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Moeder Lambic Fontainas

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

80 Ratings
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.78%
Taps: 46
Bottles: 180
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

Place Fontainas 8
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
phone: +32 2 503 60 68

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @moederlambic

Notes:
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(Place added by: barkeeper on 12-18-2009)
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Reviews by tendermorsel:
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4.21/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

tendermorsel, Sep 03, 2010
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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Can't beat the selection. Friendly service. Decent food.

srletend, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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sdaly3, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
4.69/5  rDev +2.6%

The selection is amazing, with 6 different Cantillon drafts/casks (along with others) when I visited, and an extensive bottle list. The service was also impeccable, very efficient and with all of the bartenders and servers happily speaking English. The quality is world class, at least with the lambics, which was my main focus. The atmosphere is I suppose a matter of preference, and I liked the feel of the St. Gilles location more. This was more than fine though, with a large outdoor seating area and plenty of room at the bar. The food selection is pretty limited, but what I had was good. The price on some of the bottles was pretty high, but absolutely appropriate in my opinion for a world class bar like this. Overall, one of the best bars I've ever been to.

outoffocus, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of SankeySr
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%

Really cool spot, must-go for craft beer lovers. Awesome selection with a ton of sours, saisons, belgians, etc. Had some good italian beers on tap that just came out. Some of the bartenders were kind of assholes but whatever. Food was great, had the meat and cheese plate with bread.

SankeySr, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%

The route back from Cantillon conveniently took us past Moeder Lambic's second location and we stopped there for a not-so-quick lunch of quiche and a meat and bread plate. There I tried the Band of Brothers, a hoppy Belgian style IPA made by Brasserie de la Senne in collaboration with Moeder Lambic. This was a very hoppy beer that I liked, since I hadn't had a really hoppy beer in almost 2 weeks, but may have pushed the limits for me. Since it took a while to get our check, I ended up ordering a second beer, the Cantillion Iris Grand Cru on tap, which was much more mellow than the regular version. I love this beer bar!

We ended up back there later the same day and tried even more great beers.

One of the best beer bars in Brussels for sure!

Jackofallbrews, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Soif, May 18, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +7%

One of the very best beer bars I've ever been in. I can't believe the level of service we received, in our servers second language, but these people love beer, love their jobs, love their neighborhood ( I counted 8 strollers, what does that tell you? Yes this is just off the highest tourist traffic area in Brussels, but somehow its filled with young local families into drinking good beer with their neighbors on a Monday night). If you find yourself near the Grand Place, seek this joint out. Especially if you like lambics & geuzes, but their "guest" taps include a lot of new, small European brewers pushing the envelopes of traditional styles, introducing American elements ( read: adding new wrld hops, big IBUs), and just generally raising hell.

southdenverhoo, May 12, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +3.1%

My wife and I went to Brussels on a "beer trip" that she gifted me for Christmas last year. The main focus of the trip was to find cool places to drink beer and to also bring some local brews home with us. This was one of the last stops on our 2 day trip and it was well worth it.

One of the things we enjoyed about this place was that it is, for the most part, off the tourist map. It was a short walk down the street from our hotel and close to the Grand Place.

I was very excited to see how many different beers they had on tap. The selection included blondes, stouts, fruit beers, sour beers... Many different choices to choose from.

Another highlight was the roasted barley that they served with the beer. We asked the waiter about it and he explained that it is used to eat and it cleanses the palate between beer samples. It worked very well and was a nice little snack.

The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all of the beers. They had very good recommendations about which beers would suit an individuals taste. The place was not overly crowded and the atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this place to anyone going to Brussels.

PopTheTop, Apr 26, 2014
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Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.