Canada > Quebec > Montréal
Beer Available At L’Amère à Boire (arranged by most recent)
LAmère à Boire Pale Ale 54, LAmère à Boire Cerna Hora 94, LAmère à Boire Imperial Stout 98, LAmère à Boire Elephant 10° 84, LAmère à Boire Odense Porter 68, LAmère à Boire Fin de Siècle 76, LAmère à Boire Müesli 86, LAmère à Boire La Steam , LAmère à Boire Boucanier 66, LAmère à Boire Hefeweizen Naturtrub 79, LAmère à Boire Montréal Hell 96, LAmère à Boire Vollbier 84, LAmère à Boire Cosaque 90, LAmère à Boire Bockbier 91, LAmère à Boire Celebratus 94, LAmère à Boire Amère Noël 83, LAmère à Boire Drak 74
3fourths (1268) Boulder, Colorado | July 12, 2005| Updated January 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I’m just here echoing what others have said. The decor and mood of the design and lightning are fantastic. Even if it’s a little cramped, the layout is very relaxed and modern, covered in nuetral dark woody earth tones. The beer is fantastic. Very well made beers, with some interesting recipes, and it was certainly refreshing to find a place that made lagers so well. Love the pilsener, Cerna Hora?, and the imperial stout was worthy as well. Had a wonderful time during the RBSG, the food and service were tremendous.
IPFreely (143) Sanborn, New York | July 12, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice place, the setup is somewhat awkward but the decor is nice. Stopped by during the RBSG 05 so they knew we were coming and had things set up specifically for us. Our servers were pleasant and did a great job all things considered. Decent beer, not the greatest, but definitely worth trying. The staff had a nice spread set up for us and the food was tasty, pretty high end, you’re not going to get a regular fish n chips or burger and fries here. I enjoyed my time there.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | June 6, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This is a decent size place on St-Denis which is a pretty cool strip in Montreal. Apparently it gets really busy here but we went at around 16:00 on the last day of Mondial so it ended up being fairly quiet without too many smokers about. I tried two beers which were both very good and inexpensive (especially before 20:00). I also tried the lamburger and a "small" fry, both were good and filling. I think I only spent about $20 for the lamburger, fries, two half pints and a tip so it was reasonable in that respect. Apparently there is a full blown restaurant on the third floor but we didn’t check that out. I’d like to go back to perhaps try that restaurant as well as a few of their other beers which seems to be a rotation of about eight.
ClarkVV (91) Allston, Massachusetts | April 15, 2005| Updated April 19, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A very simple decor, open and spacious (though a bit crowded table wise). Slightly dark inside, but the service was friendly and good. Huge beer menu with some interesting styles not usually brewed. Food was wonderful, had some rabbit and spaetzle. The Cerny Hora was fantastic and full bodied. A big edge on Dieu du ciel for having more food selection (good prices too). One of my favorites that I went to and will certainly be going back.
Nate (272) Indiana, Pennsylvania | March 31, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
My wife and I stopped in for a break. Would be great layout and place to enjoy a beer if it hadn’t been so smoky. We each got a different beer and it was so smoky all over I had to give up rating. Both beers seemed to be a little lacking, but I hope to some day get back for a fair shot at these. Place was busy, Saturday before Easter. The one waitress was overworked, and not that friendly, despite our speaking French to her.
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 28, 2004
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Layout of the bar offers many different areas for conversation without everyone being lumped together. Beautiful little hidden terrace out back (behing the bar) is covered and can be a great place for a few on a rainy summer afternoon. Can get smoky and crowded especially on weekend evenings. Restaurant upstairs for less casual dining. Parking is problematic, but why would you drive with this many brewpubs in such a small area? The service is always extremely pleasant and are generally comfortable in either French or English. They all have some knowledge of the bar’s beers. Beer selection varies but focuses on lagers with some dark, strong ales. All are very well-brewed and tasty with a few that really standout. Food ranges from very good to excellent with good prices. Munchy type bar food is available as well as full meals. For me, this is one of the must-visit brewpubs in this city.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | February 21, 2004| Updated June 8, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
After half-a-dozen visits or more, it’s time for a re-rate. This is I think THE place in Montreal for lagers; a great Bohemian pils and a stunning helles are the the stars of a varied, somewhat mixed lineup that seems to be getting better and more consistent over the times I’ve been going. Lovely atmosphere, generally very good food (try the lamburger), friendly and pretty attentive bar and waitstaff. Second choice after Dieu du Ciel for Montreal brewpubs.
radiomgb (31) Peterborough, Ontario | February 13, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice brewpub, but can get really busy and noisy. Solid lineup of beers but make sure to try their imperial stout.
Oakes (640) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 25, 2004| Updated July 22, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I have mixed feelings about this place. The layout is a little awkward to my sensibilities and I have trouble finding a place to sit that I would deem comfortable. The beers are generally decent, but not always interesting. A good stop, but after three or four visits I don’t feel the urge to return.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 16, 2004| Updated September 14, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
A unique brewpub in North America, concentrated on lagers of Czech and German heritage. The restaurant provides the best food of any Montreal brewpub (rabbit burgers, crème brûlée à la stout, welsh rarebit, etc.) The Czech lagers are as authentic as they can get, and most Czech pivovars would be proud to call them their own. A gem for real lager lovers, and very good ales as well. A must visit when in Montreal.
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