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Beer Available At Benelux Brasserie Artisanale et Café (Downtown) (arranged by most recent)
Benelux Yakima (Pale Ale Américaine) 91, Benelux / Zulogaarden Catapulte 96, Benelux Grande Armada Réserve 2012 90, Benelux Lux Blonde (Ale Blonde) 38, Benelux Gaïa 76, Benelux Ergot (Triple Saison au Seigle) 94, Benelux Somnambule , Benelux Murmures , Benelux Anniversaire Impériale IPA 92, Benelux Semuta 75, Benelux Eponyme 81, Benelux Motek , Benelux Cuda (IPA Américaine) 97, Benelux Batch #817 , Benelux Dub 48, Benelux Zeeland 92, Benelux Sabotage 98, Benelux Armada (Texas Brown Ale) 90, Benelux Cargo , Benelux Grande Armada 93
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mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | January 1, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I went here on a Friday evening and it wasn’t busy at all, maybe three other groups of people. The staff was attentivie and friendly. Fairly dark atmosphere but modern with stainless steel accents and kegs strewn about. They had about 5 or 6 beers available and offered them in half-pints, pints, and sample(r)s. Most of them were pretty average but they did have some more interesting styles available. I’ll come back here as they seem to show some promise.
Conviently located not too far off from some of the other pubs (Amere a Boire).
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | November 28, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A short (but uphill) walk from the Place-des-arts metro. The vault turned into a cool little tasting salon is a very nice touch. As you walk in, the black walls to the right and the large windows on the left give a stunning contrast. Black, white and stainless steel for the stools and bar, I love the sprinklers and air ducts exposed and dispersed in very bizarre patterns. It makes me feel as if I’m having a pint in some Blade Runner/post modern era pub. Sounds cold, but really it isn’t, the dim lighting make it nice and cozy. Patrons are mostly students from the nearby campuses. Music ranges from French alt rock to electronica, played softly enough not to notice on those old-style wood panel speakers. The Beer list is posted on blackboards here and there, including one at the front door that not only lists off the homemade brews, but also what’s sitting in the fermentors for the coming weeks. Great idea. 3-4 house brews are typically on with about the same amount of guest taps. No goofy names here, they stick to the style, color and %ABV. Beers I’ve sampled so far have ranged from good to very good and keep getting better. Service at the bar is never a problem, I’ve been there a few times alone and chatted with either the Benoit the brewer or the waitstaff about Beer and whatnot, all nice people.
TaktikMTL (215) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | October 5, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Établissement visité le mercredi 4 octobre vers 16h30 en attendant mon cours à l’UQAM. Ambiance: J’imagine qu’on aime ou on aime pas. Moi j’aime pas trop car je trouve que ça fait froid et vide. L’endroit était presque vide et la musique (blues) était trop forte donc impossible pour moi de lire mon roman. Service: Le tout était lent, bizarre car l’endroit était vide. 25 minutes pour faire un panini. De plus il était énormément chaud, je me suis brûlé les doigts en le prenant. Selection: Seulement 3 bières maisons étaient disponible. Personnellement je trouve bizarre qu’un brewpub offre plus de bières invitées que ces propres bières. Nourriture: J’ai commandé un panini poulet-pesto. Il est servi avec une montagne de chip sans goût et 4-5 olives vertes. (31e rating d’établissement)
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 28, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Trendy industrial space with high ceilings and exposed ductwork. Very streamlined with a huge window to watch the world go by. Inverted pint glasses as light fixtures are a nice touch. Service is excellent - knowledgeable about the product and willing to chat when time permits though they are ocasionally overwhelmed at peak times. Growing selection of great house beers complemented by guest micros (as well as wine or liquor for those that prefer). Limited food menu is more appropriate for a snack than a meal but is tasty. A welcome addition to the Montreal beer scene.
LadySusan (99) Ste-Therese, Quebec | August 26, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place is very trendy, it is located near a university so they will be serving students for the most part, but if you go early afternoon you can enjoy your beer at your own pace. Freindly staff.
BitchesBrew (48) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 2, 2006| Updated July 1, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a Saturday night during the Montreal Jazz Festival. The place was nearly empty- and the music was extremely loud. After one beer, it was time to move on. A decent place overall, if a bit sterile, with some loud techno music, and a freaky bartender. A decent place for a beer in the downtown area, but many far superior places exist.
Lubiere (412) Ottawa, Ontario | June 18, 2006| Updated July 1, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Semi-indstrial looking bar for the lounge lizards, with lounge ambient music, a bit on the cold side. Liked the vault room. Not a lot of people when I was there, a Saturday night around 10h30. Knowledgable staff. Limited menu of sausage sanwiche (5$ with chips), but good. Good quality beers, alongside with taps of Bierbrier, St-Ambroise, and Leffe Brune. June 17, 2006.
Quevillon (192) Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec | June 15, 2006| Updated January 15, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Pas loin de Place des Arts, via Jeanne-Mance nord. Ouain, le décor est très upé, le noir est prédomminant mais les bans sont confortable. Le serveur était très gentil et semble à bien connaitre les bière. Ils ont 5 bières avec une sixième ce vendredi le 16 juin, 2006.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | June 13, 2006| Updated August 22, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This lounge bar is filled with gleaming stainless steel and trendy, Plateau-ish chic decoration. A little too sterile for my liking, but I guess they are aiming for the hip happy hour crowds of downtown Montreal and UofMcGill. They have quite a few beers of their own on tap, served in heavy pint glasses or absolutely gorgeous, massive chalices. They also alternate quality locals on tap (St.Ambroise, Bierbrier, Hopfenstark, 3Mousquetaires, etc.). Belgian, English, and German styles all coexist peacefully, and all manage to come out very cleanly. I personally have a preference for his Belgian stylings. The European hot dogs and paninis are good pub grub, but don’t expect anything special this food is meant to accompany your pints of goodness. The quality and variety of the beers here are slowly bringing it in Montreal’s Top 3 brewpub destinations.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | June 4, 2006| Updated June 20, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited in June 2006 with tiggmtl. Very modern, glass-and-metal, black-and-silver decor, unusual for a brewpub even in Montreal. It’s an old bank, and the coolest things about it are the original bank vault at the back -- now a private room that I would presume could be reserved -- and the airy metal circular staircase right next to the vault. Lots of polished aluminum, subdued lighting. Service was excellent and anglos need not be afraid. We had their current four house beers; the American Pale impressed, the others were all ok but not spectacular. I don’t believe food is being served yet, but this looks like a place to watch....UPDATE a year later I spent a couple of hours here with tiggmtl, and the beer has unquestionably improved; the IPA was just outstanding, one of the best I’ve had in a while, and the IIPA and nitro stout both solid. I didn’t have the food, but continue to be impressed with service and decor. I’d say this should be in your top 5 or so destinations in the city, certainly for your first visit.