Super Marché Rahman

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Super Marché RahmanSuper Marché Rahman
BA SCORE
88
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: n/a
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151 Laurier Ave W
Montréal, Quebec, H2T 2N6
Canada
phone: (514) 279-2566

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 24
Photo of Goldorak
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

Kind of bumped into this place by accident on my way out from Dieu du Ciel. This crappy looking convenience store is located ironically on a rather upscale street, surrounded by art galleries, snobbish restaurants and overpriced antique stores.

Let me put it this way, I'd have to be in pretty dire straights to buy a loaf of bread or quart of milk here. It's dirty, dusty, and some of the refrigerator's glass doors in front of the cash register near the entrance were broken and held together with tape. There is Beer everywhere here. My friends and I walked around the store to take a look and as we went to the back the owner behind the counter sent his son to keep an eye on us. If he would have asked if we needed any assistance I would have let it slide as helpfulness, but this really was a case of staring us down so we don't shoplift anything. That kinda insulted me.

As for selection, a few good Québec micros could be found, but for the most part they limited themselves to Unibroue, Brasseurs RJ, Bièropholie and Shoune. They seem to have brews here that haven't been made in a good while, like Unibroue 11. I asked if they had any 10, but the not very talkative owner behind the counter didn't seem to think so. I took close looks everywhere just in case he didn't have a clue as to what I'm talking about. Finding some old Unibroue 11 is great, it's high ABV gives it some pretty darn good cellaring potential. But the thing is he also had in stock some old Beers that I don't think would stand the test of time. For example, I got a bomber of Brasseurs RJ's Sainte Paix Fraises, which I thought they havn't done in at least 2 years. Maybe they decided to make another batch (I didn't see anything on their website), or he's had those for way too long. However, it was in his fridge (the one with the broken glass door), and the label doesn't look like it spent 2 years on the bottle (no best before date, unfortunatly). There's massive buildup on the bottom of this bottle though...I'll open it soon and update my entry.

I've got to give it to them, they have collector's items I haven't seen anywhere else in ages. Glassware from long departed breweries, old T-shirts, magnum bottles of Maudite, old Unibroue gift packs, etc. Most are reasonably priced (except for the magnums).

Would I recommend the place? Sure, if your in the neighbourhood and looking for something hard to find, but if it's freshness you're interested in, I'd suggest someplace else.

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good Quebec selection but overated. Special bottles in corner was a fluke, according to owner's own admission. Nicer part of street than Depanneur Laurier. Much better service, friendly, not pushy. Would be pretty mediocre US store, but he makes do with what he can sell. Prices about average for all four stores I visited on this trip. Easy to find parking in front. Not far from subway if you want to shlep. Mr. Rahman is knowledgeable and honest about what brews he carries and are available elsewhere that he can't supply.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%

Super Marché Rahman is a small corner store in Montreal that is almost dedicated to beer. The selection of regional brew is extensive (Unibroue, Mcauslan, Schoune, Lion D'or, Brasseur RJ). The price are a bit steep but I guess that is the price to pay for this huge selection. The owner always keep a good quantity of limited edition beer (Mcauslan reserve, Unibroue limited edition package). He's very polite and helpful since he knows what product he's offering. Please note that he does not accept credit note.

Photo of scottum
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%

Our host was quite helpful. I picked out a case worth of 750s and bombers. There is a very large selection of Quebec brews. I've never seen a unibroue selection like this. There are even three different Fin Du La Monts: an aged, the normal, and the french export. The coolers are right in your face as you enter the small shop, and as you move on you can find cases and giftpacks in the back. There are even 3 liter bottle of Unibroue. Even a 5 liter bottle of Maudite!!!! One thing of note is that credit cards are not accepted, and back cards only for locals. After trecking to the back a couple blocks away, I was able to make my large purchase. I can not wait to taste it all.

Super Marché Rahman in Montréal, QC, Canada
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.