Canada > Quebec > Chicoutimi (Saguenay)
dandeman (24) Gatineau, Quebec | January 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited December 26th 2012.
I had a lot of apprehension about this place being noisy, with TV screens everywhere and looking like a sports bar...Well, I was right. The trick, if you want to avoid the crowd and the noise, is to go early; because the beer is worth it. We arrived around 5:00 PM and the place was half full and the noise was OK; It started getting real noisy and c rowdy around 7:00PM. A couple of hours were sufficient for 3 great beers and meal. Best one was that holiday seasonal; Bebye làlà. Other good ones were La Criminelle and La Malcomode (see my ratings).
Service was also excellent; thanks to Alexandra for her patience over my pointed questions on beers. Selection was fair (8 beers) and food was good too. I’d say, for having visited most breweries around Lac St-Jean and Saguenay, that this one has the best beers...If you can stand the noise.
Titon (1) Saint-félicien, Quebec | June 5, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visité en décembre 2010, c’est un endroit bruyant et bondé. Difficile de s’entendre, encore plus de se faire entendre. La sélection de bières et la nourriture reste sympathiques, la place est, de prime abord, invitante avec ses couleur chaude. Si ce n’était du vacarme qui y règne, la Voie Maltée pourrait être relaxante...
TaktikMTL (263) Montréal, Quebec | October 22, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Établissement visité le samedi 11 octobre vers 20h30. Ambiance: Décoration brique et métal. L’endroit est très bruyant. Présence d’un bar centrail. Présence de téléviseur sur les murs. Service: Les serveurs couraient partout pour servir les très nombreux clients. Sélection: Lors de mon passage il y avait 8 bières maisons. Nourriture: J’ai pris la pizza St-Benoit Cajun. À NOTER QUE LE VESTIAIRE EST OBLIGATOIRE ET PAYANT. CE QUI EST, À MON AVIS, UNE ESCROQUERIE. (107e rating d’établissement)
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 20, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Large, apparently popular, crowded bar. A clean place that has an American restaurant feeling with the spacey, brick-walled dark interior loaded with TV showing sports. Not the most welcoming place for the beer geek, it’s loud and loaded with people who would be into loud places. I expected a bit more out of the food which was advertised as innovative. All the recipes are supposed to include beer, but there are not so many of them and they do not venture out of the brewpub fare sphere. Fortunately, the beer is of high quality for the area, with a few differences compared to the Jonquiere location which was a nice surprise. Still, if you got to Chicoutimi, you might as well head towards Jonquiere for the other Voie Maltee which I find more intimate.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | October 15, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is the new Voie Maltée brewpub, walking distance from the center of Chicoutimi. The atmosphere is completely different from their original location in Jonquière...this new pub and restaurant emulates larger American brewpubs such as Rock Bottom with their open rooms, many tvs, dim-lighting, loud conversations over hip music, etc. Definitely not comfortable on a busy evening. The crowd is made of hip 30-somethings. They have a ridiculous mandatory coat deposit policy which costs you 1$ as you get in. Flat out robbery, if you ask me. The food is similar to that of their Jonquière location, but has a few more beer-based choices. The beer served here is the same as the ones in Jonquière, but there were a few more at the Jonquière on the same weekend during this last regional visit. Their regular offerings are all very clean, but do feel generic at times. They had one seasonal (a scottish ale) and their two specialty offerings, a barley wine and an imperial stout. If you are in the area and are looking for a night out with friends in a trendy bar and restaurant, this good brewpub should suit you.
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