United States > Maine > Lovell
Arcanor (48) Quebec | April 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fanís of Belgian ? Thatís the place !!! Even in Belgium you will not see as much Belgian draft then this place ! 42 draft of the fine beer. Food is pub ok. Beer are a bit pricey but oneís a year, why not !!!
50belair (212) Florida | September 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Long drive to a secluded spot. Nice tap and bottle selection for the commoners. If you knew Chris or if he was there, I hear the cellar is legendary. Unfortunately heís not in much.
mathieuc (5) Quťbec, Quebec | June 23, 2013| Updated June 27, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice little place with a farmhouse feel to it if you disregard the golfers just outside the window. Ambiance was good enough, service was OK. We got the mythical cellar tour with a friendly Chris (which was quite busy that day but still managed to guide us to the lambic room for us to choose or next and final libation). Taplist was good although some products on there could be priced a little better. Food was more than decent and the mysterious bottle that Chris pulled out to share with everyone was a nice touch. I still donít know what it was to this time but my guess would be some unknown and rare fruit lambic if it is not "only" a vintage Fouífoune. Iíll most likely be back for some special events and I would most likely be a regular if I was a local but I would not plan my trip around it for now since there is so much other things to see and taste in the area.
Sammy (606) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 18/20
Out of the way drive from Portland, I wouldnít want to do this in bad weather. Amazing tap list, good bottle list. The cellar, I hear its legendary but did not want to chance owner not being there if I returned late afternoon. Serviers very young and knew something about the beer, The place has a small feeling however there are many available tables and a large tentlike area outside. Very rare taps on, and I did what I could to have several higher alcohol ones. Hard to find on GPS. Small bar.
tom10101 (245) Quebec | June 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
First time at the mythical Ebenezerís Pub. Comfortable place in a small town. Ambiance is ok, but we went there on a Friday afternoon so it may explain the lack of ambiance. At your arrival, we were served a free small glass of an unidentified (but pretty damn good) lambic. After that service was average to good, but the owner took the time to let us visit is impressive cellar. Food was good, but not great. The draft selection was ok, but not more and it was really pricey. The bottle selection (what was available, not what was in the cellar) was good, but didnít lived up to the reputation of the place. Overall, itís a nice place and I think I would return, especially for the special event. But, on a normal day, I prefer Lionís Pride and Novare Res (this place rocks!) in the area!
swiftsoles (1) Boone, North Carolina | August 17, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
To sum it up, Iíd call this place a very good bar that is very overrated. That being said, it is still a great bar with a great selection of Belgian beers, but I donít feel I experienced the "best beer bar" in the country.
I donít think they have as many Belgian beers on tap as they used to, as they have several taps devoted now to their own beers from Lively brewing. Several from Allagash and 1 or 2 from Oxbow brewing (definitely worth a trip if youíre in Maine) as well. The Lively brewing beers were good, most seemed about average for a craft brewery. I didnít try anything that I had to have again.
A good bottle selection, could be close to 80-100 or so in the cooler. As for the beer cellar, forget it ... staff said only the cooler was available, and thereís no list. So you have to peer over people sitting at the bar to even see what might be in there. What good is a world class beer cellar if you canít buy and drink anything out of it? We arenít rating private collections here.
The food was good, and the service was great, but they seemed to know little about the actual Belgian beer that was on tap or what bottles were available.
The beer was a little pricey, but thatís to be expected. Iím willing to pay more if the value was there, but most of the bottles I saw were available in my local bottle shop. So itís hard to justify the standard "bar" markup, plus another 20% or so on a beer that is already $15-$20 in your local bottle shop.
Atmosphere was very nice.
Iíd certainly go back again .... with my expectations a bit more realistic this time :).
fernans (1) Rhode Island | August 10, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Tiny place. Overall ambience was good not great. Over-priced for a back woods bar. Menu doesnít explain much about the beers they have. Food was good, only had appetizers though. Can say Iíve been there, but donít feel a need to go back, despite summering/skiing in Mt. Washington Valley every year. My expectations were too high. Too bad.
OldGrowth (188) the Containment Area, North Carolina | July 16, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
visited 07/03/11. Interesting, looks like someones house. On a golf course. Had 4 outdoor picnic tables, but was drizzling so we sat on the screened in porch, bunch of tables, could re arrange to accomadated variuos size groups. Small bar 8 seats with several tables and a area right off bar with a few more tables. Cool glass tap handles. Service did well considering we were a group of 10. Food was ok, nothing crazy good, that I tried. I had fish and chips, it was a little doughy for my overall preference. but I like a cornmeal/crumb based coating generally. I was staying nearby, about a half hour away so worth a visit. My friend has a story of getting there early while riding his mototcycle with another guy and owner saw them pull in and opened up early for them made them a rueben as full kitchen wasnít ready yet, so bonus points for that. But I wouldnít got out of my way for cause this is out of the way and could make for a long ride home. but still, worth it if itís within close proximity.
kingofalldans (9) Indiana | May 21, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice place in New England. yummy
Stoned99 (35) Quebec | December 3, 2014| Updated January 20, 2015
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Let me start by saying my expectations were really high so as soon as I placed a foot inside, I knew it wouldnít be close to my expectations.The place is quite small. They have a small fridge which consists of Belgian beer but really not that much. They also have some beer on tap. The first 2 I wanted to order they didnít have it. We got there around 8h30 PM and kitchen was already closed. One of the barmaid was kind enough to give us some chips. The chips were homemade and not that good and anyway we wanted a full meal. Location of this bar is far from everything and in the woods, almost a scary location.
We wonít be going back.I think that place is overrated.
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