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Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3 Herman Teirlinckplein
Beersel, 1650
Belgium

+32 (0) 23 31 06 52 | map
www.3fonteinen.be

Notes:
Contact information for the brewery and bottle shop:
Hoogstraat 2a
1650 Beersel
Belgium 1650

E-mail: [email protected]
Telefoon: +32 (0)2 306 71 03

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Place Score:
97
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
65
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6%
 
 
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 65
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.26/5  rDev -27.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2

I'm going to start my review by saying, when I got here I ordered a 3F Kriek on tap from the menu. The beer came and tasted overly sweet and was served in a Boon glass. I asked my server and she explained that they were out of 3F Kriek on tap and replaced it with Boon Kriek. Umm, that's not cool. One is a world class beer, the other is mediocre at best and wasn't what I ordered. I sent it back and found that they didn't have any 3F beers on tap, at the cafe attached to the restaurant. How is that possible? Could order vintage bottles at a pretty high markup IMO which I passed on.

Rest of the play was great, nice vibe friendly staff and fun little town. The bottle shop/store attached also only had 1 of their beers to buy which was their still beer. No thanks.

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Photo of amano_h
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

If you're like many of the seasoned BAs and already know of 3 Fonteinen's reputation, chances are you already know that they produce some of the greatest beers of the lambic styles available to man. If that is indeed the case, my advice is to look very closely at their opening hours (or days, specifically) and also make sure you get here around noon-ish when the restaurant around the corner is open unless you have a way to keep yourself occupied during the two hour gap between when the Brewery/Brewery shop is open and when the Restaurant-Café opens up. Unless of course, you have ulterior motives and you've come all this way to Belgium just to purchase beers and not trying them.

For those of you not familiar with 3 Fonteinen (other than what I just mentioned above) this is quite possibly one of the few places in Belgium where you'll be able to purchase their beer without a mark-up or getting ripped off. Why should you care, you ask? Chances are during your time in Brussels you may have come across what the locals called "Brussels Champagne" or "the local beer style" and tried that odd, grainy, mouth-puckering, yet refreshing beer called "lambic" or "gueuze." Chances are you really liked it, but wondered "hey can I get more of this, but with a little less sweet and a lot more sour?" because you were holding a bottle which read "Lindemans" or "Mort-Subite" or even "De Troch" in your hands.

Whereas a lot of lambic and gueuze producers are now bankrolled by big name corporations or even banks, few breweries are still to this day managed by the families that originally created them, and handed them down through the generations, and 3 Fonteinen is one of them. I won't bore you with the story of how the Debelder family and 3 Fonteinen got settled down at Beersel (that's what wikipedia is for) but there aren't very many on God's green earth that can parallel the love for the lambic style and want to keep it in its pure and unadulterated form as much as the Debelders. If you don't believe me look up Armand Debelder and HORALs, and you can get a glimpse of how much the family has done for the preservation of the style.

I can go on day after day about 3 Fonteinen's prowess but it wouldn't do anyone any good so I'll just get back to the important details. As aforementioned the brewery shop is only open two days a week, and chances are you will see M. Armand Debelder himself manning the post at the brewery shop ready to tackle any questions you may have about his beer, the company, and etc. Armand is very approachable and he isn't joking when he says he is happy to answer any questions; in fact he gave me a short 7-minute lecture on the proper storage of lambic beers and how temperature and storage conditions in the past have affected the way his beers are drunk, which was unexpected but pleasant to say the least.

Like most other breweries in Belgium, the brewery tour at 3 Fonteinen is by appointment only; on any regular opening day your access is limited to the brewery shop where you can buy his year-round beers (Oude Gueze, Oude Kriek, Beersel Lager, Beersel Blond) plus whatever seasonal/special that may be available at the time. The brewery shop also sells the gueze pâté, gueze cheese, and also some brewery stemmed glassware as well as the tumbler; I've seen Armand pour a cup of coffee for a delivery guy that entered around the same time I arrived, but otherwise there doesn't seem to be any consumption allowed while on premises.

My recommendation is to make the trek to Beersel on a Saturday when this location, the Restaurant, and the Oud Beersel Brewery are all open for visits. If after visiting those three places you still haven't gotten your fill of lambic beers, you can always drive a little South East to De Lambiek and visit the lambic museum, or further down south to Lembeek to visit the Boon Brewery.

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Photo of KaeF
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A small, but very nice place to visit. The people there are very kind and take a lot of time to tell you all about their brews and wqay of life. I felt really welcome and had a very nice time there.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.96/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Very cool to finally visit 3 Fonteinen. The restaurant rests in a small square adjacent to a neat church building (there's also the Beersel Castle not too far away). We visited for lunch on a Friday. Despite their website stating that they open at 9am, they actually open at noon. Ok then. The restaurant appears pretty standard, clean, friendly, and there is a nice outdoor seating area, which is what we opted for on this particularly nice day.

The beer selection was good, with several vintages of their lambics to choose from, including more fresh options. The menu was more extensive than many places I visited in Belgium, and the food was very good. Child-friendly options as well.

The service was so-so. Everyone was friendly, but the pace of the service was so laid-back to the point of being annoying. You can sit there twiddling your thumbs with an empty glass, and no one will give you a second glance unless you send out an SOS.

Taking a stroll around the corner, you'll find the shop, where there are lots of bottles for takeout, and some merch as well. This was a good place to kill a little time while waiting for the restaurant to open. From what I saw, the take-home bottles were mostly if not all the latest/freshest batch, so don't go expecting all kinds of crazy vintages. I caught a glimpse of Armand here, but he was busy with a private tour.

It's a no-brainer that you should visit 3F while in Belgium.

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Photo of GJ40
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in with some local friends while visiting the area. I'd been wanting to get here for quite some time but its distance from the Brussels city center always prevented that. But I made it and it was fantastic! It's not the brewery pub or tasting room you'd expect from US breweries but they had a great lineup including hand pulled kriek, lambic and faro, vintage brews and a nice listing if food. This place is authentic and inspiring.

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Photo of gfg0020
5/5  rDev +11.1%

I've met a lot of friendly people at breweries, but getting to meet Armand and the brewers behind the beers was beyond words. This is a definite must-visit if you're in Brussels.

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Photo of DStoked
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Surprisingly few reviews of this place! This is an absolute must-go for any beer lover doing the Belgium pilgrimage. We stopped for lunch, I believe on a Thursday or Friday. Only a few people in there. A quiet little restaurant in a quiet little town. Service was spot on, and the food was the best I had during my week in Belgium. I don't remember exactly what I got, but I think it was some sort of duck or rabbit stew made with gueuze or kriek. Unbelievably delicious! The brewery was quiet that day but the had a little shop where you could buy beers, glasses and other swag. Whatever you do don't miss out on this place.

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Photo of SStein
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Ok the family on an outing, and we stopped for lunch. The food was fantastic. The selection of beers was wonderful. I wish I had more people with me so we could split some of the vintage bottles. They had a good selection. The staff was all very friendly and gracious. The beers fantastic. I had an Oude Gueuze and a Faro. I will definitely be returning to drink off the bottle list.

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Photo of Pecan
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

My bill was a bit high, but only because we ordered multiple bottles of vintage selections. The entrees were under 20 and were incredible. The beer selection was solid and extremely reasonably priced if sticking to the normal selections. Vintages also available, albeit a bit pricier. The shop was well priced also. The most outstanding part was the service. The staff were happy to make conversation, in English, and made the daytrip outstanding.

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Photo of SpruceFish
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

So I dont write reviews very often and as a Peace Corps Volunteer I dont get to drink good beer very often. But currently I am on vacation with my sister and had the pleaser of coming to Brussels and 3 Fonteinen.

I just want to say I have been to many breweries in my lifetime, but I have never been to a place so warm and welcoming. Armand himself gave us the tour and his wife was working in the lambic store. Their passion for what they do is uncanny. I it was really amazing to meet these people. In the store they had all the Armand'4 series available, their special release, intense red (a kriek with a huge amount of cherries added) and plenty of oude geuze, oude kriek, and beersel beer available. The restaurant was also fantastic, I recommend the oysters. Some of the entrées were a bit pricy but for fine dining its what one would expect. They also had bottles of the 1997 oude gueze for 39 euros and Hommage for 43 euros (I think). 1997 Oude Gueze was fantastic.

All and all one of the best beer related experiences of my life. Armand is extremely passionate about what he does and is more then happy to share information about his life's work and brewery.

Note:
Tours are only given on saturday. It is very possible to get to the brewery by bus from Midi Station in Brussels (1 or 2km from the Central Place). The main train line does not run on Sat but busses do run. Bus fare from Brussels to Beesel is only 2 euros. There is no need to take a cab which will coast you 30 euros and up.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I made it to Belgium, and 3 Fonteinen was right at the top if my list.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is fantastic. Quaint and serene, spacious and inviting. Service with a smile.

I spoke with Armand for a few hours about the brewery, lambic, etc. while enjoying a 1997 Oude Gueze (and a few others as well). The Kriek, lambic, kriekenlambik, faro are all must tries if you are fortunate enough to make it here.

Passion, tradition, quality, it's all here. My experience was so amazing here that I returned for another lengthy visit in lieu of visiting some of Belgium's best breweries. That will have to wait for a subsequent visit. Overall, this was simply mind blowing. A bucket list kind of experience for me.

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Photo of Thorpe429
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This wa my ultimate beer destination. When I got there, it greatly exceeded my expectations. This review covers only the weekend Lambic Room. (My English translation on the name.)

The atmosphere could not be better. There is a row of picnic tables outside plus a charming little indoor area with small tables. It feels like a small-town mom and pop restaurant. The difference here, of course, is that Armand is sitting at one of the tables and is more than happy to chat about his beer and the brewery, and is quick to offer his feelings on lambic and it's tradition. For me, it could not get any better.

The quality of the beer at Drie Fonteinen is unparalleled. The menu offers a wide assortment of lambics, including several vintages of Oude Geuze and several of the "vintage" selections. The Oude Kriek and young kriekenlambick are both available as well. You can also sample unblended lambic or the faro.

Service is quick and polite, and nearly everyone spoke English quite well. There is nothing like being served gueuze by Aand or his wife. Great presentation an proper glassware.

The prices are fair and cheap, especially for all that you get. The small shop is a must-visit as well.

If you did yourself in Belgium, do yourself a favor and visit this place as often as possible!

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Photo of beerpirates
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Easily the best of the lambic spots we visited. Arriving right before the end of the lunch hours (they don’t serve after 2 or 3p), we enjoyed draft lambic, Service is typical European, allowing us to enjoy the patio out back which is unfortunately squared in and thus affords no views of the countryside. The food is stellar (the salmon is a must).

Then we walked over to the tasting room to meet with Armand, soft-spoken and open, sharing stories and hopes for lambic and future brewing. One hour, then two roll by as we open bottles

Then he accompanies us to the shop as we buy lambic, glasses, shirts to go. A fantastic visit, never rushed but perfectly accommodated. I look forward to years of visiting the master.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been here (the brewery, not the restaurant) so often and everytime it is such a great pleasure to talk with armand about life in general and beer. He is such a kind and passionate man who already is worth the visit. In the brewery shop they have depending on the time of the year, most of the regulars, and sometimes of course limited brews like armand’4 and strafe winter. They also sell some nice products that are prepared with kriek or geuze, like cheese and marmalade. Last time they even had chocolate bonbons with armand spirit. Don’t miss this place

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Photo of callmemickey
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Review of the restaurant at Drie Fonteinen:

A simple country bistro with simple but quaint decor. Several visits have had slow, but pleasant service (two lunch time visits took over two hours from start to finish). A nice stock of standard Drie Fonteinen beers (Faro, Lambiek, Kriekenlambiek, Oude Kriek, Oude Gueuze) plus the ultimate value: 15Euro 750ml bottle of 1997 Oude Gueuze. The food here is phenomenal. The carbonade is the most tender and flavorful I’ve ever had and the mussels are fresh and well prepared. Being next to the brewery doesn’t hurt either.

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Photo of crosamich
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Had a huge day planned on my recent trip to Belgium ending up at drie Fonteinen - Lambik Droom. The night before led to a late start so we changed it up a bit and started with 3F so as not to miss out. The shop is a small place with 5 tables outside and ~10 inside. Usually some lambic, kriekenlambic, gueze on tap. We arrived just after opening in time to join Armand in the cellar to tap and taste a fresh barrel of lambic. Lydie will bring some Gueze-soaked cheese to go along with your drinks. After making it through a few bottles and stocking up on some take-aways we headed off for the next stop. I had mistakenly thought I could buy Millenium Gueze for take-away. So I promised to be back the next day to try that one. Traffic was awful so we went back to 3F to enjoy the rest of the beautiful day. Watched many locals come and go, swapping out empties for new bottles of Oude Gueze. We made it thru every bottle they had to offer and spent most of the day there (with me asking pesky questions the whole time). Lydie and Armand could not have been better hosts. Can't believe they run this all themselves with some part-time help. Frank Boon and son stopped by and were there nearly as long as we were. This is a must stop for anyone visiting Brussels. Easy to find/get to in our rental. If you plan on taking 3F bottles home with you, go here first and load up as nowhere else comes close.
We also stopped at the restaurant: food was good, service was mediocre, beer selction was OK. They sweeten the kriek here to make it more appealing to the masses. Nice way to end the day but Lambik Droom is the priority if time is short. This place won't blow you away but the hosts and the product speak for themselves.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

We drove here from Brussels, a simple and beautiful drive that took about 30 minutes. The town of Beersel is super cute, would be fun to spend some time here. Drie itself has 3 different establishments all within the same block.

- Drie Fonteinen - super nice sit down restaurant with local Belgian cuisine. There was a great menu, at least big, and nice inside. However, everything was in flemish and we could not read one thing on the menu. We asked our server for advice and the guy blew us despite speaking fine English. He offered only 2 suggestions, we got them and they both sucked. As all the other dishes came out they looked awesome, and we were jealous. Not much of a beer menu here at all. Come for food if you have a translator, not a place to drink.

- Lambik Droom - Tasting room owned by Armand's brother. Quaint inside, a place for drinks and a cheese snack. All the Drie regulars than a vintage list. Nice service, when its open a place to go.

- Brouwerji Shop - Here is the brewery shop. They have all the regular beers (oude, kriek, doesjel, oude vintage) and some of the special ones when strafe, zwet, etc. They have 3 types of glassware which is really awesome.

All of them separate they are nothing special. However, going to visit and seeing all 3 and the town, this is a trip that HAS to be made if you are in Brussels and looking for 2-3 hours to kill.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I stopped here on a Sunday, which is a mistake unless you just want food and the standard beer selection. The tasting room seems much better, but closed on Sundays. Also, there are no trains to/from Beersel on Sat/Sun, at least based on my belated investigation. I took a Metro train as far as I could, then got a ride from a nice lady who could only speak French. Somehow I got by with my high school French, we found the place anyways. The ride back required a cab, still not bad at about 24 euros to Brussels Midi.

The food is excellent, decent prices too. The restaurant has the atmosphere of a restaurant, go figure. Wish the tasting room was open.

They were accomodating enough to let me go through the beer storage room to buy some stuff to go, notably 2006 Oude Gueuze Vintage for a friend and Straffe Winter + Horal's Blend for me.

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Photo of alfrantzell
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Our visit to the Drie Fonteinen tasting room resulted in us drinking vintage oude geuze and geuze distillate with the brewer himself, Armand Debelder. An instant 5.0.

Full of lambic and spirits, I shambled over to the bottle shop to find they were selling Millennium Geuze. No Hommage though. 4.5.

We concluded our visit with the restaurant, which is run by Armand's brother, Guido. Dinner consisted of rabbit cooked in geuze and a pitcher of cask conditioned kriek. Another 5.0.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, evening, and night.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited on 8-18-08

After a morning spent drinking near the Grote Markt in Brussels, Elaina and I took the trek to Lambik Land. We specifically chose this day because Drei Fontein was open and serving dinner.

After an initial disappointment at finding the castle closed, Elaina and I wandered slowly into Beersel until we came to the inauspicious restaurant and brewery. The atmosphere reminded me of a Wisconsin supper club. Its 50s esthetic was giving way to a small town, almost rustic vibe and despite the casual feel of the place, one felt confident that something gourmet was cooking up in the kitchen.

The staff told us that they weren't actually open yet but allowed us to stay for a drink anyways, probably after taking pity on our soaked and disheveled appearance (it had been pouring rain all day). A kind bar maid was quick to pour us two glass of 1 year lambik from a cask before joining her coworkers at a large table for the staff dinner. Elaina and I sipped our beers gratefully and then took our leave. After a pub crawl of Beersel we returned for dinner.

I ordered a magnificent guinea hen served in a kriek sauce (truly an A+ entre) and Elaina ate a good, although somewhat dry and tough rabbit cooked in oude geuze. I ordered a bottle of 1997 (11 year old) Oude Geuze for 12 Euros. It completely blew my mind. We later finished with glasses of Kriek, also from cask, that resembled pure, tart cherry juice followed by a creamy faro.

All in all a wonderful experience that I certainly hope to repeat. Although the selection was very, very limited I was not let down one bit. I'll take 4 perfect beers over 400 great beers anytime.

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Photo of jfunkk79
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited in March '08 on a trip to Belgium with a group of beer nerds.

We toured the brewery which was just a very small building on the other side of the cafe. It was pretty amazing. Proprietor and brewmaster Armand Debelder gave the tour and talked a lot about what it takes to make a good Geuze. Specifically the art of blending. Very interesting. Definitely one of the most passionate brewers I've ever met.

The restaurant itself was a very cozy place. The food was incredible. I recommend the stew made with their own Geuze. Delicious. Pair that with a glass of Kriek, incredible.

This was one of my favorite stops on the trip not just because everything tasted delicious, but because everything happened in this very small space. The beer is blended, stored, cooked with, and served all in one spot.

Highly recommended to anyone visiting Belgium for beer related activities or otherwise.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

After a stroll down the hill to visit Beersel Castle, which was deserted, in ruins, with no guide or tour pamphlet. You just walked around at your own risk. 5 Euros I would have invested elsewhere, but my girlfriend wanted to see a castle, so if that's the price I had to pay for a lambic-fueled evening, so be it. Anyway, on the way back up I stopped to say hi to Mr.Debelder at the brewery and make our reservation for dinner at the restaurant.

3F is a very small-town, family style eatery right in the center of the city, right in front of the church with the big clock. Everybody there seemed to know each other. If I were a chef, I'd love to work there, the kitchen has large windows giving plenty of sunlight and a great view of the patio section in the back.

Very classic Belgo-Belgian menu, my girlfriend and I went for classics, carbonnade for her, mussles in gueuze for me. Absolutely fabulous meal, especialy with the '97 oude gueuze available on the menu, not to mention the lambics on cask. They didn't have any of the new selections on sale at the brewery, like the Hommage or Doesjel, but I was more than happy with what they had.

The only real knock I can give is perhaps service-wise, maybe because we spoke French, and relations between francophone Waloons and Flemish are at an all-time low, especially around Brussels. We weren't disrespected or anything, it just felt a little awkward. But I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Photo of drewbage
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Visited in March 2006 on a whirlwind tour of Belgium. Thanks to the Bum for the steerage to this place.

Landed on my whim flight and after a brief stop in the Brussels airport for a beer and a ride into town to find a hotel room. Without sleep, I jumped on a train and made my way to the suburbs and Drie Fonteinen.

Let me tell you, as a first meal for a country you can do so much worse than eating here. Wow. Sat down at a nice cozy table by the fire and sampled the local products and the daily special. Food was damn amazing.

The beer? Well, you should know I'm a sucker for a good gueze or kriek and suck me in they did.

Really, this place is amazing. It defies what your expectations are and makes that walk up and down the hill for the train well worth it.

Do not miss if you get a chance.

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Photo of texashammer
3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

oh my. this was very special.

my father and I ate at the restaurant, stayed a while, and then wanted to wander next door to the shop where they sell their bottled beer, before returning to drink some more. our waitress waved off the offer to leave a credit card and just let us go, with a pretty big tab; I thought that was cool to begin with.

the restaurant was fancier than expected -- nice table settings, cloth napkins, and all, but the locals poured in at dinner time. big open space with lots of windows. friendly, helpful server laughed with us and guided us through the parts we weren't clear on. (she also corrected my pronunciation.) beer was served with obvious love and care and respect. please see my beer reviews for more, but I was very, very impressed with the beer. beautiful logo glassware and china, and ceramic pitchers with logo that were apparently handmade. food was not particularly to my taste but never mind. we stayed 5 hours in this nice environment.

now for the beer shop experience. when we made it next door, I didn't realize immediatly that we were talking to Armand, the brewer. but, he was not busy and about to close, and ended up taking us outside to his brewery, which is only a large closet. he spoke at length about his brewing, the traditions, the struggles faced by lambic brewers in this modern world (especially the very small ones like him). he was passionate and near tears talking about what is obviously a love for him. I was touched. this was a rare and very wonderful audience with a man I really respect. I hope you can make it, and will be as lucky as I have been, to get a chance to converse with him.

finally, we bought beer and logo glassware for a song.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

first, do not take the other reviewer's claim of 'steep walk from the station' lightly. this is a seriously draining trek, sweat-producing even in the chilliest of temperatures. although if you find yourself walking up such a hill, be confident that you are headed the right way.

the atmosphere here is somewhat cozy although it seems to be a hotspot for geriatrics, half local and half tourist. very bright inside and somewhat cramped. the bathroom is located through a backyard maze leading to another building, up a flight of stairs and around a corner.

the food was awesome though, and not too expensive. the mussels in gueuze were almost as good as the drink itself. the kriek is the real winner here, and don't bother with the small size (it's offered in small, medium, and large). repeat drinks are difficult as this place seems understaffed. have a few, take the long run downhill and dont forget to check out the kasteel before you hop back on the train.

and don't bother with the oud beersel cafe, it's closed down.

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