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Moeder Lambic Fontainas

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 48
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Fantastic selection of world class beers and great service. The menu is a bit limited, but why would that be a problem.

TOOSE, Yesterday at 06:43 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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cbnz, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Can't beat the selection. Friendly service. Decent food.

srletend, Aug 31, 2014
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Riggsy, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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dwagner003, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

sdaly3, Jun 09, 2014
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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
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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
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Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.