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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 521.49.28
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where...

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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if somebody wants to taste the real gueuze/kriek as made in old times without knowledge about top/bottom fermentation and relative yeasts, this is the place. People working in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if somebody wants to taste the real gueuze/kriek as made in old times without knowledge about top/bottom fermentation and relative yeasts, this is the place. People working in this family-running brewery are more than passionate guides in the taste, history and know-how of the trendiest style right now in all new crafts. More than appropriated, their prices even on bar... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall I disliked Brussels to be honest, the only shining light in the whole city for me was the visit to Cantillon. The fact that it's so old fashioned in it's ways, the beer is so good and it's just an amazing experience. I will warn you though, it does NOT look like you are walking up to the one... More 

Thank chitowntink
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must-see destination for beer purists. The simplicity of the operation is amazing. I would definitely go back for another visit. Don't bring kids. After all, it is a brewery with lots of moving parts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite simply a must see. Best beer in the world (arguably of course) - still made using traditional spontaneous fermentation methods and processes. Tour gives full access and a few samples. Bar offers several beers unavailable anywhere else and shop offers off sales of whatever is available at the time (and t-shirts, glasses etc). A gem of Brussels and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a brilliant tour around this brewery and fully recommend it to anyone with a passing interest in this very local industry or history of Brussels. Excellent value. It was a shame the beer was not to our taste!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great piece of Belgian beer history - & only €7. We took a self guided tour (informed by a very detailed booklet!) which included 2 samples of the beer. Enjoyed this little stop a lot and learnt a bit too. Bought 3 big bottles home at a bargain price too, yum.

Thank misssmith23
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a quick trip for beer. lambic lovers. Don't go there if you don't know anything about the beer. We had a quick explanation and then you could explore the brewery by yourself which was really good for us. Then we had 2 different samples of lambic each and it was really good. Great helpful staff there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Small brewery which allows you to take a self guided tour for a fee of 7 Euros, the fee includes 2 small samples at the end. The tour is reasonably interesting but as you have to consult the guide book all the time not particularly stimulating. Also brewing was not taking place when we visited so a lot of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Nice little family brewery. Self guided tour with intro and booklet was very good. Interesting that they age beer>3yrs for a limbic as opposed to processes in the States for other type of beers. Sampled the Gueuze, kriek and grand cru bruocsella. All interesting!

Thank MAFtrips
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We got a warm welcome when entering the brewery. The self-guided tour was not very long, but it was interesting. Afterwards we got to drink different beers by a cozy fire.

Thank Dorien W

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