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Moeder Lambic Fontainas

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

55 Reviews
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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
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
143
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
4.2%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
180
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 143
Reviews by spoony:
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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

A-This bar is located relatively near the Grand Place in Brussels and maybe 400 meters from Manneken Pis. This was the first bar we visited after arriving in Brussels and it was certainly a big departure from the village pubs we had been visiting earlier in the week. It has modern, industrial-chic decor with concrete and exposed brick and re-purposed wood. The space is pretty good sized, with 15 or so large booths and a long (for Europe) bar with plenty of room. The place was pretty quiet when we arrived on a Sunday afternoon with one table of Italian tourists keeping the volume up.

Q-The tap selection is huge for Belgium (maybe 25 beers) with a good array of gueuze, in particular, and quality Belgians from virtually every major old-wordl style. I did not explore the bottle list in-depth, but it looked hefty.

Ser-Our waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous. He was there when we needed something, but otherwise left us alone. You got the distinct impression he was working here because he liked beer and knew what he was serving.

Sel-As noted above, this was probably the best selection of taps I saw in Belgium. The list was heavily Belgian but there were a few Germans and and a few British beers, too. There was even an American beer or two on draft (although I forgot to write down which one).

F-We just ordered a meat and cheese plate, which was pretty decent. The pate was excellent, but the cheeses were nothing to write home about.

V-Prices were considerably higher than in the countryside, as you might expect, but still within reason for a big city like Brussels.

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Photo of Pletser
4.16/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of mayorQuimby
4.82/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Fill_It_or_Spill_It
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of mothman
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of wheresblue
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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Photo of mattmarka1
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jkhara12
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of aRedLetterLife
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of acurtis
4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of desint
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of suckaj
4.34/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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

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Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels, Belgium
99 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.
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