Moeder Lambic Fontainas

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99
world-class

55 Reviews
Moeder Lambic FontainasMoeder Lambic Fontainas
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Place Fontainas 8
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 503 60 68 | map
www.moederlambic.eu

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Added by barkeeper on 12-18-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
148
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
4.2%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
180
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by pixieskid:
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4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Of the three days my girlfriend and I spent in Brussels, we were her for about 4 hours on both Sunday and Monday.
We went other places of course, Saturday was dedicated to our Cantillon visit, but this was our favorite bar in Brussels.

Maybe it's just me, but the "locals only" places are dull and full of smoke. If I want to drink beer at a corner Brasserie with old wood and mirrors, well I live in Paris.

My experience @ Moeder Lambic:

Great beer selection, the tap list is well organized and diverse and the beer is incredibly fresh. We tried about a third of the list over the two days and enjoyed every beer; each in their appropriate glass.
Honestly the prices for the beers on tap are incredibly reasonable, 3-3.5 euros for each 25-30 cl pour is more than reasonable.
I do agree that the prices for the bottle list are outlandish, but they have 40+ great beers on tap, there is hardly a need to even look at the bottle list.

The staff was knowledgeable and quite attentive, although when it starts to get later it gets pretty busy. One server and one bartender seems a little crazy; but they made it work.

The decor is definetely more modern than some may expect of Brussels, but during the day, the vibe is great. They play a good mix of older American rock and cool ambient music, they have free wifi (a life saver for us), and interesting people to talk to (we made friends with a couple of girls from Australia).

As long as you go early in the day, this is a great place to try a new beer or have a favorite Cantillon, great service, and a comfortable atmosphere.

My only gripe: They need a better website!

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.61/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place was amazing..........Cantillon on Cask Gueuze, Kriek & Frambiose. Drank a bottle of Zenne Y Fonterea for 50 Euros and had a chalk board draft list that was amazing.

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4.11/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I went to Moeder Lambic Fontainas on the night of Nov. 12, 2015 and spent about three hours there. It's got some energy to it, and I think the selection and quality of fine beers adds to that. There were 5 Cantillons on cask when I went, and they even had one that Cantillon itself did not have available (on site or takeaway) when I went two days later. They've also got some crazy empty bottles on display that were fun to check out. I had some of a cheese and meat platter and the salami and cheese was amazing. Couldn't comment on any main dishes though. One server seemed pretty indifferent to the job, but one was incredibly helpful and took time to answer all my questions even with a busy bar. Fair location too, not far out of the way depending on where you're staying obviously. I would argue a must-visit in Brussels.

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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
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4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
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Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
4.52 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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