United States > Maine > Lovell
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 19, 2008| Updated August 3, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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!
Woody639 (1) Schwenksville, Pennsylvania | January 9, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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 Ebenezer’s 4 times and, each & every time, the service has been amazing. I have always gone to Ebenezer’s 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!!!
VikingHammer (8) Lynnfield, Massachusetts | December 30, 2007| Updated December 27, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
lachesis (18) St Idesbald, Belgium | December 27, 2007
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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 crème de la crème 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 i’v seen in the US, This is America’s Kulminator.
wickedpete (5) Lexington Park, Maryland | December 27, 2007| Updated September 13, 2008
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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, I’ll buy the first 10 rounds because we’ll 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? They’ve 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
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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, Hardy’s,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, I’d have to say this is the best beer bar that I’ve 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.
jimhilt (9) Bow, New Hampshire | August 24, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The owner, Chris, likes Belgian beer and this is reflected in the decor of the Pub with dozens of memorabilia from Belgian brewers. The main reason to go here is the selection of beers. First time I have found 750ml bottles for sale in a restaurant. Also some rare bottles like JW Lees 1968 for $250 - expensive just like some wines. Most 750s are $15-$25. Numerous Belgians on-taps - seem to be $7-8 for a 10oz pour. Meal prices are reasonable - $7.99 for an excellent Reuben and Belgian frites are $6.95 - much better flavor than their regular fries. $11.99 for decent sized fish and chips.
The ambiance is rustic and during Belgian brewfest week it is crowded with the waitresses moving non-stop but service was still good.
Malicya (1) Charny, Quebec | August 23, 2007
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely the best Pub I’ve ever been !
There’s 31 different beer on Tap, mostly Belgian beers.
The selection is amazing, Fantome,Val Dieu, ST-Bernardus, Piraat, Gnomette... even Peche Mortel !
The service is more than excellent. Chris and Jenni are really "Belgian-Beer-Geek" !!
This place is a must seen in Maine.
brewandbbq (2) Manchester, New Hampshire | May 30, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Small, cozy pub in the middle of nowhere. Adjacent to a golf course and snowmobile trails. A belgian oasis off a Maine backroad. The nicest people you will ever meet own and run the place. Service is great and the food is exceptional. The beer selection is 90% Belgians, with vintage bottles in the cooler and plenty on tap. Some as rare as you’de ever find at the Kulminator.
30 minutes from North Conway and a lot closer than Belgium.
Beer events here are legendary, Chris is the consumate host.
More taps adding soon, as well as a brewery coming on line in the future featuring guest brewers from Struise, LaChouffe, and others.
campseven (1) Harrison, Maine | February 22, 2007
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The best beer bar in Maine
17 taps- Bernadus 12, 2004 Bigfoot, Petrus triple, La Gnomette. Old Engine Oil, Maredsous 8. Chris is so enthusiastic about beer it turns the most timid sipper into a gourmand. There are maybe 500 bottles of beer at all times. truly one of the best beer halls in the country
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