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Novare Res Bier Café

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

175 Ratings
Ratings: 175
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.58%
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 mclaughlindw4:
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

I have been here often and unfortunately do not agree with the high rating it has received. Many of my complaints are mentioned in other reviews but somehow those reviews still end up giving high marks. Perhaps I am spoiled because I used to live in brunswick and frequented the lions pride often.

I guess I feel the tap list is extensive but does not usually have more than a couple beers I actually want to drink. The biggest issue for me is the service. The waits are long even when it is a quiet day. I don't think I have ever been asked how I was enjoying a beer nor do I feel the bartenders are interested in talking about it anyway. I have had issues getting samples that were more than just a quarter shot glass full of foam. I am glad I know what I like and can order what I need but I can't imagine going in there as a newbie and getting any sort of quality direction from this staff.

All this being said they are the only game in town as far as beer
bars go and I do appreciate that. The events are often well worth attending as well.

mclaughlindw4, Oct 09, 2011
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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!

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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.

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Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.