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 Greasy:
Photo of Greasy
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Upon entrance my eyes were immediately drawn to the left hand wall which was filled with shelves of the finest micros and imports available in the bluegrass state. The selection is great. The import selection is very expansive including some rarities from Belgium as well as other European nations. The micro selection does not disappoint whatsoever. The right hand side of the store includes a bar with 8 rotating taps. This is a magical place where the rarest of brews make their appearance for short period. The staff is incredibly friendly and willing to help in any way. beside the bar is a huge glass case filled with stemware, bottles, and all things beer. Very nice. This place is a breath of fresh air in an area where most area bars consider bud light platinum to be craft.

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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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Photo of 2Bstout
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

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

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

Photo of end_27
4.08/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Magery
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ts1991
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheBeerTruck
4.76/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.33/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cwkash
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
4.67 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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