Italy > Bologna
alassio (7) | March 2, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Once upon a time, getting a beer in Italy that wasnít crap commercial lager meant getting a crap commercial "doppio malto" that added some caramel and maybe 1% ABV to their standard product. The alternative splurge, was finding a bar that served some pedestrian Belgian blonde, like Grimbergen.
Green River, though, is the hugest slam dunk triumph of craft brewing brilliance - - it is hard to imagine such a bold, amazing tap line up in this country. I stopped by other places in town and the more adventurous beer bars tend to have the typical "we are expanding our palate" approach - - they got a hefe, they got an amber, a pale ale, they may even have a stout (shrieks from the audience).
But Green River has a bitchiní line up representing a full range of styles, from a low-abv "salty ale" (a Gose?), to a fab imperial IPA, and three with ABV over 10%. This is not a cautious, milquetoast approach to "an introduction" to craft beers - - it is a slam down seizing it by the jugular. And most of this big-time line-up of taps are Italian! It is not soaking in atmosphere, this place, it is soaking in first-class suds.
Totally, totally, the bomb for beer in Bologna.
kurojishi (1) , | May 22, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
very good place in bologna, not at the level of others in the region(like the arrogant pub in reggio emilia, mostly for the food choice), but the taps selection is extremly good, and the food(while limited) itís extremely good.
the service itís a bit slow, but for the rest this place is gold with a lot of italian beers and a good selction of european and US brews from time to time
migajos (85) Warsaw, Poland | March 20, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The best beer place in Bologna among 3 other Iíve visited. Very good selection of styles including IPAís IIPAís, RISíes. 14 taps, good prices, helpful service. Definitely recommended!
paologalloni (3) , Italy | January 16, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (308) Enghien, Belgium | November 16, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
By far my best bar experience in Bologna. 14 taps of constantly rotating beers all interesting in their own ways. In terms of beers and for Bologna, there was everything I wanted.
You canít really expect more in terms of beer quality. Staff is very friendly and had a great time discussing with them every single visit on various topics other than beer. Food wise is the usual panini all using some beer style theme. Good stuff but you are still eating a sandwich. As for the price, beers ranged from 3 to 3Ä50 for the small pint to 5Ä for the pint which is around the median for that type of products. Place was never too crowded despite the huge Bologna University crowd up the street. Possible to sit outside which was nice in November but just a bit unsettling with the close proximity to the road traffic. In terms of atmosphere, it was rather quiet each time I went there and things were kept a bit low key. Interior had just been repainted which added a nice touch.
jesperhammer (59) Copenhagen, Denmark | November 13, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited 10-NOV-2013. Had a couple of beers from tap.
Not in the historic center but not to far away in a student heavy part of the city.
Very spartan decor. Tables and benches and not a lot more. Fortunately tables outside as well.
Almost empty but I guess with a huge crowd in there it will be noisy and fun.
Not a place I would hang out for long, though.
Tap selection is a different story. Very nice.
Mostly Italien. Mostly light colored beers but then they have the magnificent Imperial Ghisa from Lambrate. Wonderful brew.
Staff is very friendly but sort of shy.
mao (58) , Italy | October 20, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (30) , Cyprus | June 19, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Around 10 taps and a few bottles, mostly italian. Worth to visit for a pint or 2
Jimmythespoon (164) , | June 13, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Little bar in the old city, mostly a selection of italian micros rotating on tap. Ambience leaves a lot to be desired and the area and the crowd it attracts is more studenty, but the prices are quite good, worth a drop in if you are in the area.
greenclansman (102) Nicosia, Cyprus | June 10, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very small bar in the student area of the city. Interesting beers on tap, most Italian micro. Prices are very good. Nice place to stop for a pint or two, but for sure not the place to spend your night.
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