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Cantillon Brewery

Address: Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #15 of 111 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

What a delightful small brewery! It is any about a five minute walk from Gare du Midi and a cheap self guided tour is worth the €7. If you like learning about the history if the lambic style of brewing, this is a can't miss! If you don't like sours, skip the gueze tasting and perhaps try the kriek instead.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is one of oldest brewery in Brussels, Belgium. The tour of brewery wing is very good. Explanation of the tour guide in the brewery is good. They serve two types beer for tasting. I did not like the taste.

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New York City, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After more commercial brewery experiences, this proved to be well worth the short walk from the center of town. Get Stephan from Brussels City Tours to take you.

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Chicago Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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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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