Abbaye or the shop across the road in Westvleteren this was the least inexpensive location to purchase the three. The hours can be wonky so make sure you've got time to return if they're closed when you visit - well worth it! I wish this was my neighbourhood bottle shop.
*Note - I found it odd that the selection of saisons across the country was very limited, and the only place that had an extensive choice was in Roche en Ardenne.
01-12-2008 15:41:59 |
More by CBA
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went to De Bier Tempel prior to going to the Cambrinus which is right on the same street. The bottle selection was extensive and by the crowd inside you could tell instantly this was a popular establishment. I really wanted to give a shout out to the person working there (presumably the owner) who made a phone call to someone to get a Westvleteren glass for me to pick up before the end of my trip in Brugge. There is a big glass selection at this store, but there weren't any Westvleteren glasses so the owner placed a special order. I was very happy to leave Brugge with a Westvleteren glass. Thanks again for the excellent service! My friend and I also bought a couple bottles while we were there. It's a great store overall.
03-15-2011 09:23:45 |
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