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Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie CantillonBrasserie Cantillon
BA SCORE
100
world-class

128 Ratings
Ratings: 128
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 6.74%
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
Belgium
phone: +32 25 21 49 28

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Reviews by Thorpe429:
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4.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Along with Drie Fonteinen and Moeder Lambic, this is one of THE places to visit when you're in Brussels. When we were there, we tried to go to Cantillon nearly every day and ended up going 4 or 5 times.

The atmosphere is quite nice. When you walk in there are some older gadgets and maps to the right, with barrels and a pouring area on the left beside the beer menu. Further along are the shopping counter and seating for about 50 people. The decor is old and the seating area is quaint. Quite the place to sit for a beer.

The selection is unparalleled. There were perhaps 10 different Cantillon beers to choose from, including young unblinded lambic and plenty of Cantillon's bottled offerings. All the beers are of course served in the appropriate Cantillon glassware after being served out of either a lambic basket or ceramic jug, depending on the beer.

The service was fantastic. Each time we were there, we were greeted by Julie (Jean Van Roy's sister) greeting people with the phrase "Bonjeur-Hello.". She was quite helpful and friendly, and Jean himself was also great when he wasn't otherwise preoccupied. My only minor complaint is that it would be nice to have someone more available for questions about things on the tour -- which is self-guided and otherwise excellent -- though I can't really complain considering how small the staff is.

Overall, this is a magical place, even if you aren't a big lambic fan. There's just so much history that one cannot help but be in awe. I can't wait to go back.

Thorpe429, Feb 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

ajevne, 25 minutes ago
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

ivyman, Sunday at 01:09 PM
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4.6/5  rDev -3.2%

5373752018, Saturday at 05:21 PM
Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

Brabander, Saturday at 10:05 AM
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

WynnO, Friday at 01:32 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

daryk77, Sep 16, 2014
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, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Sets the standard...

srletend, Aug 31, 2014
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Brasserie Cantillon in Anderlecht, Belgium
100 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.