United States > Maine > Portland
Beer Available At Great Lost Bear (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Blindfold 93, Allagash / De Molen Smoke & Beards 77, Eel River Climax Noel 88, Oud Beersel Framboise 91, Moinette Brune 94, Cape Ann Fishermanís Pumpkin Stout 93, Val-Dieu Grand Cru 98, Allagash Odyssey 99, Allagash Hugh Malone 93, Baxter Phantom Punch Winter Stout 89, Oxbow Space Cowboy Country Ale 70, Green Flash Hop Head Red 98, Sheepscot Valley Bold Coast Pemaquid Ale 54, Slumbrew Happy Sol 42, Marshall Wharf Big Twitch 87, Allagash/Maine Beer/Rising Tide Prince Tuesday 95
johnnnniee (69) Bedford, New Hampshire | June 15, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
My second trip to the Bear on a business trip for work by myself. Roadhouse/chain restaurant feel to the inside of building with a nice deck off to to the back left. The menu is mostly pub grub, but does have some choices that are veggy and/or healthy. I had a hanger steak that was really well done! The huge, Maine focused tap list holds many choices for the casual beer drinker, but I did manage to find a beer or two that excited my inner geek. Service was attentive and my meal was moderately priced for the area. Great place for some beer and food, I wouldnít hesitate to return unless I was sampling some of the geekier beer destinations in Portland.
PhilHarmstead (2) Vermont | May 15, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
A dream come true! The Bear is happy times every time. My friends and I have made it an annual tradition when weíre in New England, visiting from Michigan. Very nice selection and you MUST try the chili fries. Good idea to get a taxi to/from this one, though. If only it were downtown!
boomerbrew (15) Texas | April 8, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bar and selection. I was excited about this place because they have samplers of your choice. I wanted to try the local beers and this was a good place to do so. Food was good (sea food) and the ambiance was warm on a cold night before a big storm hit. Plenty of brews to select from beyond just the local brews. Overall great place and Iíll go again if ever back in the area.
mustardtiger (2) Brooklyn, New York | March 31, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Had been meaning to get here for awhile as i have friends in Portland and take trips every couple of months. It was much bigger than expected and they had a great selection of local beers that I have never had or seen before. Had a locals kind of vibe which was made clear to me when I went to the bar to order and was greeted with strange looks. All in all nice place with casual vibe and good beers.
lachrymalisis (14) Pennsylvania | March 2, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool place, nice big bar, a bit too much of a TGI Fridayís feel in the dining areas, but not unbearable. Decent selection, although I was surprised at the omission of some great stuff, although Iím not completely sure of Maineís distribution issues, so I was satisfied. Didnít have any food,so canít fairly rate it (although I did see an abundance of nachos with factory-made chips, and Sysco Foods boxes in the building...). Bottles of Maine Beer MO were almost 2 months old-not a good sign for a bar in the town where the beer is made...but the Peeper from the draft was exceptionally fresh, the Kipling cask was stellar, and Oxbow Farmhouse Pale was clean. No line funk that I could detect. Paid $20 for the above mentioned beers (including tip). very happy about that. Will definitely come back when Iím in Portland again.
jabersquawk (2) Portland, Maine | January 2, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
You may not find that obscure beer you're looking for, but with more taps than I can count, you'll probably find something you like.
Imaena (30) Atlanta, Georgia | December 18, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
I love this place. Thursday nights are rockin. Great pub food, lots of local and unusual offerings (Allagash Alley), and a fun outdoor area for summer. You can usually find brewers from Allagash and Gearyís in here on weekdays. Great homebrew store next door as well. How I miss living in Portland.
watson1977 (114) The dub c, Pennsylvania | October 5, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Sizeable place once you get inside...dimly lit with a real backwoods maine feel...lots of vintage signs and trinkets and beer stuff. Extensive menu...lots of sandwiches. Great service and staff...very friendly...some cute servers. Very nice draft selection.
Sammy (474) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A big old style bar and restaurant not far from downtown Portland. Many taps, lots of selection of what comes through, not all of it great, but some of it not bad.
Chaddah (11) , | July 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice beer selection, Fun Place. Friendly staff. Family Friendly as well.
Biggest complaint is Parking. Have driven by without stopping more often than not because there was no place to park.
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