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Délices et Caprices

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.41%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 250
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

Beenhouwersstraat 68
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
phone: +32 2 512 14 51

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(Place added by: CaptainPiret on 07-07-2011)
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Reviews by BlackHaddock:
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +6.8%

My wife and I decided to find this place purely on the first review on BA, really pleased we did. Its opening times could be kinder, but it suits the owner I suppose. The owner is in fact a Swiss chap who has also lived in the UK before settling in Brussels, so multi-tongued and interested in fine beers.

It is firstly a beer shop, secondly a tasting room with a couple of other tables outside (only three inside): no beers on tap. We burst in and stared at the shelves of beers and glasses on show, some are also in the fridges for drinking there and then: the choices in the fridges change as and when they feel like doing so. They have a lot of the larger 75 cl bottles and cover all Belgian beer styles. I asked for a Rulles Christmas to be chilled while we had a couple of other 75 cl beers already in his fridge.

Had a good chat in-between customers with both the owner and his wife, very knowledgeable and keen, been there 15 years and happy. Brussels city centre was heaving during our stay; the Christmas Market being on this was an oasis of calm: I almost didn’t review it (wanting it to stay a mini secret ensuring there will always be a seat for me whenever I return). Carried out 6 big bottles and had a lovely 2 hours of drinking and selecting my bottles for home consumption.

We were given some white and black pudding as we drank, a Christmas treat, we were told: nice touch.

01-04-2012 13:07:47 | More by BlackHaddock
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cmrillo

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-23-2014 02:06:44 | More by cmrillo
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

08-08-2014 16:55:33 | More by Slatetank
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-27-2014 18:32:26 | More by drtth
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atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-16-2014 04:53:40 | More by atpca
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erbu

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

06-16-2014 20:15:37 | More by erbu
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Maximus_Prime

Colorado

4.93/5  rDev +5.3%

Was lucky enough to stop in on my last day in brussels. Location was a 2 minute walk from hotel and right in the center of town. The atmosphere was small but very welcoming almost as if you were visiting a relative in another country. Initially I thought it was just a bottle shop but when the owner Pierre greeted me I noticed other patrons drinking. The VIP service I got from Pierre was top notch and not only was he knowlegeable about every beer on the shelf, but poured me a beer on the house. The selection was different from other shops around in the aspect he had bottles from up andcoming local brewers that I did not see at other establisments. The selection on the shelves were small but just ask and Pierre will check in his cellar for something special. If you knew what you were looking for Pierre would do his best to find the perfect beer for you or recommended his top picks in each style of beer. Overall a great family run business that takes service to the next level and a passion for beer on a BA level. Will definitely return to this establishment again and hopefully have more time to enjoy another beer!

04-15-2014 14:04:55 | More by Maximus_Prime
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +4.3%

Upon arriving to Brussels i had a list of places i wanted to visit, and this place was closed the first 2 days but i kept walking by just in case. finally on my final day, it was open. Pierre was beyond friendly, very informative, and very helpful. his selection was pretty much spot on. not as big as some of the other shops but the value was untouchable. prices that were far cheaper so easily the best value in grand palace. has seating for sampling, is located on a quiet side street. if you visit brussels and grand palace, this is a must go to. do what i did, window shop first and note the prices and i bet you return here and right fully so. best shop in brussels. i cannot wait to return.

one note - beer only, no glassware for sale.

04-06-2014 13:25:30 | More by hooliganlife
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jlisuk

California

4.94/5  rDev +5.6%

This place is the best! I went there based on the BA reviews and was not disappointed. It is a small shop, but they cram in a ton of awesome beer. There are stores with wider selections in Brussels, but I did not come across one with better quality beers. Pierre is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in choosing beers to meet your needs. i was looking for beers I would not be able to find in the states, and Pierre helped me pick out some rare/unusual stuff from smaller producers. Also, this was the only place in Belgium I found the Rodenbach Caractere Rouge. Prices are very reasonable for what they are selling. I tried to organize a tasting session for my wife and I, but unfortunately they only offer those for larger groups.

07-16-2013 20:06:17 | More by jlisuk
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spoony

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev -7.1%

A-Delices is located quite close to the Grand Place in the heart of Brussels, but the store is really a small, hole-in-the-wall-type joint on a side alley. It feels like they are taking inventory (or lessens from the Kulminator) with boxes and crates lying around, some half full of empty bottles. There are three or four tables tucked in among the boxes. While this ain't fancy, I enjoyed the vibe in here, which is anti-tourist trap.

Q-Most of the brews sit on shelves up front, but the temperature in the store when we visited was quite chilly, so I'm not terribly concerned about heat. The spread of beer options was pretty good, with a nice selection of good Belgian bottles, including some good gueuze from the area.

Ser-We were helped by what I assume to be a husband-and-wife team who were both friendly. They offered us suggestions and poured our beer with skill. The store was pretty busy, so we did not chat them up and we did not eat anything, so I cannot comment on their table service.

Sel-The shop has a pretty good selection of bottles up front and a few more in a small fridge in back. There are a few unique brews sitting on the shelves, but nothing terribly rare or crazy. For a shop in the heart of the tourist zone, the options were good.

V-The prices are a bit high, but less than the true tourist trap shops located nearby.

06-12-2013 13:06:16 | More by spoony
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Délices et Caprices in Brussels, Belgium
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