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Kulminator

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.71%
Taps: 8
Bottles: 600
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev -3.1%

Visited the Belgian city of Antwerpen as part of a veritable beer-cation and hastily sought this place out. It was very close to the hostel we stayed at. I loved the decor - lots of clutter, old furniture and beer paraphernalia.... overhead cases with all the beer glasses inside...Outdoor seating was available, but for once on the trip I preferred the indoors. I wish I had a basement decked out like this. Old world music at a low volume added very much to the atmosphere. The menu was comprised of several binders of aged rarities. The stock in the cooler was quite a sight to see through it's little window. I had to get the Westvleteren 12 while I was there. Also had Rodenbach & several varieties of Gouden Carolus on tap. An old couple runs the place. They were pleasant but not overly outgoing. It was quite alright. We remained in awe and kept to ourselves taking it all in. The very small crowd seemed like tourists as well, overhearing conversations about beer geekery. It is Beer Traveler's #8/150 best places to drink beer after all!

09-13-2011 02:53:04 | More by Neorebel
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.09/5  rDev -10.9%

Stopped in my first night in Antwerp and this was not what I was expecting. I was thinking this would be like Falling Rock in Denver. Think the exact opposite of that. Tiny little place with shit piled everywhere, even on what would otherwise be seating for customers. Empty bottles all over the place, some semi-outside seating, a bit dirty. Charming I guess you would say. Cats running around all over. Beer list is huge, with a window into the cooler/cellar which was fun. Had a 2005 Stille Nacht Special Reserva so can’t complain. Service was fine with an older lady taking care of us. Prices were decent for smaller bottles, but jacked up for big ones. Overall seems like a must stop for any beer geek in Antwerp.

09-02-2014 19:31:02 | More by BMMillsy
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2014 20:07:36 | More by kingjohnh
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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 -8.5%

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%

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

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -19.8%

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%

01-05-2014 20:36:17 | More by uturn
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Kulminator in Antwerpen, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.