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Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie CantillonBrasserie Cantillon

144 Ratings
Ratings: 144
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 6.72%
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 17,735
Beer Avg: 4.31
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

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On my first visit to the legendary Brasserie Cantillon I walked from the city center of Brussels and had a hell of a time locating the place. I walked pass the street three times before realizing it was the building across from an empty lot, but after I saw the iconic sign my excitement level rose and a big grin appeared across my face.

Walking into the brewery/museum through the large wooden door I was surprised there was only about 15 people in the building at about 2PM. The line to purchase merchandise and bottles was the longest (though quick) and there was no one in the line to purchase beer to have at the tasting area.

I waited to get a ticket for the self guided tour (which included to samples - gueze and your choice of three variants). The introduction to the tour explains a bit of the history and the fundamentals of the process behind lambic production, then you're let loose in the amazing building.

Seeing the belt and gear driven mash tun and grain silo, the cool ship on the third floor the primary fermentation room in the attic with the barrels actively fermenting, then the aging barrels and eventually the bottling machine (which was being operated at the time by Jean) - Everything original (besides the bottler) and everything used heavily - awesome.

The tasting room was filling up by the time the tour ended but I was able to get my gueze and enjoy it while walking around a bit more. My second sampling was the Kriek - Event better.

If you are a sour beer fan this place is a must and even if you aren't and are in Brussels.. go any way. The bottle list was fantastic also, on my second visit (the next day) I had Fou Foune, Zwanza '12 among others.

Before leaving I ended up purchasing 5 bottles to bring back along with a shirt and a flute glass. All in all Cantillon met and exceeded the big status it has.

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I was there yesterday to pick up some sour beers. Yhey had the Fou Foune, the Lou Pepe Frambois and some Mamouche for me. The brewery is located in a part of Brussels which is a quit part.

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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.

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Brasserie Cantillon in Anderlecht, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.