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Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | April 20, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Among the couple of brewpubs concentrated in the area (More or less halfway between Albany and NYC), Gilded Otter is not my top choice, but not my last either. No amazing brewpub stand out, but I prefer Skytop for its view and interesting lagers. Gilded Otter may be second also for its setup, just by the river with a terrace that provides an enjoyable vacations feeling as you watch across the stream over large fields that lead into the Adirondack. The food is satisfying as far as brewpubs go, my jambalaya was replenishing and aptly spiced. Unfortunately, the beers (8-10 of them) are not of the highest quality. The basic beers are exactly that, basic and sometimes lacking in cleanliness. Not particularly audacious, the seasonals (a scotch ale for instance) remain mostly thin and also not always very polished. Basically, not a place I’d make big detours to get to, but on the road, it’s not a stop one would regret for the general experience.
Sammy (537) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Sizeable, bright, airy restaurant/brewpub wth passable beers. Nothing special, and the stff as is typical in hese large places do not know their beers, or make up an answer. At least the beer was not served too cold. Nice town, but was very crowded mid-August day. Friendly service. Not worth going too far out of way, was on my route to Albany.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 17, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Warm lodge-type brewpub/restaurant with lots of families for dinner and for good reason, the food is pretty good! The eclectic pizza styles especially. The house beers are of a broad style and are somewhat hit and miss, with the hits being quite entertaining. A typical yet slightly above average American brewpub.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large beautiful pub, lots of wood, feels like a large ski shack type of place. Brewing equipment right in the middle of the main floor. Two levels inside that probably sits 200 and another 100 on the patio. Good time on the patio that almost make you feel like you’re a remote area. I three pints, a terrible hefe, an acceptable IPA and a very good oatmeal stout. So obviously I have mixed feelings about the beer there. Food was what I expect from this type of place, satisfying slightly above average pub fare. Worth a visit.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 11, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
The interior is wonderful. Big open spaces and wood everywhere. Warm and inviting without being cluttered. Ample parking so that even when you walk in to a packed house and are looking at a wait to get a table, you didn’t have to wait for a parking spot.
They offer a beer sampler for those who haven’t been before, and even for those who have, as they offer a larger selection of brews, and changing seasonal brews than some other brew pubs. Going with someone who doesn’t do the beer thing very much, it was nice to find that they also have 22 oz bottles of hard cider available (though personally, I’d love to see it on tap).
The menu does contain the typical brewpub menu, but it also stretches a bit beyond that offering such oddities as a vegan tofu stuffed ravioli, jambalaya, pad thai, a trout mousse, and a meatloaf sandwich.
Their pizzas are fairly solid and utilize spent grain from the brewing process which is a nice thematic addition.
Service is generally pretty good, though I have had one meal there that the service was totally lacking, and a party member was served fried mozzarella that was still frozen inside, but that was a few years back, and I haven’t had bad service since then.
rickhall28 (248) Denville, New Jersey | June 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great location...beautiful place...pretty good food. The beer varies though from average to occasionally very good. Add the music...often live...the outdoor seating...the views of the "gunks"...and the eclectic and very mixed outdoorsy crowd, and you have a mostly winning combination. Best to stop after a day of hiking.
TaktikMTL (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | April 27, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Établissement visité le lundi 5 avril vers 13h. Ambiance: Grand restaurant avec les cuves en plein milieu. Terrasse avec vue sur la rivière Wallkill. Service: Lent et aucune présentation du menu bière. Sélection: 8 bières maisons et 1 cidre. Nourriture: "Pub Greens" avec saumon et "Prime Rib Philly Cheese Steak Pizza". (148e rating d’établissement)
ben4321 (238) Hoboken, New Jersey | September 30, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I thought this was a decent brewpub. We didn’t eat here, but had a couple of drinks, and the beers were alright, though there were not a ton of standouts. This place is worth a stop if you are in the area.
beastiefan2k (176) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | February 19, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Went there last night, was packed. Parking is not a problem. The interior is nice, woodsy, cabin like but big. Two floors, tanks out in the open. Had 8 beers on tap starting with a light all the way up tp an imperial stout and a barley wine. Had both big beers. They were fine brews not top notch but definitly drinkable. The food was average-above average. Small portions of food but well priced. Got in there and got out quick. The waiter was not anything special. It is also a block away from Bacchus, a resturant/bar with 300 beers.
merc7186 (159) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
A: Nice looking building, rustic feel, large bar that holds about 25 people with seating all around, nice outdoor patio.
Q: The beers were average or slightly above but no consistancy amongst them.
S: Sub Par at best, I went in on a monday night to watch football, there were 2 bartenders and no more than 12-14 patrons. Not once but twice, I sat with an empty glass longer than 10 minutes (literally). I dont expect them to wait on me hand and foot but an empty glass should warrant a response after a couple of minute. Also, a group next to me wanted to order food at 920pm (before halftime of football game) and we told friers and grill were turned off already...even though kitchen was open until 10pm. Sucked for them.
S: They had 6 taps going upon arrival and a guest cider. Their beers were a Altbier, Light Lager, Pumpkin Ale, Scotch Ale, IPA, and Porter. Their Stout had kicked earlier that day.
F: I ordered their Brewmasters Burger and it was decent, served with french fries.
Price: 6 dollar pints is higher than any other microbrewery that I have been to in the area...the median price in area was about 4.50 to 5 bucks.
Overall, a really nice place to be at but I would try Hyde Park Brewing over Keegan and Gilded Otter.
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