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Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie CantillonBrasserie Cantillon
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4.39/5
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Place Score: 100
Ratings: 177
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.76
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

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Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 56
Reviews by Dreizhen:
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5/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I'm in love with this place.

First, I want to talk about the neighborhood. Everyone says it's in a sketchy part of town and I suppose I can understand why, but it's really not. It's just a Moroccan neighborhood that doesn't look as nice. Everyone I've encountered here has been amazingly friendly and helpful (I'm living on the next street over for the Summer) and I've never had any issues. I will say the brewery seems out of place, though. But on to the good stuff.

Once you open the door (look up for the sign as it's easy to miss) you're immediately hit by the smell. I've been to a number of breweries but this smell is something special. It's hard to put my finger on whatever it is, but I promise it will make you salivate, especially if you visit multiple times.

The tour is worth it. Do it. Don't ask any questions; just do it. Try and go on a brewing day, if possible. Drink everything available. It's ridiculously cheap, even compared to what you can buy in Brussels are stores or bars. DOn't even get me started on the challenge of acquiring some of this in the States.

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Family owned and somewhat family run. They'll talk to you all day about beer. Also gave great suggestions for other places to go in Brussels. They're used to beer nerd pilgrims of all different ethnicities and languages. Every time I go I have a very pleasant experience and it's usually with a different person each time.

It would be a crime to go to Brussels and not visit this wonderful establishment. I'm honestly about to go calculate my food budget for the rest of the summer to figure out how many times I can go here. After that, it's on to figuring out how much I can take home.

Go here!

More User Reviews:
Photo of LittleDon
4.93/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A must for anyone who cares about beer, regardless of whether you like the style or not. The smells are worth the 7€ self guided tour fee. I was astonished at how inexpensive the bottles to go were. Friendly and passionate staff. My only disappointment was that I wasn't there on a Tuesday or Thursday, when they're brewing.

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4.93/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of dabone
4.71/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Defiantly worth trying. Great atmosphere for enjoying a beer and seeing the production process

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4.31/5  rDev -9.5%
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Not sure what I can add except my own experiences.

Took the train from Bruges here (highly recommended) and then made the short walk from the train station to the brewery.

The location leaves a bit to be desired. But who cares, this is a brewery, and the rent is probably cheap.

When we entered the place was super noisy, it was bottling day. We settled in for an unblended lambic, classic gueuze and a kriek. While sitting enjoying our beers, Jean stopped by with a couple of free glasses of the beer they were bottling, (Saint Lamvinus) a very cool and friendly gesture! Decided to just skip the tour, the one that left while we were there was packed any ways.

On my way out I was helped by the nice gentleman working the gift shop and grabbed a few bottles of Fou to take home.

As everyone knows, this is a must stop in Brussels, and Belgium for that matter.

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Brasserie Cantillon in Anderlecht, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.