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Reviews by harsley:
4/5 rDev -7.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I liked this place. The one in Brugge seemed even better as it was less crowded than this one and the guy behind the counter was extremely friendly and helpful. Prices were a bit high seeing how some of the beer there cost similar to buying them in the States, but others were definitely cheaper. The best thing was the two cases of Westvleteren 8 & 12 they had on the floor. Needless to say we grabbed over a case total to take back with us.
Nice selection of glassware and some other beer related items as well.
04-07-2006 13:16:53 | More by harsley
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4.64/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
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
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Was there the first week of July 2013, and they had a wonderful selection. Stopped by at least three times during the week. Service depended on who was working that day.
I stayed at the Amigo hotel so it was an easy walk. Among all the beers I bought to sample or bring home I was able to buy 8 of each westvleteren - blond, 8, 12. Brought half of it all home to the states. They were out of the westies by the third of July.
08-05-2013 01:33:29 | More by seyton
4.41/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | $$
It's in the touristy part of Brussels, so expect everything that comes with that (or at least part of it).
Not a huge store, but they have a wide variety of and glassware. They were well stocked on all three of the Westies when I went there (priced at 12, 9, and 8 eruro) and had relatively good prices on a other Belgian beer (Chimay Grande Reserve 75 cl for 7.50 euro). All the glassware you'd expect.
I stayed away from her because it looked incredibly touristy, especially being as close to the Grand Platz as it is. However, it was actually cheaper than or equivalent to the local beer (au-Nom-de-la-Bière) store I visited with my friend who lives in Belgium . The guy at the counter was polite and gave me a few extra bottles protectors when I asked, but he was mainly too busy with all the tourists gawking at all the "foreign beer" to be of much help. Can't fault him, though, and if you know what you're looking for you will find it.
If you're in Brussels and you read reviews on beeradvocate like you clearly are, you owe it to yourself to go. You'll feel a little dirty, perhaps, but in the end it's worth it. Shop around, though. You can find all the Rocheforts and a number of other good beers for less at a local grocery store like Delhaize a couple blocks away.
The more I think about my visit here, the more I'm associating it with a high-priced call girl. You get what you want, it's fantastic, but at the end of the day, you feel a little icky.
06-06-2013 18:29:38 | More by Dreizhen
De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
95 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.