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Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 62, Allagash Black 98, Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir 92, Smuttynose Short Batch #15- Rye IPA 94, Baxter Pamola Xtra Pale Ale 43, Dogfish Head Festina Peche 67, Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA 98, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 94, Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 68, Trois Dames Saison Framboise 89, Evil Twin Nomader Wit 89, Cisco Island Reserve Gose 78, Tripel de Garre 97, Gandavum Dry Hopping 92, Oxbow / Thiriez Freestyle No. 17 (Blonde Saison) , Dormaal Amber 72, Kerkom Hopverdomme 43, Gaverhopke ’t Koerseklakske 51, Colorado Vintage Black Rapadura 93
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alagnak (51) Littleton, Colorado | November 15, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Awesome basement level bar in the Old port area. Kind of tucked away in an alley. Inside is cozy, woody, a main ’bar’, a smaller sidebar and tables kind of scattered around. With the old wood and brick, etc, it has a great ambience. 25 taps, lots of great bottles. When I was there it was the middle of Maine Beer Week, so half or so of the tap list was locals. I tried 5 different Maine beers and all were from ’very good’ to ’wow’. Food is simple, but a REALLY well thought-out meat and cheese (by the 1 oz serving) list and some great sandwiches. Frankly, gourmet meat and cheese and really good craft beer could sustain me for the rest of my days, so I was dissapointed to have to leave @ closing time. Awesome place. There is utterly no reason you shouldn’t go here when in Portland. None.
AirForceHops (98) Epping, New Hampshire | October 10, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Off the beaten path and any beer geek needs to stop here if they are in Portland. The bar is in the basement of an old bank. The bartenders are very knowledge and love to talk beer. I was here on a slow holiday afternoon, so they had time to chat. I beat this place is packed on the weekend. I really can’t say anything else that hasn’t already been said. I will make it a MUST stop if in this city. You should as well. Bring some extra cash because you can find brews from Europe that are tuff to find in most places in the U.S. Excellent.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | August 25, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a cool little basement beer bar, nestled away in a corner of Portland. We sat on the sprawling outdoor deck and adored the draft list, choosing a couple of the wide array of big beers from the region (the list also included a raucous lineup of European and other American liver-killers). We sampled a cheese plate (well done) and enjoyed a nice summer evening. Only hit on the place was the somewhat over-taxed and slightly snooty server; but still my favorite beer stop in Portland.
phaleslu (352) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 22, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Novare Res is tucked behind the main drag of buildings on Exchange Street. There is a large, nice, crowded patio, and a basement, low-lit, stonewalled main bar room. Very cool atmosphere. Bartender was good. Strong tap list, with a great mix of locals and high-level craft stuff from all over. We didn’t stay for very long and only got 2 things each, sticking to the tap menu. The bottle list was impressive, though. Even the most common beers available are really top-notch here. We came on a Wednesday night and saw an ad for a Dogfish Head tap event the following Wednesday including even "rare Hollywood" DFH beers. Shoot. This is the premier beer bar in Portland, easily, and is an essential stop for anyone in Portland for a few hours or more.
TURDFERGUSON (151) Carrboro, North Carolina | August 15, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited in August 2010 with my folks. Sad that Eric wasn’t there. Knew him from my college days in Amherst frequenting the Moan and Dove where he was the manager for a time before starting this place. Pretty sweet setup inside and out. Like the moan, a fantastic, informative bottle menu with a few choice examples of every style under the sun. A lot of of my faves. I think I got a brewdog i had not had and a xx bitter or something similar. Would definitely hang here a lot if I lived in Portland.
boydstradamus (8) North Carolina | August 13, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
nice shady beer garden deck with exposed brick cellar to hide out when the weather turns cold. well curated list with an unparalleled variety of styles and regions represented. in addition, great special events rotating through, example rogue week/dogfish week with drafts of almost all available styles from each brewery during the event. must see if you are in the area. little hard to find (look for their sidewalk sign keying you in to the garden)
Sourhead (10) Massachusetts | June 2, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great spot!! Killer patio, super knowledgeable staff and a top notch beer selection. This place makes me feel like im in Europe!. Well worth the trip from MA
Loineshawn (237) Massachusetts | June 2, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
awesome place. large outdoor patio surrounded by old brick buildings. inside is filled with old bricks and wood. feel like you are in a dungeon/old cellar. bottles all over the place. whoever is picking the beers has good tastes. can tell they love beers. no duds on the menu. bartender friendly, knowledgable. great place. can’t wait to return.
adnielsen (380) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 22, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best beer bars I have ever visited. The beer menu is unbelievable. I loved sitting out on the deck and tasting fine and rare beers on a nice Fall evening.
davidaa (13) | October 10, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is my 2nd favorite beer bar in the world. I would rate it just behind Ma Che... in Rome only because of ambiance. The selection is great with things like Cantillon on tap and bottles of Bink Blossom - the list goes on and on. Great place.
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