United States > Maine > Lovell
tom10101 (192) 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!
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 (172) 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
Chaddah (11) , | July 29, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Horrible expirience here. Way out of the way, but made the trek because iíd heard good things. The beer selection was weak, i wasnít impressed.
I asked multiple questions about beers on tap and was answered "i dont know" more often than not.
Food was not very good, burger apperead (and tasted) like a premade frozen patty.
Server was Missing in action for most the the time we were there and i had to wait an excessive ammount of time for my card to be returned to the table so i could leave.
johnbrixton (23) California | September 29, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Would you think that the "best" beer place in the world would.
1) Know how to spell Cantillon on their website menu?
2) Have enough respect for beer to not serve Budweiser?
Whats wrong with this picture? .
longisland (1) , | March 20, 2014
26 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 2/20
lots of hype with so little to back it up. truly not worth the go. chris lively ruins the whole experience with his false bravado and not quite accurate knowlege of beer. the place is small, hard to get to, and once you are there it is hand over fist cash for very little, including the beer
jrallen34 (438) Chicago, Illinois | October 7, 2012| Updated November 2, 2012
20 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 1/20
Went 2 hours out of the way to check out this highly hyped beer nerd destination and sadly it was a waste of time. I cannot recommend anyone making the trip without a confirmation from the owner that he will be there, if he responds to you.
A similar theme of Lionís Pride emerged as it was understaffed for a Friday, only one server for the whole place.
The draft list was solid, but pedestrian compared to Lionís Pride. A rare treat was Pannepot Wild, and an awesome Swedish pale ale. Outside of that, commonly available drafts.
Bottles in front of the bar were common stuff available anywhere. The menu lists those beers and a few others that are supposedly available, like Cantillon. Alas, anything not in those fridges was accessible. The lambic cellar and the other cellar were off limits to view, and off limits to staff to get beers out of it.
The food was basically that of Lionís Pride, and frankly wasnít as good.
The server was nice and tried to be helpful knowing we came specifically to check out their cellar. However, she seemed more concerned about me writing a bad review, as she mentioned several times to me that she was worried I would write a bad review because I was unable to see what I came to see.
I did message the owner about my coming in hopes of picking a time he would be there to ensure what happened to me, wouldnít have happened. I got no reply weeks in advance. I take responsibility for still going and being disappointed. However, if youíre going to make your name as beer place with a sick cellar have access to it available at all times, not some random time. I feel cheated, my time was wasted, and sadly its so far out of the way, Iíll never be back.
valdexx (1) , | March 19, 2014
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
just a big facade. all hype. no charm.
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