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Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie CantillonBrasserie Cantillon
BA SCORE
100
world-class

123 Ratings
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 6.74%
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 17,447
Beer Avg: 4.23
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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Photo of dirtylou
4.73/5  rDev -0.4%

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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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

daryk77, 9 minutes ago
Photo of BMMillsy
4.79/5  rDev +0.8%

Stopped in after a short walk from the Brussels-MIDI station through what seemed to be a bit of a sketchy area. Walked inside and there was a large collection of bustling, lambic drinking people. Took the tour that included 2 glasses of beer, then had a Zwanze 2012. Lucky enough to show up the day after releasing LP Framboise and Fou Fone so walked off with what I could carry. Limit of 5 boxes per person per visit, and they freaking give it away with the prices charged. Nice staff and a neat place. Got pretty crowded in the afternoon and there was quite a line built up to get a beer. All in all a great experience.

BMMillsy, Friday at 09:22 PM
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

AlexM, Wednesday at 08:27 PM
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

TNeedles, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Butchnasty, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -26.3%

mendvicdog, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

This is the mothership. Once you will enter Brasserie Cantillon, your life will never be the same and your love of beer will have grown deeper. The place is located in a little street and fits within the neighborhood. Once you enter in, you know you're in for something special. The first thing that gets to you is the smell. That smell is magical... Then, you have friendly people asking you what you are here for. You should then go visit the brewery and see how the lambic miracle happens. After that, it is time for your tasting. Ask all the questions you ever had and they will be answered kindly and professionally, possibly by Jean Van Roy himself. Enjoy the tasting and then some other Cantillon beers at ridiculously low prices if you live in the US.
You will leave that place transformed and a better person.

edhizdeid, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

I had the privelege of visiting Belgium recently, one of the places that was top on my list to check out was Cantillon - I was fortunate enough to return for a second visit and really loved the tour and just how everything continues according to the traditional lambic method. To see this place is even better than I imagined there is so much history contained within the walls.
I felt the prices were so reasonable compared to anywhere else you can find Cantillon products and the staff were very friendly and accomodating. If you have the chance to make the trip I can't recommend Cantillon as they are a world class operation.

Slatetank, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

cmrillo, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Highbury09, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

HookemHoos, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

millelacsmark, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Easily one of the 10 best breweries in the world.

Wobbly, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of endovelico
4.39/5  rDev -7.6%

In an unassuming location on an under kept street off the touristy path lies the historic Cantillon Brewery, one of the last stalwarts of the traditionally done – and according to most, real - Lambics.

This is enough to instill a deep sense of reverence in just about anyone who loves beer – It sure had that effect on me – but what I soon realized was that once you step inside and see how humbly things are set up and how unconceited the workers go about pilling crates, inspecting fruit and serving their beer you can’t help but feel an enormous serenity and ease.

The whole place emanates a real, rustic authenticity the kind that can’t be fabricated:
The interior is modestly set up with dusty, dim lighted rooms filled with functionally laid out repurposed furniture; The drinks are served from a cask-fed mug; The prices are very affordable (on just about anything really); The servicemen are friendly and will attend to your queries in the most honest manner.

You can even take a valuable walk through the innards of the brewery AND have a couple of samples for a few Euros. You couldn't ask for anything more, literally. High recommended.

endovelico, Aug 06, 2014
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Brasserie Cantillon in Anderlecht, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.