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Brasserie Cantillon

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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
phone: +32 25 21 49 28

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4.51/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A-Cantillon is located in a nondescript building not far from the Gare du Midi in Brussels. Upon entering, you realize that this is a working brewery, and not just a show for tourists...some men are labeling bottles, others are fixing machinery during the summer down-time, and palates are ready for shipment. Cool. We took the self-guided tour, which was fun, marginally instructive, and pretty quick, although I imagine you could make it longer if you were there when they were brewing. The tasting room towards the front of the house is a bit make-shift, but (aside from being quite chilly) it works for hanging out and it does nothing to detract from the working-brewery feel. We had a great conversation with a Swedish brewer who was visiting.

Q-Obviously, the quality of the brews is good at the source. Temps are cool in the building and they have all of their tasting bottles in the fridge behind the counters.

Ser-The employees working the front of the house were courteous, but not terribly engaging. They poured sample beers, but were not interested in discussing matters. The employees working in the brewery, however, were friendly and ready to answer questions about their craft.

Sel-If you like gueuze and lambic, the selection is a perfect five, because you are in the mother ship. I tried the base lambic, the Kriek, Iris, Fou Foune, 50 North, and Vigneronne. The only missing component was the Lou Pepe line. They did not have any guest beers, but when you have a big selection of Cantillon to choose from, guest beers aren't really an issue.

V-You get a couple of free samples with your tour, which is nice. The bottles for take-away were reasonably priced and mostly in-line with the rest of the city. The bottles for drinking on premises were slightly expensive, but that could have just been because I bought Fou Foune and shared 50 North and Vigneronne, which aren't cheap to begin with.

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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 alone 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.

Photo of IronTom
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.79/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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4.7/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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.