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The Beer Trappe

811 Euclid Ave.
Lexington, Kentucky United States 40502
bottle shop  4.6/5.0 25 reviews
Tues-Sat: 11AM-12AM, Sun: 1PM-10PM, Mon: 4PM-10PM

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Mayor: drfabulous (86) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 600
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Beers At The Beer Trappe

NameABVEntered
Terrapin Raspberry Truffle Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout9.4%1/16/2018
Ballast Point Victory At Sea - High West Barrel-Aged12%1/15/2018
Lagunitas Sumpin' Easy5.7%1/5/2018
Rhinegeist Jobbie Nooner5%1/5/2018
Three Floyds Floydivision 5 7.5%1/5/2018
Evil Twin / Omnipollo Half & Half Lemonade Ice Tea IPA7%12/24/2017
Omnipollo Shoutao Peach Slush IPA7%12/16/2017
Evil Twin I Always Felt Closer to IPAs Than I Did to People9%12/15/2017
Prairie Bourbon Paradise15.9%12/15/2017
Rhinegeist Bogbeast10.2%12/12/2017
Decadent Ales French Toast DIPA9.1%11/21/2017
Evil Twin Molotov Surprise (Batch #001: Grapefruit)12%11/20/2017
Omnipollo Agamemnon Maple Syrup Imperial Stout12.5%11/18/2017
Decadent Ales Doubled Toasted Marshmallow9.1%11/18/2017
Stone Mikhail's Odd14.1%11/10/2017
Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout5.5%11/10/2017
Crooked Stave Von Pilsner5%11/5/2017
Against the Grain / Upland Overcompensation 9%11/4/2017
Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar IIPA8.5%11/3/2017
Rhinegeist Lumberjack5.6%11/3/2017
Evil Twin Even More JCS12%10/28/2017
Omnipollo Pleroma6%10/28/2017
Omnipollo Lustro8%10/27/2017
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Blueberry6.2%10/27/2017
Prairie No Chill5.1%10/23/2017
Grimm Sumi Cacao10.2%10/20/2017
8 Wired Flat White Coffee Milk Stout5.5%10/20/2017
Evil Twin I Believe I Was Visited By An IPA Last Night8%10/17/2017
Mikkeller San Diego / J. Wakefield Balls Be Malted11%10/17/2017
Evil Twin Kolata IPA8%10/11/2017
Dark Horse Five High Harvest Ale6%10/11/2017
Evil Twin Blomme6%10/11/2017
Boulevard / AZ Wilderness / Creature Comforts Collaboration No. 7 Oak-Aged Lager6%10/8/2017
Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA7.3%10/6/2017
Uinta Hopscursion Brett IPA - Batch 16.25%10/5/2017
Uinta Adambier10%10/5/2017
Dogfish Head Namaste White4.8%9/17/2017
Three Floyds Battle of Charro II10.8%9/17/2017
Three Floyds War Mullet 8.1%9/17/2017
Blackberry Farm / Yazoo Embrace the Funk Series - Peel Your Face6.3%9/15/2017
MadTree Blood Orange PsycHOPathy6.9%9/13/2017
Prairie Vape Tricks5%9/3/2017
Bearded Iris Pipsqueak4.5%8/30/2017
Bearded Iris Attention Please!8.2%8/30/2017
Bearded Iris Bottle Rocket5.2%8/30/2017
Founders DKML14.2%8/30/2017
Prairie Bomb! Deconstructed: Double Chocolate14%8/30/2017
Stone 21st Anniversary Hail to the Hop Thief Double IPA9.8%8/26/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Fruit Face - Raspberry Coffee / Blush4%8/26/2017
Prairie Bomb! Deconstructed: Vanilla 13%8/26/2017
Prairie Bomb! Deconstructed: Coffee13%8/26/2017
Blackberry Farm Fall Saison (2016-)6.3%8/22/2017
Avery Coconut Porter (Bourbon Barrel)10.4%8/18/2017
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 45 - Nuttiest Professor15.6%8/16/2017
Mile Wide Hüftgold4.9%8/16/2017
Founders 10K IPA9.1%8/16/2017
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Tres Blueberry Stout7.5%8/15/2017
Evil Twin Unstouttd 10%8/6/2017
Prairie Prison Rodeo9.5%8/6/2017
Prairie Twist7%8/6/2017
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Toonilla7.5%8/4/2017
Deschutes The Abyss - Scotch12.3%8/4/2017
Evil Twin Lost Souls7%8/4/2017
Boulevard Foeder Project #27%8/2/2017
Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus 12%7/31/2017
Dogfish Head Lupu-Luau IPA7.3%7/31/2017
Deschutes Black Butte XXIX12%7/29/2017
Founders Green Zebra4.6%7/29/2017
Braxton Short Fuse5%7/28/2017
Evil Twin Sumo in a Sidecar7%7/28/2017
Grimm Double Negative10%7/23/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Centennial Eyes6.6%6/24/2017
Three Floyds Mexorcist 8.9%6/23/2017
Blackberry Farm Barrel Series - Brett Fruit Blend 20177.3%6/21/2017
New Holland Dragon's Milk - Mexican Spice Cake11%6/17/2017
DuClaw Sweet Baby Java 6.2%6/17/2017
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA w/ Orange Peel & Vanilla Bean10.8%6/17/2017
Stillwater Insetto5%6/17/2017
Little Fish Struhbarb Reinheitsgewhat!?4.9%6/15/2017
Stone Ghost Hammer IPA6.7%6/12/2017
Mikkeller San Diego Foggy Figures7%6/11/2017
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 43 - Tequilacerbus7.3%6/11/2017
Braxton City Batch11.6%6/11/2017
New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale4.8%5/29/2017
Oskar Blues Fugli5.8%5/28/2017
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 20179.6%5/26/2017
Omnipollo Shploing!!7%5/26/2017
Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt10.5%5/24/2017
Mikkeller San Diego #Overtime IPA7.2%5/23/2017
Blackberry Farm Boundary Tree6.3%5/23/2017
Crooked Stave Trellis Buster8.5%5/10/2017
Crooked Stave Sourless IPA6%5/10/2017
Bell's Traverse City Whiskey Neptune12.2%5/4/2017
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA7.2%5/4/2017
Tilquin Gueuze - Draft Version 4.8%4.8%5/4/2017
Bell's Traverse City Whiskey Jupiter10%5/4/2017
Ayinger Jahrhundert5.5%4/22/2017
North Coast Alt Nouveau4.7%4/22/2017
Uinta Lime Pilsner5.3%4/20/2017
Lagunitas Born Again Yesterday7%4/7/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
JCB  (294) Durham, North Carolina | April 3, 2017
Was less impressed than I’d hoped, based on reviews. Nice spot in a quaint little neighborhood. Warm ambiance in the middle of the day, dark decor. Service was friendly, if not especially attentive. Taps looked nice, though I wasn’t imbibing. What struck me though was the fairly limited selection of bottles (felt like a lot of empty space in there). It’s possible that I caught them at a fallow juncture, or that Lexington just doesn’t have good distro, but it definitely keeps the rating down.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
savnac  (284) Anchorage, Alaska | November 6, 2012
This is a really nice beer store. Inside is clean and well organized, there is a bar with beer on tap and a nice area to chill. You can order a pint and walk around and shop. Service is great, staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Selection is outstanding, great tap list, chilled bottles for onsite consumption and a huge selection of beers to go. Value seemed really good for the area, especially on bottles to go. I love these types of beer stores, grab a pint and do some shopping. Would definitely come back if in the area.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk  (265) Tel Aviv, Israel | October 11, 2016
Visited 8.5.16. They were having a guided tasting of sour beers when we arrived and because of the seating arrangement we couldn’t reach some of the shelves. Good selection, plenty of local stuff (KY/IN), sixpacks, singles and lots of import - a good place for Belgian beer fans.
42
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
chinchill  (237) South Carolina | April 2, 2014
With bout 8-9 bar stools 5 small tables and a couple of stuffed chairs, this is a small venue, but there’s additional seating outside and the ambiance is good. Only 8 taps, but well -chosen, and a large amount of bottle d beer, some if which is kept in coolers. Great place for a beer and some beer to go.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto  (213) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | July 5, 2016
Big selection, and a wall of singles. A number of brews I’ve not seen anywhere else, but at a price. Most of the rare ones were out of my range. Nice place right on Euclid Ave. Friendly and attentive service, and a lot of brews. I’ll return when I have more money.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (199) Lexington, Kentucky | April 27, 2012
Maybe the start of the craft revival in Lexington. I first came here only a couple weeks after it opened, and since then, they’ve done a good job keep beers on the shelves and interesting taps going. Unfortunately, some of the more interesting taps are being hyped online, making it impossible for everyday drinkers to get in and have some, but still, a must stop in Lexington.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (153) Louisville, Kentucky | August 6, 2010
Being a Lexington native (now in Louisville), this place has been long in the waiting for me, and other craft beer lovers in the area. There are things to work on, but my review overall is favorable, and looking forward to seeing how this promising destination goes forward. The ambiance of this place reminds me of the old Belgian beer stores you see in the Michael Jackson films. Considering that this place used to be some kind of far east market, the change is quite astounding. Beers line the shelves on the left, with a bar area\sitting area to the right. Service was immediate, but, here’s where I start nitpicking- I didn’t feel the love. I came into this place plenty excited to be sure, but the owner and his female employee seemed mentally elsewhere, and not big on conversation about beer. Note- if you have a store like this, seem INTERESTED to discuss beer! Selection is the best in Lexington, by far, especially in the area of Belgian beers. See the website for their full list of offerings, which has room to grow on their shelves. The eight taps were too similar in style for me; I would have liked more variety here. The value of the beers was very good for the quality, and maybe a tad bit more affordable than Liquor Barn. I also think it would be cool if this place had some Trappist cheeses and such, but they only have potato chips. To be fair, they openly admit that food is not their thing. Overall, there’s much here to be excited about, but obviously some areas of growth as well.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu  (141) Pensacola , Florida | July 25, 2014
Cute store on Euclid, very close to UK’s campus. Some sidewalk seating, couch and table seating inside, and a small bar. Service seemed educated, responsive, and naturally friendly. Prices are reasonable. A few taps, but several bottles and cans of a wide array of breweries and styles throughout the US and abroad. I’d love to go back and spend some more time here.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
foundmd  (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 9, 2011
This is a great beer bar and bottle shop rolled into one. No wine or liquor means more focus on having an awesome regularly rotating tap selection. Bottle selection is almost entirely single bottles and very nicely arranged. They also have a respectable glassware selection. Not a lot of room inside but enjoyed sitting outside at one of their 4 tables. The staff was very friendly and took the time to safely wrap the glasses I bought. Had Dreadnaught on tap and purchased bottles of Arctic Panzer Wolf and Breakfast Stout to go. A must stop for anyone in Lexington.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
YNDA  (23) , | June 12, 2016
Best beer spot in Lexington. https://ynda.wordpress.com/beers/
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
TN_Gabe  (14) Tennessee | January 22, 2013
The perfect beer shop? For me it is. 8 taps with 2 funky beers when I visited. First thing I saw was a highly allocated and (I’d thought) sold out future whale behind the bar. Good start. $1 for a 2oz pour of any beer they have, so no thimble taster to rush your decision. I love this place. Made up my mind. Time to hit the shelves. Bottles are well organized and there is plenty of room to shop - this was a Saturday morning. I’m sure it fills up for events. Might not have the largest selection in the state, but it’s not a giant box liqour store and what they have is almost all good stuff. Kentucky beer prices can’t be beat and Beer Trappe is no exception. This place is a must stop. It’s not much of a trip off 75 and well worth the short detour.

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