Novare Res Bier Café | Portland, Maine
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Novare Res Bier Café
World Class based on 93 ratings
Type: Bar

4 Canal Plaza
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
207 761 2437 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Thurs 4-1; Fri 3-1; Sat & Sun 12-1

Mayor: yngwie (3) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 300

Novare Res Bier Café

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Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Oxbow / Thiriez Étoile du Maine 87, Deciduous Agricultural 87, Foundation Zuurzing , Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie 96, Brouwerij Kees Export Porter 1750 99, Victory 2015 Hop Ticket #3 Rye IPA 75, Brewbaker Berliner Weisse 39, Liquid Riot Burton-On-Funk , Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus 98, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, Cantillon Zwanze (2015) 98, Allagash Farm to Face 99, Liquid Riot Heart of Glass , Oxbow First Fruits , Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 96, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Cherry Short Weisse 86, Dieu du Ciel Rosée d’Hibiscus 86, Deciduous Auroral 90, Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek 100, Marshall Wharf / Novare Res 7 yr Itch Crab IPA
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93 reviews for Novare Res Bier Café
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  75%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux  (4) Methuen, Massachusetts | September 19, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82  (112) , England | August 26, 2015
A little pricey for the area but one of the best beer lists on the East Coast, period. You want vintages going back, come here. You want Belgian and Italian beer, come here. World-class. New breweries on tap. Superb staff. Great place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
aredletterlife  (13) New Jersey | July 25, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
SG111  (33) New York | July 12, 2015
Went in on a Friday night, maybe around 10PM. Place was pretty packed, but it was nice out so most people were outside. Service was really slow, but the selection was insane. Prices were pretty reasonable. Definitely a must-try if you’re in Portland.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (500) Chicago, Illinois | July 5, 2015
Huge expectations, but in the end didn’t live up to them. Very cool location, love the beer garden, decor inside a bit boring. Service was too busy to be helpful or personable, had 3 different servers in roughly 2 hours. The draft list gets a big do-over. Half the list was Sierra Nevada due to an event the night before. A couple nice locals, but I feel like I missed out big time. Bottle list was great, Cantillon available, decent pricing. A nice touch was the beer program for ticking specific beers. Food was supremely disappointing. Gross pate, and horrendous sausage. Did have some outstanding rosemary ham. Not a destination bar as I was lead to believe. If in town check it out, but not our of your way. ******* Re-visit. I gave it a second chance and was just as average as my first visit. The draft list was pedestrian. The bottle list was just as a bad. Their vintage list was nothing I couldn’t go to my local store and get. This place is a skip.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
iacopino_IpA  (118) , | June 18, 2015
Ok ok this is the place to go if ur on the east coast!! Built inside an old bank this place is cozy but at the same is huge! Obviously you can’t get in most of the hidden rooms but still the room with the fire place really warms u up during Maine winters. Service is simply outstanding and selection is one the best so far in the U.S.! Get there!
yngwie  (355) Kristiansand, Norway | June 17, 2015
A really fine place this one, with a wonderful and varied beer selection. We started out at the patio, and the waiter kept the beers comin’, and when it started to get a bit cool outside, we moved inside and got the same dedicated service. It was actually quicker to have the waiter get us the beers than approaching the bar and ordering the beers ourself. Got nice food as well. No wonder this spot is on top of the Portland places list.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby  (100) Kristiansand, Norway | June 10, 2015
Very nice place with friendly service, fantastic beer selection both on tap and bottles and decent food. I would love to visit this place again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth  (190) the Containment Area, North Carolina | May 31, 2015
Nice place, kind of hidden in on the back side of the plaza, basement but ceilings are tall enough so I don’t feel claustrophobic. Brick and dark wood bar is about a dozen people. With a bunch of table and a separate front room. Good selection 9 Maine beers and 25 American euro mix. Had a snack of cheese and salami was good, prices fair for area. Overall I like it, I’d be here a bunch if I lived here worth of a visit if in the metro Portland area
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | May 3, 2015
Located off a side alley and it’s easy to spot the sign on the Exchange Street side, just across from Thirsty Pig. Nice and comfortable inside when not too packed. They were hosting a Belgian beer fest over the weekend which is all good and well, and fortunately there were local beers still pouring on tap too such as Oxbow, Allagash, Maine Beer Co etc. I only had snacks but food menu available. Outside patio is great for warmer days. Service is fine but expect it to slow right down when busy. I enjoyed my visits here.

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