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Beer Available At Le Cheval Blanc (arranged by most recent)
Le Cheval Blanc Cream Ale 45, Le Cheval Blanc Coco Bonheur , Le Cheval Blanc Scotch Ale , Le Cheval Blanc Mini IPA , Le Cheval Blanc Pépette de Noël , Le Cheval Blanc Double Bonheur 95, Le Cheval Blanc Red Ale Américaine 79, Le Cheval Blanc Pale Ale Américaine , Le Cheval Blanc La Pépette , Le Cheval Blanc Rousse d’Automne , Le Cheval Blanc Harvest , Le Cheval Blanc Breakfast Stout , Le Cheval Blanc Lager Blonde 33, Le Cheval Blanc Blanche 63, Le Cheval Blanc Noire 88, Le Cheval Blanc Ambrée 49, Le Cheval Blanc India Noire 76, Le Cheval Blanc India d’Été , Le Cheval Blanc Saison 69, Le Cheval Blanc India Orange 81
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CapFlu (193) Victoria, British Columbia | June 9, 2004| Updated November 13, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been rather impressed with this landmark. I really had thought it was heading downhill compared to the heavy competition in Montreal - but Le Cheval Blanc brewpub is indeed one of the front-runners in terms of selection, style diversity and experimentation. I’m actually leaning in the direction that I enjoy this place MORE than DIEU DU CIEL - yes, you are reading this correctly. (1) The atmosphere here is more-lively, the crowds are of more multiplicity (2) Le Cheval is definitely LESS SMOKEY (3) Access to the bar and staff is far better. (4) The staff is more alternative-cool and beer-educated. This is a generalization but – I’ve noticed that a few of the waitresses at DDC seem to have a bit of an attitude. They make it seem that they should be getting $5 tips for walking the 15 paces to the bar to “pull a pint”. (5) The layout for the Cheval is generationally-rich. It looks as though one’s grandfather used to come here, yet it picks up a new ornament every decade. (6) And finally, the big one - The selection here is far better and rotates more frequently. DDC always has the same ~7 beers of 12 beers on tap, and never have what you want when you want it. Their most popular beers are rarely on tap and new releases are made is such little quantity that they often run-out the same evening? This drives me crazy.
jercraigs (255) Toronto, Ontario | June 8, 2004| Updated July 13, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2005 .Decor has been toned down a lot. Had a couple of interesting bottles in addition to their tap list, which had more taps than I remember. Servers were good but the one guy was a little put out at some of the more... raucous... patrons.
Mondial 2004. I was there in the afternoon with a bunch of Ratebeerians so it was fairly quiet. Beers were all quite good though none stuck out as being world class. Service was good and the layout while cool is not really to my own taste if I was going to be there on a regular basis. For the occassional visit though its quite interesting, especially the artwork on the walls!
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | February 21, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I only visited once, a year ago. Loved the decor -- it's something out of a Tarkovsky or Bela Tarr film, very E European-modern looking. The beer was a mixed bag, but my favorite, the buttery biere de garde Triple de Mars gives extra points just for being a good example of a rare style. Of all the places that I've visited just once in Montreal, this is the one I'm most eager to re-try.
Roli (4) laval, Quebec | February 20, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Simpleplace , relaxing ambiance and very good beers. I went there while wanted to find new places and new things to do... and that is where my beer addiction started! Slow service if the place is crowded.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 27, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I really enjoyed the charming interior and pleasant, historic atmosphere as I visited at an off-time and had much of the place to myself. They serve only their house beers and I bought one bottle to go. It was a bit of a stroll from the Berri-Uqam Metro stop.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 16, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This, the first brewpub of Montreal, is still going on strong with a new brewer with inventive and mostly quality brews. This one gets real smoky due to its narrow disposition, so I suggest visiting before the evening rush for a serious tasting. Their Lager Extra-Rouge, brewed with beets, is particularly mind-opening.
Oakes (613) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated November 10, 2004
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I like the offbeat atmosphere of the place. The beers these days are quite good - I’ve especially enjoyed their seasonals, like the Marzen. My second favourite brewpub in Montreal.
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