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Kulminator

Not Rated.
KulminatorKulminator

Taps: 8 / Bottles: 600
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

103 Ratings
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.7%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Vleminckveld 32
Antwerpen, 2000
Belgium
phone: +32 3 232 45 38

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Notes:
Known for their vast selection of cellared beers.

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CRooney5787

California

4.2/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$

The Kulminator is a staple in the Antwerp beer culture. What once started as a wine bar, has turned into one of the greatest beer bars in the world. They have a very impressive cellar, and beer menu. Some of the beers go back decades.

They have a little outside area. A big glass window, so you can look into a small part of the cellar, and a cluttered interior. The owners are a man and wife, who live above. The man, Dirk can be a bit moody. The lady is always nice, and attentive, sometimes just real busy.

This is a must of you visit Antwerp, however you're bound to hear and see more tourists then anywhere else in Antwerp. It has definitely turned into a tourist attraction, but non the less, It is still a great bar.

07-18-2011 15:08:58 | More by CRooney5787
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$

Was here a few years back, but absolutely so unique. Not impressive on the outside and a bit out of the way in Antwerp, but when you get in they hit you with a beer listing that is hard to comprehend. I ordered some cellar bottles that were hard to find....I had very old Trappist Ale. So unique....if you love beer you absolutely have to go here

06-04-2014 23:11:10 | More by BradMacMullin
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

This is not an average beer bar, this is an experience.
Cluttered, dodgy and dirty. I liked it a lot.

Didn't try the vintage beers but stuck with some aweome beers (like Mikkeller Black) they had on tap.

Service is different. Not bad or anything but different as others have explained here as well.

When in Antwerp you just got to go here just because it is what it is.

04-14-2014 14:17:18 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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s4s

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-11-2014 02:41:29 | More by s4s
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DStoked

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2014 16:09:19 | More by DStoked
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Paulkasykes30

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-02-2014 13:41:18 | More by Paulkasykes30
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

I went here with high expectations but I was pretty disappointed. I started with the bottle list but didn't find anything I had to have that I felt was worth the money. I then moved to the tap list and didn't really recognize anything. So I picked two for a friend and I to split. They were pretty bad. I don't know if it was the beer themselves or their age, condition, etc. I wasn't impressed with the atmosphere but the service was very good. I just don't get what so many people see in this place.

01-22-2014 23:29:12 | More by GJ40
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uturn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-05-2014 20:36:17 | More by uturn
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-15-2013 20:03:25 | More by Sparky44
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-03-2013 22:50:20 | More by mbonugli
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Kulminator in Antwerpen, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.