France > Esquelbecq
Beer Available At Brasserie Thiriez (arranged by most recent)
Thiriez La Blonde d’Esquelbecq 90, Thiriez Les Québecoises 59, Thiriez Dalva Millésime 85, Thiriez Etoile Du Nord 79, Thiriez La Rouge Flamande 52, Akim T Préambule 86, Thiriez Dalva 84, Thiriez / Jester King la Petite Princesse 86, Thiriez Fièvre de Cacao 68, Thiriez L’Ambrée d’Esquelbecq 84, Thiriez La Maline 48, Thiriez / Saint Somewhere Florida 38, Thiriez / LaBelle Confidence 79, Thiriez La biObière 58, Bells Time Capsule Ale 82, Thiriez Jean Chris Nomad 94
3fourths (1385) Boulder, Colorado | October 8, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A visit to Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq, France should be on every beer traveler’s checklist. The quality of the beer and the character of the estaminet is something to behold. Brewer Daniel Thiriez is uncompromising, his products speak to those who love clean, low-gravity, hoppy golden ales. At one point we were the only patrons present, and Daniel kindly showed us the grounds and talked to us at length about his brewery. There were perhaps 10 different bottles available, a mix of new, interesting and classic. Three taps were pouring La Blonde dEsquelbecq, L’Ambrée, and la Petite Princesse. The two contract / collab beers made for Akim T, named Preamble and Confidence, were jaw-dropping. Without exaggeration, here is one of the finest places in the world to drink good beer.
sir__v (111) Lille, France | September 28, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited the 26th September 2014. This small brewery in north of France near to the Belgium border is really nice. You can feel the family atmosphere on this place. You can visit the brewery for 3,5€ but you need to ask before it with an email. The brewery is really small but you will have an amazing explication of the process and how they are working by a worker of the brewery. Then you can drink Thiriez beers at the bar. A small place with an old-fashioned decoration. The selection is small but really fresh. You can discuss with the staff and they will be happy to share it with you. You can also buy beers and the price are really smart.
Camons (295) Hasselager, Denmark | August 24, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small brewery just a short drive from the highway and the Belgian border. Taproom with 2 taps at our visit, and 10 or so bottles. Good quality of beers. Decor is wooden tables, beer signs, and a collection of empty beer bottles, showing a broad interest in beers. The brewer / owner gave me a tour around the small brewery, even though small was nice and modern equipped. Good value both both for drughts and the bottles i bought for take away.
swoopjones (311) 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 (81) , 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 (446) 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 (175) Cowtown, Alberta | July 14, 2012| Updated December 17, 2014
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 Nord and 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 (240) 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.
JoeinDahlem (287) Berlin, Germany | 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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