Moeder Lambic Fontainas

Moeder Lambic FontainasMoeder Lambic Fontainas
Moeder Lambic FontainasMoeder Lambic Fontainas
Bar, Eatery

Place Fontainas 8
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 503 60 68 | map
moederlambic.eu

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.54
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
121
pDev:
7.93%
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Rated by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Sep 03, 2016
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Rated by OfficerKramitz from Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
One of the best beer experiences I ever had in Belgium
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by DOiNK from Netherlands

4.54/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Was there the day before quintescence 2018, sadly didn't have a ticket. But went there with two friendly Americans which with one of them i had an IP trade. We went there and we almost drank the complete list of beers :) Had a chat with the waitress. Great Vibe. Friendly people. Service was good.

Will definately visit again when possible :)
Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.29/5  rDev -27.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25
Came here with my wife during a recent trip to Brussels and Munich.

Tried the following:
L'Ermitage Soleil (draft)
L'Ermitage Temple du Ciel (draft)

The Soleil was just okay while the Temple was very good. Large and varied tap selection with everything from hoppy porters to rare sours on our visit. Fun atmosphere at the bar with punk music in the background. We were surprised to see the patio open in October (too cold for us, but still nice to see). Service was abysmal as it took quite a while to order drinks and the bartender abandoned us after serving our first round. We then had to flag down a different employee to order another beer. We would have stayed longer but got the feeling that we weren’t welcome. Our overall experience was disappointing, and we wouldn’t come back.
Apr 18, 2020
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Reviewed by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Fantastic selection, helpful staff and a nice relaxing vibe. If you love Cantillon and are in Brussels, you must visit. The food menu is solid, but lacking any vegan options.
Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by MikeM75 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
I've been here multiple times. In fact, twice last night -- before and after dinner. Always a couple Cantillons on tap, always some other interesting local stuff. Staff is usually friendly, but slow (at least it appears that way to an impatient American). I keep going back to it it, so I'd definitely recommend it.
May 28, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Moeder Lambic is a Brussels institution that has done so much to promote and enhance Bruxellois beer culture.

Exceptional quality, service, and selection, pretty much the gold standard experience.

Modern decor inside, sitting outside you get a full view of the open square of Fontainas Place. Brussels in all her glory. A lambic brewery once existed across the square, Den Baert. The nearby Delhaize Proxy supermarket across from 't Spinnekopke was once the Ketelbant lambic brewery, many decades ago. There's brewing history everywhere in this magnificent city.

It was busy, but we were well taken care of by multiple rotating staff members out on the patio. Well curated selection, with a great mix of local drafts and those from abroad. Cantillon rarities, Tilquin Quetsche, Kernel, Lambrate (IT), Alfried (AT), Rascals (IE), and the very latest from locals L'Ermitage and No Science. Finally topped things off with a bottle of Tilquin Pinot Noir shared with old and new friends. Our first day in Brussels was off to a roaring success.
May 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Sam_Ryman from Belgium

1.75/5  rDev -61.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 1
How not to run a bar.
MOEDER LAMBIC Brussels.
Horrible people. Crap service.

So you think you can rest on your “4.8” reviews - keeping customers waiting for 20 minutes when you’re obviously not busy. And then when they complain about waiting so long, you show them the door.
‘We don’t care what you think’ you say.
‘We have 4.8 reviews’, you say.

Well here’s a -10 review for being so arrogant and forgetting that the customer experience should be at the centre of your operations.
Obviously not in your case.
And so you WILL fail because we the people now have the power, the power to shine the light and turn it on you. Sure we can walk away taking our currency and our patronage with us. But now we can warn countless others about your lack of customer service and arrogance.
So here’s a -10 @moederlambic
#rude #arrogant #unhelpful
#crapbar #rudestaff #arrogantpeople #avoidatallcosts #zerocustomerservice #goelsewhere
#notworththeffort
#rubbish
#worstbarinbrussels
#badbarbrussels
#avoidmoederlambic
Apr 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.88 by simendahl from Norway

Apr 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Gobzilla from California

Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by montybugg from Kentucky

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by robotic_being from Florida

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Scottie_A25 from Tennessee

Jul 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by jmcrane from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.66 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 20, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Visited at opening on September 15th.

Bar was empty for most of our visit on a Friday morning waiting to head to the airport.

Moeder has more taps than I found customary for Belgium, and the selection was very good. They have some special Cantillons brewed for them, and our server informed us that Belgians don't really drink sours, so their versions are much milder, and on cask. Had all three Cantillons on tap, and they were of course served in correct glassware.

Vibe was laid back, and service quick and friendly. Didn't try the food, which seems limited to charcuterie and cheese, but it looked good.

Overall, a bar I would gladly return to.
Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.71 by mollykats from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Visited after a day at the Brussels beer fest. I sat inside at the bar, and I did not have any food. They had an impressive selection, including a number from Cantillon. I tried a Vigneronne for the first time, and it was obviously served in the correct glass. They had a number of lambics, but also a few stouts. Service was good, although they were busy (Sat night) so I didn't get much attention.
Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.89 by Zach136 from Georgia

Jun 17, 2017
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Reviewed by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
We stopped here to have lunch and to enjoy their beers. They were not busy for an early Monday afternoon. (This was a late April visit.) This place has the feel of a neighborhood bar, so we liked the vibe. There was a row of booth seating along the wall opposite the long bar, plus some outdoor tables under the roofed area that covered the front sidewalk/patio.

Three beers with Moeder's label (contract brewed) were on the menu so we chose one of them plus a guest tap to go along with our food. (About 40 taps are available.) Both beers were very good. The food menu is not extensive, but what we ordered was very good. This is definitely a place for a return visit if we ever travel to Brussels again.
Jun 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by Resuin from Massachusetts

May 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.66 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.65 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.61 by YvesB from Belgium

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 21, 2017
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Reviewed by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Great selection on tap and also in bottles. Must if you are in Brussels. Definetely use their tap :) Cahnce to taste some great sour and sponataneous beers.
Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by MattMorin from Illinois

Oct 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by muratgurer from Turkey

Sep 26, 2016
Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 186 ratings