Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BEER AVG
4.13/5
Based on:
20 Beers
1,947 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 24
Visits: 54
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3 Herman Teirlinckplein
Beersel, 1650
Belgium
phone: +32 (0) 23 31 06 52

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Place added by: TheLongBeachBum

Contact information for the brewery and bottle shop:
Hoogstraat 2a
1650 Beersel
Belgium 1650

E-mail: [email protected]
Telefoon: +32 (0)2 306 71 03
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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 54
Reviews by DaPeculierDane:
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4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited on 8-18-08

After a morning spent drinking near the Grote Markt in Brussels, Elaina and I took the trek to Lambik Land. We specifically chose this day because Drei Fontein was open and serving dinner.

After an initial disappointment at finding the castle closed, Elaina and I wandered slowly into Beersel until we came to the inauspicious restaurant and brewery. The atmosphere reminded me of a Wisconsin supper club. Its 50s esthetic was giving way to a small town, almost rustic vibe and despite the casual feel of the place, one felt confident that something gourmet was cooking up in the kitchen.

The staff told us that they weren't actually open yet but allowed us to stay for a drink anyways, probably after taking pity on our soaked and disheveled appearance (it had been pouring rain all day). A kind bar maid was quick to pour us two glass of 1 year lambik from a cask before joining her coworkers at a large table for the staff dinner. Elaina and I sipped our beers gratefully and then took our leave. After a pub crawl of Beersel we returned for dinner.

I ordered a magnificent guinea hen served in a kriek sauce (truly an A+ entre) and Elaina ate a good, although somewhat dry and tough rabbit cooked in oude geuze. I ordered a bottle of 1997 (11 year old) Oude Geuze for 12 Euros. It completely blew my mind. We later finished with glasses of Kriek, also from cask, that resembled pure, tart cherry juice followed by a creamy faro.

All in all a wonderful experience that I certainly hope to repeat. Although the selection was very, very limited I was not let down one bit. I'll take 4 perfect beers over 400 great beers anytime. (1,654 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of NJB145
4.54/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of JonathanC
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.96/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Very cool to finally visit 3 Fonteinen. The restaurant rests in a small square adjacent to a neat church building (there's also the Beersel Castle not too far away). We visited for lunch on a Friday. Despite their website stating that they open at 9am, they actually open at noon. Ok then. The restaurant appears pretty standard, clean, friendly, and there is a nice outdoor seating area, which is what we opted for on this particularly nice day.

The beer selection was good, with several vintages of their lambics to choose from, including more fresh options. The menu was more extensive than many places I visited in Belgium, and the food was very good. Child-friendly options as well.

The service was so-so. Everyone was friendly, but the pace of the service was so laid-back to the point of being annoying. You can sit there twiddling your thumbs with an empty glass, and no one will give you a second glance unless you send out an SOS.

Taking a stroll around the corner, you'll find the shop, where there are lots of bottles for takeout, and some merch as well. This was a good place to kill a little time while waiting for the restaurant to open. From what I saw, the take-home bottles were mostly if not all the latest/freshest batch, so don't go expecting all kinds of crazy vintages. I caught a glimpse of Armand here, but he was busy with a private tour.

It's a no-brainer that you should visit 3F while in Belgium. (1,429 characters)

Photo of Brabander
3.48/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Not my most favourite place to go to cause sours are not my thing but the 3F beers are good trade stuff. (105 characters)

Photo of GJ40
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in with some local friends while visiting the area. I'd been wanting to get here for quite some time but its distance from the Brussels city center always prevented that. But I made it and it was fantastic! It's not the brewery pub or tasting room you'd expect from US breweries but they had a great lineup including hand pulled kriek, lambic and faro, vintage brews and a nice listing if food. This place is authentic and inspiring. (443 characters)

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4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

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I've met a lot of friendly people at breweries, but getting to meet Armand and the brewers behind the beers was beyond words. This is a definite must-visit if you're in Brussels. (179 characters)

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Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen in Beersel, Belgium
98 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.