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Reviews by Crosling:
4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4
De Bier Tempel is located near Grand Place, not very well hidden amongst the chocolate stores and the tourist shops
This was a really nice place. I didn't buy any beer here because I purchased about 18 different bottles at Beermania about an hour before. I just came here to see if they had any very rare gems that Beermania didn't have. They didn't.
The selection though, was still very well received. They had about 150 to 200 beers in various sizes and also a pretty extensive selection of glassware. T-shirts and books, most notably Tim Webb's Good Beer Guide and Lambicland were sold here as well.
The service was great. I asked the lady at the counter if I could pay her for some shipping supplies. She laughed and just asked what I needed, handed them to me and told me not to worry about it. Her generosity was very well appreciated and I bought a Cantillon tulip to thank her.
It is interesting to note that Westvleteren was available here and one euro cheaper than Beermania. Also, if you are looking for Cantillon, come here, because Beermania does not stock Cantillon on principle. Apparently, Cantillon is non-traditional to them. But yet, Timmerman's, St. Louis and Mort Subite, which they sell, are traditional lambics. WTF? Anyway, come here, but after Beer Mania.
07-30-2004 00:31:55 | More by Crosling
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4.64/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Enjoyed shopping here. The selection was great. I think almost all beers from Belgium were represented, even ones I'd not heard of before. I didn't ask for help, and the reason was that it was so busy and packed with tourist. The staff simply stayed behind the counter, which was ok for me. The hard part was deciding how much money I could afford to spend. I knew about the other stores around town, but this place was so central and easy to reach, that the few hours I had in the tourist area had to spent well.
They really could do with one of two sales people roaming the aisle and dispensing info, but for someone not into exotic beers and looking for a simple present from the mass produced beers, they leave all that up near the front by the cashiers.
What impressed me most was how careful they were in packing each bottle, testing the plastic bag repeatedly to make sure none of the glass of a bottle was touching or clinking. They packed every bottle separately in it's plastic wrap, and made sure the glassware I bought was equally safely stored before they let me leave their presence. Such an eye for detail made my day.
05-05-2014 21:16:20 | More by boddhitree
De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
95 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.