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Beer Available At Brasserie 4:20 (arranged by most recent)
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Revelation Cat Summer Lambic , Revelation Cat Alpha Blood 97, Revelation Cat Orange Bud 51, Port Brewing Santas Little Helper Barrel Aged 98, De Molen Bloed, Zweet & Tranen (Bruichladdich) 97, BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 013) 97, Revelation Cat Bombay Cat Black Double IPA 97, Ise Kadoya Pale Ale 59, Revelation Cat Brunello di Montalcino Lambic , Ise Kadoya Dekopon Ale , De la Senne Equinox Winter Beer 94, Revelation Cat Mauricius Maleficium , Revelation Cat Thousand Miles Glare 40, Revelation Cat Death Star 97, Revelation Cat Killer Cat 46, Revelation Cat 100 Days on the hops 45, Revelation Cat Little Lover 80, Revelation Cat BlaBla Lambic Blend , De Prael / Revelation Cat According To Johnny 63
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Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 11, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Outside the tourist area and located on the type of fast driving street where you donít expect to find a beer bar like this one. You wonít find many typical tourists in there. This bar attracts true beer-geeks as well as local beer lovers. The simple lighten 4:20 on the outside is not too inviting. Interior is surprising, this place is actually quite classy. Medium size, sits about 100. The setting (tables, chairs, dťcor) is as appropriate for easting as good dinner as it is for a long night of drinking. Food is unusual for a pub, a bit pricy and consists mainly of fish and seafood dishes. You can order snacks (fries, chicken wings, etc.). About one dozen tap lines with mostly non-italian micros. Some interesting items on tap but the tap list is not the main attraction. The bottle list is the reason you go there. Again the Italian micros are under-represented, Brasserie 4:20 is mostly about imported beer. Americans, Danishes, British, Belgians, Dutch, etc. You ask for the bottle list and they give you that long, very long list with a few hundreds of a bottles. A lot of De Molen, Mikkeller, etc. But then you can ask for the second bottle list, the one called the ďvintage listĒ that comes in a nice book. This one has the lambics and various aged and special vintage beers. All kind of old lambics, old vintages of BigFoot and others. You can order 3 Fonteinen Millenium (A LOT of them) or Isabelle Proximus at about 150 Euros a piece (ouch! over US$200). They have a few aged bottles that I personally believe should not be aged but overall this bottle list is to die for. Service is amazing and very knowledgeable. Each bottle is opened and poured as if it was a precious 3 Fonteinen Framboos. And if the owner (Alex) recognizes you as a beer geek he will open crazy bottle after crazy bottle. This guy is nuts. Alex is to Europe what Chris Lively of Ebenezerís is to North-America. I visited the place twice. This is one of my favourite beer bar on the planet.
Dedollewaitor (346) Odense, Denmark | June 16, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Yes Daaamnn. It was true what I read about this place before coming here. World class in every aspect! Rare beers - international. Amazing range of some of the best in the world. Service and interior the dopest. I will return!
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | March 23, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beer bars Iíve visited. The space itself is awesome. The rooftop area is perfect for events, and the interior has got a ton of character. Lots of interesting beers on tap, especially from their Revelation Cat label. I had a West Coast IPA and the Pinot Blend on tap and they were both delicious. The bottle list is impressive, and the staff is first-class. Really happy I got to visit and meet Alex.
FatPhil (299) Tallinn, Estonia | January 3, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly a great place, but not necessarily my kind of place. Beerwise it seems too focussed on pulling in big names from overseas, and Iím mostly not a fan of most of the big names. (Just because its popular doesnít make it good applies just as much to craft brewers as it does to macro swill.) Alex was very friendly and talkative, so we got to know all about his beers, so we focussed entirely on those. Looking forward to some of the future beers heíll have in store. Food was expensive - to me, shocking. Maybe thatís because I come from the land of pub grub, and could feed a family of 4 for the price of 3 fancy prawns here. And at about 10e for a Mariage Parfait, this is more expensive than anywhere I know in Finland, and weíve got enormously higher alcohol taxes! However, a few freebies were thrown in, which made the final bill more than palitable. So many thanks, Alex, the selection of Roma for RBESG 2010 will hopefully bring us back here - and I hope your [undisclosed new brew] is ready soon!
YULbier (250) Montreal, | December 27, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Beer selection is large and diverse with lots of hand-pumped real ales. Food is pricey but amazing and the suggested pairings are spot on. Interior is classy, warming and confortable. Service is helpful, if you can get the waiter to notice you.
Christian (235) Odense, Denmark | June 19, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Like fonefan I have to say canít claim to be 100% objective. The service and ambiance was probably helped by the RBESG event taking place here. But the food, the beer, the decoration, wasnít just made up for a weekend. Itís a cozy and relaxed place, completely dedicated to serving great (non-Italian only) beer and great food. The fish carpaccio and raw shellfish served with Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze was simply one of my best meals ever. Lots of exciting beer on the tap list. And the roof top beer garden is an awesome night spot. Or so I have heard from more sober beer lovers :)
4:20 and Ma Che Siete Venuti a Faí alone are worth your plan ticket to Rome, know that.
Camons (210) Hasselager, Denmark | April 14, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Quite away out of the beaten track if you are staying on the other side of the river in the city center. But tram line 8 from Piazza Venezia stops a 1 block / 10 minutes walk from 4:20 and makes it easy going there. The bar is very nice and cozy with good ambiance, seating along the bar, and some smal tables, chairs, and a few couches along the other wall. About 22 taps on at our visit, 6 Revelation Cat, 5 from the (for me unknown) Japanese brewery Se Kadoia, De Molen, Schlenkerla, De Molen, Boon, Brewdog, etc.Impressive bottle list, expecially the vintage sours (not that i had any of these, going from 50 - 150 Ä) Good, freindly and knowable service wich speaks a good english. We didnt eat but the food looked tasty. Good value on the tap beers. Great place
Borresteijn (170) Amsterdam, Netherlands | June 15, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
First of all I have to say Iíve never met such a generous host as Alex was for us at RBESG, I just cannot thank him enough for that and for the amazing beer experience he has given us that weekend. As for his brasserie, itís wordclass as well. Great interior, beautiful tap system, great and daily rotating beer list, very nice staff (check the redhaired girl ;-), good to great food. Rooftop patio is excellent, looks like a German Biergarten and they even have different beers on than downstairs. Crowd is mainly young Italians from the alternative scene, very relaxed atmosphere here, especially after hours ;-) Donít know if the bottled beers we had were for sale as well, but if so this has the best bottle selection Iíve ever seen. Superb. Thanks again Alex, and I will definitely be back when in Rome!
cgarvieuk (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 28, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Ok this is a Tricky one. Yeah we were treated like Royalty when Alex Organised RBESG 2010 ... but even trying to ignore that This has to be one of the Best bars i have ever been into.
They had UK Cask ales from some of the better UK brewies, they had De Molen, Nogne, De struise and Mikkeller to name just a few from there many taps. Both Downstairs and the Wonderfull roof gardens were comfortableand relaxing places to eat and drink.
The food while too fish based for my liking was superb... so while my choice wasnt great what there was was amazing ... and if you liek fish well im sure this is just the place for you...
While i like the idea of only beer, whisky and water, I cant help but thinking a few choice alternatives would make it easier to get your mates along, and offer a decent soft drink for the driver... But the place seemed busy most of the time so it seems to be working...
The staff were amazing despite being served by three different people over the course of the evening they had my bill spot on (with a hefty discount from Alex) ive no idea how they managed to keep track of what i ordered as i wasnt sitting in one place all night, and some were ordered from the table others from the bar...
Yeah its dear (well normally Huge thanks to Alex for his generousity) but thats because they serve some of the best beers available sourced from all over the world. ... and while value is about the only area this one misses out on top spot on MY WIFE WOULD HATE ME TO LIVE NEAR HERE... as i would be there most nights, scared that i would miss out on the net great beer to appear...
And should i ever win the lottery the first thing i will be doing is picking Alexs brain on how to do the same thing here in Edinburgh ... If every town had a bar like this we could convert the Macro drinkers in there droves
troubles (138) Tel Aviv, Israel | February 18, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place, selection is good but can be better... no local beers besides the ownerís brewery. try to visit on a weekend, where the terrace is open. Very good staff, knows a lot about the beer and very kind. Food is fine. Must visit in Rome
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