Novare Res Bier Café | Portland, Maine
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Novare Res Bier Café
World Class based on 80 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: AirForceHops (2) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 300

Novare Res Bier Café

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Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 98, BFM √225 Saison 99, Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Framboises 99, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, De Dolle Oerbier 99, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 100, Rising Tide Entrepôt [printemps] , Upright Seven (#7) 97, Banded Horn Bineary DIPA , Off Color / Three Floyds Rats in the Ashes 82, Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier 100, Foundation Eddy , De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, Ölvisholt Skaði 78, Against the Grain Who Shvarted? , Martini Winterbier 29, Victory Oak Horizontal 99, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 1 Jenever 78, Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition 100
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80 reviews for Novare Res Bier Café
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  79%
 Selection  89%
 Food  74%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Chaddah  (11) , | July 29, 2012
I like this place. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Excellent beer selection, Bottles and on Tap. Haven’t eaten much here so i can say much about the food. Worth stopping in.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
HeadyDE  (61) Delaware | July 27, 2012
Stopped here recently while in Portland. Basement type setting with two separate bar areas. Draft list was very impressive, one of the best I have seen, excellent mix of imports and quality USA offerings. Had logo glassware to match most beers. Didn’t eat at all, but most people seemed to be enjoying their food. Outdoor patio is very large and had a beer garden feel. Beer cellar had a ton of offerings, but they didn’t have a few of these that patrons were ordering at the bar. Not a big deal since the draft list was world class. Overall, I left very impressed..
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
josarah  (107) Hinesburg, Vermont | July 27, 2012
God, how I love this place. I always stop when in Portland. Every walk of life patronizes this place. Beer list is always killer, cheese and cured meat selection is killer. Laid back, special events all of the time. This is one of those must visit spots.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Comrock12  (4) Maynard, Massachusetts | June 3, 2012
Follow the monk down an alley in Portland, and you may end up in this delightfully dingy beer hall. Limited but delicious food menu compliments a top notch selection of both local and distant brews, with a strong affection for Belgian beers. The crowd was a mix of students beer geeks, and the staff very friendly. I sat by the local taps at the end of the bar, enjoyed a Vietnamese inspired Bahn Mi sandwich and a selection of beers from the local area including Rising Tide and Maine Brewing. Novare Res Bier Cafe is easily one of my top 10 beer bars in the country!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (613) San Diego County , California | May 28, 2012
Super cool place. Amazing ambiance. Outdoor patio seating, darker, posh interior. Crazy tap list- definitely in the top top. This was one of the super bars picked by Cantillon to host Zwanze Day 2011. Bottle list is enormous. Tap list is updated online. There is food but I’ve only gotten cheese/cracker/sausage plates to pair with the beer. The Trappist in Oakland is very similar to this place. Excellent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke  (62) Portland, Maine | May 8, 2012
One of the few bars that get me out of my apartment on a somewhat regular basis. Good atmosphere if its not prime "bar" hours but usually can find a corner to sit and relax with some splendid ever changing selection ! Haven’t eaten too much there but the charcuterie selections are always good company for the beers. Huge beer menu with and ever changing draught list that they update daily on their website... I troll the draught list and stop in when there is something special I cant grab elsewhere and bring home. Every time I go there I tend to spend too much money but thats not really their fault !
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Grady546  (10) Bath, Maine | April 2, 2012
This place has grown on me. I have been frequenting it more since I stopped going to the Lion’s Pride. The staff isn’t the friendliest sometimes, but they have a decent selection and a cool location. I haven’t tried any of the food yet.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
BeerPilgrim11  (2) , | March 15, 2012
My favorite craft beer spot in New England. Really cool beer garden for the summer!!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
kschep  (45) , Denmark | January 1, 2012
Great varied draught selection and an extensive bottle menu. Knowledgeable staff
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
kreid27  (11) Maine | November 21, 2011
I’ve been to this place a bunch of times, and I don’t understand why it gets such high ratings. The selection is somewhat decent, but they don’t have a lot of the beers listed on the bottle menu. The service is mostly pretty lousy. I have yet to be wowed by anything I’ve had here. There are much better beer bars in Maine.

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