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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 521.49.28
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where...

Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueze, Faro and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the Brussels museum of the Gueuze.

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Fun and informative

Looks can be deceiving. The brewery is located on a side street and is easy to miss. Inside however is amazing. The self guided tour lets you move at your own pace and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Zosia B
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Mons, Belgium
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Mons, Belgium
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329 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looks can be deceiving. The brewery is located on a side street and is easy to miss. Inside however is amazing. The self guided tour lets you move at your own pace and is extremely informative. Afterwards you can relax by the fire in their pub and enjoy your two samples. A must see if you are in Brussels and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This brewery tour was the highlight of our visit to Brussels. Who knew? It is authentic -- a working brewery, with a good deal of equipment from ages ago. It is interesting -- you learn a lot about brewing, especially Lambic, which was not a type of beer I had previously known. It's informative -- I never realized that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, you'll get to walk around by yourself and you get a couple of great beers after. There is also a shop where you get to buy these brilliant beers!

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Thank Ciliie
Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who explained how the self guided tour works as well as giving us a little bit of history of the brewery. The booklet we were given was very comprehensive and interesting and the numbered stops on the tour were easy to follow. It was fascinating to be able to wander... More 

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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the tour was short and simple! but you got to see how the glorious beer was made. we met people around the tour then had 4 bottles of cantillon with them..

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1 Thank titavegetarian1984
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you are a beer-lover, then you need to make your way to Cantillon Brewery. The way they make their beer is so unique and worth taking the tour to learn about. Sour beer is not for everyone but it is a must-place to stop.

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1 Thank DanGoldberger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Maybe lambics will not be your thing, but you will for sure enjoy the visit and give your taste buds a shock with the unusual brews offered. Totally worth the visit if you're into real beer (Budweiser fans and the like, be warned!).

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had an self tour, the people from the brewery gave us a little booklet about every step in the process of making beer and what happens where. If you really love beer and not typical things than you'll love it (And don't expect an ordinary beer)

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea how world famous this tiny brewery is. The tour itself takes very little time but it's still worth going through. I didn't know much about spontaneous fermentation so it was really neat to learn about. The products available to try at the end of the tour were all really good and there's inexpensive souvenirs as well.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Placed in a very shady part of town, the brewery offers self guided tours without a guide to tell you about the brewery process. If you want that, look up some pictures and read wikipedia. Lambing tastes like bad vinegar. This is for the beer connoisseur, not the average tourist who wants an experience.

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