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De Biertempel

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

Rue du Marché aux Herbes 56
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 502 19 06 | map

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
97
pDev:
10.34%
 
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by adamette:
Photo of adamette
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

Stumbled on this place while touring in Brussels (I had been to the one in Brugge but did not know about this one until I saw it) as my wife had gotten some ice cream across the street and she wanted to take a look down this street. Anyway, here is my review:

Quality. Well it is tremendous. It is probably three times the size of the one in Brugge and everything is expertly presented.

Service. Really great as the same person was working here in Brussels as the one in Brugge. We mentioned that we saw her in Brugge and she confirmed that indeed, 3 weeks earlier she had been in Brugge working at the De Bier Tempel there. We bought a few things (I already had the 13 beers that I would eventually be carrying home so I could not buy any more beer) and she handled it very well. My wife bought a boot glass for her brother and they packaged it very nicely indeed.

Selection. Well it could not really be improved. Easily 300 and maybe 400 Belgian beers in one place. Wow.

Value. Very reasonable indeed.

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Photo of Beersnake1
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.

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

Photo of yaron73
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of epyon396
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of amano_h
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.

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

Photo of MatthewWalters
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.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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

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

Photo of SFCraft
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!

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

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

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

Photo of Silke_Neryn
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.

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

Photo of Mumbles720
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of BILF
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of edgarius7777
5/5  rDev +14.9%

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

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Photo of Homebrew
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.

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Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +14.9%

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De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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