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Beer Available At Holy Grale (arranged by most recent)
3 Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek 100, LoverBeer Madamin 95, De Proefbrouwerij / Cigar City Tropical Tripel 94, Original Ritterguts Gose 93, Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison 98, Pauwel Kwak 94, Kapuziner Weissbier 82, Mikkeller 20 89, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Country Boy Bumpkin , EKU Pilsner 34, Cantillon Zwanze (2013) Abbaye de Cureghem 95, Toccalmatto Zona Cesarini 98, Bells Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale 97, Mikkeller Big Worst Barley Wine 96, Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek 100, Cantillon Iris Grand Cru 97, De Dolle Oerbier 99, De la Senne Taras Boulba 94, SŁnner KŲlsch 46
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Travlr (1257) Washington, Washington DC | November 19, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Came here for Saint Sours Day Sunday, a well organized event with a shocking selection of sours. The outdoor space was great, and the amazing weather dinít hurt. The choir loft is terrific, downstairs is cozy, although space is a bit tight. Food was amazing. Staff were all very friendly and engaging, quick and efficient. Definitely have to come back to check out their normal beer line up. Prices are high for the area, but still cheaper than anything weíve got in Washington DC! A must-visit while in Louisville.
NachlamSie (530) Denver, Colorado | March 12, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Holy Grale is in what apparently was a church. The decor takes full advantage of that, making this a very spiritual beer experience. Service was on the slow side, but very knowledgeable and personable. The beer selection is prime. A few Belgian and American rarities among a well thought out balance of desirables. The prices, like many places in Louisville are pretty good. Most of the stuff is about $6 to $7 a pour, but most of the stuff are imports that I rarely ever see on tap and easily run in the $8+ range when I do stumble across them. There are more bargain priced local microbrews for the connoiseur on a budget. Upstairs in the choir loft is a small draft selection featuring even more rare stuff, DFH 2010 World Wide Stout for instance, and it was only $5 for a pour. Not bad. The bottle selection is small, but well thought out and includes stuff from Cantillon so gets my approval. Everything is served in appropriate glassware. I ate the pickle plate which was a variety of artisan pickled foods served with whole grain mustard and sriracha: really tasty stuff. I loved this place!
theisti (414) Leawood, Kansas | September 19, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited on a Wednesday evening. As others have stated, Holy Grale is located in a former church, and it makes great use of the space with a bar area, the choir loft, and a great outdoor beer garden. The beer selection is great, when I visited the 5 of the 6 taps in the choir loft were Three Floyds. Service was attentive, though not terribly friendly. I had the Scotch egg appetizer, and it was tasty enough. Neat design, great beer selections, certainly a top place I have visited in Louisville. This place had hosted Zwanze Day 2013 the previous weekend, which speaks to the quality.
phaleslu (352) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 16, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I came down for Zwanze Day 2013 at Holy Grale, my first one ever. The place is an old, small church building on Bardstown Road. The inside is an awesome renovation with a nice bar and some high tables. Thereís a íchoir loftí upstairs, accessible through inside or outside stairs. Thereís a bier garten out back with Euro-style long tables, a patio bar, and vines surrounding it to wrap up the vibe. The place was well-staffed for the event. The tap list was excellent, and the food was very good. I need to visit on a normal day to get a better idea of how it usually is here but Iím definitely coming back.
jrallen34 (339) Chicago, Illinois | August 31, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
The coolest atmosphere Iíve been to, especially outside which reminds me of a Euro beer garden. Stained glass windows, herbs, hops. The inside was nice as well but the ac was broke and it was hot as balls. The service was very nice and helpful, knew a ton about beer and gave good suggestions for other places in the city. The food was really good and came quick, fun small bites but I wouldnít come for a full dinner if youíre starving. The draft selection was pretty good, but not mind blowing. Nothing from Kentucky or crushable, lots of international ticks. The bottle list was pretty good and very inexpensive. I really enjoyed this place, one of the top bars in the US.
b3shine (215) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 5, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in with my wife while in Louisville. I canít say enough good about this place! A little small, but the staff and selection were both great, and the value was good too. We didnít eat, but we really enjoyed ourselves. Do yourself a favor and go here.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 6, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Monastery theme throughout --- which is very well done. Not the largest beer bar, so I imagine it gets rather crowded at times.
The draft selection is moderate in size, but very well chosen. A number of hard to find regional offerings (e.g. 3 Floyds seasonals) as well as (of course) a solid Belgian draft selection. There is really nothing below "great beer" available on draft.
Servers are very friendly and beer knowledgeable.
A must see in Louisville.
shrubber85 (187) Greenville, Indiana | September 3, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Very interesting location - in old church. Incredible tap list that is constantly changing with a nice bottle list (many that are unavailable elsewhere in Louisville). They keep their list updated so you donít have to guess what they have going in. A great place.
JCW (111) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 19, 2013| Updated November 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here with a date, we both really enjoyed it. Outside dining with a fantastic tap list. While I enjoyed a Petrus Oak Aged Pale, my date had a 3F Behemoth(she wanted hoppy). We had already eaten so we didnít try the food, but other people we shared a table with(for what its worth) liked it a great
deal. My second beer was a Bellís Expedition, again on tap, herís a Two Hearted. All priced about ~$7.per. Well worth a stop.
ContemplateBeer (99) Louisville, Kentucky | January 8, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is inside an old converted church, so many of the windows and fixtures are reminiscent of that feel. The tables are made of barrel tops, and the bar also is made up of barrel material. Just a beautiful space. Service is Lori, a cook and another lady, all very friendly and concerned with the tasks at hand, but willing to talk as well. Selection is small, but incredibly thoughtful. A nice diversity of styles, domestic, import, vintage and rare. Food was fantastic; had sweet potato and black bean tacos- great flavor and portion. Also, a cheese and truffle plate, both of which can be paired with a flight of beer. Taps top out at about 7$ a glass, which, for the quality, should be expected. Bottles are a little higher, but fair. Another great Louisville beer destination.
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