De Biertempel

De BiertempelDe Biertempel
De BiertempelDe Biertempel

Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56
Brussels, 1000

+32 2 502 19 06 | map

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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

After you have absorbed the breath taking Architecture and mingled amongst the Tourists in the Grand Place, you should then take the short walk to Rue Marché aux Herbes to buy your friends their Gifts. Forget the cheesy little ‘Pissing Boy’ Bottle Openers, you know you should really buy your best friends some Belgium Beer to take back home don’t you?! If so – you should come here to pick up those special beers that your fellow BA’s and Beer Enthusiasts often rarely see imported at home.

I first stumbled upon the Beer Temple many years ago; I had just picked up a Street Map of Brussels (a must for beer hunting) from the Information Office. The Bier Tempel is right opposite – my eyes lit up!!! I could hear choirs singing and trumpets playing as the beer angels descended, lifted my feet off of the floor and whisked me over the Street.

A long thin store, whose window display, like a Spiders Web, will captivate and snare you and ensure that you enter. Rows and rows of bottled beers are proudly displayed. Single Bottles, Multiple Packs, Presentation Packs, Seasonal and Commemorative Specials, they are all here. It has around 150 Beers of various sizes, ranging from 25cl, through to Magnums, Jeroboams... they’re all here also. Also sells beer memorabilia, T-Shirts, Fridge Magnets, Beer Books, Posters and Beer Guides, as well as having a good range of Beer Glasses.

“Is that is?” the Shop Attendant will ask.
“Yes”, you hesitantly answer.
“Well – oh well, hold on, I’ll just take this as well……”
Go on – have fun trying to melt that Credit Card here – it’s great fun.

But some friendly words of advice – DO NOT go here at the start of the day unless you have a very strong Rucksack with you. I always go here at the end of the day (closes at 7pm winter – 9pm summer), or at the very least on the way back to my accommodation. These are wise words many will tell you!!!

Keep an eye out for “Specials” here – they are never advertised, often they are just mingled amongst the regular Belgium Beers on the wooden shelves.

Definitely THE Best Beer Store in Brussels Central.

Apr 01, 2003
More User Reviews:
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Aug 26, 2018
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Beersnake1 from California

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in for a visit on a recent trip to Brussels. Very large selection, and prices fairly on par with the other places. Some were ridiculously priced, but the Cantillon 3F, and Westvleteren were reasonable. After visiting 5-6 shops around Brussels, this would definitely be in my top two. Service was non-existent.

Aug 28, 2017
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

May 16, 2017
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yaron73 from Israel

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 10, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Mar 20, 2017
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Oct 08, 2016
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Dicers from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sep 21, 2016
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amano_h from Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I'll hand it to them, they do have quite an extensive selection of both beers and paraphernalia, but it's honestly not worth shopping here, when you can find most of the popular beers sold here for about 2-3x cheaper in either local supermarkets like Delhaize or Carrefour Express, or in bottle shops that are outside of the 25km tourist-overcharging radius of the Greater Brussels area.

This does make a solid last minute beer shopping stop if you've exhausted all your options and don't care about a measly 1-2 EUR for something you can probably already get in the states, but be warned that some of the rarer bottles come with a hefty premium, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.5x - 4x the original sticker price (e.g. 18 EUR bottle of De Struise Black Damnation going for ~60 EUR)

That being said, they do sometimes will carry beer that is available nowhere else due to the sheer fact that no one is willing to pay outlandish prices for said beers, so if you're looking for something that's not available anywhere, it's worth a shot taking a peep here.

For those of you looking for Cantillon: just go to the brewery.

Feb 25, 2016
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dougbreathe from France

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 21, 2016
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HopBroker from Washington

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place was the best bottle shop I found in Brussels, and I walked into every single place I saw selling beer. They had all the big hitters; two Cantillons, three or four Fantomes, all three Westvleterens, 3F, and many many more. They also sell a ton of glasses, shirts, posters, and tin signs. Magnums and all sizes of certain beers are available too. It's a great location too, right by the Gran Plaza. A must-visit in Brussels.

Nov 16, 2015
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Nov 05, 2015
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Ajlvt from Washington

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Oct 28, 2015
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Sergio_Pereira from Mozambique

4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 19, 2015
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SFCraft from California

4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great shop with an incredible selection of beer, glassware and everything else related. Large format Belgian beers, sets, lambic... you name it. Friendly, helpful staff and a little pricey. It was another typical "kid in a candy store" type of experience in Brussels!

Jul 03, 2015
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SCW from New York

4.22/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jun 01, 2015
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RickyS from Germany

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

May 04, 2015
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HopBelT from Belgium

4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Apr 29, 2015
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Rather expensive, but the absolutely packed shelves certainly leave an impression. I also saw monks.

Feb 04, 2015
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kermis from Netherlands

4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jan 25, 2015
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Mumbles720 from California

5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 20, 2015
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simoen from Belgium

4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Dec 28, 2014
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BILF from Israel

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 12, 2014
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edgarius7777 from Slovak Republic

5/5  rDev +14.9%

Great personnel, good variety of beers. I like the packing of every bottle not to clink in the bag.

Sep 24, 2014
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Homebrew from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Was hopin to send home a couple cases of beer and this was one of the places on my list. Well no stores in Belgium ship to the states anymore, so had to pick bottles wisely. Store was empty and the woman behind the counter was very nice and helpful. Only store in town that had cantillon and 3f, also Fantome. Very impressive selection crammed into a small space. They also had glasses to go with almost every beer they sell. I would go here again if in brussels in the future.

Sep 21, 2014
De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 98 ratings