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De Biertempel

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De BiertempelDe Biertempel

64 Reviews
Reviews: 64
Visits: 86
Avg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
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Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56
Brussels, 1000
phone: +32 2 502 19 06

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Reviews: 64 | Visits: 86
Reviews by Crosling:
Photo of Crosling
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sergio_Pereira
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SFCraft
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great shop with an incredible selection of beer, glassware and everything else related. Large format Belgian beers, sets, lambic... you name it. Friendly, helpful staff and a little pricey. It was another typical "kid in a candy store" type of experience in Brussels!

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RickyS
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Rather expensive, but the absolutely packed shelves certainly leave an impression. I also saw monks.

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Photo of kermis
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mumbles720
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of BILF
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Great personnel, good variety of beers. I like the packing of every bottle not to clink in the bag.

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Photo of Homebrew
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Was hopin to send home a couple cases of beer and this was one of the places on my list. Well no stores in Belgium ship to the states anymore, so had to pick bottles wisely. Store was empty and the woman behind the counter was very nice and helpful. Only store in town that had cantillon and 3f, also Fantome. Very impressive selection crammed into a small space. They also had glasses to go with almost every beer they sell. I would go here again if in brussels in the future.

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Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of srletend
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Incredible selection. Westy 12 at a reasonable 12 euro.

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Photo of R3ason
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Excellent shop for beer and their corresponding glasses, even if they aren't as cheap as the supermarkets. I'd definitely recommend this place, especially if you're short on time and want to buy a selection of bottles to go, including the Westvleteren blonde / 8/ 12 (assuming they haven't run out...though, it's quite pricey: ~15 euro). They must be used to people traveling with their purchases, as they individually wrap each bottle and glass, which was much appreciated.

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Photo of cmrillo
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RedDon
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of haykido
3/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of the_encinitan
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Sam-VW
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of boddhitree
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Sparky44
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
96 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.