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The Great Lost Bear

Not Rated.
The Great Lost BearThe Great Lost Bear
BA SCORE
95
world-class

151 Ratings
Ratings: 151
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Taps: 69
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

540 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine, 04101-1507
United States
phone: (207) 772-0300

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greatlostbear

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Reviews by slander:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Outstandin'!!
I counted roughly 51 taps, including the 3 casks and a cider. The beer menu breaks it all out for you by beer type which makes for easy reading. Currently, roughly 30 are from Maine breweries, and about another dozen and a half hail from the other New England states. That means the beer's pretty damn fresh.
They have specials nights (Mondays & Tuesdays are "short beer nights", where they serve jumbo drafts at pint prices and then there's the Thursday Showcase where they feature a specific brewery @ $1.99 a pint). You can do a taster paddle or a beer tower, they've got a weekly draft special, it's a beautiful thing.
Service was good and the place was nicely comfortable. They have dining areas along the perimeters with pleasant collectibles posters throughtout. If there's a better beerbar up North I ain't heard about it.

slander, Mar 02, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Reds76, Nov 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BEERMILER12, Nov 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

A must-go-to on the Maine beer trail. Dozens of Maine beers on tap. Great staff and tasty food, too.

illpass78, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Mikecap, Nov 10, 2014
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meb3476, Nov 04, 2014
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ferillo, Oct 27, 2014
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etmur007, Oct 27, 2014
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meehandennis, Oct 18, 2014
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RichD, Oct 16, 2014
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Trashcat, Oct 11, 2014
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asherchase, Oct 04, 2014
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CAMay, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 15, 2014
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mdaschaf, Sep 15, 2014
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EyePeeAyBryan, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

My first exposure to the craft beer scene (many years ago). This place will always be something special for me. Always an interesting tap list, and their sandwiches are awesome!

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

good food good beer good service what else can you expect.. maybe more parking

aking32753, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

It was great to finally get in a visit. Funky ass place, great vibe and character. Beer list was impressive and balanced. Service was friendly, knowledgable and prompt. My food was rather disappointing, steak fajita with four huge chunks of very tough 'tips'. But, overall a nice experience and a great spot for a beer geeky couple with three kids in tow.

bosshop, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Kevincredible, Aug 23, 2014
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Tidesox28, Aug 06, 2014
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abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
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billab914, Aug 03, 2014
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The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
95 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.