Les Brasseurs Du Temps
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 208
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This brewpub is a unique and large place, just outside of downtown Ottawa. For the summertime, it is a must stop as there are many tables, room for more than 100 outside. Inside is a bit smaller in relationship, and I am told can get very crowded and not overly sociable to other groups at other tables. Service was attentive because we arrived just after opening on a Sunday and it only become moderately busy afterward.However people inside did not smile much, and outside were restaurant eople who did not know one beer from another even after several tries. Food, as tried by my party, was above average to good.The home brew is average, although shows promise for the furture with higher abv choices I was shown in a tour. There is also a private party space for rental that borders on a natural bit of water, with Canadian geese and the like, it is all very pretty. The bar is hand carved and very pretty. Great guest taps, most of which will be taken over by what will be host brewed. Prices are a bit expensive for Ottawa, but less than Toronto, and big US cities.
06-29-2009 03:40:01 | More by Sammy
Nova Scotia (Canada)
3.25/5 rDev -20.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Brand new microbrewery in Gatineau, opened 21-MAY-2009. We visited on the 25th, after an apparently very busy weekend.
The atmosphere is nice, with a very large seating area above the kettle and fermenter (~12 tables in the bar area, ~20 in the large dining room, ~15 more outside). Though the restaurant was not very full, it was a chore to flag down our server. The chalkboard listed 6 beers on tap, though their menu showed 14 beers, all Quebec micros (with one Ontario cider). While they offer a sampler (L'Horloge) of 8 beers, I was re-buffed at every attempt to order one (I didn't mind doubling up on some to fill out 8, I didn't mind not having the proper tray, but the last excuse was that the taps were not set up for them [??]. Clearly it wasn't meant to be) I tried their very first beer, kegged only today: A Fin La Lumiere (Finally, the Light!) Very tasty. I also tried MacKroken Flower, a Quebec micro, also great (though they call it a quad, it looks like a Scottish beer).
Food-wise, the nachos were acceptable, but lacking in toppings. The cornet de frites (cone of fries) were good, with a choice of 4 different mayos.
Main course, I ordered a Dallaire bison burger, which was very dry and the Monterey Jack cheese was missing. My tablemates had the ribs (good, nothing special), Monferret bison burger (no complaints there) and shrimp (happily surprised at the number of shrimp on the plate, 8).
For dessert... We tried to get a menu, but they were out of everything but the cherry torte, so we passed (like I said, a busy weekend).
Besides the very-difficult-to-find server (never did get that garlic mayo for the fries), each of our four bills were wrong. Not his fault, they seemed to be entered incorrectly in the POS system. Some quick table math got us back where we wanted to be.
On the way out, I grabbed a sampler of the Marie-Framboise and Ginger beer, which were both great. Apparently the taps were working again...
So, I'm going to wait a while before going back, in the hopes that they work out the new restaurant kinks. There are plans for a beer museum to open in Sept. 2009, that looks to be interesting. Another neat thing about the bar is they have a couple of tables with built-in taps where you can serve yourself for a cost of $0.25/ounce. Seems like a great deal for a big group (who can all agree on one beer).
Beers on tap: BdT A Fin la Lumiere, St. Ambroise Outmeal Stout and Red, Marie-Framboise, Ginger Beer, MacKroken Flower, Belle Guelle (sorry, this is from memory).
05-26-2009 03:04:13 | More by cjbmcdon
Les Brasseurs Du Temps in Gatineau, QC, Canada
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.