Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub | Lovell, Maine
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Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub
World Class based on 89 ratings
Type: Restaurant

44 Allen Road
Lovell, Maine United States 04051 [ print map ]
207 925 3200

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Hours: CALL FIRST! You are about to drive far, far out of your way. Be sure you call - there is a recording that says what their hours are. Google is wrong, oh so very wrong. <cry>


Mayor: argo0 (1) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 1000+


Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub

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Allagash 11th Anniversary Ale 98, Birrificio del Ducato Kiss Me Lipsia 95, Lively Hoppy Bogart , Lively St. Sixandahalve , Alvinne Phi 67, Lively Brother Broseph , Birrificio del Ducato Brett Peat Daydream 92, Ducato Nuova Mattina Zymatore (Gin/Pinot Noir)
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89 reviews for Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  90%
 Selection  93%
 Food  82%
 Value  77%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  100%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
brianbrian  (1) Chicago, Illinois | May 28, 2008
This place really does live up to the hype. My girlfriend and I flew from Chicago to Maine for the weekend just to come here, and it was worth it. Chris and Jen are great hosts, and Chris is an amazing wealth of knowledge and recommendations. The food is great, much better than ordinary pub food, and of course, a better beer selection than you’ll find anywhere else. Plus, everyone there is friendly and helpful. If you like good beer and are anywhere near the area, or if you really like god beer and aren’t anywhere near the area, you need to go.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
airforce1  (9) Atascosa, Texas | May 24, 2008| Updated October 29, 2008
Simply put, the greatest beer bar on the planet. Chris and jens hospitality is unmatched, and I ould love to know if there is a better selection of beer on Earth. Black Albert, Earthmonk, Struiselensis, Russian River, and the ultimate cellar tour makes this place worth the visit. YOU MUST CONTACT CHRIS TO GET HE FULL EXPERIENCE. This was the beer vacation of a lifetime.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
beerbuzzmontreal  (45) Montreal, Quebec | May 22, 2008
To describe Ebenezer in one word : impressive. The place looks and feels like a family restaurant, friendly and ward, but the walls are covered with belgian beer paraphernalia. The food was quite good but most people go there for the beer. First of all, the beer menu is quite extensive, a lot of beers available on tap and in bottles, the fun part is that we didn’t get to try what was on the menu since Chris treated us with very rare stuff from Russian River and De Struise to name a few. Chris spent the evening with us opening beer after beer after beer. He was even kind enough to offer us a ride to our hotel. If you go to Ebenezer, contacting Chris beforehand is mandatory.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
TaktikMTL  (241) Montréal, Quebec | May 20, 2008
Établissement visité le dimanche 18 mai vers 17h30, j’ai passé 4 heures là. Ambiance: Petit pub siitué presque sur un parcours de golf. Plein d’affiche belge sur les murs. Grande terrasse couverte. Service: J’ai jamais eu un meilleur service ailleurs. Le personnel est attentionnée et que dire du propriétaire Chris est tout un numéro. Toujours prêt a vous conter l’histoire qui se cache derrière chacune de ses bières. De plus la femme de Chris est venu nous rapporter à notre auberge. à 10 km de là, après notre soirée. Sélection: Je ne crois pas qu’on peut trouver plus vaste sélection en Amérique du Nord. Sur le menu vous avez seulement le tier de ce que Chris a à vous offrir. Son cellier est peut-être bordélique mais il contient d’innombrable trésor. Nourriture: Chaudrée de palourdes et roulé de homard correct. Le menu va complètement changé au cours du mois de juin. (96e rating d’établissement)
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 20, 2008
Chris Lively has created Beer Geek Paradise in the middle of freakin’ nowhere, Maine. The 35 taps are extremely alluring and the expansive bottle selection as much so, but if Chris is around you might not even get the chance to get drink from this mouthwatering menu. You see, there are many, many more bottles hiding in his cellar which he can break out if you are interested. The selection down there is almost absurd. From 25-year-old Westveleteren, to a plethora of Lost Abbeys, the entire vintage lineup of Thomas Hardy’s and SN Bigfoot, Struise Earthmonk, and on, and on, and on...We had the pleasure of sitting with Chris the entire evening (we were there on a Sunday evening, so during a pretty quiet period) and let’s just say I’m almost shy to tell you what he brought out for us. I see from other ratings that Chris does this quite often for the travelling craft beer lover, so if you plan on visiting, do make it a point to contact him and Jen beforehand and you might just be treated to an early piece of heaven. They gave us a ride back to our hotel after the evening, which was highly appreciated. Such quality and generosity have rarely been put together on this beery planet. And all this in a most unpretentious and casual house in the middle of the forest...
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
marcusm  (8) Remich, Luxembourg | May 11, 2008
Address difficult but is also ’road 3’on old GPS machines, but easy to find - drive past the golf course heading away from NH, turn left onto a dirt road and hey presto you’re there. The owner has such a passion for beer I have never seen such enthusiasm, which shows up in every facet of his bar resto. He sometimes does not have the correct glasses, but the closest to the original is always used - you have to raise your hat, for a bar so far outside usual BB stamping grounds, his glassware is just about perfect, and his beers are perfect. He not only has BB’s, he has a permanent exhibition of the best of the handcrafted bees that the USA has to offer - He had some of Thomme Arthurs beers, well....... stunning for a poor old Luxembourger. My advice, find it, try the beer selection, get to know Chris, Jenny.... - sleep on the porch- ME smokies see in the dark! and come down hard.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Cedromar  (1) New Hampshire | March 24, 2008
A truly amazing establishment. Chris literally opened the doors for my girlfriend and I. It was wonderful. He was our host for about 2 hours and would have gladly done it much longer had I not had to leave. The selection is without a doubt the best I have ever seen. I could go on and on, but there is a 1400 character limit.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
dmradus  (13) Ithaca, New York | January 27, 2008
This place more than lives up to its billing as the best in the world. There is so much to say about it. First off, incredible tap and bottle selection. Literally a who’s who of the best Belgium (and Scandinavia, incidentally) has to offer. Food wise, I would have been perfect with something even half as good as what is on the menu - really great grub and reasonably priced. Really fun and friendly environment, locals, snowmobilers, diehard beer guys all soaking it up together. Crazy as it sounds, the best part of this place isn’t the beer. It’s the owners. Chris and Jen are amazingly hospitable: service was crazy good, attentive, supremely knowledgeable. They had absolutely no need to treat us the way they did and yet they pulled out all the stops: copious Black Albert and rare and vintage beers that I hesitate to list for fear people will start to expect it every time they visit. Trust me, you can expect all you want and you’ll still be blown away. It’s best just to go and let it all play out. You will not be disappointed.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
BitchesBrew  (48) Fort Collins, Colorado | January 26, 2008| Updated January 27, 2008
Ooh boy... this is it. This is THE place for beer in the United States. The beer is incredible.. the food is just as outstanding. So it’s a little far... far from EVERYTHING.. but who cares? If you make the drive, you will be really rewarded. You can’t top the regular draught list.. and the vintage beers available are really incredible (you want a 25 year old Westvleteren 12? Petit Orval? Westmalle Extra? Chimay Doree? Thomas Hardy’s from the Stone Age? THERE IS NO END TO THE INSANITY). The service is incredible, Mr. Lively will pull out all the stops for you. I was offered a King’s Share sample of the Black Albert (if there is any one reason to make the trip, it’s solely for this beer), and some really interesting blends of Gueuze and Lambic. Simply put, this place crushes any other beer bar in the US. The service in superb, the food is wonderful (especially the Chimay Burger). The only (slight) downside is the location.. but it’s a nice drive through some tiny New England towns. Overall, this place is unbeatable. Just go!
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
fredandboboflo  (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 19, 2008| Updated August 3, 2008
Wow. If you love beer, you’ll love Ebenezer’s and Chris. The atmosphere is surreal I almost couldn’t believe where I had been when I woke up the morning. What looks like a simple little pub in the snow of Maine country turns out to be Beer Mecca. Some come in for your everyday pub lunch seemingly unaware where they are, that lined up on the wall are 35 taps spewing out some of the world’s best and relatively rare beers that right next to them are endless bottles of the same that in the cellar are beers so rare that even the beer connaisseur could go a lifetime without seeing. Others do come for the beer and get all that and more from Chris, who will tell you everything you want, need, and didn’t know you wanted to or needed to know about good ol’ water, barley, and hops. And while you’re there, don’t be fooled into thinking the pub menu won’t make you salivate as well, of course best in conjunction with the world class beers. It’s hard to say more than what others have written (yes, I had Black Albert, Westvleteren, an amazing Cantillon Kriek on tap, Olfabrikken Porter, Mikkeller Big, Worse, Slaapmutske on tap, and there is so much more), so there is my weak attempt. Bottom line, stop reading about the darn place, get up, and go!

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