Belgium > Rebecq-Rognon
Travlr (1383) Washington, Washington DC | November 8, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in on opening day, when crowds were very tiny, and mostly francophone. Pierre was pulling lambik straight from the barrels and serving it by the pitcher. They also had bottles and a few taps. Very informal, with Pierre leading discussions and tours when enough people built up, and then answering questions when the crowds were light. Visited again during the Tour de Geuze 2013. Much more formal, and much bigger crowds in the blendery itself. They were roasting a whole ;pig on a spit, quite the sight to see, and you could line up (or queue, your choice) and grab a hunk of flesh, accompanied by various sides, very tasty - although Iím not entering a food rating, since food is not normally available on normal days, as far as I know. Nice to see this on the "other" side of the language line.
77ships (104) Antwerpen, Belgium | June 5, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited during Tour de Geuze 2013. Almost literally a stone throws away from the Flemish ďborderĒ. I think that you probably have to go by car here because public transport might be tricky. Tour was kind of weird because I thought that we were being held hostage or something. They let us in and then closed off both the exist and the entrance. We were bit in a hurry Ė I just wanted to see the barrels etc. Still the tour was very informative. Meerts is very interesting and fun to drink. Owner is a cool guy from what I hear. Prices are really nice for what is a great product.
jackl (321) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 24, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited for TdG 2013. Quite a small place. Despite the massive crowds, the ambiance remained relaxed and pleasant. A decent number of beers were available to try including a meerts. Prices for takeaway bottles were very reasonable. Overall, Iíd love to come back on a random weekend to inspect the place without the hassle of the crowds.
Martinus (134) Nijmegen, Netherlands | April 24, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited during Tour de Geuze. Good atmosphere, nice people.
I really liked that Pierre had Meerts available for tasting. Meerts might not be a great beer style in itself, but it is a historic style one can almost never try.
I had a good time, and there is a great frituur across the street for when you get hungry.
greenclansman (75) Nicosia, Cyprus | April 22, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Toer de Geuze 2013.
Nice atmosphere during the fest, helpful people and good beer.
Ibrew2or3 (325) Tempe, Arizona | March 1, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited here with ratebeer local sebletitje. So you head to the roll-up door on the right side of the new looking building, especially considering the age of almost all other buildings in the area. Pierre was a terrific host and showed us (me, Sebastian surely didnít need the tour as heís here often, lucky bastard) the whole operation from getting in the wort from four breweries, dispensing said wort into his large array of oak barrels, blending, fermenting and packaging. This is a smooth operation and it seems to me Pierre has a great thing going here.
As other reviews have stated before this is a production Gueuzerie where you can a buy bottles, cases of bottles, kegs likely, glassware and at times T-Shirts. This is not a brewpub.
josarah (107) Hinesburg, Vermont | December 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
I stopped by during the week after Borefts. Pierre was friendly and very helpful. I did manage to score one of the plum lambics and some Guezue glasses while I was there.
I rated the place I high as possible, there is just not much there other than a brewing/blending house
Mathieu87 (124) Ganshoren, Belgium | December 3, 2012| Updated April 17, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice to load up on some gueuze again. Pierre is a really nice and friendly guy. But still, I canít rate this any higher, because itís still just an old building where you can buy some beer :p
tquest (14) , Belgium | September 2, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
The newest of all Belgian gueuze blenders. A great place to visit. Lays behind a car garage, just drive through it and park your car at the back. Only open from sept till feb(?) only on saturdays (!) from 10am till 13pm.
You can drink some lambic from tap, and buy the old gueuze. Very nice to see the barrels, bottle line, bottle stock etc. Pierre is a very friendly guy, full of passion, and speaks french, dutch and english.
sebletitje (274) Enghien, Belgium | August 29, 2012| Updated April 24, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Updated Aug 2012:
Small warehouse like building, housing roughly 200+ barrels. Atmosphere? well, go there for the experience, chat with Pierre, sit outside and breath in centuries of history. Choice wise, get the Ancienne thatís available in bottles plus occasional draft selection, Faro or Meers. Prices cannot be beaten, buy direct from the source. Another place that in my view is worth a 100, Pierre loves what he does and shows it in his products and service. The place is not a bar or a tourist shop !!
Needed to update again: the place definitely is not a bar where you can come and drink a beer. The only time this is the case is during the yearly open doors event. Other than that, itís fun to stop by and chat with Pierre and reload on Tilquin beers.
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