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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 32025214928
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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

Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueuze and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the Brussels museum of the Gueuze. Open from Monday till Saturday, except on Wednesday, from 10:00AM. Last entrance at 04:00PM (we close at 05:00PM)

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Perfect place for a real Lambic

The hole building smells perfectly like brett, the wild yeast that ferments beer. It's magical to see where the beer is born and taste it at the end of the tour takes you to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this brewery many times before and I've had never had such a bad Customer Service as now. The stuff was chicky and rushing, making faces if you ask a question! Very rude! Also in the bar, they would sell a beer to the couple in front of us, but to us they told it is too late to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hole building smells perfectly like brett, the wild yeast that ferments beer. It's magical to see where the beer is born and taste it at the end of the tour takes you to another time, when all beer were wild fermented.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can choose between self guide tour or if you are groups is better to take guided tour. One of the oldest stil working lambic breweries. You can taste hardly available Cantillon beers on site. If you are lucky enough as we, you can talk with Jean Van Roy and he will provide you with history of brewery, future plans... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best there is. Finally got to to see it in person. The best tasting lambics in the world. Any true beer lover has to visit once.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family run small traditional brewery. Self guided, so you can do it at your own pace and take photos when and where ever you wish. Very informative guide book which tells you about the traditional brewing process and history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to hear about and drink the Lambic Beer at the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels. It is located a fair way from the old town but is well worth the walk. The self-guided tour the typically do may not be too everyone's taste and neither would be the beer but it's a good way to spend a few hours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Tour is self guided with very old booklet. A little bit pointless in my opinion unless you know what you're looking at. Two tastings were good, although the still one year old lambic was a bit odd. Trying to buy beer was odd, an allowance for a couple had to be paid on two different credit cards. They said people... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You must see the process of how they brew at Cantillon. Their lambic tradition is unlike any other in Brussels and has so many unique quirks to learn about. The beer of course, does not disappoint!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It's good to visit a place that's actually still brewing (go there between November and February-March if you wanna see the machines at work) ! You'll learn what you need to know about beer and discover flavours you've never tasted before in this authentic atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you're a bit of a beer geek you've probably done a brewery tour before, but I can guarantee you've never done one like Cantillon. This was the highlight of my whole trip to Brussels and if I go back it'll be the main reason why. Not too expensive, free tasters and beautiful ancient machinery and brewing equipment still in... More 

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