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Beer Available At TÝrst (Torst) (arranged by most recent)
Carton Decoy 86, Thornbridge Wild Raven 98, Evil Twin Low Life 87, Evil Twin Lilí B 99, The Peekskill Breweryís Simple Sour 93, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92, Cisco Island Reserve Gose 74, Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale 99, Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout (Rum Barrel) , Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas IPA (Hop #529) 88, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Virtue Sidra De Nava 66, Evil Twin Aķn MŠs a Jesķs 100, Omnipollo Fatamorgana 98, Carton Boat Beer 97, Evil Twin Ron and the Red Ryan 91, Evil Twin Even More Jesus Port 99, Evil Twin TÝrst Front Room 99, Kuhnhenn Extraneous Ale 91
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Slipstream (87) | April 8, 2013| Updated August 2, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome new brew mecca that is sure to be a huge hit. I came by on a dreary, snowy Monday evening, a few weeks after it opened, and there were plenty of customers already. And why is it already on the way to becoming a living legend? Because the quality is awesome, that is why. The drafts emphasized Evil Twin of course (since he/they run the place in case you didnít know), but there were a number of other interesting selections as well The brews are served thru a "flux capacitor" or something like that, which is a phrase borrowed from a science fiction story, but at Torst it is a device that allows different beers to be served at different temperatures and with differing amounts of added gases. Not surprisingly the bottle list also features some rare items. And if that werenít enough, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the prices, given the quality on tap here, are quite reasonable. They will be adding a tasting menu soon also, put together by a rising young chef, and I am looking forward to giving that a try. I am tempted to keep my mouth shut so that more and more people donít start pouring thru its unmarked door, but I have to tip my hat to the "evil twin" and his crew - this place is something special.
GT2 (517) Carlsbad, California | April 7, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
In short, this is Evil Twin/Jeppeís answer to MikkelerBAR only in New York instead of Copenhagen. Came with the entire NYC ratebeer group for a Saturday afternoon. Secret, unassuming white door is your entrance. Could easily pass by without knowing it was here. Interior is clean, simple, woodwork and white. Long bar with a long mirror displaying the tap list on handwritten white marker. All tap beers served in stemmed wine glasses, smaller 8oz pours and larger 12+ oz pours. Prices were reasonable up to $8 per pour. Selection is a case of quality over quantity: Probably 20 taps but excellent diversity with focus on Evil Twin of course, Belgian, other Danish beers. Tap list when I was there was lacking in American beers but no matter. Keg rotation here is quick, nothing insane like Ma Che Siete but certainly very quick with no stale keg backlog. Special edition one-off stuff on tap that you will never find anywhere else like Port BA Even More Jesus, Gin Barrel 1809 Berliner. Bottle list is insane. Letís just say that if there is a rare bottle of beer youíve been after, try and ask if it is available even if not on the menu. Food plates were cured meats, Danish rugbrod, pickled vegetables, olives. All very high quality, perfect for beer pairing. It is clear that Jeppe knows exactly what is needed when trying a flight of different specialties beers. The restaurant in the back is not open yet, but once it is, I have no doubt the food quality will be extremely high. Very cozy, clean, happening place. Was very crowded and hopping at 3-4pm on Saturday and Iím sure continued like that until close. Service was quick, on the ball, understood all of our crazy orders, clearly trained well and understand beer. Did not make me wait for more than 1-2 minutes for an order despite the large crowd. Had the great privilege to chat with Jeppe 1 on 1 for about 15 minutes. Pretty amazing experience. Even got to meet Elliot!
mpradie (1) , | March 25, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of the true gamechangers in the NYC beer scene, Torst should be a staple for years to come. If you donít like their prices try going somewhere else for the same beers. Donít hate the player hate the game. You simply will not find this selection elsewhere. Hats off to the crew. Game recognize game.
stammmta (17) New York | March 24, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Well worth the trip. Sunday at 2:00 might be the perfect tume to visit
I'm not sure where to start actually. Layout is somewhat reminiscent of sputyn Duvall in Williamsburg. Definitely a Nordic feel to the place but the mirror draft board behind the taps gives it a somewhat French feel. The tap system is mind blowing. Different styles poured at exactly the right temp. The beer list is decidedly euro influenced -- tons of collaboration beers and no shortage of barrel aged selections. Short pours, tasters, extensive bottle list. This place is a can't miss.
theisti (446) Leawood, Kansas | March 19, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited early evening with Max and James. Easy to find place, right above the Nassau Station on the G train. Long bar with 20 or seats, with tables in front, and along the side. I visited prior to the back room being open, so this review is only about the bar. The highlight of Torst is certainly the beers. Draft selection was 21 beers, 11 of which were Evil Twin beers. Prices on draft are a touch high, though not out of control the quality. The bottle list is really the exceptional aspect - there are bottles that I have only seen here. Blaeber, Framboos, etc. These are very pricey, though I mean from a sheer economic perspective, are fairly priced. It will be interesting to see if this place can maintain a list like this over time. The service was pretty aloof, and it took awhile to get beers, even before the place was crowded. As mentioned by others, the mirrored draft list is difficult to read, though I am told they are fixing that. Overall, this is a must visit place for visitors and locals alike for the beer lists alone.
hopson (11) Williamsville, New York | March 18, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Loved this place! Visited about a week after opening- I would describe the decor and ambiance as very Kubrick esque- the bright, small spot lights gave the place a camera flare type feel, and I dug it big time- It was like having a beer at the bar where the Shining was filmed- enough about that- the beer was great- although I consider myself knowledgable, I didnít know nor did I hear of 75 percent of the beers there- the game is likely passing me by- but I loved the 7 oz. pours- the service was excellent- the patrons there were super cool- great experience!
BrooklynJimmy (1) New York | March 18, 2013| Updated March 19, 2013
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
jredmond (171) Manhattan, New York | March 16, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Stopped by after work with Linh to meet up with Max and Tim. Dimly lit with really sleek, ivory looking bar. Others have mentioned a Scandinavian feel to the place, but I personally have no reference to such descriptors. It feels very unique and though out. As previously mentioned, the draft list is a bit difficult to read off the mirrors, but itís a small price to pay for the top notch selection. The bottle list could be the best Iíve personally ever seen. Slated to become one of the worlds best beer bars, I definitely plan to stop by a few times per month. Awesome place.
Jow (118) New York | March 14, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Stopped by after work. Really sleek looking Scandinavian design. amazing beer selection and while the bottle list is pricey for whales the taps were reasonable. location isnít super convenient for me to get to which is good or Iíd be spending all my paychecks here. canít wait for restaurant as well.
TBone (206) Pori, Finland | March 12, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was there in the opening day (waiting behind the door for opening), so it is of course a bit early to say about eg. service. Also importance for locals is perhaps a bit different than for a Scandinavian beer tourist.
Location is next to Nassau Str subway station so it is not too difficult to get there from Manhattan. Design of this place is very Scandinavian and for me (Northern European) it looked perhaps even a bit too neat for my liking - it is like a wine bar as someone said, but liked the wood they used. Beers on tap were difficult to read, but they are going to change the ink. Mirrors and tap handles are cool. Tap list was very impressive - of course focused to Evil Twin and some "friends" (Omnipollo, De Molen etc). Damn good beers! Prices werenít that bad either. One minus for that ABVs were not listed. The bottle list was one of the most impressive Iíve seen, you can compare it to eg. Akkuratís vintage list. Some prices sky high, but also ok priced bottles available. Place to revisit for sure.
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