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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Ratings by jrallen34:
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Reviewed by jrallen34 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
Walking out of the Grote Market I had to stop by this place, even after being slightly disappointed by the one in Brugge. This place offered basically the same selection of beer, however it was a little bigger and more friendly inside. Again, I did not see anything remotely close to being rare, surprised to see that someone found Westy here. The person working was friendly and helpful, but had a lot of people grabbing his attention. The prices are pretty high for most of these beers that you can get for a similar price in the US.

If you see it while out and about worth stopping by, but not a place you should seek out.
Nov 27, 2010
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Rated: 4.15 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.08 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 16, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by yaron73 from Israel

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by Dicers from California

Sep 21, 2016
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.03 by dougbreathe from France

Feb 21, 2016
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.52 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by Ajlvt from Washington

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by Sergio_Pereira from Mozambique

Aug 19, 2015
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.22 by SCW from New York

Jun 01, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by RickyS from Germany

May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.56 by HopBelT from Belgium

Apr 29, 2015
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Rated by 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
Rated: 4 by kermis from Netherlands

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 5 by Mumbles720 from California

Jan 20, 2015
Rated: 4.64 by simoen from Belgium

Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by BILF from Israel

Oct 12, 2014
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Rated by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 5 by AdamNowek from Netherlands

Sep 02, 2014
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Rated by srletend from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
Incredible selection. Westy 12 at a reasonable 12 euro.
Aug 31, 2014
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Reviewed by R3ason from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
Excellent shop for beer and their corresponding glasses, even if they aren't as cheap as the supermarkets. I'd definitely recommend this place, especially if you're short on time and want to buy a selection of bottles to go, including the Westvleteren blonde / 8/ 12 (assuming they haven't run out...though, it's quite pricey: ~15 euro). They must be used to people traveling with their purchases, as they individually wrap each bottle and glass, which was much appreciated.
Aug 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by cmrillo from North Carolina

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by RedDon from Oregon

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 3 by haykido from Belgium

Jul 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jul 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by the_encinitan from California

Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Sam-VW from England

Jun 16, 2014
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Reviewed by boddhitree from Germany

4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Enjoyed shopping here. The selection was great. I think almost all beers from Belgium were represented, even ones I'd not heard of before. I didn't ask for help, and the reason was that it was so busy and packed with tourist. The staff simply stayed behind the counter, which was ok for me. The hard part was deciding how much money I could afford to spend. I knew about the other stores around town, but this place was so central and easy to reach, that the few hours I had in the tourist area had to spent well.
They really could do with one of two sales people roaming the aisle and dispensing info, but for someone not into exotic beers and looking for a simple present from the mass produced beers, they leave all that up near the front by the cashiers.

What impressed me most was how careful they were in packing each bottle, testing the plastic bag repeatedly to make sure none of the glass of a bottle was touching or clinking. They packed every bottle separately in it's plastic wrap, and made sure the glassware I bought was equally safely stored before they let me leave their presence. Such an eye for detail made my day.
May 05, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by hooliganlife from Missouri

Apr 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Anatole from Belgium

Feb 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by Sirre from Netherlands

Jan 29, 2014
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Reviewed by seyton from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
Was there the first week of July 2013, and they had a wonderful selection. Stopped by at least three times during the week. Service depended on who was working that day.

I stayed at the Amigo hotel so it was an easy walk. Among all the beers I bought to sample or bring home I was able to buy 8 of each westvleteren - blond, 8, 12. Brought half of it all home to the states. They were out of the westies by the third of July.
Aug 05, 2013
De Biertempel in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 98 ratings