The Beer Trappe

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

37 Reviews
The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

811 Euclid Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40502-1741
United States

(859) 309-0911 | map
thebeertrappe.com

Notes:
Listed as one of the top 100 beer bars in America by Draft Magazine!
http://draftmag.com/new/Feature/americas-100-best-beer-bars-2011/

Listed as one of the top two beer bars in Kentucky by Christian DeBenedetti in The Great American Ale Trail, 2011!

Added by BEERchitect on 04-13-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
85
Avg:
4.67
pDev:
3.85%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
475
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 37 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by DCon:
Photo of DCon
4.66/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Came into this beer bar two seperate times when I visited Lexington for the Men's/Women's Pro Tennis Tournament @ University of Kentucky. The first experience, I enjoyed two beers on-tap and then had to depart since I had work early the next morning. The second time visiting, I knew purely I was going to take a few brews with me to-go and also enjoy one of their offerings of the day. Here goes my overall review of both visits in one...

Come in both times almost at closing time, the atmosphere was very quite. I did enjoy how I was able to enjoy the beer in front of me and talk to staff in between sips. Easy going, English style pub with a small bar in the back right corner and a bottle shelving on the entire left side of the store. Dim lit and walls decorated with beer labels blown up to poster size and other branding from breweries.

All beers sold in specific glassware and to-go beer VERY organized with pricing on each bottle. Couldn't ask for better quality!

Service was very good and the staff seemed to have a extensive knowledge on the beer industry. This is a must in a beer shop such as this one! They nailed it here.

Draft Selection for first day included FFF, Stone, and a few others while the second day had Jolly Pumpkin, Dieu Du Ciel, Sixpoint, and Bell's. In bottle, Cantillon, FFF, Jolly Pumpkin, Goose Island, and MANY more sought after beers that amazed me that were in stock! They offered almost every style, great variety of breweries, and kept the bar stocked. One of my favorite reasons I will be back here.

Couldn't ask for a better experience but wish they had maybe 10 or so more beers to offer on-tap. This is definitely a top 50 beer bar I've visited so far in my "beer journey" and HIGHLY recommend if in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of puftdank
4.33/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of do_ob
4.37/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Grindelvasdrum
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Love this place!
If you like world class beers then it's for you.
If you want something extra then don't bother
because that's all they have. Seriously, that's all!
I liked the relaxed intimate atmosphere. the only negative
was having to sit on an uncomfortable high chair which dug into
my legs.
Service was great. Except when I called ahead to check about the
parking situation & a gentleman wasn't very informative about
options other than a 'couple of spots out back'. Parking is a bit
problematic but we were able to get there & ended up discussing
future options with the general manager who was extremely
personable & helpful.
Limited drafts selection. The brew I intended to try after seeing
it listed their website was out but the barkeep suggested something similar
& it was awesome!
And their bottle selection is pretty incredible! I'll be going back!

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Photo of Korbynlehr
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my favorite place to go for beer and good company. The selection is outspend as are the rotating taps. Kevin, the resident Cicerone offers the best advice and reviews. Without him my rating would be lower. Oh....and also Beer School. Learn and try new beers with the guidance of the aforementioned Beer Genius Kevin.

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Photo of Eziel
4.68/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.71/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TurdFurgison
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Treyliff
4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I didn't get to visit long, but I loved this place. The vibe is just awesome, so much breweriana along the walls and it has a completely welcoming vibe. I finally got to meet BEERchitect, and his knowledge of beer is quite impressive. He runs a top notch bar, with plenty of interesting beers on tap. Also a great variety of bottles available for purchase. I'm not in Lexington very often, but I will certainly come here every time I am in the area.

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Photo of alexanderplatz
4.92/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great vibe. Great selection. Their draught selection is small but constantly rotating. Just about perfect. My only complaint is not enough sitting space. I'm too old to stand around drinking anymore.

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Photo of Marcus_Erroneous
4.47/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AllanC
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.82/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

pretty much the gold standard for beer stores/bars - in very elite company at least of a few places nationwide on this caliber, bravo

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4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of magicmoose66
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.08/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.76/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.33/5  rDev -7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
100 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.
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