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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 tomthumbsblues:
Photo of tomthumbsblues
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%

De Bier Tempel is not too far off the Grand Place. It's really just down one of the little streets off the square and then up Rue Marche Aux Herbes. Very strange outside decoration. Doesn't really look like a temple so much as if you ate a leopard and then threw up on the building. But I wasn't there to critique the architecture, I was there for the beer. Inside there are rows of beers lined up in singles. There are sets of "meter" beers where you can buy a meter of Belgian beer, all different ones of course. There are shot glasses, beer chalices, and all sorts of other beer paraphenalia. Because of this, there is not much room to move around in the store. When we went there the first time it was too crowded so we just walked in and walked back out vowing to come back another day. I picked up a bottle of the St. Bernadus Witbier and the little woman got a bottle of Orval. The prices seemed reasonable, but we later discovered we could've gotten a four pack of the latter beer in the supermarket for about as much as we paid for a single. So, only go to De Bier Tempel as long as you know you can't find that beer anywhere else. Other than that, a neat little store I'd visit again should I ever be fortunate enough to return to Brussels.

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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.