Beer Planet

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Type: Store

Rue de la Fourche 45
Brussels, 1000

+32 484 95 53 50 | map

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Added by BeerPlanet on 05-11-2008

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Photo of xtonytx
3.41/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in during a recent visit to Brussels. To be honest, I accidentally hit this place after the Delirium Cafe. This is one of the better beer shops within the tourist area of Brussels, at least for selection. Yes, the prices are marked up, as are most in the area. The owner was there and we chatted about 3F and beers in general. Really nice and informed. I mentioned a few things, and he said he would try to get them there in a couple of days. I don't mind paying a bit more for some of the harder to find beers when I don't have the time to go searching beyond the city limits.

Now, to the prices. They had Westvleteren, A & G, Hommage, Golden Blend, Horal's Mega Blend, a bunch of de Struisse, and a bunch of Fantome. Of course, they also had the basic Cantillon. The prices for MOST stuff was equivalent to others. However, they had a 750ml of 3F A&G for 40 Euro. The place down the street was selling it for 26 Euro. They had Hommage for 80 Euro, which was WAY over the top. They had some of the harder to find de Cam, but also quite expensive.

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Photo of South2NW
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of esktime
3.87/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of amano_h
2.95/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I stopped by Beer Planet unexpectedly while walking from the European Quarters back to Grand Place.

Great selection of Belgian beers geared more towards beer aficionados instead of tourists unlike Bier Tempel, but very much like Bier Tempel they unfortunately charge tourist prices for a majority of their beers.

In terms of their selection (the ones that stood out anyway), they had a good selection of Fantôme, a sizable offering from Alvinne, almost all the De Dolle Brouwers', all the Dupont varieties minus the Cuvee Dry-hopping and some of the older Trappist vintages.

Service was very receptive, and there's even a little bar area in the back where you can sample some of the beer that you purchased. I didn't look very closely as I didn't intend on staying too long, but I think they had one or two beers on tap as well.

They also had an extensive collection of Belgian beer paraphernalia, and some spirits on hand as well.

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Photo of Jow
2.1/5  rDev -47.9%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2.25

the shop looks nice and all and the selection is ok but the beers they have are so overpriced!

Golden blend 3F: 60€!! You can find this one way cheaper in the bierschuur or other beershops...

Cantillon bottles for 20€!! You go walk 20 min and you are at the brewery...

You pay to much for the beers, it is a tourist shop with way to high prices! It is a small shop and the cashier was not doing her best to convince me, it was like she had a massive hangover....

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of SCW
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dabone
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kimsuarez
3/5  rDev -25.6%

I visited the shop on 11/4 to buy some beer to ship home to San Francisco. I gave all my information to the man working and he informed me the package would ship 11/5 and take 7-10 maybe 12 days. I still have not heard from them after repeated calls and emails. I hope it shows up but am resorting to thinking about involving outside authorities if I continue to not receive a response or the package. I see others have had this issue. Not very fun but great beer selection.

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Photo of rodzm14
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TOOSE
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Wow!! ..........I wanted to buy so many beers here!! Great selection, but the man behind the counter didn't seem too pleasant or was very helpful.

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Photo of Liverocks
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of rodkin
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of haykido
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I am in Brussels (since very short) and decided to start discovering Belgian Beers.

It is no surprise if I tell you I chose BeerPlanet to guide me through this discovery, since they have more than 1000 beers ! The cashier is well informed about his beers and their website is also very pleasant. I often browse it to find the most attractive beers to me, it is like a Belgian beer encyclopedia, once I find the beer that I wanted I go to the shop and hopefully they have it there, sometimes they don't and the cashier propose me to come back in 2 days and tadaaaam the beer I asked is brought there especially for me.

They also have an interesting membership "card", which is in fact a bottle-opener with some identification number, which allows you to have 10€ free beer once you reach 100€!

In short, this shop is THE reference of Belgian beer and its originality is very appreciated every time I visit them (the beer fountain, the big beer bottle at the entrance, the lights of beer bottles, the membership bottle-opener, etc...)

I strongly recommend it,

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Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jb2576
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

On June 19th I was in Brussels and paid a visit to Beer Planet. I purchased $276.00 worth of merchandise from this store. The person who assisted us was to send me the DHL tracking # via email, which I have yet to receive. I was told the shipment would take 7-10 business days. All of my emails to Beer Planet have gone unanswered and I suspect I will have to dispute the charges with American Express. I sent a final email asking for the shipping conformation within 24 hours. I am curious if others have had shipping issues with this merchant. The guy working in the store was not the most friendly chap and gave the impression we were more of a bother than customers who were happy to spend money in his store.

To update this matter, I received the merchandise I purchased from Beer Planet today 7/1/14. I received a tracking email on Monday and the post office delivered the package at noon. So to be fair to Beer Planet, I received the products I bought. As to why they did not respond to my initial inquiries I cannot say. The good news is I am happy to have the beer and the glassware I ordered.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of PopTheTop
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

When I first stumbled upon this place during business hours, it was actually closed. I decided to go eat and then come back and see if they would open up again. To my surprise, the store had opened up after a short break.

As I entered the store for the first time I was in awe of how many different beers they had on hand. Also, they had the different beers organized into different categories which made it very easy to find a new brew in the direction you are looking.

The owners wife was running the shop at the time and she was extremely friendly and helpful in finding some new beers to purchase. She guided me through all of the selections they offer and made some really good recommendations.

I am not sure exactly how many beers they have on hand but the sign on the door said 1000. The store was very clean and well organized.

I purchased a 12 pack of different beers that I picked out myself and the prices were very reasonable. Most of the beers were priced in the 2,50 to 4 Euro range.

If you are in the Brussels area and looking to find some different beers to purchase, this is the place to go!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Beer Planet in Brussels, Belgium
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