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Beer Available At The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room (arranged by most recent)
Shed Mountain Ale 56, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various 89, Lost Nation Saison Lamoille 77, Zero Gravity Green State Lager Czech Pilsener , Sixpoint Spice of Life - Sorachi Ace , Lost Nation Petit Ardennes 75, Founders All Day IPA 96, Allagash Confluence Ale 98, Victory Swing Session Saison 82, Allagash Odyssey 99, Woodchuck Pear Cider 14, Jackís Abby / Lawsonís Finest Liquids Smoked Maple Lager 93, Rock Art Simcoe IPA , Long Trail Brewmaster Series Centennial Red 91, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Kettle Cup 2013 Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde 88, Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 100, Switchback Ale 34, Trapp Family Lodge Golden Helles Lager 65, Lawsons Finest Chinookerd IPA 99, Lawsonís Finest Spring Fever Session IPA 97
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Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I visited twice and in any other town than Waterbury I would have visited many more times. It just so happens that Blackback pub across the street is one of my very favourite in the US and I need a very good reason to get out of there. Still, Reservoir has a very nice tap selection, the largest in town and the food menu seemed more than decent, but then again, Iíve always found it Worth waiting for 30+ minutes to have a seat at the Prohibition Pig perhaps mostly for nostalgic reasons. All in all though, I just never fell onto Reservoir with an atmosphere I identified myself to and the competition is so strong that in spite of its almost 40 taps, it felt like the weakest link. Iíd like it a lot anywhere else, really for they carry a nice range of ales and seem to have Prima very frequently.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | March 31, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A bit more run-of-the-mill ambiance-wise when compared to the amazing BlackBack Pub across the street and the new Prohibition Pig nearby. Lots of beers on tap, also more accessible in the flavors they offer. Fewer strong ales, fewer rarities, but still more than enough quality brews to keep you busy for a few nights when in town. Itís always a good idea to walk in and see if they have anything different from the previously mentioned bars, but apart from that, I admit The Reservoir canít beat BlackBack, especially if the owner is behind the bar.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This was more restaurant than bar. Smaller bar upping the ante for the eatery. Yes, some very good local selections including just the one HF that day. Cannot compare to the Blackfly or the Probition P. within a two-minute walk, but if they have something left that the other places ran out of, then why not.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | March 28, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A long elongated bar on Main Street, with skiing and brewery paraphernalia, with good pub grub (had the pulled pork sandwich with NC vinegar sauce), 38 taps of middle of the road micros and a few interesting offerings, but definitely a nice pub in such a small town (although they will have competition from the Pig and the Black Back). They do have a nice Vermont Sampler: 4 X 5 on tasters for 6$.
jercraigs (255) Toronto, Ontario | May 5, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
2013-04-26. Back bar was quite busy on our first so we opted to sit at the little side bar for a drink or two. Pretty impressive tap list, with lots of Vermont locals, with flights available. Not a ton of amazing beers but lots of good ones. We came back the next day and sat on the other larger side of the bar in the afternoon. Staff was friendly, decor is sort of non-descript but fine. Less swanky that it seemed from the website. Didnít love the atmosphere as much as Blackback and Prohibition Pig but the large tap list more than made up for it. Solid bottle list as well, we finished off with a HF/Fantome 5 Sciences. Would come back.
Radek Kliber (194) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 1, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Close to Pig. Plenty of taps with special taster for Vermont beers to have. Service was good but Pig was notch higher. Solid spot.
mcberko (173) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Had some lunch and sampled some beers from their very fine taplist, which includes a few beers by Hill Farmstead and Founderís, and many other local Vermont brewers. One of the several worthwhile pubs to hit if passing through Waterbury.
cratez (165) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
When I visited: Late May 2013.
What I had: Shed Mountain Ale, Hill Farmstead Edward, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA, and Lawsonís Finest Spring Fever Session IPA on tap, Alchemist Heady Topper out of the can, Vermont Meatloaf Dinner, Pulled Pork Tacos and several Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blancs for the lady.
What I liked: Outstanding draught list, beautiful dark wood bar, extremely friendly service (bartender even bought us a round), tasty fare, beer-infused food menu, welcoming patrons. An absolute first class beer bar and restaurant.
What I disliked: On our second visit the place was so busy that we werenít able to get seats, and the service suffered due to the craziness, but we still enjoyed our drinks.
Would I go back? Definitely.
Overall Rating: 88
JulienHuxley (156) Hilversum, Netherlands | June 4, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for supper on a very busy Friday night (HF anniversary weekend). Was quite impressed by the size of the bar and the number of beers available, lots of VTís best with some good stuff from out of state as well. Food was good and quite reasonnably priced. We got really good service despite it being packed with people. Fun times, will probably return.
adamjackson (152) Lyme, New Hampshire | September 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice digs, lots of taps, a bit "salty" as far as local clientele goes, decent bottle list. the beer is always changing. Iíve enjoyed myself here but there are lot of locals pretty drunk playing billiards
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