The Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018 goes to …

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018

Den Herberg at Buizingen!

Using a  by now impressive list of horeca businesses, a number of criteria (listed after many hours of debating) and an anonymous site visit of the proposed businesses, we – the Lambikstoempers vzw – awarded our 9th Gouden Lambikstoemper to a business that – according to us – payed a lot of attention to the  Lambic beers in 2018 on Sunday 25 November 2018.

And this year the winner is Den Herberg (Octave de Kerchove d’Exaerdestraat 16 at 1501 Buizingen), because of their very attractive offer of Lambic beers (Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek …), but also the Lambic itself, even home made! The Oude Lambik Den Herberg is – if you would ask us – a real gem.

Top 3

The rest of the top 3 in our ranking this year are … second place: De Kluis at Buizingen, where you can always go for a good glass of Oude Geuze or Oude Kriek, or Lambic.

Third place: Spontane Goesting at Itterbeek, started since the spring of 2018 and brought back to life by its new owner David Fleurus (after café “In de Linde” closed its doors). Spontane Goesting has an impressive number of 23 draught beers and – more important – an almost complete offer of Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek and “platte” Lambic.

De Kluis en Spontane Gisting

Finally our honorable mention this year goes to the Danish pub Koelschip at Kopenhagen. Because yes, even in Scandinavia they are running wild for our sponateous fermented beers. And Koelschip helps bringing out the message!

Winner 2019

Who will win our Gouden Lambikstoemper next year? You can contribute to that!
How? By sending  your favourite for the Gouden Lambikstoemper 2019 through our website. And yes, you can do this even at this moment!

The Gouden Lambikstoemper is an artfull certificate with a poem by the hand of Ludo Buggenhout.

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018

Look at our list of all preveous winners!

List of Lambic cafés

How do we each year gather the nominations and elect the final winner of our Gouden Lambikstoemper? It is based on a by now impressive list of Labic cafés and horeca businesses that pay special attention to our Pajottenland ‘s pride of spontaneous fermentation. And yes, this list is on-line, at your disposal!

Even more: if you yourself have any suggestions  to complete our list, you can send them at We try to add your suggestions as soon as possible, of course after controling their offer of spontaneous fermented beers.

This way who knows you can determine the winner of our Gouden Lambikstoemper 2019, which is traditionally awarded at our Day of the Oude Geuze at Streekproducten Centrum in Halle.

Lambikstoempers Dag van de Oude Geuze

Our beer list 2018 takes shape!

Lambikstoempers Bierweekend 2018

Our Lambikstoempers Beer weekend 2018 will be here soon…

As usual we have a huge offer of spontaneous fermented beers: Lambic, Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek and other fruit Lambics of ALL Lambic brewers and blenders of the Pajottenland, the new players included (… like Den Herberg, Belgoo and Lambiek Fabriek).

Hey, at our festival this year you can even taste a Dutch Watergeus, 100% natural fermentation, from brewery Vandenbroek (from Midwolde, Groningen). And also Cuvée Lambikstoemper (from 2014), we stil have enough bottles to let you taste the evolution of ‘our’ Oude Geuze.

And … from brewery Boon we also have an absolute (Belgian) exclusivity the Mikkeller Oude Geuze on our counter, riped in vermout barrels, which gave it a very unique flavour. Absolutely worthwhile tasting!

Follow our beer list on line!

Bierweekend Oude Geuze

Beer in the spotlight: Brussels on top!

Each year we also serve a selection of beers in the spotlight. This time we gathered some remarkable, less known and special beers of Brussels’ breweries: Brasserie de la Senne, En Stoemelings, L’Ermitage, L’Annexe, Brussels Beer Project, Beerstorming, No Science etc …

And not in the least is the rest of our beer offer: from low, high or mixed fermentation, from tiny to medium size Belgian breweries where the brewing of artisanal beer is in their blood, from the region or from a distant corner of our land. And yes, again this year there are some “special ones” ! What would you think of the brand new Goyck, a blond beer mixed with Lindemans Lambic? Or the exclusive Five A Day 2018 Limited Edition from brewery De Feniks, mixed with 60 year old Goossens Lambic? And for the daredevils we also have the new Crystalstick Experimental2 on ice. In short: for each his own!

Follow our beer list on line!

Systematically we will reveal more beers.

Rendezvous on Saturday 25 August (from 14:00 to 00:00) and Sunday 26 August (from 14:00 to 20:00) in the Visitor’s Center ‘De Lambiek’ at Alsemberg.


Beer weekend 2018: praktical details