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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
fluids  (29) Massachusetts | August 14, 2005
I wasnít that impressed with this place on Crescent Street. They make their own beers which are priced modestly. Most of what I had were stouts. They didnít have the bitterness you would expect from a stout. Nothing to signature about their taste. Like I said not that impressed. Acoustic music was good though.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich  (215) McCall, Idaho | August 12, 2005
I came here twice during my short visit to Montrťal this summer. I drank a sampler in the main pub with a side order of gyoza. Some fair beers, nothing outstanding. Cool old building with lots of wood and a very night-life feel to it. You can tell thereís something going on here late at night. I was here right at open around 3PM so there werenít many people. The 2nd time I came with a group of people from the hostel and had a few pints. This was in the "lounge" area next door. Nice place to crash for a pint, very close to the metro.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup  (355) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | July 31, 2005
A small dimly lit pub with no snack serving on a Sunday night - which is a terrible set-back - since I got into town 2 hours ago from Denmark and need something to eat. But instead I get live music. The beer selection is fine, 8 house beers, besides 6 other micro-beers and only 2 macroís. The knowledge of the beers vary a lot from tender to tender.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 2/20
collieman  (4) montreal, Quebec | July 13, 2005| Updated November 4, 2005
This place used to be amasing. It was all about the beer, and they used to brew it well. Now itís all about the cheap prices {cdn$5 a pint homebrew vs $8 a pint guinness everywere else} and so the quality has droped. Malts are routenly spoiled {sour} hops are being used as scrimpingly as poisble, and they use tricks, such as pre-activating the yeast with cornsyrop, to have "5 days from the boil to the glass" ale, wich ofcource gives it all a sickly sweet tone to it. This used to be the best place in town for a beer, now it;s one of the worst. The ambiance is realy nice, the food is great, and the service is personal and frendly, itís just for the past 2 years the beer has been awful. Itís a shame. I still meet frends there, I just go for the fine selection of micro-brews they also have avalible. Cheers
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | May 14, 2005
Finally, after a couple of years of pilgrimmages to Montreal, I make it to the last of the untried brewpubs within the city, and...well, it looks nice. Lots of cool little rooms, sort of a small warren of a place, a bit divy yet hip...didnít try the food, this was strictly a beer experience, and unfortunately it was pretty poor. They didnít have samplers available at the time, which might be just as well, the beer all tasted unfermented and undercarbonated, sort of like pieces not really coming together. IPA was tolerable, the Maple Rousse and Scotch Ale nearly undrinkable. If they get their act together and give the brewer time to brew, it could be pretty cool. Next time, Iíll go for the food. Extremely crowded, even on a Sunday.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak  (114) Montreal, Quebec | December 15, 2004
A little Beer oasis on otherwise over-trendy and over-priced Crescent street. Ambiance gets bonus points for the shuffleboard table usptairs and the dartboard out back near the kettle, as well as live music most evenings. Beer ranges from their so-so Scotch Ale, acceptable ESB, decent Stout and good IPA. No showstoppers here, but plenty to keep you occupied for a session of quiet tasting in the afternoon, or binge drinking with the Concordia U crowd in the evenings. Service is great at the bar, lackluster at the tables. The food I had here was above average pub fare. Not my favorite place in town, but on the "english part of town", certainly one of the best.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17  (331) Woodland, California | November 4, 2004
I stopped here with my brother one night to have a few beers after a hockey game. This place is very cozy and rustic atmosphere. Very warm and inviting to say the least. Unfortunately, it was almost too cozy that it was difficult to get up from your table because you were so close to other tables. The beer is here average at best. I was somewhat disturbed when I noticed another male patron at this place winking at me...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 13, 2004
Depending on what youíre looking for, the Bru is Jeckyll and Hyde. In the afternoons it is a nice place to sip a pint and enjoy a meal. Lots of exposed brick. Small terrasse out back is functional if not aesthetic. Couple of tables out front if you want to people watch on this trendy street. Evenings, especially on the weekend, there is a fairly young crowd and usually loud, live music. Itís boisterous, noisy, smokey and often fun, though you wonít be savouring the aroma of your beer. Staff are enthusiastic and friendly if not always knowledgeable. Rotation of beers leans towards British style ales and is fairly regular. The beers are palatable if not spectacular. Food is enjoyable and there are vegetarian (though not vegan) friendly meals.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Oakes  (789) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 25, 2004
Somewhat cozy pubby atmosphere. Service was efficient enough. Six or seven beers on at any one time, but theyíre not very good. Not worth going out of your way for (and itís usually out of the way since itís in the English part of town and all the other beer spots are in the French part).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 16, 2004
Extremely cozy brewpub and gorgeous decor. Beer is rather bland, except for the IPA and the Nut Brown which stand out. Don't rush out to this place if you're in a hurry and looking for great beer, but do so if you want to relax in a warm atmosphere.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
YogiBeera  (121) New Jersey | January 12, 2004
Nice atmosphere, although we sat most of the time of the little tiny patio on the front watching over this beautiful street. Nice beer, nice staff. Fun and good memories!

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