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Novare Res Bier Café

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

165 Ratings
Ratings: 165
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
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

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(Place added by: indiapaleale on 05-28-2008)
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Reviews by tendermorsel:
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tendermorsel

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +2%

I finally had a chance to check out this place on a recent trip to Portland for the Gargamel release. I had high hopes for this place as I knew Eric the owner from his Moan and Dove days. It exceeded all my expections.

First off the location is near perfect. Right in the middle of downtown Portland in the middle of all the action. Perfect scores for atomsphere. Tons of beer decarations. Gorgous wood panneling on the bar and classic tables and furnature. Appearently this was all hand made by Eric and his family. The best looking bar I have been to in a long time.

Great tap and bottle list. We were there for Belgian weeks so the taps were mostly Belgian. I had a Mad Bitch. My buddy had a Cantillon Iris. There were about 15-20 taps and all were high quality.

The service was great. I ran into Eric at Allagash earlier in the day and he offered to call his staff have and have them open an hour early just so we could check the place out and avoid a later drive to Boston. The staff was great. Quick to talk about beer and very knowlegable too. I liked the fact that they were doing a mug club there just like the Moan and Dove.

The food was OK.. One of my friends ordered a small meat plate which looked good. I didn't come here for the food however.

Overall I would highly reccomend this place. I plan on going back again soon. I would be a regular here if I lived aroud here. I wish I could have stayed for more than one beer.

06-03-2009 15:16:25 | More by tendermorsel
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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

09-01-2014 19:49:16 | More by WesFoxlove
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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KornWallace

New York

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.

08-20-2014 22:56:44 | More by KornWallace
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sunnytropic

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-20-2014 17:36:32 | More by sunnytropic
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-17-2014 19:47:28 | More by muskiesman
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Patches826

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-11-2014 07:23:54 | More by Patches826
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

08-10-2014 17:49:17 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

08-05-2014 20:13:21 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Novare Res Bier Café in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.