Moeder Lambic Fontainas

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Type: Bar, Eatery

Place Fontainas 8
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 503 60 68 | map
moederlambic.eu

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Added by barkeeper on 12-18-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
175
pDev:
6.36%
 
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 59
Reviews by jdense:
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4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Multiple stops on Brussels beer tour October 2013.

Located just off one of the busiest streets in Brussels, Moeder Lambic is pretty unassuming from the outside, about a dozen table, which as you will find out, or the residence of the smokers (a commonality in this city) so if you want to enjoy your beer in a smoke free atmosphere you need to go inside. About ten booths along the brick facade opposite the 15 seat bar, with an elevated stage and seating area in the rear. The quality was unparallelled. While Delirium may have more beers, the quality here is crazy, about 30 taps, four Cantillon beers *on cask*, a rotating tap list (except for permanent guest taps), special taps (I had De Ranke Hop Harvest 2013), a long list of special bottles (I shared Cuvee de Champions with a couple ex-pats my first visit). Service, other than the lone barkeep who repeatedly corrected my pronunciation of Val Dieu (not sure he cared for me after I asked him how to say "smart*** moth***r in French) everyone was quite nice, even recommending a superb beer driven restaurant nearby. Food was typical Belgian pub grup, cheese, charcuterie, quiches, but apparently of pretty high quality, but must note there are a plethora of great restaurants within easy walking distance. Prices are about average for the off-Grand Place area, you get what you pay for. IMHO, one of the world's best beer bars,and I've been to most of them. Absolutely essential visit for the traveling beer aficionado. My highest recommendation.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of montybugg
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of REVZEB
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of robotic_being
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Scottie_A25
4.13/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jmcrane
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.47/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of mollykats
4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Brewski
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Zach136
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.13/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Resuin
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of tobelerone
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.15/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 175 ratings