Novare Res Bier Café | Portland, Maine
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Novare Res Bier Café
World Class based on 76 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: 50belair (3) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 300


Novare Res Bier Café

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Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier 100, Foundation Eddy , De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, Ölvisholt Skađi 67, Against the Grain Who Shvarted? , Martini Winterbier 29, Victory Oak Horizontal 99, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 1 Jenever 82, Nřgne Ř Dark Horizon Fourth Edition 100, Emelisse Smoked Coffee Porter ( Innovation Serie ) 70, Founders Boyl’Rmayk’R 78, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 59, Allagash Black 98, Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir 91, Smuttynose Short Batch #15- Rye IPA 94, Baxter Pamola Xtra Pale Ale 43, Dogfish Head Festina Peche 66, Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA 98, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 94
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76 reviews for Novare Res Bier Café
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  75%
 Value  75%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk  (137) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 16, 2013
Another wonderful place in Maine. I intended on walking around Portland and exploring but spent way too much time in this bar trying the beers. Great imported Belgian tap list with some good locals to boot. Great service as well. A close second only to Ebenezer’s in the state.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
noradeirdre  (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
This place is amazing. I love the atmosphere, the selection, the lack of pretentiousness.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (87) Florida | September 5, 2013
A little difficult to find, but well worth it. A comfortable outdoor area leads to a cavernous old world style beer bar. Good food, nice tap and bottle selection. Good music and service. A must if your in the Portland area.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
pecostulsa  (7) Tulsa, Oklahoma | August 23, 2013
Doesn't get much better than this place. Great selection, good food, and great atmosphere.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba  (129) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | August 11, 2013
Great beer bar with the vibe of an old, Belgian bar. Service was good, but the place wasn’t crowded at the time and I assume that’s not always the case. Tap selection was great with plenty of rare kegs. Bottle selection was equally impressive with pages and pages of bottles organized by style. Great place overall.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1383) Washington, Washington DC | August 4, 2013
Visited during the Twelve Percent and Shelton Bros fest, and Urbain took us backstage to the bwers area. Free food and free beer, can’t beat that. It was a bit odd for staff to almost snatch the beers out of our hands at closing time, but that was the only minor quibble in an otherwise great visit. Tap and bottle lists were very solid, great atmosphere.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | August 1, 2013
This place is legit. Ambiance is cave like inside with stone and wood everywhere while the outside has a cool deck with a small stand with 4 more tap choices. The beer selection is top notch. I had some Fastenbier, which is always a nice, rare find. Regionals, locals, Lambics, rare stuff, etc. are available and everything into brand-appropriate glassware. The food menu looks great but I didn’t get to eat here. If you’re in Portland, just go here.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Mep3222  (18) East Greenbush, New York | July 21, 2013
Amazing beer selection, awesome food. Japa dogs were mind blowing!! Love this place
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Vballnbeer  (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
Great selection of Belgian beers. It is usually very crowded and always very expensive. Can’t afford to go very often.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 3, 2013| Updated July 4, 2013
like most very good beer bars, the best time to visit is during off hours. this place can get quite crowded, and no matter where you are, crowded means that it can be tough to get fast service. but once you do get the attention of the wait staff, they’re friendly and helpful.

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