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Cantillon Brewery

Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #12 of 101 Activities in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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...
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Chicago Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Cantillon beers have been a long time favorite of mine and several friends. They have always been hard to get in the USA so it has been rare we have gotten to enjoy them. When we learned that the brewery was only a 10-15 minute walk from the Grand Place we had to go and visit. It is very... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Did the tour for 1 1/2 hours which was informative and very interesting. Tried the lambic and some fruit beers. Loved the lambic!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visiting Brussels and learning about the lambic history at Cantillon and Lindeman's via tours were amazing. Tasting a lot of the local beers to boot made the experience that much better. Makes you appreciate beer and the respect that comes with it! Cantillon was kinda kitchy, some parts of the tour were very touristy be that its a museum now... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Second time I was here, and it was allot better this time. The tour guide was so happy and informative that he gave us a smile. You can walk around the brewery by yourself, and afterwards you get to taste fresh lambic

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

its worth a visit but remember this is an old brewery with tourists coming by all the time.. -Yes they could do something more out of it but time is money here aswell. 7€ for entrance and no tour guide. on the plus-side you get to walk around in the brewery all alone with no guards to watch you.. at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I came here with a group and we had a tour guide who was arrogant, rude and boring. He thought their beer was the end-all-be-all of beers and while I'm sure there are people who enjoy this beer he tried to act as if one didn't like their beer then they did not have a pallet for beer. The tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just enjoyed my third visit over the past 20 years. This is a small working brewery run by a amily (two generations currently involved) which offers itself up as a living museum. Unless you have visited a lambic brewery before, your visit here will be unlike any thing you've ever seen in a brewery. Don't worry about enduring a boring... More 

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have been here once a couple of years ago and yesterday I went again, because I had friends visiting and remember enjoying it last time. Yesterday I learned however that someone must have booked the tour in advance last time I was there, because when we came, they said that you have to book the guided tour two weeks... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was a really cool brewery basically in the middle of an urban area. We seriously thought we were lost when the Garmin took us down the little cobblestone road. Once inside, there was a peculiar odor, not a bad odor, just peculiar, not like the odors I normally associate with a brewery. The desk attendant spoke English very well.... More 

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were interested in visiting Cantillon because it is one of the only functioning breweries in Brussels, with a 114 year history. But it was quite a trek on foot to get there from the city center, and not exactly in the best area. When we finally found the place we thought it was closed due to the desolate exterior.... More 

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