Relic Brewing Co.

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Relic Brewing Co.Relic Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
1,506 Ratings
Relic Brewing Co.Relic Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

95 Whiting St
Ste B
Plainville, Connecticut, 06062-2842
United States

(860) 255-4252 | map
relicbeer.com

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Added by naproxen on 02-27-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
107
Reviews:
289
Ratings:
1,506
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.96/5
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
58
pDev:
11.11%
 
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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in around 2 pm on a Thursday, and was pleasantly surprised to find several other patrons enjoying the small taproom on a grey, dreary day. It's an intimate space, which could be tight if there was a large crowd. There is a bar with 8 - 12 taps, with an adjoining room with 3 tables. Along the wall behind the bar were hundreds of bottles of whiskey, something special that they offer. I was there for the beer. I purchased a Halcyon Winter Ale, a tasty english brown ale; and then moved on to something a little stronger - Violet Ray, a double dry hopped IPA, made with 80% citra and 20% mosiac hops. Abv of 7.1%, good citrus fruit flavor with a nice finish.

I was able to purchase a mixed six pack, so I will be able to sample more of their beers at home. They fill growlers too. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Plainville-Southington-Bristol area.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Darren53
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of skyfra
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mccrackrlm
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This is a small location, but worth stopping at if in the vicinity. I had first heard about it searching here at BA, then found some bottles of Sorceress at a nearby store. The first time I dropped in to the brewery, it was early afternoon, I had planned to just fill two growlers. I believe one was Sorceress and the other Flaxen Foal. The friendly staff insisted I check out the list of what was on tap, and I was impressed with what I tried at that time. Thrice, Ryddle and probably the Flaxen Foal were what I had sampled. Other times I had stopped in just for growler fills, but recently stopped for more samples on a Friday afternoon; the place was quite busy, people inside and also right outside the door as it was a nice day. New to me were Blackheart, Cygnet, Points West and Simcot samples. All were very good, and then a glass of the Cygnet. The only bad thing was that I had not properly prepared for the trip, and should have also had my growlers to fill.

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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of HopsinBarley
4.83/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I visited today for the second time I'm in the last year candy tend to enjoy the style and variety of beer that is offered here. I am careful to suggest that this is a Farmhouse style brewery, but the taste and sense are there then bring me back to a time when beer was made at home with those ingredients left in surplus. Fruity, sweet, aromatic, slightly sour funkalicious, if you will.

Every offering they had today I enjoyed thoroughly, in some I loved. I really enjoy the slightly fruity, poignantly aromatic offers commonly offered here, but I always wonder if I'd enjoy a whole glass, rather than just a taste or two?

I tend to be a fan of Belgian style beers, whitbeirs, Farmhouse and Saison's, so my ratings will tend to be a bit higher than others, but I think Relic Brewing their niche justice.

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

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Relic Brewing Co. in Plainville, CT
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,506 ratings