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Beer Available At Ram Restaurant and Brewery - Schaumburg (arranged by most recent)
Big Horn Hefeweizen 50, Big Horn í71 Pale 47, Big Horn Big Red I.P.A. 50, Big Horn Blonde 11, Big Horn Total Disorder Porter 60, Big Horn Nikolai Russian Imperial Stout , Big Horn Buttface Amber Ale 32, Big Horn Barefoot Wit 51, Big Horn Rabbit Punch Irish Red , Big Horn Frostbite Winter Lager , Big Horn Nefarious Nelson Stout , Big Horn Stout 46, Big Horn Maibock 36, Big Horn Uncle Normís Pilsner , Big Horn 19th Hole
badgerben (89) Blaine, Minnesota | November 4, 2005
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Itís cool place with a wide variety on tap, but the variety is really just in name. Most of the beers seem poured from the same tap. Didnít try the food. Friendly and helpful staff.
VatMasterson (1) Texas | August 22, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fantastic Large ceiling bar, medium dark lighting, not too loud, a few TVs, sweet wait staff, average food at best, fabulous brewery ambiance through the glass. Personal homeboy tours on request. Atmosphere the best draw for me. Really like only 4 of the 7 or 8 micros I tried. Will go back a third time when in town again.
DrnkMcDermott (87) Downers Grove, Illinois | June 7, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Canít say too much for the ambiance: another over size steel building with a sports bar in it, or a TGI Fridays, but with brewing equipment. They did have a nice burger menu, one of which went pretty well with the beers the served. Of note is the fact that a "Curl" (a sampler tray shaped like a ramís horn) cost $5 no matter how many beers they had on tap to sample. And I got 10 of íem. The brewer was a pretty friendly guy, and he did seem pretty happy with his setup. He did have the choice to make some big beers besides the mandated company recipes. They do schedule tapping events for their special beers, but their corporate webpage is very skimpy on details.
jmagnus87 (85) Rockford, Illinois | April 29, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Neat little place. Bartender was super cool and the prices were pretty reasonable for chicago. Beer was ok. Nothing super special but all pretty drinkable. Probably wont be making any special trips but i would stop there again.
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 27, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Visited October 2010, the last stop of a long night.
Got in really late, as in after midnight, and it was still pretty full. Despite that the service was pretty good. Got a sampler and didnt eat anything. Beers at this location were a bit subpar after having been impressed by the Ram in Seattle a year earlier.
Seems like a fun place to hang out but I dont think Iíd make a trip out from Chicago for this place.
JohnBruns (4) Cissna Park, Illinois | November 16, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Had a meal issue, manager fixed quickly, gave a free desert
bpreo (36) Eugene, Oregon | June 26, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice atmosphere, good variety of beers. A big building too, with high ceilings. Very accepting. First visited in 2008. Some day I plan to return.
BeerandBlues2 (584) Hanover, Maryland | June 19, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A large brew pub with a chain feel to it. There were about 6 house beers on tap, with two being seasonal. The food was good, though nothing strayed too far from typical pub fare. Service was good.
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | April 23, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
(Visited 05/2010): Ram Restaurant/Big Horn Brewing is located in Schaumburg right off I-90 on McConner Pkwy. They have a fairly large lot.
The inside is very spacious with high ceilings. The lounge/bar area is on the right and the restaurant seating area is on the left. There is a lot of brick along with red/brown colors and the place has a somewhat industrial feel. In the bar area the brewing equipment is visible, and there are large boards displaying the beers on tap.
As for the beers, this location has more or less the standard "spiral" group of beers from the Hefe, Big Red IPA, 71 Pale, etc as well as a seasonal (Maibock). All of the beers are more or less average and are available in a sampler for $4.
Service was decent on a weekday lunch. The bar server didnít seem overly knowledgeable about beer but was friendly.
The food at Ram is pretty good, no complaints about my sandwich.
Overall this is a decent stop along the highway but is pretty far down the list of Chicago-area beer spots.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | March 11, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Giant, generic sports bar. HUGE on the inside with cavernous ceilings. They do have about 10 beers on tap, the food is absolutely generic. The beer is reasonably well made, albeit kind of one note. Not really worth a revisit, imo.
Frank (50) Chicago, Illinois | August 22, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place is OK. It is about as generic as you can get brewpub-wise. It is an enormous building, lots of TVs over by the bar area and less in the dining area. Staff was friendly. The food was extremely typical brewpub fair which is to say it was mostly gussied up hamburgers and salads plus some steaks and ribs and such. It was tasty though which is really less than I can say about the beer which were pretty bland or at least the six or so I had from the sampler. It is kind of annoying though that the glasses they sell are really large. I wish they had a 12 oz size or even a regular pint rather than 18 and 24 ozers. The prices were reasonable for the Chicago area, I thought, maybe a bit expensive for elsewhere considering the quality. I donít see myself going back any time soon but I didnít mind the place.
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