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Cantillon Brewery

Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #10 of 69 activities in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueze, Faro and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

For true beer lovers Imagine sitting in nicely appointed cafe inside the old brewery enjoying a beer that took over three years to make, enjoying a beer from their brewery cellar that is so special you can only drink it there. How about a special belgian beer made with rhubarb or elder flowers. You can also walk through the brewery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We werent sure we would like sour beer but it blew us away. Kriek super, Iris outstanding. Self guided tour a bit lazy but the beer and merchandise made up for it

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68 reviews 68 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a nice experience. With gps navigation we had no trouble to find the right place :-) and as we are so called "beer tourists", we enjoyed the place. It´s a pitty there was no currently brewing in process, we would enjoy it even more. Surprisingly the lambic was very nice (as we are not used to this type of... More

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Essen, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at the Cantillon Brewery. The tour consists of a 5 minute overview discussion led by a staff member (various languages available) followed by a 15-20 minute self-guided tour (they provide a guide book to help walk you through the history of the brewery and the production steps). The staff encourages pictures and questions, in fact... More

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Amberg, Bayern, Germany
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a VERY small brewery that focuses on Lambic beers. (Non carbonated, heavy, and tart) At a price of ?7 per person, There is a self guided 10 min tour and you get two beers. The staff was nice and knowledgable, but we didn't care for the beer. Its very hard to find and about a 20 min walk... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved the tour of Cantillion Brewery! It's completely unlike anything you'd see in the U.S. My husband, a homebrewer, was both fascinated and disgusted by the "spontaneous fermentation." The English tour was self-guided, which made the experience quite nice. Tip: It can be a bit difficult to find and is in a sketchy neighborhood. Look for the logo hanging... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A friendly tour and you can stay after to sample their beers, a few you'll be unlikely to find anywhere else. In the summer months it is too hot to brew so the tour is of an empty brewery but still worth it. The tours are conducted in various languages, including English.

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Denver, Colorado
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I would particularly recommend this to anybody interested in the brewing process because they present a more traditional and organic process of brewing which is very different from any other tour I have ever taken. If I brewed myself, it probably would have been quite inspiring. Being a great fan of sours, I really enjoyed the beer, and my girlfriend... More

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Mons, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

One of my favorite breweries in Belgium. Provide an excellent history of lambic brewing and of the brewery itself. I've visited this historic brewery during both a public brewing session and during normal business days. During public brew sessions, held once a year, I believe. At these public sessions, one is able to see first hand, lambic and gueuze being... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This brewery is a must see for anyone interested in Belgium beer. They brew beer in an old school way using wild airborne yeast giving their beer it's unique and much sought after flavor.

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