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[ Brewery, Bar ]
Rue Gheude 56
phone: +32 25 21 49 28
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United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Been twice, had a brewery tour both times, the second one guided. Very basic tasting room (although upstairs is a posher one, for invited guests or pre-booked parties) with a small bar area as you walk in and a larger bottle and bits counter for taking away further into the room.
As you walk in the serving area to your left is where you get your tasters after the brewery trip, or if you wish to try any other beers they produce. I was unhappy on both visits to find few beers on offer, both for drinking in, or taking away: although what I had was fine.
I am not a fan of Cantillon's style of brewing, but that didn't stop me enjoying others around me pontificating about how wonderful they are to them!
This isn't the sort of place normal tourists come, beer geeks only (and friends).
03-11-2011 14:11:32 |
More by BlackHaddock
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $
Great place to visit if you are in Brussels. A very traditional style of beer and definitely not for everyone. They still make their beers the old fashioned way which is nice to see and an a good experience overall. Very knowledgeable staff with a very odd sense of humor. The beers they have are seasonal and they will give you an earful if you request/ask what is not available.
08-30-2013 10:49:17 |
More by TheBeerTrekker
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Have been here many many times, but finally decided to write a review about it. The brewery is located on walking distance from the South-Station, where you have to cross not the most pleasant area of Brussels (especially early in the morning for the first guided tour at the open brewing day, better take the car). When you go by car, it might be challenging to find yourself a parking spot close to the brewery. Anyhow, as soon as you enter, you feel the authentic ambiance. Full of old barrels, dust and spider-webs. It feels like nothing changed here since the early 1900. When visiting this place, taking a tour is a must. It will show you in detail the process of geuze production. In the brewery there is a small shop with a decent selection, but you will not find hard to get geuzes for take away here. For onsite consumption however, one can be lucky and drink the rarest geuzes possible. I really like this place, however, for me it misses the warmth and friendliness of the Drie Fonteinen brewery. This place is a bit too overly crowded and commercial for me (I like the family ambiance breweries more). Still, go here, and enjoy the trip back into the future.
07-16-2011 10:52:30 |
More by rvdoorn
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Lambic/Gueuze lovers will just felt in love with this sort of time machine: just step in and you'll smell old good times, passion and skills! Of course you must love lambic! Jean and his family are taking this 'mission' of brewing their famous gueuze/lambic/faro and taking you by hand to visit this sort of museum. The visit take place once a month from november till march. Tours are held in different languages.After the visit is possible to purchase and taste their fantastic products! A good glass of Faro just prepared is an experience you'll never forget
04-18-2012 19:35:02 |
More by beercurieux
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is the Mecca of the Lambic world. Many have made the pilgrimage and few have been dissapointed. Finding the place was part of the mission. The neighborhood is not fantastic and somewhat industrial. But dont let this stop you. Once you enter the establishment, its like being transported back in time. Very friendly and inviting they were happy to answer questions and suppliment the information from the self guided tour.
The atmosphere is totally awesome and heading into the barrel aging room was nothing short of humbling.
I'd say we were a bit unfortunate as Jean was busy with a tournof students. (appeared to be high school age) This had this massive group of approx 25 kids literally blocking the way through several parts of the brewery. We managed and still had a great time. The rooms with the bottles stacked for aging were so cool.
Beer geeks must enter. Hit this before that statue of the little goof!!
04-20-2012 04:18:37 |
More by Reagan1984
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
What a magical place. I had the pleasure of vising last week (2-28/12). We took the tour with the brewer himself, taking time to show us their clay aging projects and opened a few bottles of the 2010 Zwanza bier. The cost of the beer at the brewery is very inexpensive compared to the import costs in the United States. If you can visit this brewery, it will transport you into the past of an amazing time of farmhouse brewers. Jean is doing an amazing job experimenting with new beers while maintaining traditions!
03-10-2012 16:16:19 |
More by BeerBouncer
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I love this place. The barnyard smell alone is enough to make me want to set up camp and sleep in the rafters with the fermenting vat.
A self guided tour of the brewery is available for a nominal fee is fun, but sitting around a table with friends and drinking your body weight in Cantillon, that has not travelled more that 10 feet to get to you, is pure magic. Bottles of everything they happen to have in stock (changes seasonally) are relatively inexpensive if you consume them on location.
If you are in the proximity of Bruxelles it is definitely worth the stop.
09-04-2012 14:33:10 |
More by SourFab
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of the most interesting places I’ve ever been for sure. On your self guided tour you learn about how beer was made before modern brewing techniques. It isn’t only great because you’re seeing the instruments used, but the brewing is going on as you tour! For only a couple euro’s you can see a type of brewing that doesn’t happen anymore, and then at the end you get a glass of the lambic gueuze and the kriek right from the cask!
You can also buy nice geuze/cantillon glassware , ... really nice .
02-06-2012 17:32:44 |
More by beerpirates
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Wow I feel so lucky to have been able to visit Cantillon. The mecca of guezes and lambics. Very old and rustic inside, you feel like you are stepping back in time. They offer a self guided tour with some samples at the end(I forget the price but it is very reasonable and well worth it). While going through the tour you get to see the equipment and materials used to make some of the most amazing beer on this planet. The barrel area is overwhelming with aisles of barrels stacked taller then a person. The tasting area has a few tables and a old rustic vibe about it that makes it so appropriate to drink the beers there. This is a definite destination for any serious beer traveler. i simply loved this place.
06-19-2011 13:37:10 |
More by Cmack15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went back in September. Found our way there via subway and walking from the area by Beer Planet where we stayed. Seemed like we were walking into the shady part of town, but soon all worries went away as we saw the brewery name. We walked in and instantly felt thrust back in time and saw how beer was made years ago, cobwebs and all. For 5 euro we walked on a self guided tour to end with 2 tasters of there awesome beer. For 2 euro more you could buy as many glasses of their beer as you could drink. It was an amazing time and could not believe I was actually drinking there. Bottles were for sale for what seemed to be very cheap, like $15 for 3 big bottles. Only $5 a bottle is cheap considering what we pay here in the sates.
Loved the place and wish I could have stayed there longer. Anyone in the area would be foolish not to check this place out.
03-14-2011 02:16:41 |
More by calir1
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