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:
186
pDev:
7.93%
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Reviews by djhowell:
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

A near-daily stop during our time in Brussels. We preferred the warm patio in front to the more dimly-lit industrial designed interior but they both had a similar relaxed vibe. The food menu is pretty limited but sufficient for a meal or snack. We had the fantastic quiche for brunch almost too many times to admit, and snacked on the charcuterie as well.

The service and beer selection were both top notch. Several dozen taps and a nice bottle menu as well. They had loads of selections that were not available anywhere else in town and as many Cantillon options as the brewery.

My advice: lambic and quiche to jump start the day.

Nov 19, 2014
More User Reviews:
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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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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
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DucksFan16 from Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Sep 17, 2020
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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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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
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MikeM75 from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Sep 09, 2019
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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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emerge077 from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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. Topped things off with a bottle of Tilquin Pinot Noir on he patio with new and old friends, and our first day in Brussels was off to a roaring success.

May 13, 2019
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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
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simendahl from Norway

4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 16, 2019
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Gobzilla from California

4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Mar 04, 2019
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montybugg from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 28, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Aug 26, 2018
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robotic_being from Florida

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Aug 25, 2018
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Scottie_A25 from California

4.13/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Jul 20, 2018
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Jul 05, 2018
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jmcrane from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Apr 19, 2018
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Dec 09, 2017
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blisscent from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Nov 16, 2017
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needMIbeer from Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Sep 28, 2017
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Sep 20, 2017
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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
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mollykats from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Sep 09, 2017
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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
Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 186 ratings