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Beer Available At LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward (arranged by most recent)
Oakham Green Devil IPA 98, Spearhead Belgian Stout 76, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Howe Sound Lager 48, Brasserie des Quatre Lunes Saison Automne 7, Beaus / Gigantic La Formidable 91, Black Oak 10 Bitter Years 99, Legends of the Bay Giant’s Tomb 20, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Amsterdam Cruiser All Day Pale Ale 88, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 99, Arcadia London Porter 98, Sawdust City Red Rocket Stout 88, Oast House Biere de Garde 69, Unibroue 17 99, Mill Street Barley Wine 89, Great Lakes Brewing Pompous Ass 91, Smuttynose Imperial Stout 100, Innis & Gunn Rare Oak Pale Ale 44, Double Trouble Fire in the Rye 81
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Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2004
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Clean typical governmental store. Broad aisles, beer is not the focus, big lighting. Rather boring selection with only 10 to 12 worthy of interest than most people with 500 ratings will have had already. Interesting to obscure european lagers if anything and rather good prices.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 12, 2004
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Best beer store in Ottawa. Staff doesn't know anything about beer but are generally willing to enquire for you. Selection is mainly Ontarian, with loads of Eastern European lagers, a few british ales and the odd Belgian. If you're in Ottawa though, this is your one-stop shopping center.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
NOTE TO TOURISTS: Beer (and all alcohol) is not a free market in Ontario, There are no privately owned beer stores in this province. You can either buy beer directly from a brewery (when they have the facility to do so) or buy from the government store LCBO. To name more popular beer destinations I’d say Ontario is similar in many ways to Norway with their Vinmonopolets and Sweeden with their Systembolagets. Now, on to the place rating… I haven’t visited that many LCBOs but I often check the LBCO beer availability on the surprisingly always-up-to-date lcbo website. Some LCBOs gets better treatment when it comes to more limited beer availability and LCBO Rideau & King Edward is one of them. Some Toronto superior get good stuff that don’t make it to the northern part of the province but except for some of the best Toronto LCBOs I’d say this one is pretty much the best I know. The place has parking but you’ll often have to wait for someone to leave to get a spot.
KansaiBeerLvrs (273) Kyoto, Japan | August 15, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
An above average LCBO with a decent selection and ok prices. Staff were sparse on the ground on a busy Friday night. Nothing that special but maybe the best place in Ottawa for Ontario craft beer bottles/cans plus a few imports you may not see in Quebec.
TaktikMTL (256) Montréal, Quebec | November 21, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Établissement visité le samedi 18 novembre vers 10h. Ambiance: Très belle succursale, la section vintage est aussi très chaleureuse. Service: Je suis arrivé avec ma liste et le vendeur m’a tout trouvé et m’a fait quelques suggestions en se fiant à ce que je venais d’acheter. Sélection: Beaucoup de bières européennes en canette et en bouteille. Quelques microbrasseries ontariennes de disponible aussi. Sélection de cidre très pauvre. Chaque fois que je viens à Ottawa c’est un arrêt obligatoire. (34e rating d’établissement)
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 10, 2004
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
My first time in an LCBO...if this is the best beer selection in a metro area of 1.5 million plus, I do feel sorry for Ontarians! A few crappy area micros, lots of Sleeman and MolsBatt -- 6 packs only to discourage discriminating tastes! A fair number of 3rd world lagers, just a couple of Belgians...nice-looking if expensive gift packs. Blah.
Radek Kliber (245) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 22, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Best LCBO in town? Well its best I have been to. Solid line up , good selection and typical LCBO service, You might even forget you are not in Toronto.
Quevillon (233) Boisbriand, Quebec | January 3, 2006| Updated November 28, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Si je veux m’acheter une bière importé, c’est la place à allé. J’ai plus de chance de trouver une non-canadienne rare qu’importe où au Québec.
CapFlu (205) Victoria, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated November 2, 2004
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Only saving grace for the LCBO is their sheer buying power - good selection compounded by interesting (though often re-occuring) seasonals. Unfortunately, the LCBO uses its buying power to fill the beer shelves with 30% cans and too many imported Asian lagers that all taste alike. Above average desire to assist is compounded by an outstandingly-poor staff knowledge of beers? Employees are given no prior knowledge of upcoming seasonals. There is a reluctance to check the inventory for in-stock and deliveries - common brush-off line is: A shipment is coming in tonight so we MAY have it tomorrow. So sad because many staff do really want to help but they don’t know where to start.
Whatup14 (132) Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | August 14, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Bon choix de bière, ontariennes, américaines et internationnales, avec des prix intéressants. Service inexistant. Disons que ça fait changement des SAQ du Québec
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