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De Biertempel

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De BiertempelDe Biertempel
BA SCORE
96
world-class

74 Ratings
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.83%
[ Store ]

Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
phone: +32 2 502 19 06

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Reviews by Cwrw:
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Wandering round the Grand Place, I finally asked someone where the Beer Temple was, and they kindly told me the way. This is maybe 1 or 2 streets off the Grand Place, a smallish store, long and narrow, with a raised floor with steps in the back. Beside the glasses, gift packs, shirts, and any number of beer-tools, lies the core of the store: the beer shelves. Single rows of each beer on wooden shelves, simple and utilitarian; easy. There seemed to be a general, if somewhat strange order to their placement. Fruits beers in one place, Lambics in another, some Trappists here, some over there, etc. Over 200, and all Belgian. I asked about some French biere de garde, and the lady said nothing but Belgian here. No problem. I bought about 22 bottles of various sizes, and all had good dates on them, so the quality is good. A lady helped me, and though she was not overly versed in beer knowledge, she knew enough to answer my questions. An older gentleman, the entire time I was there, simply went back and forth from the storage room in the back, to the shelves, back and forth, replacing beers as they disappeared. Indeed, the place was busy when I was there, which was about 5 or 6 pm, and the clientele seemed, for gender, equally split; just as many women as men. Extremely good selection, obviously one of the best in Brussels. They carry a good deal of rare beers, some aged, some special edition, none of which I could afford at the time. I did buy one beer about which I am still trying to find information: a convent beer, brewed by a nun brewmaster. The lady told me it was extremely rare, and that the convent sells it only every couple years. I still have yet to drink it. They packed the heavenly nectar very professionally, using a small web-like styrofoam slip-over for the smaller beers, putting them all in boxes, and hermetically sealing them as though they were to be dropped from the plane to my house. The man gave me nearly 50 different Belgian beer coasters as well, since I told him I had a collection at home. A visit to Brussels without visiting the Beer Temple is tantamount to heresy.

Cwrw, Jan 09, 2005
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Incredible selection. Westy 12 at a reasonable 12 euro.

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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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De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
96 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.