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bhensonb (521) Woodland, California | August 9, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
January 2006. The layout is awkward enough to be intriguing. I enjoyed both stouts, and now wish I had paid more attention to the other beers. Bar staff was willing to discuss the stouts.
JoeinDahlem (305) Berlin, Germany | June 13, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
My experiences here have varied from great to disappointing, and it usually hinges on the service. The beers are pretty good, and youíll find what you need to match with your meal. There are usually a couple of interesting seasonals, besides the popular bourbon stout. Iíve had a couple of awesome steaks here.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | April 30, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Went here back in July of 2006 at the RBSG. Pretty nice ambiance, but I felt a little out of place in shorts and a t-shirt. Selection was ok as were the beers. Nothing that stands out, but a few decent examples.
scoobyluv (5) Asheville, North Carolina | October 21, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
had lunch here today with the fam. the service was a bit slow but the waiter was cute so i let it slide. the food was good. i had the beer sampler. most of the beers were good and i liked the fact that it had a board that the beers came on so i could tell what i was drinking. it was awesome.
PorterPounder (376) Tallahassee, Florida | October 18, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited here in Oct í06 on a Tuesday night. Very crowded and hopping. Nice atmosphere - lots of dark wood and brass and two floors. Found room at the bar quickly though and the service was prompt - the pizza came in about three minutes! Had about seven or so on tap and I was impressed that they had a very detailed menu on the wall that listed the tapping date, ABV, Gravity etc. Beers were about average - but enough variety to keep you happy. Came for the Bourbon Stout - decent - but not overwhelming. Still a great place
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | October 7, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I love the decoration of this place - a high vaulted room with a balcony and pillars supporting the room. Like a very classical restaurant with a modern decoration. The service was premium, not just in the bar, where I sat in the busiest lunch hour, but the manager of the place also spotted me taking notes and came over to talk (and even gave me my drinks for free), and later he sent the brewer over to me. Just a great experience. The steak I had was wonderful. They had 6 beers on tap when I was there ranging from boring (the light lager) to wonderful.
jb (101) Rochester, New York | September 5, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice steakhouse. Had great (if pricey) seafood and steak entrees. Also less expensive fare more geared to kids if thatís what you are into. Lots of great beers on tap.
SpringsLicker (139) Tennessee | July 30, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I visited this on the RBSG pre-tasting afternoon pub crawl. I limited myself to the Bourbon stout, but after reading mjames rating, I realize I should have had the Hefeweizen. Typical brewpub atmosphere.
3fourths (1453) Boulder, Colorado | July 18, 2006| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I think this place has the same floorplan as the Des Moines, IA Rock Bottom... it also resembles the Walnut Brewery in Boulder. Overall it has the same features of Rock Bottom places, shiny this n that, wood everywhere, long polished bar, but the beer quality was lacking for the most part. The Bourbon Stout, which is supposed to be one of the best beers made in DC, I found almost undrinkable. The oatmeal stout was close behind. However, I found the Hefeweizen to be spot on for the style, rich, juicy, appropriately tart, just wonderful. The waitstaff was decent, they forgot to serve us water on a 100 F day, but during both times we visited over the weekend the brewer was hanging out at the bar and talked to us for a while.
Beer available, July 2006: Bourbon Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Hefeweizen, Light Ale, Amber Ale, Brown Ale.
jasonp (29) Ashburn, Virginia | July 12, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Didnít get to eat here, just went to the bar. Nice sort of classy upscale steakhouse/brewpub kind of place. The bartenderís service was very good. Smoking allowed, I donít really care but it should be noted. The beers were solid.They could use a little more variety but they had a representation of some of the more popular beer styles. Worth a return visit.
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