De Biertempel

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De BiertempelDe Biertempel
BA SCORE
96
world-class

35 Reviews
Reviews: 35
Visits: 46
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
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Philipstockstraat 7
Brugge, 8000
Belgium
phone: +32 50 34 37 30

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Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 10-16-2006

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Reviews: 35 | Visits: 46
Reviews by CBA:
Photo of CBA
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%

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. (1,192 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sixpoint
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of srletend
3.72/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Small place in town, but a large selection. Prices are on the higher side, but not outrageous. Shelf lambics, trappist stuff, massive Belgian glassware collection, and other collectibles and merch. I ended up getting a couple glasses that I [surprisingly] didn't own yet, and a few simple bottles for the hotel. It's an easily accessible place, so you might as well check it out as you're strolling through town. (412 characters)

Photo of simoen
3.74/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%

Yea, solid selection. But no clue why this is rated so highly. Had Fou Fone and other Cantillon on the menu (only €11.75 for Fou) but only Kriek and Rose actually in stock. Westy Blond and 8 also on menu and out of stock. Poor service overall. Food was below Chili’s level. Very disappointed. While for an American, drinking 2 Cantillons and a Westy 12 with lunch is awesome, these are all over the local shop shelves and there were no other things nice about this place. Stop in I guess, but better places to eat with a fine beer selection everywhere. Seriously this place is a major tourist trap ambiance. (612 characters)

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kingjohnh
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of the_encinitan
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of CBHird
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dirtylou
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Quite a bit smaller than it's Brussels sibling, and to be honest, the selection is just a fraction of what you'll find at the Brussels Biertempel.

I snagged a Horal's Tour de Gueuze, but as I suspected, if I had rolled the dice and waited to the Brussels portion of the trip I would have saved a few Euros. Decent selection of other "standard" lambics, but if you're like us and visiting Brugge prior to Brussels, you'd be advised not to pull the trigger on any of those Brussels-based beers prior to getting to Brussels.

The glassware selection is very solid - snagged one of those really fantastic De Dolle Oerbier wine glasses.

Probably the most consistent selection in Brugge, but not anywhere near as good as the Brussels location. (739 characters)

Photo of GJ40
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A great shop! Lots of bottles and good space. But many of the offerings seem to be readily available beers. They didn't seem to have anything rare and were light on sours. I also picked up a nice Rodenbach tin tacker for my pub room. Well worth a visit! (253 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -27%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Just about the only beer shop I pop into and don’t buy a beer when in Brugge: just a tourist trap really, like the one in Brussels.

To be fair however it is bright and clean, always has a good display in the front windows and is full of beery souvenirs as well as bottles; both single and in presentation packs for the folks back home. Staff friendly enough.

Over priced in my opinion and caters for the occasional Belgian beer drinker, not a serious Belgian beer hunter. (476 characters)

Photo of hotsudge
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

If you want it, they got it. This place is amazing, great selection and reasonable prices. Well laid out with really good service.

Centrally located, we were able to get a few beers for the hotel room and a few rare beers to take home.

Cool shop where we can't wait to go here again. (287 characters)

Photo of adamlr23
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Had a great time here. They are knowledgeable and friendly, and sold me a bunch of beer to ship back (including Westvleteren). I absolutely love the giant walls of beer and beer glasses. If I ever come back to Brugge this is the shop I would come to. (250 characters)

Photo of BlastBeats
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

After an unsuccessful attempt to enjoy some Westvleteren beers at the abbey (it was closed), we decided to check out Brugge on the way back.. De Bier Temple is located within less than a five minutes walk from the city center. It isn't a big store in terms of square footage, yet if you're looking for fine Belgian beer and glassware, the selection is impressive.. they have a lot of beers that I wouldn't be able to find in Chicago, including Westvleteren.

The staff was extremely professional and friendly. We chatted with the cashier and browsed the selection for about ten minutes after the store had closed.. we had purchased six bottles of Westy 12, a Westvleteren chalice, and a bottle of Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio.. all of these items were carefully wrapped and packaged for us.

All in all, I'm glad I stopped in De Bier Temple.. it's definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area. (903 characters)

Photo of klink40
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great selection but definetly the tourist stop (not tourist trap)to get those hard to finds which means higher prices. However, the do have a ridiculous selection and a very cool atmosphere.

Lots of gift packs for samplers or gifts to bring home for any beer lover.

There's a great selection of glassware too and when I was there last year they allowed you to mix 6 packs.

If you are reading this you will want to at least check it out to be in awe of place and wish it were located in your hometown. (506 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was told this is the place to pick up some bottles. This is just a twenty feet away from the main square in town. Tons of bottles, glassware, hats, shirts, and well everything you can think of Belgian Beer. After some looking I asked for Westy, they asked how many of each do I want. Stupid me asked, how many you got... they showed me...it was like porn...cases of 12, yes cases. I only got two, because I have been so blessed on this trip with everything else, I could not be greedy. Go in here, you almost can't leave. (523 characters)

Photo of Cmack15
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a great bottle shop in Brugge and a must visit when in that city. I stopped by here prior to going to the Cambrinus which is two buildings down the street. Really great selection of Belgian beers and glasses. I purchased a westy 8 and my friend was able to score a 2 bottles of westy 12. We asked about a westy glass and a De Struise glass but he said he did not have them in stock and to check back tomorrow because he would call about them. we stopped the next morning and he had the glasses for us and was very friendly. Great service and selection plus they speak English really well here too.
Cheers (612 characters)

Photo of USCMcG
4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Guess who's coming home with 20 bottles of Westy!?!?!? The folks at bier temple were very accommodating. The nice lady even helped me wrap each bottle in bubble wrap and pack a couple of boxes full of beer. It's right off the main square and very easy to locate. The owner mentioned that he gets Westvleteren in commonly, and it was priced at 9.95 a bottle. A great way to finish off a couple of days in Bruges.

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Photo of Chincino
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (732 characters)

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De Biertempel in Brugge, Belgium
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