De Biertempel

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66 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
91
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.92%
De BiertempelDe Biertempel
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 502 19 06 | map

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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 91
Reviews by bobsy:
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4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Not all that different from the store in Brugges, except that this one had far friendlier service. Fairly small space, but crammed full of every Belgian beer you can think of, and its hard to limit yourself to what you can carry. I picked up some De Ranke, Urthel, Achel, Rodenbach and others. There's also an impressive glassware selection behind the counter, from which I selected a Cantillon gueuze glass.

The lady who ran the store was warm and friendly even though the place was just about to close. She went out of her way to help the folks ahead of us in the line, and was efficient in serving us. Everything was wrapped impeccably.

Prices are a touch higher than ideal, due to its location more than anything. TIP: If you want Cantillon, its far cheaper at the brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of amano_h
3.3/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I'll hand it to them, they do have quite an extensive selection of both beers and paraphernalia, but it's honestly not worth shopping here, when you can find most of the popular beers sold here for about 2-3x cheaper in either local supermarkets like Delhaize or Carrefour Express, or in bottle shops that are outside of the 25km tourist-overcharging radius of the Greater Brussels area.

This does make a solid last minute beer shopping stop if you've exhausted all your options and don't care about a measly 1-2 EUR for something you can probably already get in the states, but be warned that some of the rarer bottles come with a hefty premium, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5x - 4x the original sticker price (e.g. 18 EUR bottle of De Struise Black Damnation going for ~60 EUR)

That being said, they do sometimes will carry beer that is available nowhere else due to the sheer fact that no one is willing to pay outlandish prices for said beers, so if you're looking for something that's not available anywhere, it's worth a shot taking a peep here.

For those of you looking for Cantillon: just go to the brewery.

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Photo of dougbreathe
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place was the best bottle shop I found in Brussels, and I walked into every single place I saw selling beer. They had all the big hitters; two Cantillons, three or four Fantomes, all three Westvleterens, 3F, and many many more. They also sell a ton of glasses, shirts, posters, and tin signs. Magnums and all sizes of certain beers are available too. It's a great location too, right by the Gran Plaza. A must-visit in Brussels.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ajlvt
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sergio_Pereira
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SFCraft
4.85/5  rDev +11%
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 -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RickyS
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mumbles720
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of simoen
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of BILF
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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 +3%

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 +14.4%

Photo of srletend
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Incredible selection. Westy 12 at a reasonable 12 euro.

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Photo of R3ason
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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 +3%

Photo of RedDon
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of haykido
3/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
96 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.