Brasserie Cantillon

BEER AVG
4.23/5
Brasserie CantillonBrasserie Cantillon
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

Rue Gheude 56
Anderlecht
Brussels, 1070
Belgium

+32 25 21 49 28 | map
cantillon.be

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BEER STATS
Beers:
39
Ratings:
26,403
Reviews:
6,561
PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Ratings:
285
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.67
pDev:
3.64%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Photo of BeanBump
4.74/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The reputation precedes this place. While on vacation in Brussels, stopping by Canitllon is an absolute must. Not only do they offer 10 or so stellar beers on tap but they do so at fraction of the price that you'd pay in the states. I made it rain Euros and drank gueuze until I had a noticeable slur in my speech and wobble in my step. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. Friendly service, great beer, what else can you ask for?

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Photo of eluvah
4.33/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of DispyDnb
4.39/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.93/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
4.83/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

My first visit to Cantillon was incredible. As a lambic fan it was amazing to see such a historic brewery. The taproom had an amazing selection of on-site bottles and drinking young lambic from the barrel was a special treat. Service was mostly really good and the prices can't be beat. 15 Euro for a Carignan? 6 Euro for a 750 of gueuze to go? Wow. We went on a Friday morning and it was chill. Went back a week later on a Saturday afternoon and it was crazy busy.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.57/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.4/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of locoformavs
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.64/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JustinSparks
4.67/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tobelerone
4.58/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of stevehagy
4.39/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What a fantatastic visit! The family and employees are all very friendly. As an American, I felt at home within minutes. Everyone speaks English.

I visited on the Tuesday after Easter. Brewing season has just ended and it was slow at 10:30 when I arrived but very busy when I left almost 3 hours later. Buy your to-go items when the line is short as the wait can be longer than expected.

The self-guides tour was everything and more, just wish I had made this visit when there was actual brewing going on, though it was certainly cool enough for lambic making. Loved the small pot belly stove in the middle of the tasting area that kept us warm as we drank.

I met folks from Toronto, Kansas, Dublin via Brazil, Binghamton, NY, Southern California and Portland, OR. It doesn't take long to make acquaintances and everyone is looking to try more than one beer so the momentum is towards groups with each person or couple buying a bottle to share.

Service at the to-go area can be slow and its only Cantillon beer so the styles are quite limited but a must visit for lambic lovers and anyone who wants to get close to what brewing must have been a very long time ago. Loved it. The best part of my Brussels 24 hour tour-de-force.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.48/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Cantillon was so much more fun than I expected. I was surprised by how close to the train station it actually is. The wife and I, along with some other travelers, arrived there with our bags in tow.

The folks are super nice and speak great English. You can take a tour for seven euros that includes free samples, or sit around the “lounge” and order whole bottles or bottle pours from the bar (draft is for Americans, they say). And perfect temp too.

The tour is self-guided and it is fun to walk around and meander and peak at all the nooks and crannies of this old, venerable operation. Can’t wait to go back!

I had Kriek (3.75), Lambic (one year old)-4.0, Gueuze 4.5, Lambic Haute Densite 9% 4.5, Lou Pepe Framboise 2012 4.2, Cuvee St GIlloise 4.25 (gueuze but dry hopped), Zwanze Stout 2015 3.7.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.36/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Redrover
4.61/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was in Brussels on vacation with my wife and another couple. I was very open to going anywhere they wanted to visit. The only stipulation I had was that one day I was going to Cantillon and they were free to join me or to do something else, but me going was nonnegotiable. They all decided to join me and I think they were very glad they did.

It was about a 20 minute walk from our hotel near the Grand Palace. The neighborhood is a bit gritty but we never felt the least bit intimidated - being from Chicago helped : ).

We opted for the self-guided tour which was great. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. They were doing a mash while we were there, so that was great to see. Note that you go up and down several flights of stairs so be prepared. Seeing the cool ship, the barrel storage, etc. was beyond cool to me.

Post tour we settled into the cozy tasting room (the potbelly stove was cranking) for our beers. What a great experience. The Lambics and Gueuze are world class and were even better in the setting.

Crowd was nice with many lined up to buy bottles to take with or have shipped.

Just a great experience and one I look forward to repeating.

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Photo of poskok
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Absolute must if your visiting Brussels. Excellent. Great experience. You get the chance to see old brewery, organized like a museum. owner is great guy who likes to talk and tells you everything you want to know. great beer. really ok prices. some beers you can buy just limited amount. which is great. more for others. beers are top!

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Photo of MattMorin
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AndyEdgar
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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