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Den Stillen Genieter

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brouwerij de Graal - TripleGood1
Brasserie Des Géants - Gouyasse Triple Good1
Picture 1. Den Stillen Genieter, Mechelen, Belgium

Visits Details

22 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
At the fourth time of trying I have finally found this pub open, although actually getting served proved a bit of a trial. A very idiosyncratic place. Hit and miss whether your chosen beer has had the benefit of refrigeration or is just off the shelf.
Brouwerij de Graal - Triple9.00GoodA pale, Abbey-style triple with a herbal (coriander?) and aniseed flavour. Served from the bottle and too warm.
Brasserie Des Géants - Gouyasse Triple 9.00GoodServed rather warm from the bottle. Amber in colour. Predominately a smooth, malty taste.

About the Den Stillen Genieter

The pub sign. Den Stillen Genieter, Mechelen, Belgium

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Mechelen, Belgium, 2800.

Classic Belgian brown cafe, one of the leaders of the movement towards specialist beer cafes in Belgium in the 1970s and 1980s. I’ve seen various attempts to translate ‘Stillen Genieter’ into English and the one I like best is ‘Gentleman of Leisure’. Located on the busy Fish Market in the centre of town, the pub is, to be honest, looking a bit tatty. It has a legendary beer list.

We have visited this pub once, seen 2 different beers and tried both.

Map location

Postcode: 2800