Novare Res Bier Café | Portland, Maine
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Novare Res Bier Café
World Class based on 93 ratings
Type: Bar

4 Canal Plaza
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
207 761 2437 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Thurs 4-1; Fri 3-1; Sat & Sun 12-1

Mayor: yngwie (3) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 300

Novare Res Bier Café

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Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Oxbow / Thiriez Étoile du Maine 87, Deciduous Agricultural 87, Foundation Zuurzing , Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie 96, Brouwerij Kees Export Porter 1750 99, Victory 2015 Hop Ticket #3 Rye IPA 75, Brewbaker Berliner Weisse 39, Liquid Riot Burton-On-Funk , Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus 98, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2015) 98, Allagash Farm to Face 99, Liquid Riot Heart of Glass , Oxbow First Fruits , Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 96, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Cherry Short Weisse 86, Dieu du Ciel Rosée d’Hibiscus 86, Deciduous Auroral 90, Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek 100, Marshall Wharf / Novare Res 7 yr Itch Crab IPA
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93 reviews for Novare Res Bier Café
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  75%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (180) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | April 12, 2015
On the night that we were there, there were, possibly, and at the most, 5 other people in the place! The service was great, I think, mostly due to the lack of people. There’s a nice, cozy fireplace, and leather couches that you can sit on, and thankfully, those were ours for a few hours. Kicked back, and enjoyed some Allagash, and a few other Maine beers that I don’t recall the name of. I didn’t try any food, so I have nothing to say there. The ambiance is cool; it has this basement-like, library feel to it, almost. I think the latter is due to the fireplace, and coziness. Anyways, I could see myself passing out on that fucking couch many a night, if I lived in Portland. All in all, great place, with a great list.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (361) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | March 24, 2015
Visited a few times before, most recently on a Sunday evening, so it was super quiet. The place isn’t necessarily easy to find, it’s in the middle of a block. In the summer the patio is really nice but it was way too cold for this in March. The interior is dark, low ceiling kind of place. The staff is friendly and helpful. The selection is a strong point here, lots of quality locals as well as imported beers on tap, really nice bottle list even though I stuck with the draft list. Really good mix of an American and a Belgian beer bar. They serve some food, small courses of pub food for a decent price, tasty options. Definitely worthy of checking out when in town, I will keep visiting every time I go to Portland.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (609) Free Union, Virginia | February 13, 2015
Small, lowkey place. A little tricky to find as it’s behind a building an a single A-frame was the only hint to it’s location. Low light, lots of bricks, low ceilings. It seemed like there was a lot of staff for the clientele. Staff was friendly, but not terribly helpful.. Food options look nice but I did not partake. Top notch beer list with local selections and more rare stuff from near and far. I got to try a pretty rare Allagash here. Prices decent. I’d be here a lot if I were a local.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
spycow  (56) Illinois | January 22, 2015
Great place located in the heart of Portland. A friend and I visited while on a beercation in Portland. Spent several hours trying some of the locals and had dinner which was quite good. A large variety of bottles to choose from and the price was reasonable as well. The inside was setup like an old beer hall and they had an outside patio that we didn’t visit. Great place and location in Portland
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | July 24, 2014
Big outdoor seating area as well as a dark cozy bar and dining room inside. Great selection of taps and bottles highlighting local and Belgian beers. The option to mix and match charcuterie and cheeses is nice, if a little pricy. Service was disinterested on my one visit, but would not stop me from trying it again.
JK  (331) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 1, 2014
Indoor space in the basement that qould be cozy in the winter and an outdoor patio off a secluded alley. Large selection that includes some hard to find beers. No bargains, and even local taps start at $6.25. Speaking of local taps , there are surprisingly few Maine beers. But this is a nice place with a large and high quality selection. I heard a young lady ask for a beer with hops and the snarky waiter told her that almost all beers have hops, hardly the attitude for someone getting into craft beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sudcutter  (4) Portland, Maine | June 6, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972  (101) Taunton, Massachusetts | May 21, 2014
Went here recently on a Friday night. "Belgian" fest. Great ambiance and vibe. Very excellent service - bartenders were all very knowledgeable and went out of their way with samples and explaining. Selection was impressive, but somewhat limited in styles. Only 1 IPA on tap. Didn’t eat - only a dessert. Prices were a little pricy. Still a great experience, overall.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | April 1, 2014| Updated February 11, 2015
Même si la tap list était un peu dégarnie à notre arrivée, j’ai vu le potentiel de la place. Plus de la moitié du bar est une terrasse vivante et l’autre partie fait plus taverne de quartier.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul  (1) , | April 1, 2014
Not quite enough seating and the noise level was a bit high-it was hard to hear. However, this in an excellent place well worth visiting!

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