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Cantillon Brewery

Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #13 of 96 Activities in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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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 Brussels museum of the Gueuze.

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Cantillon is legendary, and a must-see for anyone who loves brewing and/or this style of beer. The tour itself was just OK...it's self-guided and not super informative, but if you research the history of this brewery before you go, you'll be alright. You are walking through the actual brewery, so you frequently encounter employees, etc. The tour ends with free... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A great self-guided brewery tour with wonderful beers on tap! You get samples with the tour and can purchase beer to drink there or to take home. I had lots of great Belgium beers while in Brussels but this brewery was my favorite!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lambics are an experience, and if you haven't had one then you are missing out. I did the self-guided tour, which takes you through their brewery showing off some really old gear that they are using to brew (some of it is more that 100 years old!). The location just *smells* of fermentation and it's lovely! The staff are alright,... More

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