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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56, Brussels, Belgium
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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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Real lambic beer

This place takes their beers seriously, its like wine beer, real lambic, all natural, organic process. Loved it, the service was amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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210 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place takes their beers seriously, its like wine beer, real lambic, all natural, organic process. Loved it, the service was amazing.

Thank NicoleUvita
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love beer so this is a must go place to taste lambisque types of beer. It is the only brewery using this method in Brussels so the taste will be different but still pretty good. At the end they give a three small glasses to try.

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure this place is off the beaten path and not in the nicest part of Brussels but you'd be doing yourself a disservice to not venture out a visit this old, authentic, charming brewery pumping out world class, highly sought after beer. This isn't a Coors Light tour, this is real hand crafted spontaneous beer but is still accessible for... More 

Thank rsprohas
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... in a fully functioning brew house where you get to guide yourself through the whole process and their work rooms, watching people work. Fascinating process, interesting historic product - lambing. You have to check it out. It's authentic and not cheesy touristy.

Thank DRC2203
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I'm really glad we went here, what a unique place! We arrived just before 12 on a Saturday, just in time for the English language intro to the tour. You pay 7 euros, and get a booklet and two vouchers for samples. They provide some helpful context at the beginning of the tour, and then allow you to explore at... More 

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Gent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Cantillon brewery is unique and nothing short of a walhalla for beer lovers and lovers of sour beer (gueuze style) in particular. Many people don't appreciate the sour, vinegar taste though, so if you plan a visit, make sure this is really your type of beer. If not, you might get very disappointed. When I first visited in 2004... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Must see and taste if you are a beerlover!!! Very special sour deep taste of one of the heritages of Brussels. Drink it very cold in the summer.

Thank Rafael J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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 16 November 2016

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.

Thank paulasato
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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