La Fine Mousse

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

14 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

6 Avenue Jean Aicard
Paris, 75011
France

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

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Added by pixieskid on 07-23-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
29
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
5.35%
 
 
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 +3.3%
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 Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -14.3%
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 -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cnagle28
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jtladner
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of edhizdeid
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
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 +9.1%
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 +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mbw314
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jshusc
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of SGerrard
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +0.2%

Photo of BKotch
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +5.8%

Photo of bhobbs918
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Colorado_cabrio
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of -NESTO-
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jeffo
3.83/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Went to this place on a recent trip to Paris. Thanks for the recommendation Tommy!

Very nicely decorated place that is refreshingly modern. Most beer bars, especially in Belgium and Holland, try to look old and "authentic," but this place is rather different in that regard. There isn't a whole lot of room inside, so it can get rather crowded, especially on weekends and when the weather doesn't invite you to stand outside. Get there earlier if you want to have a place to sit.

Lots of good beer here. It's heavily weighted towards French craft beer, which is why I came, and there is a wide variety of styles. I had a dark mild, a couple IPA's, as well as a Brooklyn Brewery porter that was on tap. That was interesting to see. The 20 line draft list is mostly all French, though there are some imported Dutch, Belgian, Scandinavian American stuff in bottles as well. Nothing overly special on the bottle list, and some of them were comically expensive as well, so I stuck to the draft list. There was enough fun, local stuff there as it was. In any case, it's safe to say that this is the best stocked bar in Paris, though it would obviously fall short of some of the world's best.

Service is fine. It's European, so be patient if the bartender seems to "walk right past" you a couple times. He'll get there. There is also no service at the tables, so you'll have to line up at the bar like everyone else if you want a drink. No problems here. Chat up some local beer geeks or visiting fans while you wait.

No meals here or anything, but there is a cheese platter that comes with a nice assortment of treats. Quite a few people were ordering these, so we gave it a try as well and it didn't disappoint. Well worth checking out if it works for you, but expect to get your main food fill elsewhere.

A really cool bar that my wife and I enjoyed very much. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to skip dinner, eat a platter, and just get a big mac across the street on our way home. Not a must see if you're on a beercation or whatever, as there's nothing here that is on the hard core ticker's list, but if you're in Paris, you should definitely make it a point to visit La Fine Mousse. Cheers!

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Photo of kaneel
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

An ever changing selection of 20 (!!!) beers on tap, a very good selection of bottled beer that are unfortunately a "tad pricey"; They also serve very nice "planchas"; They let you go outside with your glass (a few bars may be allowing this in Paris).

Avg. price for a 25cl glass: 4-5 euros.
Some beers will be more expensive but if so, it's worth the case to try it.

This is definitely the place for hop lovers in Paris.

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La Fine Mousse in Paris, France
4.49 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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