France > Esquelbecq
swoopjones (305) Buffalo, New York | October 31, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
great ambiance, very comfortable. loads of old breweriana things on display. beer was very good too.
happyhoppy (70) , France | May 27, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A little brewery producing wonderful beers close to the Belgian border. Had taken a guided tour (in french ) and as we had to wait we were offered a tasting before the tour and also after the tour. Had an amazing time discussing how craft beer has been developing in France and how Daniel(the brewer and owner) is setting an example for this in France. The beer store sells most of their beers in bottles and serve 3 on tap at the lovely rustic and brown cafe like tasting room. Do try their vielle brune or the new dalva vielle..Absolute crackers !!
jvdijk99 (39) , Netherlands | October 18, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Rustique place in a small village close to the Belgium border. They only had two of their beers on tap, but a bigger selection bottled (though not refridgerated). Strange thingwas that such a place had hardly anything to eat, though the sausage we had was good. Most importantly, We had the blonde beer and the IPA and they were both very good.
chriso (368) London, England | September 11, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A comfortable homely spot. It may be in France but it’s only just over the border from Belgian, so it’s an easy hop if you are in the area. Wide range of theor beers to try on draught and in bottle to take away. well woth a stop, especially if they have their sublime Vielle Brune available.
Hoser (162) Cowtown, Alberta | July 14, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Have been three times now, Daniel Thiriez is a most gracious host and love the Etolie du Nordand the Blonde. At different times have petted the cats had wet hop beers and even have been there when hops have been growing on the side of the brewery. France’s best brewery for sure.
Tim Webb (201) Cambridge, England | May 19, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely estaminet attached to one of the longest established newer wave microbreweries in north-east France. The beers have got steadily better aver the years and the rickety-rackety furnishings here make them better. You can buy the various local delicacies made with the beers and also beers for take-paway too.
JoeinEscazú (278) Ozark, Missouri | May 10, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
For a geeky beer traveler in Northern France looking for an estaminet with nice beers, here is the best of two or three different worlds. The Thiriez brewery has a small and cozy estaminet that is open most days of the week. Its beers are here and there is every chance the brewer will serve them himself. A few local nibbles as well. The superb Etoile du Nord was on draft when we were here, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that were a permanent feature. It’s what Mr. Thiriez drinks. Dried hops hanging from the rafters and assorted beery paraphernalia. Plenty of tables.
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