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Rue de la Fourche 45
phone: +32 484 95 53 50
(Place added by: BeerPlanet on 05-11-2008)
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vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Good little beer store tucked into the market area of Brussels. As well known for their ability and willingness to supply the US market with Westy's, they have a great selection of beer from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, etc. This is really where the appreciation ended for me in as far as compared to the other locals. Primary saving graces here for me are that they have a great website. I did not really purchase much here because the owner was very much impressed with himself and I found him a bit crass regarding his willingness to discuss beer (more interested in talking to his friend via skype on the computer). The beers are also a couple euro more here than in other locals.
Upon deciding where to shop for my take home goods, this establishment was last for the potential list.
06-27-2011 07:34:31 |
More by harrymel
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Went to Brussels on Sunday to walk around Le Grand Place, and figured I would check out the place. It was small, with rows of beers lining the wall. There was a great variety of beers, mostly Belgian but there was a small selection of Stone and Mikkeller. The beers were priced about what i would expect for a touristy spot but I went ahead and bought 2 bottles for myself anyways: Mikkeller Beer Geeks Breakfast and Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek Van Schaerbeekse Krieken. The lady running the shop seemed like customers were only there to bother her.
12-26-2012 09:55:40 |
More by SStein
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | $$$
Don't bother with this place, as far as internet orders goes at least. Had been in communication with the person I believe is the owner. Had asked a couple questions on beers that were coming in and shipments to the USA and they were answered promptly. He indicated to me what when I was ready to place the order just feel free to do so. They got a very nice shipment of Cantillon in and I had a full 17 bottle box in my cart. Upon trying to click the USA shipping option that was just there a day ago, I noticed it was gone. I have since emailed about 4 times asking what the problem was, and even if they ship to the US anymore. That was 2 weeks ago and no response at all to any of the emails. I'm not understanding what even happened. Their list has since been updated several times so I know they are getting the inquiries. I had a few friends that were also wanting to place an order and inquired about US shipping and none of their emails were replied to either. Very disappointing that they would let such a large order just be ignored and even stranger that they won't even respond anymore.
01-27-2013 02:03:25 |
More by flavirufus
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I just stumbled upon this place one day while showing some friends around the center of town.
It's pretty impressive upon entrance. There are supposedly 600 beers stocked, though I didn't bother to count. The beers range in quality from some pretty hard to find stuff down to Corona. Nothing vintage, sadly.
I found a few interesting brews, but the guy at the counter wasn't much help. I asked if they stocked anything from De la Senne. He hadn't heard of it. De Dolle? Same thing. He did TRY to be helpful and looked around with me; I eventually found that they did indeed stock beers from both places. He was nice guy, just not very acquainted with the stock I guess.
Prices are reasonable. Most beers are 2EUR, with a few of the higher-end ones at 2.50. They do have a couple of cases of Westvleteren, but the only way you can get it is buy buying 100EUR worth of beer.
Pretty nice selection of glassware also. Probably ~100 different glasses from various breweries.
Overall a nice place. I'll go back if I happen to be down that way, but I think I'll stick to Beer Mania and Bier Tempel for most of my purchases.
07-10-2008 17:43:18 |
More by philipquarles
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stoped there on my trip in Brussels
small shop filled with bottles from the ground to the top.
The guy was making some renovation, but take time to give us some advices about the products he sells.
He sells the basics belgium., the classics and some more less known beer.
selection is alright
and the value is alright I guess.
cool little place,
Im not to difficult about reviewing beer shop in Brussels, cause they have a lot of nice beers and breweries so, every place I went was pretty good for me. I had the chance to go there, by myself and see, taste, drink the belgium beer
so if you got the chance to go, you wont regret it, theres a lots to drink
01-12-2010 03:01:35 |
More by Otterburn
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
As long as you're heading to Delirium Cafe, you might as well pop in to the Beer Planet which is very close by on a parallel street. My friend and I showed up 10 minutes before their posted closing time, but they didn't seem to mind. The manager Aram is a very helpful and friendly guy who speaks English.
He kept his store open half an hour later making recommendations and talking about all things beer. Beer Planet didn't have any vintage beers but there is a nice selection of more obscure regional brewers. The feel is more of a neighborhood store than a beer superstore. The selection is smaller than other more noteworthy shops in Brussels, but there is a charm to this place.
They do have Westvleteren but since that brand is not supposed to be sold they offer a free bottle only if you spend one hundred euros in the store. I guess Aram felt that we were worthy beer fans since he was willing to part with a couple of bottles even though we spent substantially less than that. He did tell us not to advertise this so if you go to Beer Planet don't expect this deal! The only problem was that we were schlepping around bags of bottled beer all night throughout the old section of Brussels.
07-24-2008 16:05:42 |
More by tubaguy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you're looking to get away from other tourists, consider Beer Planet. The interior isn't quite as decorated as de Bier Tempel, however Beer Planet does offer a great selection at fair prices, and you won't have to fight the crowds to get a look at a beer which catches your eye.
The selection is a little more varied by nationality, offers a few more Dutch beers to go with the large selection of Belgians. I saw some Mikkeller here too. Even more surprised when I saw Old Guardian on sale, but at a very high price.
Just a short walk from the Grote Markt and with much less tourist traffic. If judging by beer, I would probably give Beer Planet the nod over Bier Tempel, although here they don't wrap your bottles for your journey back home.
05-24-2013 19:11:25 |
More by DoubleJ
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went here today for the first time. It is just outside the main tourist area, which one can notice immediately because the shop is much less crowded than the bier tempel. The shop is a bit narrow, with large cupboards full of beers on both sides of the shop. The selection covers almost all Belgium beers available, more than in the bier tempel. They have definitively some rare beauties here (limited brews), very local brews and also some very new struise brews. I also noticed there are a few vintage bottles, but not a whole selection like in beermania. Service is friendly, although at first sight the person didn't look very interested in helping out. But after some questions he became more and more helpful. No wesrvleteren here, although they have an action if one spends 100 euro (150 dollars), you get a bottle for free....well, for the westvleteren, one can just go to bier tempel! I noticed this shop is quite a bit cheaper than the bier tempel. Highly recommendable!
09-27-2009 21:19:54 |
More by rvdoorn
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$
Surprisingly my first review of this store. The location can't be beat, just 1 minute from the Grote Markt, exactly where a tourist is likely to be while in Brussels. The prices are somewhat high, at least by my estimation, compared with non-tourist areas, but not high enough to discourage some purchases.
Great selection, many beers that I saw no where else. The guy running the shop (maybe the owner?) was kind of pushy with his help, but I guess he gets a lot of tourists browsing with no idea what to get. Still, I thought I gave him enough nuggets of knowledge that he'd leave me alone but he still insisted on pimping beers that I know I can already get in the USA. No worries, I can study the selection on my own.
Definitely worth a stop, maybe the best place in the city (that I know of) to get de Struise, also some good lambics and gueuze.
11-02-2010 10:44:19 |
More by TurdFurgison
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
Went to this place on a recent trip to Brussels. They sold me westvleteren 12 even though they say on their website they won't. They have a very good selection of belgian beers, most of which I had not seen in the other 2 shops in and around the grand market in brussels. The owner is nice and helpful. he made some decent recommendations from the list that he has. I would probably buy from them again if i had the chance. This place is right around the corner from the delirium cafe in brussels as well. I would definitely check them out if I visited brussels again.
08-01-2011 20:04:38 |
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