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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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Weiden, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a great experience. I've read a lot about lambic/geuze beers, but seeing the process in person, in one of the oldest breweries that still utilizes the traditional style of brewing is simply amazing. For about 7-8 Euros per person, you get free roam of the actual, working brewery for a self-guided walking tour of the place with an informative... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Went here with my sister. Slightly hard to find, but worth the searching. For €7 you have a self guided tour and two tastings. Super interesting! It was definitely worth the trip!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was a fun and quick tour but the staff don't really seem excited to be there. Usually when I visit a winery or brewery there is a sense of pride about the place and folks are so happy to have you visit. This place feels like they sold out a little bit. It's cheap and quick and I would... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What an amazing place! This was a 'need to go' on our short trip to Brussels. As Lambic beer lovers, this place is exquisite! Once you pay the cover charge, you are given a tour book and sent on a self-guided tour, with the promise of 2 tasty Lambic beverages once you complete your journey. Because the tour was self-guided,... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Not really a beer lover but I really enjoyed this tour. It was something different to do in Brussels, introduced us to Limbic beer (an acquired taste I feel) and some of the history behind it. We walked the few kilometers from the centre of town (take good map or use a phone map) and that was interesting too. We... More

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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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York, United Kingdom
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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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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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