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Moeder Lambic Fontainas

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Moeder Lambic FontainasMoeder Lambic Fontainas
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 uno99:
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4.33/5  rDev -5.3%

A: Very chic and trendy appearance. Definitely not an old school Belgian cafe'... This is a welcome change from all the stuffy old places in the neighborhood (although those places have great atmosphere as well - just diffrent - ). The music is excellent, and not too loud, and the layout and feel of the place is perfect. My only complaint actually is that the seats outside are a little uncomfortable.

Q: I happend to be here during the Belgian beer weekend, and they had an amazing selection of specialty taps and kegs. I tried almost the entire special menu, and all of it was very well selected! Defenitly a skew towards lambics, but also a good mixture of other styles as well. there was even a rauchbeer!

S: I spent 4 days in Brussels and I visited this place on about 6 different occasions. Every time I received very knowledgeable and excellent service. The owner Jean is VERY passionate and welcoming to visitors especially if you come during a quieter period.

S: Both the bottle and tap list are very extensive, however the bottle list seemed very expensive. I did eventually order a Mikeller Beer Geek Breakfast however and it was delicious. I get the impression from speaking to Jean that the taps are rotated very often, and new casks appear even more frequently. They have also now begun to age kegs. Its very nice to be able to order a 2008 and 2010 fou fone on tap to compare the two for instance!

F: I only ate here once, the menu isnt huge, but they keep it high quality. Our whole table ordered quiche and it was delicious. we also shared some lambic sausage, which was also very good.

Well,... im not the authority on beer bars in Brussels but, for the 4 days I spent there this was by far my favorite!

uno99, Sep 09, 2010
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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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dwagner003, Jul 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

ItyMeuh, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

briang01, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

erbu, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

jackmax, Jun 12, 2014
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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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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.