Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub | Lovell, Maine
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Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub
World Class based on 94 ratings
Type: Restaurant

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


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: Ktwse (1) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 1000+

Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub

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Lively Mary Jane , Allagash Session Brett Ale 97, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 95, Oxbow Loretta 95, Oxbow Grizacca 96, Allagash 11th Anniversary Ale 98
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94 reviews for Ebenezer Kezars Restaurant and Pub
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  89%
 Selection  92%
 Food  82%
 Value  76%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  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 íroad 3íon 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 youíre 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 BBís, 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.
  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.
  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 whoís 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 isnít the beer. Itís 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 youíll still be blown away. Itís best just to go and let it all play out. You will not be disappointed.
  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 itís a little far... far from EVERYTHING.. but who cares? If you make the drive, you will be really rewarded. You canít 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 Hardyís 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 Kingís Share sample of the Black Albert (if there is any one reason to make the trip, itís 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 itís a nice drive through some tiny New England towns. Overall, this place is unbeatable. Just go!
  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, youíll love Ebenezerís and Chris. The atmosphere is surreal I almost couldnít 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 worldís 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 didnít know you wanted to or needed to know about good olí water, barley, and hops. And while youíre there, donít be fooled into thinking the pub menu wonít make you salivate as well, of course best in conjunction with the world class beers. Itís 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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Woody639  (1) Schwenksville, Pennsylvania | January 9, 2008
This place has amazing beers (including the best one I have ever had...BLACK ALBERT). The ambience is very good, the food is great, and the service is spectacular! I have been to Ebenezerís 4 times and, each & every time, the service has been amazing. I have always gone to Ebenezerís with my 11-year-old Niece (who has leukemia). She usually has some special requests of the wait-staff (to keep her entertained, while we adults sample really good beers), and the waitresses have always been so very accomodating to her, that the total experience has been among the best that one could expect!!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
VikingHammer  (8) Lynnfield, Massachusetts | December 30, 2007| Updated December 27, 2010
Amazing beer bar. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris and I truly enjoyed his passion for craft beer. I was waited on by Jennifer and she made my friends and I feel right at home. Awesome selection. The Black Albert was insane. Had to much good beer to list. Drove 3 hours to get there but it was well worth every second. Thanks again Ebenezers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
lachesis  (18) St Idesbald, Belgium | December 27, 2007
Outstanding Beerbar and Restaurant with traditional US food and Belgian inspired dishes often prepared with beer. It is located on a very beautiful spot next to a Golf course. The food is just great and the staf is very friendly and professional. It is amazing to see so much beers on drought and such wide range of de crŤme de la crŤme of bottle conditioned beers. All beers are served with love and in a perfect way. Lots of vintage beers up to 20 or even 30 years old. Chris has also a great collection of Big Bottles, 3L 4,5L 6L even 9L bottles of the best beers in the world. If you wanna sample a Westy 12, no problem, Ebenezers has it. This is a superb place, with the most fantastic people and the greatest selection of beers iív seen in the US, This is Americaís Kulminator.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
wickedpete  (5) Lexington Park, Maryland | December 27, 2007| Updated September 13, 2008
This is by far the best beer bar I have ever been to. I defy anyone to show me a better beer bar in the US. If you can, Iíll buy the first 10 rounds because weíll be there a while. The owners and staff are as friendly as anyone could want, the selection is A++ top notch, the food is great, and the selection is amazing. Did I mention the beers? Theyíve got 35 taps and seemingly limitless bottles, with vintages going back decades. I look forward to attending the Belgian festival next summer, and returning sometime to try Black Albert again. Going to Ebenezers is a rare treat.
hophead75  (83) Largo, Florida | December 3, 2007
I find it to be pretty amazing that there are only 4 ratings of this place. An absolute mecca of a belgian beer bar located in the middle of nowhere, Maine. We (dirtymike and I) hit this place on a very rare slow night, and that made it the trip all the more worth it. We ended up hanging out with Chris, the owner for a few hours and he broke out some really incredible stuff to share- Struise Black Albert on tap, he put peche mortel on just so I could buy a pour of it, and broke out some new and very old Westy 12 as well as gave us a tour of the cellar which was just absurd. Tons of Westy vintages, Hardyís,rare belgians, U.S. rarities like RR Temptation and Supplication, I can just go on and on. Between the vintage selection, beers such as Cantillon Kriek, Boon unblended gueze, Peche Mortel among others on tap, Iíd have to say this is the best beer bar that Iíve been to on the East Coast. Ambiance is pretty cool with all the tin belgian signs everywhere. I would say although this is quite a drive from some of the bigger cities such as Manchester NH and Portland ME, this really should be a ratebeer essential.

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