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Beer Available At Le Cheval Blanc (arranged by most recent)
Le Cheval Blanc Stout 79, Le Cheval Blanc Ch’Fal Glasgow , Le Cheval Blanc Ch’Fal Dublin , Le Cheval Blanc Rayon Vert , Le Cheval Blanc Extra Stout , Le Cheval Blanc Saison Blanche , Le Cheval Blanc Bitter Croquette , Le Cheval Blanc / L’Insulte La Split (Fût de Sauternes) , Le Cheval Blanc Gros Bonheur , Le Cheval Blanc Berliner Weiss 81, Le Cheval Blanc / L’Insulte La Split , Le Cheval Blanc Stout Impériale Vieillie en Fût de Rhum , Le Cheval Blanc Gilligan IPA , Le Cheval Blanc Kölsch 42, Dieu du Ciel Alban Edved 59, Le Cheval Blanc Stout Impérial Russe en Fût de Chêne , Le Cheval Blanc ABT (Fût de chêne) , Le Cheval Blanc Tmavé Pivo 52, Le Cheval Blanc Chiquita 80, Le Cheval Blanc Sparta (Bohemian Lager) 69
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IPFreely (143) Sanborn, New York | July 12, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Chic metal design, low red lighting, massive ceiling fans. The sampler is $10 for like 6oz of 8 different beers, quite a deal although the beers aren’t the greatest but they are drinkable. Cool place. I’d go back.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | July 11, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Visited after DDC and Reservoir at around 21:00...It was fairly busy and quite warm inside so we stayed towards the front where there was a bit of a breeze. The place had an interesting atmosphere. The beers I tried were mediocre and I’ll likely have to revisit just to try some more. Many styles are represented in their draught and bottle list. I didn’t try any food, though I’m not sure that this place even has a "kitchen".
ClarkVV (91) Allston, Massachusetts | April 15, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Umm, I asked for a sampler and they lined up 8 5 oz glasses of beer for me. Waitress were incredibly friendly, big beer menu (though somewhat underwhelming). Interesting metal decor inside, very spacious though and lots of room at the bar. I walked out of this place pretty hammered.
pootzboy (18) Hawgville, Ontario | March 23, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I must say after all these months of trying to get to Montreal for the pub beer, this little neighbourhood pub was the positive surprise of the trip. The atmosphere was laid back ( I went in the day time) in a traditional local tavern. Lots of original tavern decore survives. Great selection and the marzen I had was a wonderful offering of the style as were the other beers..well made, tastey and fresh. I would have a hard time deciding if I liked this pub better than DDC. I will be back for more seasonals this summer.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 16, 2004| Updated February 22, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice smallish tavern atmosphere. Medium beers, most of the time without defaults, but very ecclectic experiments at times. Above average take on more known styles. Probably 3rd best in the city after dieu du ciel and l’amère à boire. Usually a more than decent range of beers (~8) on tap.
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 13, 2004
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Eclectic, colourful paintings on the upper parts of the walls. Snake plants struggle in the dark 50’s tavern. Red Velvet curtains and neon clock on the back wall. Stainless-topped bar runs half the length of the establishment. Low lights. Intimate round tables. The ’White Horse’ hangs over the bar. Service is perfunctory but efficient, occasionally knowledgeable if pressed. Can get smoky if there’s a crowd. Snack food available. Beers range from fair to very good, no stand outs good or bad but they do try a wide range of styles. Recommended.
OKBeer (33) Halifax, Nova Scotia | June 14, 2004| Updated March 8, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Was there with Jercraigs, Capflu, Tiggmtl, and Radek mid-afternoon and the place was pretty quiet. Seems like a nice place to pop in for a drink. The beers were good, and the one staff member I saw there provided good service and able to answer questions when we had them.
CapFlu (205) 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 (314) 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.
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