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 didn’t need the tour as he’s 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.
Visited during Toer de Geuze 2017. Located just over the border between Flanders and Wallonia, in a green area. Quite large place with a warehouse and a spacy garden, always interesting to see where lambic beers are produced. Had that draft version of Quetsche and bought a few large bottles to take home, from Pierre Tilquin himself. Worth a visit, if only to have a few of their lambics right at the source.
Visited during TDG 2017. It’s a bit hard to rate this place since there was simply not much to see. A lambic blendery is Always a cool thing to see, but nothing here seemed truly different or unique ( however, we did not take the tour, so... ) It was a nice stop at TDG, yet - as Always with Tilquin - the beers were more expensive than most to all other places.
Once again thanks to Manuele from Macche in Rome I spent an incredible afternoon here with Pierre Tilquin who poured for us directly from the big aging barrels many different lambic of different ages that then will be blended for the gueuze tilquin.. so our visit was very didactics and training for knowing this kind of brew .. on plus he opened some special bottle for us with rarities difficult to find anywhere else ., so thanks again Pierre for your patience , kindness and generosity..
Visited on a Saturday morning. The owner gave us a tour of the facility, which is basically a warehouse with lots of wooden barrels. Some of the barrels were fermenting. After the tour we were offered a free sample of his Faro, because he had a leftover from a recent festival. Some of their bottles are for in house consumption only, so I sat down and had a Pinot Noir and bought a few bottles to go. The great thing about drinking big bottles by yourself in a place like this with other beer geeks, is that you easily get to talk to like minded people and we all start sharing beers.
One time a year, during the English Beer Festival, this is THE place to be. The rest of the year, it is what it is. A warehouse where wort is aged into lambic and then blended into geuze or fruit beers. Wasn’t very enthousiastic about the couple of times I’ve been there before the festivals.
Visited during the Tilquin English Beer Festival. We had the chance to have a guided tour around the gueuzerie in English. The tour guide was friendly, informative and definitely passionate about gueuze. The tour was short but brief ad precise. The place is small but well organised. At the end of the tour we picked up some bottles at the shop. The prices were good. A good place to visit, to know more especially about the blending and of course pick a couple of bottles. They also had a few guest beers you could pick up at the store too.