La Trappe à Fromage

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200 Bellehumeur
Gatineau, Quebec, J8T 8N6

(819) 243-6411 | map

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by berley31:
Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Mostly a cheese shop with a large selection of Quebec beers. In fact, I didn't really notice any beers that WEREN'T Quebec-made, but that's not a bad thing, since they have so many great breweries. Prices were fair, in my opinion, and the service was great; the gentleman at the time was very helpful in suggesting some good beers to try. Didn't buy any cheese but their selection was huge, and apparently they have a beer-and-cheese pairing every Saturday. A great place to pick up some Quebec brews, especially if you live just over the river in Ottawa.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

Went here on the weekend based on some of the stuff I've read on this site. They had a decent selection of beers from all over Quebec. They have 2 book cases full of single bottles along the right side of the store. Most 341ml/12oz bottles were ticketed with 1.99$ and some were 2.49$. They had some larger bottles as well, and some 6 and 12 packs. Lots of Unibroue and Dieu du Ciel for 1.99$. I picked up about 24 different beers. Well worth the visit if you want to try just one bottle of certain beers. They had Dieu du ciel, La Barberie, Charlevoix, St-Arnould, Les Trois Mousquetaires, La Lièvre, Schoune, Maître Brasseur, and others..

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Photo of kjyost
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

Never seen such a wonderful selection of beers in a small location. Sadly their beer section is a nook of the overall store, but they have everything you can imagine from around Quebec. Go check out the top Canadian beers and if they are from la belle province, they are here. Lots of singles ($2.50 ish) too, with a large selection of 750 mL bottles too (about $8).

Service is excellent if you know french, otherwise know what you want and get in and out. Prices seemed normal to an out of towner. Will go back but may also stop by their other location to see how things are there.

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Photo of cfrancis
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

So much better than the other Trappe in Hull. This one has a ton of selection. Went there and the lady that I assumed was either an owner or had been there awhile was helping me out with my selections. Commenting on different beers that I was specifically asking for and offering up similar brews that I could be interested in. Oh yeah, they sell pretty awesome cheese here as well! Prices might be a little higher than normal but considering you can't find any of these beers outside of Montreal and Marche Jovi (who has similar prices) you pay the premium.

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Photo of mrmanning
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

A cheese factory that sells their own cheese plus lots of other brands. They sell deli meat and fancy oils, spreads and other thinks of the ilk. It is essentially a fancy grocery store. Beer selection is smaller than Marche Jovi, but quite stellar in quality. Lots of singles were available which was great as I didn't have to buy six packs. There was also a good selection of cider here too. It helps to speak French here, as my server spoke no English at all, and neither did the man behind the deli, but my French is good when I need it to be so we were ok. I'll return when I am in the area for sure.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Took some time to find this place as my GPS was off by about 2 blocks. If your GPS takes you to a mall, you're on the wrong side of the main street.

Cheese and beer... what could be better? Mostly a cheese shop with various artisanal whatnots, but there's a good amount of beer here too. Back room has cases of various Quebec micros, but the real treasure is the rack of singles just in front. Most singles clock in at $1.99 but there are some pricier options in there as well. Friendly staff, but mostly French speaking (and my French is unfortunately tres bad.)

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Photo of CanuckRover
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

Failry easy to get to, just a left off of Maloney onto Bellehumeur and it's right there, if you're heading in off the MacDonald Cartier bridge.

A great store offering a bunch of wonderful Quebecois products. You can tell beer has become a good seller for them (I'd like to think thanks to all us Ottawa folk) as they have Unibroue seasonal displays right out front. Beer is to your right. A shelf with small singles, mostly in the $1.99 range (plus tax). Then a nook with six packs on the floor and a couple tall coolers with some larger singles ($6-$11). You'll find a good number of Quebec brewers here, already mentioned by other reviewers. Great place to find some seasonals to I think. They still had a whole bunch of winter offerings out (like 17 and the Unibroue Quatre Centieme offering). They also even had some McAuslan Vintage available.

Frustrating thing, I couldn't find any sort of basket to put my beer in so I grabbed a box that was holding six packs. When I brought it to the cash I got an odd sorta look.

On a Saturday there were a handful of employees, all working the cheese counter. Easier if you speak french. Good spot to find those Quebec names if you're in the National Capital Region.

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Photo of Conrad
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

This place is very easy to get to, being located only a 9 iron shot from the main drag.
The staff was only one lady on duty. She was quite knowledgable about craft beers, and offered suggestions, as well as choices of cheese that would go with my beers. They have an expanded selection now, carrying Dieu du Ciel products, and others: La Chaudron International, Microbrasserie Grimoire, Brasserie au Maitre Brasserie Schoune, Au Maitre Brasseur, Brasseurs RJ, Brasserie Breughel, Microbrasserie du Lievre. They also have a small selection from France that I have not seen before: 3 Monts and Biere Nouvelle from Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre.
The glassware selection is very good for a cheese shop. The keep a couple of high coolers with DDC and other popular beers. Most beers are stacked on the floor by the case or individually on shelves. Prices though - bring money.
I came out with $140.00 worth of different beers.
When my beer budget allows, I will go back for the ones I missed.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

This place is mainly a cheese store but you will find a great selection of beers at the back. All of Unibroue products are available (as well as limited edition package), St-Arnould, La Lièvre and Schoune. There is also a section with a great selection of glassware and beer books (all in French though). There are also a couple of regional ciders to choose from. Also, there are a couple of beer cheeses available (Chimay, Raclette Griffon and others). The staffs is not very knowledgeable but very helpful.

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La Trappe à Fromage in Gatineau, QC, Canada
Place rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 11 ratings