Moeder Lambic Fontainas
Taps: 46 / Bottles: 180
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 40 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tendermorsel:
4.21/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Edit... My 2nd visit in 9/2011 was very different than my first.
We arrived at the bar pretty late 1:30 AM local time. It was a couple days after the big Stone Tap Take over/Zwane Day. Jean the owner saw us on the patio sipping on a Wadasa (30 Euros which is pretty reasonable for that beer) stopped by our table and started to talk beer. Jean was a GREAT guy. He stayed open late for us and even gave us a beer from his personal stash of Kernel beers.
I was enlightend my Jean as to why some of his beers have such a high pricepoint which really bothered me on my last visit. "we don't have many bottles and we want to make them last. any-one that buys one of those will be getting a ton of stuff on the house" I believed him and it made complete sense.
I really enjoyed my 2nd trip here.
Well worth a stop even at 1:30 AM:)
I was not really impressed with this place. Maybe I am a traditionalist but this place is very very high priced and lacks character.
I had an afternoon to kill while waiting for a train in Brussels so we decided to stop in.
Yes they have a ton of drafts. Some of them were very rare. But 3-5 Euro for a lambic pour? That is as expensive as what I paid for a draft of Fou Fone here in Boston a while back. That is very high compared to other spots also. Pitchers of Lambic?? Maybe I am too traditional but something just doesn't seem right about that. Pitchers of Jupiler or Maes yes but Lambic?
The Bottle selection had rarities for sure but 200 + Euro for a Millenium Geuze. Wow that is steep! Especially since I spent 40 Euro on a bottle at another place the night before right outside Brussels.
Lacks any of the "Belgian" character of so many of the other places I have visited while traveling there. It just seemed like this was a place for tourists stopping through Brussels.
It seemed as if this was just a trendy new bar that really could exist anywhere.
Not a bad place by any means. In fact if I was spending a short period of time in Brussels I might stop in due to the great central location. However, if you are spending any amount of time traveling in Belgium there are so many better places in and around Brussels.
09-03-2010 17:19:08 | More by tendermorsel
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