La Fine Mousse

BA SCORE
96
world-class

31 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

6 Avenue Jean Aicard
Paris, 75011
France

+33 9 80 45 94 64 | map
lafinemousse.fr

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Added by pixieskid on 07-23-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
5.63%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Went here on 06/12/13, my last day in Paris. Nice decor; place isn't huge but had stools, a bar, and a bunch of tables and comfortable chairs to lounge in. We went around 5:30PM and there were only about 5 other people in the place. Bartenders were pretty knowledgable, especially about the beers on tap. They were also attentitive, and poured beers properly into the proper glassware.

Selection was very good; I know a decent amount of European beers and only knew 12 of the 20 beers on tap. They had some American stuff from Rogue and Flying Dog, and then De Molen, Brewdog, and a few French breweries on tap. Most tap beers were 3.5-6 euros for a glass.

I was hoping to find some Cantillon or DF here and the bottle list certainly did not disappoint. They had about 8-10 Cantillon beers on bottles, all reasonably priced. We split bottles of Saint Lamvinus, Vigneronne, FF, and RdG.

An awesome bar with a great selection in a city where great beer can be hard to find, I'd certainly go back next time in Paris.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool bar in a quiet ‘hood of Paris. They have two locales, one is the bar (with 20 taps) and across the street is the restaurant (6 taps and 42 bottles). We visited the bar and it is cozy but tiny so it got packed fast.

Friendly service, English spoken and what’s best about la Mousse- they serve beer from France mostly, with a bunch of Belgians as well (Gueuze Tilquin). And make no mistake, there is no Kronenbourg 1662 here! All craft, all the time.

Prices from 2 euro to 7 euro for TIlquin, and brews from Trouble Brewing, Vallee de Chevreux, Thiriez, de la Senne, Grand Paris, Outland (West Coast IPA, good), Garrigues/de Ranke + 1 Freigeist, 1 Prairie Somewhere, 1 Cidre. They serve growlers! Friendly bartenders.

The restaurant makes the food and you can order it at the bar, although I would recommend going to the resto because it will be less busy and you can still get beers from the bar. They also have different taps, and bottles from France, Belgique, Denmark, Lancelot XII, USA (Karl Strauss). Small menu of small plates like veal tartare, salmon tataki, cheese… will try next time.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

It wasn't a sunny afternoon the day I went to La Fine Mousse but it was filled with people having their beers at the counter. The number of taps could easily reach 15 or 20. The selection, not being the best I've ever seen, was good enough to have a Cantillon which enabled me to have a real sour beer for the first time. Service was impeccable.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great vibe, classic tight Parisien space. Fantastic service from the staff who really knew the menu in and out. Selection is great - I was able to try multiple French beers. They were also heavy on Italian beers and had a strong presence of Belgian beers. The vintage cantillon was a cherry on top. Great food at the restaurant - good for Paris, exceptional for beer bars. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

It's easy to fixate on the selection of lambics, which makes this a worthwhile destination. The service is great too and the people are very nice. The draft selection is very localized. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is also reasonably priced. I am a huge fan of this bar.

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.85/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Good place to stop by while in Paris, but I didn't have the best service (yet very typical of my visit to Paris). Nice beer selection!

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Photo of mothman
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cnagle28
4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jtladner
4.7/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Small bar on a quiet side street in Paris with tons of character. 20 beers on tap when I visited in August 2015, with a nice representation of French and other European Brewers, plus a beer from one of my favorite American breweries (Prairie).

The staff were very friendly and accommodating of my terrible French. They even helped me get connected to wifi so that I could write this review. I would definitely visit again.

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Photo of ninkasibrew
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of edhizdeid
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Very local neighborhood bar with great selections especially with the Belgian beers. Nice draft of often changing beers mainly from France and Belgium. Nice atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great little beer bar in a very local neighborhood. The draft selections are great, and they have many local beers to choose from. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. A great spot to grab a beer and relax.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mbw314
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jshusc
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of SGerrard
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My wife plans our vacations assiduously, particular scouting out gems like this one. Great vibe, interesting selection of beer, and superior glassware. When we were there the draft list included Machete DIPA from Del Ducato, Hemel & Aarde IRS from De Molen, and Hel & Verdoemenis IRS from De Molen as well. Highly recommend!

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Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BKotch
4.86/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Marvelous place. We happened upon it the night of a BFM pairing dinner. Six courses later, we we hooked. Fantastic, sophisticated food (and to me, BFM is the Jolly Pumpkin of Europe -- great!). As a somewhat choice-deprived Texan, I saw a beer selection that was pretty evenly spread across France, Belgium and Italy, with a few selections from the US (Brooklyn) and Canada (Dieu du Ciel), among others. Selection shifts constantly. Note that we were on the restaurant side only (across the side street from the bar that was so packed that people were flowing into the street). No taps, but a very nice, quiet dining experience. And with wonderful beer, no less.

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Photo of AlexM
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bhobbs918
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Colorado_cabrio
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of -NESTO-
5/5  rDev +12.6%

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La Fine Mousse in Paris, France
4.44 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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