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The Beer Trappe

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The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
BA SCORE
100
world-class

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: n/a
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

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Notes:
Place added by: BEERchitect on 04-13-2010

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!
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.64/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Place had great selection and an impressive stock of singles. Didn't stay for a beer but a hybrid store is always a plus. Staff was very astute and polite. Prices were ok for the area. If in Lex, I will probably go back again. Place was nice, clean and orderly.

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3.5/5  rDev -24.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

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4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.)

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4.87/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

If you like beer and you're in Lexington, The Beer Trappe should be #1 on your list of places to visit. The craft beer bar illustrates a traditional English pub facade and a welcome interior with lots of breweriana decorating the walls and pub furniture made from oak barrels. The sidebar only seats about eight or so and table space can be limited, but standing room is comfortable and there's lots to peruse, so feel free to visit on your own.

They have about 8 taps which all rotate. They'll have some of the rarest beer you'll find in Lexington and regularly have events and special tappings, just stay tuned to their Facebook page or website. Their bottle selection isn't necessarily the largest in town, but is hands down the highest in quality. They have Drie Fonteinen, De Struise, Stillwater, Jester King, BIrra Baladin, Prairie, Fantome, De Molen, Anchorage, Achouffe, tons of quality stuff you won't find at other places around town. They offer growler service and even have Beer School on Sundays, where their resident Cicerone and BJCP certified Kevin Patterson will teach you a thing or two. They don't serve food, but there are plenty of places nearby that you can get togo, and lately they've been bringing food trucks around back. Hopefully they keep that up...

If you've never been to The Beer Trappe, just check it out. And if you're stopping through Lexington, well, just check it out.

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4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 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.

The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
100 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.