West Lakeview Liquors

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Beers At West Lakeview Liquors

NameABVEntered
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale4.5%4/29/2016
Pipeworks Cinnamon Abduction10.5%4/29/2016
Pipeworks Citra vs. Mandarina8.5%4/19/2016
Buxton Rain Shadow11.8%4/18/2016
Middle Brow Hey Citrus5.6%4/18/2016
Hubbardís Cave Imperial Stout Chocolate & Cinnamon Pot De CrŤme9.7%4/6/2016
Surly Blakkr9.99%4/4/2016
The Monarchy Methusalem10%4/1/2016
Mikerphone One Man Wrecking Machine Batch #29%3/18/2016
Mikerphone Innocent Criminal9.5%3/16/2016
Marz Pineapple Jungle Boogie5.5%3/16/2016
Hubbardís Cave Imperial Stout Maple11.4%3/6/2016
Pipeworks Equinox9.5%3/4/2016
Almanac Emperor Norton Tripel9%3/2/2016
Spencer Trappist Ale6.5%3/2/2016
De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois8%2/27/2016
Pipeworks SíMore Money, SíMore Problems10%2/18/2016
Pipeworks Toasty Nut Abduction Imperial Stout10.5%2/15/2016
Pipeworks Cherry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout11%2/15/2016
Jester King Simple Means5.6%2/12/2016
Arcade Heavy10%2/10/2016
Maplewood Creepy Ginger7.8%2/3/2016
Pipeworks Hello... 9.5%1/25/2016
Pipeworks Grand Guignol Act Three11%1/25/2016
Pipeworks Blue Lady Berliner Style Weisse 4%1/16/2016
Boulevard Love Child No. 69.2%1/7/2016
Pipeworks Logan Carrť10%1/5/2016
Pipeworks / Forbidden Root Ceci níest pas une biŤre8.5%1/4/2016
Pipeworks The Murderous (Bourbon Barrel Aged)11%1/4/2016
Pipeworks Murderous9.5%1/4/2016
Perennial / The Commons Meriwether5.5%1/3/2016
Marz Community / Against the Grain Nasal Cavity5.5%1/1/2016
Pipeworks The Hyper Dog (Barrel Aged)13%12/31/2015
Pipeworks The Jones Dog (12 Year Elijah Craig Barrel Aged)13%12/31/2015
Lagunitas One Hitter Series: Bitter Oats10.5%12/30/2015
Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Peppermint10%12/29/2015
Pipeworks The End of Days - Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrels13%12/24/2015
Marz Francie 6.4%12/23/2015
Pipeworks The Final Act13%12/23/2015
Trois Dames líAmoureuse8%12/22/2015
BrÝckhouse Esrum Kloster7.5%12/22/2015
Pipeworks Paradisiac7%12/14/2015
Pipeworks The Abduction13%12/13/2015
Pipeworks What Lurks in the Dark10.5%12/13/2015
Hubbardís Cave Imperial Coffee Stout9.7%12/9/2015
Maine Beer Peeper Ale5.5%12/4/2015
Off Color Jerkbird9.5%11/30/2015
Pipeworks Vanilla Abduction10.5%11/22/2015
Pipeworks The Royale8%11/17/2015
Mikerphone Techno Gorilla9.5%11/15/2015
Prťaris Grand Cru 2014 (Jack Daniels BA)10%11/9/2015
Buxton Stronge Extra Stout7.4%10/26/2015
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout X - Tart Cherry11%10/20/2015
Hubbardís Cave Imperial Vanilla Stout9.7%10/18/2015
South Loop A Century of Progress5.3%10/11/2015
Meantime Hospital Porter8%10/3/2015
Konrad Světlż LeěŠk (Vratislav) 14į 6.8%10/3/2015
Konrad Eso Polotmavż LeěŠk 11į4.7%9/29/2015
Pipeworks Scarlet Betta9.5%9/25/2015
Against the Grain / Stillwater Little Did We Know6.8%9/24/2015
Boon Oude Geuze VAT 799%9/22/2015
Off Color / Central State Whiskers8.5%9/20/2015
Gigantic Solid!6%9/20/2015
Off Color Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project Barrel 163 Dinoísmores 0%9/20/2015
Half Acre Vicious Pet0%9/20/2015
Dieu du Ciel DerniŤre Volontť Avec des Brettanomyces7%9/17/2015
Original Ritterguts Gose4.7%9/17/2015
Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Sťrie Gose3.8%9/17/2015
Prairie Bomb!13%9/16/2015
Three Floyds Robert The Bruce Scottish Ale6.5%9/16/2015
Brewbaker Berliner Weisse2.5%9/13/2015
Pipeworks War Bird4.5%9/4/2015
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #1911%8/15/2015
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 27 - Insula multos Collibus9.7%8/6/2015
Prairie Brett C.8.1%8/3/2015
Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake13%8/2/2015
Marz Liquid Dreams9%7/19/2015
De la Senne Wadesda #46%7/15/2015
Cambridge Red God IPA9%7/15/2015
Destihl Tripel9.7%7/13/2015
Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale13.49%7/13/2015
Slaapmutske Christmas (Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap)7.4%7/11/2015
Pipeworks Dreamsicle9%7/11/2015
Adnams Explorer (Bottle)5%7/5/2015
The Monarchy Preussen Weisse5.8%7/5/2015
Viven Blond6.1%7/5/2015
Triporteur Kinky Berry6.9%7/5/2015
Pipeworks Mandarina10%7/2/2015
Pipeworks Mojito Madness9%7/1/2015
Pipeworks / The Aviary Wing it9%7/1/2015
Titanic Pier 545.4%6/30/2015
Jopen / The Monarchy Vereinigte Historische Bierfanatiker Grštzer4%6/28/2015
Marz Marzcal7.5%6/20/2015
Pipeworks Mosaic Saison7%6/20/2015
Prairie / Saint Somewhere Prairie Somewhere7%6/15/2015
Pipeworks Crimson Snapper9.5%6/14/2015
Pipeworks Grapefruit Saison7%6/5/2015
Pipeworks Pistachio Abduction10.5%6/2/2015
Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine17.3%5/26/2015
Off Color / Jester King Radiolaria 4.5%5/23/2015


94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Phil  (33) , England | October 13, 2008
One of the best experiences in Beer. Great service by knowlegdable beer people. Great beer selection, and a neat store too! A must go to place in the Chicagoland area.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Crosling  (70) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 4, 2008| Updated October 5, 2008
Visited during Dark Lord Day. Not often will you find a place with such a passionate staff. Thatís the highlight here, not like the beer selection isnít great, it is, but it seemed like the entire staff was passionate about fine ale. I spoke with several of them for awhile, and they visit Belgium, taste different batches of the beers they sell and are very knowledgable about everything. You get the sense that they sell every beer that is worth selling. The selection is very nice. They seem to specialize in Belgian ale and lambics in particular, but they have a lot of fine American crafts and other imports as well. I really think West Lakeview is an impressive establishment.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
We had quite a shopping experience here. I donít know that they really have 500 bottles as RB indicates, but they only carry great stuff. Reminds me of Olbutikken, though itís a bit cuter. The service might actually be as good as Olbutikken though. Seeing that we were beer lovers and from abroad, the owner got into interesting conversations with us, offered generous advice and all her attention. She ended up going downstairs and offered me a Dark Lord of all things! And guess what? I did not even take it, is that the worst crime ever commited by a ratebeerian or not? Iím sorry, but someone would be happier than me with that bottle and Iím not into EBay. We bought not even 150$ of beer between to two of us, but were given the royal treatment. We found lots of stuff we have not seen elsewhere. Iíd recommend hitting this place first and then complementing with another store when visiting Chicago, because their selection is not that expansive. Surprisingly, for such an upscale little spot, their prices are actually very good - though still expensive since they carry high-end stuff. Still very impressive and Iíve almost never had better service. She gave my girlfriend a store t-shirt (and they do look good) and was gonna give me one, but I just found one was enough.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph  (33) Chicago, Illinois | August 21, 2008
Entering the store made me feel like I was back in Amsterdam: cramped quarters with floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with bottles. The beer is in the back on the right, with a large selection of singles. Selection here is great (almost every sought-after Cantillion, Hommage, Scharbeekse Kriek - stuff you canít get other places in Chicago), but expect to pay some $$ if you want the rare stuff (which you should expect to do anywhere). The guys working there were eager to help, obviously wanting to pass on the world of good beer to anyone who comes in the store. Personally, the prices were a bit out of my range for frequent shopping, but if Iím going to treat myself or if Iím looking for a rarity, Iím coming back.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | August 8, 2008
Stopped here after a trip to Armanettiís, which is only a half mile or so away. If youíre going to one you should check out both while youíre in the neighborhood. By the way, both are relatively close to the Addison Brown Line subway stop. Lake View had a solid collection of imports. I picked up a good part of the Brew Dog line including their barrel aged beers. Their import stuff was pretty expensive, but noteworthy. On the domestic side I was a little disappointed, but since this was my first visit Iíll chalk it up to sampling error. Donít get me wrong, their selection is great, but itís getting harder and harder to find things I havenít tried. I look forward to going back.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 3, 2008| Updated June 7, 2010
Stopped in today with wfe and child. Greeted when I entered by person working cash register and same person asked if I needed any help with anything twice which was nice. Store is really small but have tons of rare stuff that you do not see any where else in Chicago. A lot of rare imports and belgains that I did not know what they were. Will have to do some more research before my next trip. Spent close to $80 and picked up some GI BCS, DFH WWS, DFH 120, and some other DFH and Bells Kalamazoio stout. Thought prices were reasonable and parking was easy to find especially on a sunday with a local neighborhood festa few blocks away. Wished I lived closer so I could partake in the tastings. Will definitly make a trip up in the winter once some of the new seasonals come in.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
zootfinster  (12) Chicago, Illinois | July 22, 2008
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful selection. Weekly tastings. Everyone should go there.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
mmtmatrix  (13) Colorado | June 17, 2008
Amazing and friendly staff at this under rated place. Wish this was local to me, good selection and a staff that cant be beat, how I luv this place . Keep up the good work kids.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
heemer77  (222) Urbandale, Iowa | June 16, 2008
How can you not like a beer store that has enthusiatic Ratebeer guys working? Very solid selection jammed into a tight space. Lots of the newer releases, especially from the European craft brewers that brew for US tastes. I was able to find some new, to me, New Hampshire ciders. This actually impressed me a lot as most beer stores usually have the same few French and macro ones. The little hidden shelf of lambics held a few rare gems. Nicely laid out and it is obvious that they are catering to beer geeks with the new and limited release brews. I may have a new favorite beer store.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft  (115) Charleston, South Carolina | June 16, 2008
Great little bottle shop. Possibly the largest selection of rare bottles in the chicago area. Lots of rare belgian stuff from cantillon and fantome and a lot of the aggressive scandinavian-mikkeller, norrebro, nogne, etc.-beers. Quality singles and bombers of american micros. Prices were fair, a little higher than Binnyís but the selection is way better. The guy working there was really outgoing and knowledgeable with good suggestions. Iíll surely be back when Iím in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
pumpkinheart  (9) Aurora, Illinois | May 29, 2008
Not a big shop, but thatís the only weakness. They wonít have everything, but there isnít a beer in the store that isnít worth drinking. Pure quality and unique treasures. Plus, regular beer events that would entertain ad enlighten most beer lovers. Thatís about it: nothing bad to say about this place.

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