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Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie CantillonBrasserie Cantillon
BA SCORE
100
world-class

158 Ratings
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.77
pDev: 7.34%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 18,915
Beer Avg: 4.36
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

Rue Gheude 56
Anderlecht, 1070
Belgium
phone: +32 25 21 49 28

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4.73/5  rDev -0.8%

Really no point in reviewing Cantillon. If you're in Brussels, and you're aware enough to be on this website, you should be at Cantillon.

The tour is fine - 6 euros and you get a brief introduction in the language of your choice and then you're free to walk around on the self guided tour. Let's face it, by this point, you know how beer is made so you dont need the whole malt/hop drill. It's cool to see their open fermentation set-up, the barrels, and walls of bottles. A few small tastings of the standards are included.

The in-house consumption list is generally pretty strong, with significantly lower prices than you'll find anywhere else. On my last visit, 50 degrees north/4 degrees east, lou pepe framboise, zwanze 2012, iris, cuvee st gilloise, and a few other standards were all available. There are a few dirt-cheap drafts as well.

Take-away sales are a little less straight forward - they have the basics available for dirt cheap but are typically sold out of everything else. Sometimes you really have to pry to find out whats really for sale, that isnt listed. Dont be surprised to have to purchase a certain number of standards to purchase a specialty. Kind of a shitty business practice in my book, but when at Cantillon, I play by their rules.

They have gueuze cheese and allegedly salami at times, but not on this visit. Best to eat prior.

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
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This place is as good as it gets! A working museum, a step back in time. With the perfect funk in the air; The funky bacteria odor in the barrel rooms reminded me of my grand parents Poughkeepsie New York basement, perfect for open air fermentation. Maybe Grandpa was up to more then we realized. With service as good as a Portland Oregon upstart brewery and equipment older then any of us care to live, this place is amazing! One thing you do not want to do if you are ever in the vicinity is not go. Double check the hours. Take your time during the self guided tour then taste all they have to offer at the end. Your taste buds will crave the Gueuze, the Kriek and the Iris for months to follow. IPA biased drinkers will be shown the other dimension of the taste spectrum. Beer Opine World Class!

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Brasserie Cantillon in Anderlecht, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.