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Novare Res Bier Café

Not Rated.
Novare Res Bier CaféNovare Res Bier Café
BA SCORE
99
world-class

186 Ratings
Ratings: 186
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.35%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4 Canal Plz
Portland, Maine, 04101-4034
United States
phone: (207) 761-2437

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @novareresbiercf

Notes:
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(Place added by: indiapaleale on 05-28-2008)
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Reviews by busterthecat:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Saw the reviews and had to check this place out while on an overnight trip to Portland. We (GF & I) walked in about 8:45pm and the place was lively. We didn't have to wait much to get some seats at the bar. They offer the traditional long bench/table seating which is great if you have a large party and for inviting conversation.
After browsing the solid tap list, we ordered up a victoria & a victor from Allagash after going there earlier that day and wanting to try these side-by-side. The prices I thought were quite fair, average of $6.5 for solid offerings. They had an extensive bottle list that was awesome to read through and dream about. The atmosphere was great, lively but not to loud so you couldn't have a convo. Lots of interesting bottles and items crated the decor. The old brick walls and lighting gave the impression of being in an old world cellar and really contributed to the great feel. The staff was attentive, friendly, and offered up suggestions and insight in to where to go for a late dinner. They also have a rear room for darts and hanging out with friends, also a great outdoor deck.
I would totally check this place out if in the portland area or if wanting a belgian themed place to break up all the american/ irish bars in the area. Will go again next time in portland.

busterthecat, May 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Amazing list of rotating taps with events every month or two. Even better is the bottle selection, with multiple vintages of hard to find beer including Cantillon and other European brews. A must-visit.

BEERMILER12, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

ElGallo, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Great selection!

Jimmyknows, Nov 15, 2014
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spycow, Nov 08, 2014
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jaymo18, Nov 06, 2014
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meb3476, Nov 04, 2014
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ferillo, Oct 27, 2014
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meehandennis, Oct 18, 2014
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mrob22278, Oct 18, 2014
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mgigs, Oct 17, 2014
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mbonugli, Oct 08, 2014
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abrodsky, Sep 29, 2014
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bcgeiman, Sep 25, 2014
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parris, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

cshafer7, Sep 16, 2014
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westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 15, 2014
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mdaschaf, Sep 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -2%

jeff71189, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

You don't come here for the food, and that's okay, mostly small plates. Their tap list is always interesting, very Belgian leaning. Their bottle list, especially their rare stuff, is what excites me. Always something interesting and new to try!

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -0.2%

Robjvoorhees, Sep 10, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -9.1%

polloenfuego, Sep 08, 2014
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WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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BierBliss, Sep 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

While a little difficult to find using GPS, once you get to Novare Res you're going to be their a while.

They have the nicest bottle list I saw on my trip to Maine and a fantastic tap selection as well. The food is also fantastic, the cheese plate was my personal favorite but I also had the roast beef sandwich which was worth it.

Our server seemed very knowledgable in the beers and suggested a couple nice beers.

We were seated in the outside area which was very nice I'm always a fan of the communal tables in the summers. The inside area was worth checking out with a large bar and enough seating on the inside.

The pricing seemed a little expensive. But nothing outrageous and in my belief I think it was totally worthwhile.

KornWallace, Aug 20, 2014
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Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.