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Relic Brewing Co

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.75/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(860) 255-4252 | map
www.relicbeer.com

Notes:
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Added by naproxen on 02-27-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
82
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
887
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
47
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
3.13%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by tobelerone:
Photo of tobelerone
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I've only been once so far but enjoyed my visit and left with both bottles and a growler. It's a fairly spartan tap room and as others have mentioned there is some pretty odd art hanging. Also mentioned was the lack of seating which definitely needs correcting and maybe it has since I've visited.

I've heard Relic criticized for some inconsistent and at times unsuccessful beers. I felt like the samples I had, probably six in all, ran the gamut from so so to very good. In the end I felt the porter was the best as it had all the traditional roasty qualities and was well crafted and also had a very appealing sweetness ad chocolatey flavor. I feel Relic is worthy of praise, even if they have a few misses here and there, because the owner/brewer is by all accounts an exceedingly friendly dude who is happy to chat, pour, and discuss what he's making, and due to the fact that he is really willing to go outside the box a bit and isn't just throwing out the same predictable and boring stuff you will find at any run of the mill brewpub. Relic could eventually ascend to the top of the Connecticut beer scene, or at least approach NEBCO status, because of their willingness to take chances and because the state is really pretty barren when it comes to top quality breweries. If I lived closer I would be in here often for sure.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of happyreefer
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheDudeFromTheThing
4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Clamzo
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of HopsinBarley
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MikeRusso
3.14/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Drazdi
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of MarkSansone
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mertman256
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of neil2me
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of grahuba
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gottatryemall
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of OntheLambic
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of NEBeerGirl
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Always something new to make your trip worthwhile. Mark is super knowledgeable about his craft and loves to talk "shop" with everyone that stops in. I love that he is willing to experiment with his recipes. A recent twist with his Huntsman Oatmeal stout using coffee beans resulted in The Double Huntsman and IMHO the best beer to come out of Relic so far.

Relic has something for everyone at great prices. In addition to beer, you can also pick up some nice glassware and other swag.

I agree with fellow posters that seating would be a welcomed addition. Until this is resolved, my husband and I have found that Big Steve's (turn left out of the parking lot and drive about 1 minute) allows you to bring in your Relic bottles and growlers and eat and drink there. The staff there is SUPER friendly.

I am already looking forward to my next visit!

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Photo of Rideguy64
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Patbrown2
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

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- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.
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