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Black Forest Brew Haus

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Black Forest Brew HausBlack Forest Brew Haus
BA SCORE
87
very good

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 175
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2015 New Highway
Farmingdale, New York, 11735
United States
phone: (631) 391-9500

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Reviews by BeTheBall:
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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

Went after the US Open Saturday afternoon during a rain break for us. Not many people there; the place is sort uf huge with two large bar areas and many tables surroudning them, along with another room/patio area. Dark wood makes it feel German as they intend. We sat at the bar on the right with some of their beer club regulars, average age even older than me (56). Really friendly and nice people that like to drink beer and socialize. Wait staff was also very friendly.

We drank the Hefe, the Maibock and an IPA. All were good, and were right on style. I did have to ask for no fruit; the Hefe was very cloudy and very tasty. Maibock was sweet and malty, very tasty. The IPA was not a hop bomb, but did satisfy an old hop head like me.

Ate as an appetizer for the 2 of us what they call a Flame Cake, which is sort of like a pizza but with no cheese or sauce? Just the dough and your toppings. Kind of dry, but at the same time light and easy to eat.

If and when I return to the Farmingdale area (next UPS Open at Bethpage?), I will be back.

BeTheBall, Jun 23, 2009
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

alexsergio, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Not much to eat here for vegetarians. The beer cheese fondue is a delicious for dipping pretzel's in though. Really delicious. The quesadilla was good, but fairly standard. As for the beer, it's good. Nothing special, but it's okay. It's on par with what I've come to expect from small brewpubs/breweries. I really like the atmosphere in here though. There's a darker room with the bar, a more well lit second room and an outdoor patio area, so there's lots of variety in terms of location once inside. This aspect makes up for the previous weaknesses. It fills a certain void on Long Island. There's really no other sizable brew pubs that feel brewery-like, rather than like a restaurant (such as John Harvard's), so I appreciate them leading the way on Long Island in that regard. The beer could use some work (95% of all LI beers could), and if there was some more vegetarian options this place would be top notch.

ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of JKIPA05
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JKIPA05, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bigtimejd19, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of clay23
4/5  rDev +3.9%

clay23, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of theBubba
3.85/5  rDev 0%

Located in an industrial area, and with a red and green chipped paint facade (most likely this place was a former Italian restaurant...no blue, black or yellow here) and with poorly designed signage, I wasn't expecting much. The back looked like the front. If it wasn't for the parking lot I wouldn't know which was which. My home brewing partner didn't think it was opened, but it was.

We stepped inside and were pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere. Lots of polished dark wood. Bright copper brewing kettles in plain sight. Lot's of space (two nice bars, multiple dining areas and an outdoor "beer garden"). Friendly service.

We ordered the flight and some finger food. The Weizen was very good. The Pilsner a bit over hopped. The Amber and Oktoberfest tasted identical. The Pumpkin was a pleasant surprise. No overwhelming pie spices. My beer battered chicken tenders were perfectly cooked and my friends Quesidilla was pretty jumbo. I can't rate the real food but I plan on coming back. A nice experience and I'm looking forward to their winter brews

theBubba, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Very good German style beers. I had the hef and my girl had the pale ale.. both were very good... not the best ever but way beyond good and paired well with the food.

Server was so so... asked for a beer menu and he quickly went thru the 5 or so beers they offered and left us be... not superb but far from horrible service... about average.

Food was phenomenal... I ordered the brat and my girl had the bruben which is a beer simmered Ruben.... mine was also cooked in beer.... again... great food.

Overall I would definitely recommend this place if you haven't been and are into German beer. The food goes excellent with the beers and it's a perfect brew pub type eatery.

pjkelley82, Jun 19, 2013
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Black Forest Brew Haus in Farmingdale, NY
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.