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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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3.93/5
Very Good
1,990 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

4100 Knolls Point Dr
Goochland, Virginia, 23063-2858
United States

(804) 314-4380 | map
lickingholecreek.com

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Added by brother_kenneth on 09-29-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
56
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,990
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.32/5
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
36
pDev:
7.41%
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by uvachief:
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4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of AMCPhD
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Carbon_Hops
4.06/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of macshark
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of montman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Buckeyeguy10
4.75/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SlothB77
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Haven't been to visit, but something that cannot be stressed enough - especially for people who are not familiar with LCCB stouts:

They need to be aged.

The improvement in the quality of the beer between fresh and aged one year is greater at LCCB than any other brewery I have had - and I've had a lot of stouts. The closest comparison I can think of is Firestone Walker, whose stouts are too hot fresh, but settle down nicely when aged.

I find most LCCB stouts too bitter/ hoppy/ chalky/ charcoal/ bitter dark chocolate tasting fresh. Especially all their stouts built off the Virginia Black Bear base. But here is the thing - those hops fade with time. That bitter hoppy flavor goes away. And what you are left with is a remarkable stout.

LCCB is flooding Northern Virginia with a ton of big barrel-aged stouts. My recommendation to people who have never had LCCB before or drank their stouts fresh and didn't like them: plan to age your bottle. It vastly improves the beer. The rule for myself with LCCB bottles is at least eight months.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.06/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Setup on a farm, Lickinghole has an excellent venue on a large spread of land. The taproom is small, but the ability to walk around the property makes it special. They occasionally have food trucks for their release events and their barrel aged stouts are great.

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4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I am just getting around to reviewing this brewery but do not have much to add to the other reviews. The brewery is a little out of the way even for a Richmond resident but the setting and sights are great. Knowing my fondness for Virginia craft beer, my grown kids took me there for fathers day. We had a great time listening to the music, eating some good food provided by the food trucks, and of course drinking some great beers (other than the designated driver). We plan to visit the brewery again but in the meantime I will purchase their beer at the various stores in our area.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Farm brewery with limited output, and therefore a somewhat limited selection. The day we were there, there were two pale ales and four Belgians - although I know they make more varieties. They fit around the average of all their beers.

The place is definitely out of the way and is a laid back, outside venue. It looks as though they might have a music stage in a field on occasion for special occasions. Didn't seem like a place you'd want to go in bad weather. There isn't seating for too many, but you can share decent sized tables with others. There are a few games around as well (cornhole, large Jenga, etc.)

Service was fine, and done with a smile. There happened to be an independent food stand offering hot dogs (and BBQ sandwiches) the day we were there, which was fine for us, but wasn't high on options.

Nice place to hit up if you are in the area or going for a release, but not sure I'd make a trek to it. If you're somewhat around, anyhow, and want to enjoy a day outside with a few beers, check it out.

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Photo of vtmel82
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Out of the way farm brewery that is very nice to relax at during a warm weather day. Both the other customers and the servers were very nice and it's just something different and out of the way (to a city raised boy who now lives in a quasi-city). Tap selection is much but they do offer bottle samples as well which I didn't realize at first. Only drawback is it is a little pricey but being a farm located in the commonwealth of Virginia (read: everything is taxed) subsidizing itself might be the cause of that (or being right outside Richmond).

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Photo of seanchai
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DrinkDrankPunk
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Was offered samples of beers not on tap. Also hanging with just locals from the area on a cold Friday night - one of if not the most friendly breweries I have been too.

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Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in Goochland, VA
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,990 ratings
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