De Biertempel

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De BiertempelDe Biertempel
BA SCORE
96
world-class

64 Reviews
Reviews: 64
Visits: 85
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
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Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56
Brussels, 1000
Belgium
phone: +32 2 502 19 06

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Reviews: 64 | Visits: 85
Reviews by adamette:
Photo of adamette
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Stumbled on this place while touring in Brussels (I had been to the one in Brugge but did not know about this one until I saw it) as my wife had gotten some ice cream across the street and she wanted to take a look down this street. Anyway, here is my review:

Quality. Well it is tremendous. It is probably three times the size of the one in Brugge and everything is expertly presented.

Service. Really great as the same person was working here in Brussels as the one in Brugge. We mentioned that we saw her in Brugge and she confirmed that indeed, 3 weeks earlier she had been in Brugge working at the De Bier Tempel there. We bought a few things (I already had the 13 beers that I would eventually be carrying home so I could not buy any more beer) and she handled it very well. My wife bought a boot glass for her brother and they packaged it very nicely indeed.

Selection. Well it could not really be improved. Easily 300 and maybe 400 Belgian beers in one place. Wow.

Value. Very reasonable indeed. (1,007 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SFCraft
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great shop with an amazing selection of beer, glassware and everything else related. Friendly and helpful staff. It was another typical "kid in a candy store" type of experience in Brussels! (190 characters)

Photo of Sixpoint
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RickyS
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (100 characters)

Photo of kermis
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mumbles720
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of BILF
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Great personnel, good variety of beers. I like the packing of every bottle not to clink in the bag. (99 characters)

Photo of Homebrew
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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. (480 characters)

Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of srletend
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Incredible selection. Westy 12 at a reasonable 12 euro. (55 characters)

Photo of R3ason
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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. (476 characters)

Photo of cmrillo
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of RedDon
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of haykido
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of the_encinitan
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Sam-VW
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of boddhitree
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,135 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Sparky44
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Anatole
3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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