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Délices et Caprices

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Délices et CapricesDélices et Caprices
BA SCORE
99
world-class

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 6.4%
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:
Photo of BlackHaddock
5/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

BlackHaddock, Jan 04, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of davistabuff
4.9/5  rDev +4.5%

Easily the best bottle shop in the area, primarily due to the owner. Pierre was very friendly and informative, and took the time to discuss a lot of the Belgian scene and what I might like based on some of my preferences. Pricing was very good as well--bottles were routinely 20-30% cheaper than what I found in the area. He neatly bubble wrapped all of my purchases there and gave me extra bubble wrap to wrap the other beers I bought during my trip. Selection at a couple other shops I visited was a bit better, but they lacked the customer service. I felt heart and soul Delices while other bottle shops clearly were just trying to make a huge profit off tourists (many of whom I assume don't know how much they should be spending on the beers).

davistabuff, Friday at 10:45 PM
Photo of cmrillo
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

cmrillo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

Slatetank, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of drtth
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

drtth, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of atpca
4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of erbu
3.75/5  rDev -20%

erbu, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Maximus_Prime
4.93/5  rDev +5.1%

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!

Maximus_Prime, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of hooliganlife
4.88/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

hooliganlife, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of jlisuk
4.94/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

jlisuk, Jul 16, 2013
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Délices et Caprices in Brussels, Belgium
99 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.