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Cantillon Brewery

Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #11 of 71 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good value for your money. For 7€ you get an introduction, a self-guided tour and two beers. Interesting visit if you're interested in beer, but not an amazing experience. The location is a little off and the entrance wasn't that obvious. The lambic beer is only brewed during the colder parts of the year, so most parts of the brewery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Highly recommended when you are visiting Brussels, reasonably easy to reach by public transport, and once inside the big yellow doors, you are transported into a buzzing, friendly, noisy ( bottling at the time of our visit) fascinating part of history. Loved being able to look inside the vats, climb wooden stairs and peer into huge copper trays, eye off... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the centre of the Lambic beer/Gueuze universe. Although there are a few places springing up around the World that are now brewing lambics it's only in Payottenland the pukka stuff is made. Cantillon is a family owned brewery, steeped in tradition and using the same skills and artisanal methods handed down generation to generation. It produces some of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I don't know how I found this place. If I didn't know any better it basically looks like some no name place in the rundown part of town. However, this is what happens when the brewery has been in the same location for over 100 years and the city grows around it. However, when you walk inside the big barn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went here with a beer tour group and it was very interesting to learn and see how beer/lambic is supposed to be made. After seeing the brewery we had a tasting and it was amazing. The sour lambic wasnt really my thing but I definitely appreciated it. The vibe in here was amazing and I wish we had more time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went during a stay in Brussels as my partner is a beer lover. It's near the South Station (about 15 minute walk from the centre) on a side street. It is a small family run brewery which you can also look round. For €7 (£5) you get a ten minute introduction in English, a small guidebook and then you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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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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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