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Cantillon Brewery

Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #7 of 62 activities in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This brewery was incredible, like stepping back in time. After seeing larger scale breweries like Guinness and breweries in the US, this place is the real old timey deal. Learned so much information about the specifics of brewing beer there. Sample at the end was a great touch, although, be warned. They brew some VERY different flavors of beers than... More

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Stockport
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went with a group of friends on a stag do and it's a must for genuine beer enthusiasts. The guided tour was an extra €50 but was so informative and the highlight of our visit. It was the guy who runs the brewery that took us around and his knowledge and passion for this small family run business were clearly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Firstly this place is difficult to get to. Its very out the way and located in urban Brussels. The tour was very good and detailed well worth the €7 p/p. Thee tour lasted just over an hour and you get a free drink at the end (we did not like the beer so we discreetly left it on the counter).... More

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Neat old Brewery with a tasting room. A bit out of the way, but they offer a scenic map to follow that also takes you by a lot of other sights to see. Friendly staff, self-guided tour, tasty beers at a cut-rate price. If you're a craft beer lover or home brewer you should NOT miss this place.

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The tour is great, I love that it is self-guided. Cantillon has the most amazing lambic. The two tasters at the end is a very nice ending of the tour. They also have bottles for purchase, as well as glasses, t-shirts, cheeses etc.

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Brooklyn NY
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I brew my own beer at home, and this is nothing like what I am accustomed to. The gentleman we met at the door was very knowledgeable about the Lambic process, and being allowed to wander though a working brewery is unique. The tasting at the end of the tour is good, but be prepared for flavors to which Americans... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went there on a rainy, cold day and were "greeted" by the most unfriendly Belgian lady on the planet! Barely a few explanations, totally uninterested in us and absorbed by other matters, she thrust leaflets into our hands telling us that all we needed to know was in there (a very looooooooonggggg text to read which we couldn't be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Although this tour is not guided you get an excellent guide book and a helpful introductory talk that explains the processes and history. The tour will take you about an hour, maybe a little more. You then get two samples included at the end of the tour. Delicious!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Visited the brewery with my mum, sister and aunt, non of whom are huge beer drinkers..But we had a fantastic time, such a fascinating place. The location of the brewery is a bit tricky to find, and the surrounding roads were completely deserted even on a Saturday, but still it only about 5 minutes walk or so minutes from the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We visited this brewery as part of a couple and thoroughly enjoyed it. We personally liked the format of the tour in that after an introduction by a member of staff, the rest was self-toured via an information booklet. This meant you could go through the brewery at your own pace. I would recommend this tour- very interesting and an... More

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