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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:
None, yet.

(Place added by: indiapaleale on 05-28-2008)
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Reviews by cleeze:
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4.9/5  rDev +9.1%

Now this is how a beer bar should be!!!! I finally stopped in after waiting a long time to check this place out (pretty hard to find!) But well worth the journey.

Atmosphere is right up my alley! Very chill and low key with killer tunes! Some killer hip hop and some great classic rock! I love the long tables. and the bar is really cool.

Service was perfect. Me and my girlfriend reconazined our bartender from somewhere else. She was really chill and knew her shit about beer. I got brooklyn's chocolate stout on tap for only 5$! So tasty! our bartender picked out a really good brew for my girlfriend (can't remember and it's really bugging me!) She was very attentive even though it was kinda busy and we were hinding in the corner.

Selection is best I've seen. I was a huge fan and still am of the bear expecially when I lived in Portland. Hate to say it but this place blows it outta the water.

I didn't get a chance to try the food since I was so caught up in the beer. Some interesting stuff. My girlfriend liked it but nothing that really caught my eye (No WINGS!?!?) haha

Anyways I can't stress how cool this place is. Only if I lived in Portland still!

cleeze, Jan 15, 2009
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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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

spycow, Nov 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

jaymo18, Nov 06, 2014
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meb3476, Nov 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

ferillo, Oct 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

meehandennis, Oct 18, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev -3.8%

mrob22278, Oct 18, 2014
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mgigs, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

mbonugli, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

abrodsky, Sep 29, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

bcgeiman, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

parris, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

cshafer7, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

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.