Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets

Brewery, Eatery

Courtil, 50
Courtil, 6670

+32 (0)80 64 38 39 | map

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BlackHaddock from England

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Wife driving on Sunday 27th May 2012 (La Chouffe brewery next today).

Sat upstairs, outside on one of the balconys overlooking the garden and everybody else who was there: it was sunny and no one wanted to be inside (apart from two old boys who were obviuosly locals).

Very modern design with the brew equipment shiney and bright in the sunlight as you enter the courtyard. Then up the stairs to find the bar and staff. Friendly and keen to find out where you've come from. Sadly only two brews on tap with no bottles available either, very strange not to find any other beers what-so-ever, their's or someone else's.

The Lupulus and Lupulus Brune were fine: I just wanted to try more while at this lovely place.

Jul 30, 2012
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msubulldog25 from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Visited on 11 September, 2006 for dinner - the second night of our weeklong Belgian Beer Tour.

Our group of over 25 American beer tourists enjoyed a 20-minute busride from our hotel in Bastogne through the rural countryside to this secluded restaurant and pub. Typically closed Mon-Wed, they opened especially for our group on this Monday evening. We crossed an ancient-feeling cobblestoned courtyard to a rustic building, formerly a farmhouse and now the restaurant. Behind stone walls, the space opens to reveal an expansive ceiling with rough-hewn timbers and soft lighting. We sat in a simple yet elegant room on the lower-level, with warm maroon colored walls and heavy exposed wood beams and columns; mirrors lining one wall made the room feel more spacious that it really was.

Food and beer soon followed after we were seated. Service was quick and gracious; almost immediately we were each served plates of wonderful appetizers: a chilled tomato gazpacho, melon slices with parma ham and artichoke with tomatos and feta. All were very good and were made even better when served with the light wheat beer, brewed by Trois Fourquets. A wonderful salmon carpaccio followed (paired with the mysterious house-brewed "La Bière du Moment", tasting of champagne, laurel and bay leaves), as did a delicious pork fillet with a tangy mustard and sides of broccoli, tomatos, and beans. Another interesting beer, brewed with intensely fruity blueberries, also made it's way to our tables.

As the dessert courses came around (a sorbet glazed with the potent liqueur Esprit d'Chouffe), those who were interested could tour the small on-site brewery. It was located just across the stone courtyard from the restaurant in a tiny secondary building. In my group of guys (the ladies stayed and enjoyed dessert & conversation) who visited the brewery, we had one man fluent in French; this fortunate as our female guide knew no other language. We gained some interesting perspective on how a small brewworks operates and saw how they've connected their taps from inside the restaurant directly to the chilled storage tanks via a simple network of pipes - talk about fresh beer on tap!

Back inside, I explored upstairs at the empty second-floor bar and found an array of products from Achouffe available for sale - Trois Fourquets has a direct affiliation with that brewery. I bought a large bottle of the wonderful Chouffe Coffe liqueur (12 euros). Much to the envy of several other fellow travellers, I was the only one to make this discovery before it was time to depart. One final memorable event was that, upon conclusion of desserts, everyone was gifted with the unmistakable red caps (with jingle bells!) worn by the iconic little guy on the Achouffe bottles. Thus, with full bellies and high spirits, 27 semi-inebriated 'gnomes' climbed back aboard the bus for the ride back to our hotel...

With excellent food and service and a good, albeit truncated, selection of beers, Trois Fourquets is definitely worthy of a visit if anywhere near Courtil.

Oct 15, 2006
Brasserie Les Trois Fourquets in Courtil, Belgium
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 220 ratings