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The Beer Trappe

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The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
BA SCORE
100
world-class

62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 7.96%
Taps: 8
Bottles: 475
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

811 Euclid Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40502-1741
United States
phone: (859) 309-0911

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebeertrappe

Notes:
Listed as one of the top 100 beer bars in America by Draft Magazine!
 http://draftmag.com/new/Feature/am ... bars-2011/ 

Listed as one of the top two beer bars in Kentucky by Christian DeBenedetti in The Great American Ale Trail, 2011!

(Place added by: BEERchitect on 04-13-2010)
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jman005
3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

jman005, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

kybeerdrinker, Mar 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

BuckTuckian, Feb 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

ToddBeans, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of FEUO
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%

Overall, a great bottle shop for the area. I've seen more expansive and diverse selections in MI, but this is pretty damned good for this area.
Came in midday, wasn't hassled or bothered but would have gotten help if needed. Great selection of midrange and entry sours, goof midwest selection and stuff from the plains (Prairie, Jester King). Decent amount of glass to pick from too.
Atmosphere was awesome.
Very enjoyable.

FEUO, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of DCdevyl78
5/5  rDev +7.5%

DCdevyl78, Jan 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Nordbier, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

kylehay2004, Dec 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Shagator, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

jkball01, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -14%

chrisroarshack, Nov 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

ortie, Nov 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

zbodnar1, Nov 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

jkwi222, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

crbnfbr, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Greasy
4.93/5  rDev +6%

Upon entrance my eyes were immediately drawn to the left hand wall which was filled with shelves of the finest micros and imports available in the bluegrass state. The selection is great. The import selection is very expansive including some rarities from Belgium as well as other European nations. The micro selection does not disappoint whatsoever. The right hand side of the store includes a bar with 8 rotating taps. This is a magical place where the rarest of brews make their appearance for short period. The staff is incredibly friendly and willing to help in any way. beside the bar is a huge glass case filled with stemware, bottles, and all things beer. Very nice. This place is a breath of fresh air in an area where most area bars consider bud light platinum to be craft.

Greasy, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of deuce9259
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%

Nice night with Prairie Artisan Ales taps featured. Great beers, great people and a great atmosphere. All around awesome place, wish we had a place like this up North. (Even though the food truck cancelled, the manager told us about this awesome Cajun place right next door.)

deuce9259, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of McBraniel
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%

One of my favorite bars anywhere. Good selection of beers on rotating taps (my one and only time drinking KBS on draft!), and many more in bottles around the back wall. Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The clientele are friendly. Highly recommended.

McBraniel, May 31, 2013
Photo of Groomsy
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%

After waiting almost two years to come here, I was finally granted my wish last night as an early birthday celebration. Bliss.

The Beer Trappe, though small (and very crowded on a Saturday night), is very charming and "homey" in its decor. A solid wooden bar holds the main sitting area, and there are small tables just surrounding this, as well as some comfy chairs and stools. There are also some decorative barrels with countertops if you have no room to stand (and if you go in during critical times, you'll stand). It resembles a traditional English pub, but much more classy.

There's not too much I can say about the quality of the Trappe that hasn't already been said. With a stellar list of rotating taps, everything in the Trappe is always fresh and of stellar quality. All beers are served in the proper glassware at correct temperatures, which further enhances the drinking experience. It truly is a serious beer drinker's beer, and the Trappe's dedication to quality.

Although the Trappe was quite crowded on this particular Saturday night (I suspect it usually is), the servers were very courteous and also knowledgeable about not only the beers being served, but also the beers offered in bottles.

Selection is absolutely stellar. You can find... well, pretty much anything you want. The bottles available for individual sale run a gamut too large to explain here. The Trappe also sells glassware and other assorted goodies to complement the incredible bottle sales.

If you are a craft drinker and haven't been here. You have to go. It's as simple as that. You are missing a great opportunity by not coming here.

Groomsy, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Nolen12
5/5  rDev +7.5%

The Beer Trappe is a great place when looking for a different selection of beers. They have a big selection of Belgium beers which is a big plus for me. I also like that they have many beer glasses for sale that I haven't seen in most places. They have 8 drafts to choose from that is constantly changing which is great for those who love to taste and rate new beers. The staff is knowledgeable of beer and what they are currently serving on draft. I think one of the coolest things they do is they have beer school you can attend to taste new beers and learn about them as well.

Nolen12, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%

The Beer Trappe is a Utopia!

Revolving taps move quickly so nearly every night there's something new.

If you are visiting and you have any inclination to craft beer, Beer Trappe is a must. There's a reason why it's been voted aTop 100 Beer Bar in the country and the best in Kentucky.

If you are new to craft beer this is the best place to get a start as you can take Beer School or just pick the brains of a very knowledgable staff.

KYGunner, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Jsmitty1967
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

The Beer Trappe is a fantastic place for true beer fans. There is no domestic filler anywhere in sight. The Trappe has a broad selection of singles that is balanced nicely between European and American craft brews. Taps rotate frequently and never disappoint. Draft offerings always cover a range of styles so there is something for everyone. The staff is friendly and helpful. I have never failed to spend twice as much as I should because of the wonderful selection. Atmosphere is quaint and tavern like. If they had food I would never go home.

Jsmitty1967, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of JDizzle
4.72/5  rDev +1.5%

This place is beer heaven! Great looking decor with the dark wooden floors, barrels to put your drink on, the coolest beer signs throughout the place, and 8 taps of hard to find beer.

The staff is knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Not very talkative though.

They have a lot of beer for sale on the back wall with hard to find treasures there. They have a lot of cold bombers and 12 oz beers that you can dink there by yourself or split with someone next to you.

The only negative, kinda, is that they only have 8 taps. In a perfect world, more choices would make me happy.

The glass ware is top notch and the taps pour slow and easy, not to foam the shit out of your beer.

No expense was spared here and it shows!

JDizzle, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of afoltz2
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%

Quite honestly, the only thing that would improve the Beer Trappe is increasing the size of the establishment.

I attended "Beer School" there almost a year ago, and have been wanting to get back ever since. I loved the way it was presented, with six samples of the same class of beer. I went on bock day, and there was a distinct difference in each of the brews served that day, most notably the Kasteel Dunker and the Samiclaus.

That The Beer Trappe serves unique, craft brew and sells unpackaged bottled beers as well gives it double appeal. You could stop in and try something new, then take home a few bottles if you like it, or a few bottles of something else if you don't. They are also always rotating their casks, so you never have the same exact experience - you always have something else to try.

The staff was uber-friendly, and probably more importantly in an establishment like this one, very knowledgable.

I intend to visit every time I'm in town.

afoltz2, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev -9.7%

A: This place looks and feels great. The interior is clean, and the dark wood look of the walls gives this place the feel of a European pub. The shelves are spacious, clean, and well-lit. There is plenty of seating for an establishment of this size.

Q: Overall quality of the selections is always high. The number of taps is fairly limited, but the lines are always clean and the beers are always served at the proper temperature and in the proper glass.

S: Service is great. I have no complaints in this regard. The guys here are attentive, polite, and welcoming. If you stop in before it starts to get crowded, you can generally count on some decent conversation from the folks here.

S: The selection is large, but the number of rare and unusual beers they have is fairly limited, especially when compared to places like The Holy Grale, Sergio's, and The Louisville Beer Store. Still, the selection is great compared to many of the other establishments in the Lexington area. I will say, though, that this place arguably has one of the best selections of glassware of any beer store I've visited.

V: As one would expect, many of the beers here are fairly pricey. Some can be easily found at lower prices at places like Liquor Barn, etc. Still, The Beer Trappe sometimes has better prices on rare beers than other in-state establishments. Overall, the perceived value of this place really depends on what you buy (which can be said about any place). Prices on glassware are very reasonable, as are the prices of the beers on-tap.

O: This is a great place. Lexington has long needed a decent beer destination, and The Beer Trappe more than makes up for the lack of similar establishments in the metropolitan area.

mrfrancis, Jan 12, 2012
The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
100 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.