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 99, Foundation Eddy , De Dolle Extra Export Stout 98, Ölvisholt Skaði 67, Against the Grain Who Shvarted? , Martini Winterbier 29, Victory Oak Horizontal 99, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 1 Jenever 82, Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition 100, Emelisse Smoked Coffee Porter ( Innovation Serie ) 68, Founders Boyl’Rmayk’R 78, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 60, 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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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (585) Hanover, Maryland | June 24, 2013
This is a nice beer location just off the main Portland harbor front with a nice selection of beers, and open arms for the brewer’s reception following The Festival.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (51) Montréal, Quebec | April 1, 2014
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 petite taverne de quartier.
92
  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!
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | February 21, 2014
Nice spot kinda hidden from the Old Port. Huge outdoor deck with tons of tables. Not much of a view. Inside is dark and small, but has a nice old world feel. Selection is very solid for the area. Food is gastro pubby with a Belgian leaning. If you’ve only got time for one, hit their sister location Infiniti brewpub and distillery.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
senove73  (1) Illinois | February 11, 2014
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987  (104) Connecticut | February 10, 2014
IN a basement which the girlfriend wasnt a fan of. Great tap selection even though they were kicked on many. The bottle selection was good too.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
imthebest  (46) , | January 10, 2014
Always packed on weekends. Great place to hang out and drink the best beers in the world. Really if you’re not here you better be dead or in jail.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
Vandet  (2) Maine | December 8, 2013
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82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314  (26) Connecticut | November 30, 2013
Place with great beer selection that is second to none. The place is an odd basement between buildings. The service did the best they could with how crowded it was. We got a plate to snack on that was nice with build your own cheese and meat plate. Go here for good beer but not really a great hangout place.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Pivoyager  (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 14, 2013
Off hectic Exchange Street, through an iron gate beneath a Key Bank sign, and comfortably hidden away from the tourists and bustle of the Old Port, in a quiet courtyard-parking lot, the ardent beer lover will find himself (or herself) here at this paean to the Belgian café. It is a must when in town. Upon entering the dim and intimate brick-wood interior, there are two choices: turn left into a separate lounge area furnished with black comfy chairs; or remain in the bar area with several communal tables and two bars: a moderately-sized one that dominates the room, or the very small one at the far right (adjacent to the kitchen). All of this surrounded by beer paraphernalia galore. Think of it as being in the basement of the Beer God. My visit occurred during the recent Portland Beer Week and on tap (7 drafts) was one of the city’s newer brewers, Rising Tide. Of course, Novare Res, which is Latin for “Start a Revolution,” specializes in area crafts, so there were many other locals available to quench; such as four taps from Sebago, seven from Allagash and several from Maine’s Marshall Wharf. This being a Belgian café, they also had about ten draft Belgians and a massive spiral-bound list of international bottles. The menu was eclectic but limited. My chicken curry wrap was tasty. The service excelled in every way with the attentive servers being efficient and well versed in beer, and the crafts poured at the correct temperature in the appropriate glassware. Novare Res is family-owned, so this must be one reason. This place is simply one great place to hang out, quaff superb beers and to experience a seriously pleasant evening. No wonder Beer Advocate rates it as World Class. Start the revolution without me; I’ll be at Novare Res!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
This was an odd place. When you walk in it seems like a basement bar yet its huge and seems to go on for ever. Divey type decor but good Belgian and local selection, food is not that great but fills you up. staff know their beer and the lack of pretention is quite nice.

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