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Gonzo Taproom & Lambic Bar, Earlsdon, Coventry

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3A Earlsdon Street
Coventry
CV5 6EP

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Thuck Phat left this review about Gonzo Taproom & Lambic Bar

The Gonzo Taproom and Lambic Bar is a micro nestling at the back of the Beer Gonzo shop in Earlsdon. Walk through the door and change beers rather than costumes.
The place is a small, squarish room, very minimalist and all grey with concrete floors, industrial lighting and basic long wood benches and tables. It isn't traditional and it isn't cosy.
There were a few punters in on our earlyish Wednesday evening visit, enough to make the loud acoustics of the place noticeable.
Worth checking the opening hours as they do vary day by day but opening seems to be at 12 and closure never later than 9.20. Details are on their website.
The bar is at the back to the left with 16 keg taps set into the wall and the list of beers available above them.
Beers on when we called were: Prairie Oh! Fudge (11%), Cloudwater/Evil Twin Kir Royale Slushie (8%), The Kernel Export Stout (9.3%), Table Beer (3%) and IPA Citra (6.9%), Twisted Barrel Anything Goes (5.5%), St. Bernadus ABT 12 (10%), Hoppin Frog The Frog Abides (10%), Anchorage Bitter Monk (9%), Cigar City Caffe Americano (11%), Chorlton Orange Sherbert Sour (4.5%), Melvin Your IPA (7%), Liquid Light Cosmic Debris (5%), Left Handed Giant Bubble Vision (8%), Northern Monk/Finback Cocktail Beer Ramen (6.4%) and Wander Beyond Mini Strawberry Shake (3%).
No cask but if you have any interest at all in modern keg then that really is some range and I enjoyed the couple I tried.
I spotted two types of glass: a trendy pint glass and tulip shaped glass with 1/3, 1/2 and 2/3 markers so you can have whatever measure takes your fancy although the stronger beers didn't have a pint price advertised.
As ever with keg price is worth a mention and they ranged from £2.25 for a half (3%) to £11.15 (10%) again for a half. The latter is chunky giving a pint price, were it available, of £22.30!
In addition to the keg offer, there are beer menus on each table one of which details the keg choices whilst the other has the longest list of lambic beers available that I've ever seen so if lambic is your bag then this is your spot.
It's a trek from the town centre but if you fancy buying the odd bottle or can and sampling an interesting beer or two then it's well worth the journey. I'd certainly return.

On 8th August 2019 - rating: 7
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